The Decorating Adventures Of Ambrose Price

10.1.2009

By Chris Azzopardi

Did you go to your prom?
Yes, I did go to my prom.

With a guy?
Oh no! With a guy? In Fortune, Newfoundland? I don't think I would've left the prom walking if I'd have done that [laughs.]

Everything you do on this show is foreign to you; it's all a learning experience. So what are you good at?
Well, it's hard to say [laughs.] I like to consider myself a jack-of-all-trades because I can dabble into everything, as you can see from the show. Even when I don't have any experience, I excel and I'm like, 'Oh my god, where did this come from?' For instance, I did a show on cake decorating, so since I've done the show I've decorated many cakes. I love it, love it, love it! When it comes to my strong suits, I'm very, very good with planning events. I always have been. Even in Newfoundland, I'd always put on a really good event.

You studied math, though -- right?
I did. Can you believe that? [Laughs.]

Do you ever apply it to what you're doing now?
No, no. I always dreamed of being an architect -- that's what I wanted to do.

Well, you're sort of being an architect -- an architect of cakes and baptisms.
I am. Can you imagine if I became an architect now with the experience and exposure I have? I'd probably become a good architect, wouldn't I? We should do a show: The Architect Adventures of Ambrose Price. Could you imagine? Go design a high-rise condo -- now!

Does being a gay decorator make you more qualified than if you were a straight one?
I honestly believe that gay event planners do very well for themselves, and I think it's because gay men have that accommodating personality where we want to pull out all stops, but at the same time have fun with it. That's what the clients like. Most of my clients are women, and they always say a gay man is a woman's best friend. I really think it's an advantage, but there are a lot of great event planners out there.

How would you say you're different from the others?
I wouldn't say I'm different than anybody else. I would just say I offer a little extra TLC.

Ohhh?
[Laughs.] Oh, no! No! I'm not getting down on my knees or anything.

The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price airs on Mondays at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Logo and at
LOGOonline.com.

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