16 Sep Girl Talk with Ari Fitz
Tall, great sense of humor, stunning, model, pizza-lover. If you watched The Real World Explosion, that’s what you learned about roommate Arielle Scott, better known as Ari Fitz. The Real World Explosion decided to revamp their usual formula and shake things up by adding the roomies ex-lovers to the show unbeknownst to them. While the roomies fought with their exes, Ari and her ex remained civil. If the couple did fight, it usually stemmed from Ari’s ex-girlfriend not being completely supportive of Ari’s more masculine style.
Now that The Real World has wrapped, Ari has fully embraced her more androgynous style. She uses her YouTube web-series TOMBOYISH to highlight her style, as well as others. It is a great platform for those who are looking to explore androgyny or for those who feel they’re a little tomboyish. I got the opportunity to pick Ari’s brain about fashion, style and TOMBOYISH of course!
Via your instagram, I’ve noticed your style has changed since you’ve been on the show. I feel that your style now was your style before but you toned it down for the show. You did mention that you’re more into the androgynous look, and that is evident now that you’re no longer on The Real World. Being more “tomboyish” isn’t something we typically see on television. When you add sexual preference to it (because face it, not every tomboy is homosexual), besides you and now Siya from Sisterhood of Hip Hop, reality TV hasn’t been exposed to the more tomboyish lesbian. Did you think reality TV was ready for someone with your style?