Tami Roman Dishes on Upcoming Season of BBW Miami & Kesha Nichols

 

Tami Roman and the rest of the Basketball Wives Miami cast are back on the set, filming another season. TooFab.com, caught up with Roman to dish about what’s in store for season 5 of the hit VH1 show. Roman, who recently lost 25 pounds, also revealed why she decided to get serious about her health, how her and cast mate Kesha Nichols are today and  her 20th anniversary of being on the Real World. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

 

toofab: You’ve publicly struggled with your weight but have recently been winning the battle. Tell us about it.

Tami: I was a very heavy smoker. When I decided not to smoke anymore, I started eating and ballooned all the way up to 185 pounds. I looked at myself one day and I said, “No this is not cute. You’ve got to get it together.” I started researching products that would help me suppress my appetite. And I’m real big on research and I settled on a product called NV primarily because they were the only product that offered mango seed. I’ve done research on mango seed and it’s basically an antioxidant.

Coming from years of smoking, I wanted something that would help clear my body of toxins as well as suppress my appetite. So I started popping pills and the first week I actually lost 7 pounds — this was without me changing anything. I still didn’t have healthy eating habits at the time and I still wasn’t exercising. I asked myself what would happen if I became a little more diligent in the process? So I started incorporating 15 minutes a day of just light walking and the second week I lost 5 pounds. And I was like, “Oh gosh, I’m hooked on this now.” I stopped talking the supplements and I started using a product called NV Sprinkles which you sprinkle on your food and it keeps you from eating everything. And then a few more pounds came off. Through the whole journey I’ve lost 25 pounds.

I’m very excited about it because for a long time I was the big chick on the show. A lot of the girls have great bodies but that wasn’t who I was as a person. If people research me and go back I’ve always been a thin person because I’m tall. And I wanted to get back to that and get back to that lifestyle. The product worked and I’ve been going strong ever since.

toofab: How have your family and friends reacted to their transformation?

Tami: Everybody has been very supportive. They love the way that I look. They’re like, “Oh my gosh, you’re so skinny!” So that makes me feel good. My daughter and I went to the VH1 Do Something Awards. For years you go to a stylist and you have them pull stuff for you. And I always dreaded they wouldn’t have a size 14. For the first time I was able to wear 6s and 8s. I actually wore a size 6 dress to the Do Something Awards. So I was very happy about that.

toofab: Let’s switch gears and talk about “Basketball Wives”. What can you tell us about the upcoming season [filming on Season 5 just started].

Tami: I’m excited about it because the show has the tendency to border on the dramatic aspect of our lives. This particular season we’re getting more into our families, the positive things we’re doing, creating a balance for the show. Last season was particularly hard for me because of the things we went through. It is reality TV and one moment that happens for 15 minutes is stretched out for 4 weeks of our lives.

toofab: Some fans labeled you as a bully during your incident with Kesha. Was it editing or do you own up to it?

Tami: Let me take responsibility for my actions. I did what I did. I don’t take pride in taking on a weaker opponent because that’s not who I am as a person, so I was a little upset about that. But I took that opportunity to learn and grow. What I mean by that is I don’t consider myself a bully. Anyone that knows me knows I will give the shirt off my back; I’m a very loving person.

I always thought bullying was big kids picking on small kids. I had a bullying moment and I was pushing someone who wasn’t ready for that confrontation. I own up to that but me as an individual, that’s not how I go through my life. There’s a saying that your intentions may be good and still the wrong things will happen. In all honesty, I just want Kesha to stand up for what she said and own up to the things that kept pushing her to do that but that’s not in her makeup. And so because of that I had a bully moment and not being able to recognize that she’s not that type of person she was, she was never going to do and I should have stopped pushing.

toofab: How are things with you and Kesha now?

Tami: I apologized to Kesha in written word and to her face. She can accept it or not accept it. I think the bigger picture was for me to own up to what I did to the young lady, acknowledging it was wrong, and making that apology. From that I’m able to move on and say okay Tami, when you’re learning how to deal with people, this is something that you can’t do. You have to be able to recognize the person you’re speaking with and where they’re coming from and step into their shoes. You have to acknowledge that when you’re dealing with someone when they’re not ready to have that moment you have to accept that.

I’ve learned and grown from that moment but I’m not going to say we’re friends. I’m not going to say we speak. I don’t know if she accepts my apology or not, she’s not been vocal with that. It’s not for me to get her to accept that. It’s for me to acknowledge and initiate the process of apologizing.

 

For the complete interview with Tami Roman, visit TooFab.com.

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Posted on November 17, 2012, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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