The Unsinkable Janice Dickinson
By Noah Michelson
So this is your proposal?
Will you marry me, Simon? Even if you say no, I�m gonna getcha. I going to get you good. He�s probably going to get a restraining order against me every time he sees me. Let me just tell you a little insight about Ms. Cowell. When I was doing the up-fronts for I�m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last June, this is pre-makeup artist OK? He came up to me in the middle of an interview and kissed me. I was like �Whaaat? What�s all this about?� And I was doing an interview and I was taken aback. I was like �Whaaat?�
Did you confront him?
No, because he went on his way. He was producing The X Factor in the same arena but I was like, [sings] �They say the kiss, the kiss, is on your lips.� Now if I were a makeup artist, his makeup artist, I think she�s beautiful by the way, if I was his makeup artist� I was there first. He kind of said to Ryan Seacrest that I was the hottest thing on television, so it ain�t over until the fat lady sings.
You�ve got time. They�re not married yet.
Can you see me like Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate? [dramatically] �Noooo! No!� What was her name? �Elaine!� �Simon, no! Don�t do it!� Don�t you think that was funny?
You are nuts. Are you dating anyone right now?
I�m nuts? [Indignantly] Thanks a lot.
I meant it in the best way possible.
I�m dating a fireman.
Right? I met him� [several seconds of silence] I just forgot his name. That�s really bad. It's the Ambien. I met Alex when I got out of the jungle, last July 2nd, at a John Fogerty concert with my best friend in the world, Suzan Hughes. We were just rocking out to Fogerty when all of a sudden this hottie with ice blue eyes, like so cute you would die, sits down right in back of me. And he smiled at me, and he has a dazzling smile. [Gasps] He didn�t know it was me, Janice Dickinson, and after a couple of minutes he was like, "Am I supposed to know who you are?" I was like [gasp]. I like that. Either that or he�s a damn good liar or an actor. We went to get a beverage and the rest is history. I�ve been with him ever since.
What are your thoughts on Ricky Martin's exit from the closet?
We�ve always known Ricky was gay. Come on! [Sings] Living La Vida Lie! Poor thing. I want everyone out there in history to please, if you�re gay, please come out. It feels so good. So I applaud you Ricky. We applaud Ricky Martin finally.
I know a lot of male models are gay but they won't come out -- they would never do the cover of Out. You've been in the industry a long time -- have you encountered a lot of trepidation about coming out?
Being involved with Out magazine, being able to say, [lowers voice conspiratorially] OK, OK, you all read my book and you know I�ve had a threesome -- you know I�ve had scenes with women. It�s the most freeing thing you could ever do in your life -- coming out. Come out, come out wherever you are. So I�m imploring everyone, please tell somebody. Doesn�t matter if you openly come out. That�s cool. Because on my show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, [one of my models] J.P. [Calderon] came out on my show and he was a world class volley ball instructor in Southern California, a champion, and a male model with Ford, la, la, la, but he came on my show. I didn�t have the ability to out anybody -- he asked me. I said, "Listen, a magazine came to me and said, we only put openly gay men on the cover, out gay men and you have the ability to have the cover of a magazine and several pages inside, will you do this?� And, it was a really hard moment. And I�m going to sob [gets choked up]. It was really hard for him and I could see him going through all the changes. And he simply said, �I�ll do it.� It�s enough, if you�re gay, -- "I�ll do it." Just come out. That�s all. So I really, I�m begging any male model or female model in the fashion industry or in the dental industry or any industry -- come out. It feels so good. Bravo Ricky Martin!"