after my kids, the three beats my heart. I make them with diamonds, rubies and sapphire. I designed my first piece with Jason of Beverly Hills and I told him what I wanted and he brought it to life. Then he was like, "you're pretty good at this, you should start doing it." Then I was like, "you know what? Maybe I will." And that’s how it happened.
EBONY: And of course you have the access to the diamonds.
MP: Yeah and I’ve always been into fashion. Like I can dress anything for less! I shop everywhere honey, from Wal-Mart to the flea market to Saks and Niemen’s.
EBONY: Are you that friend talking her friend out of a big purchase and finding the look for less at H&M?
MP: I’m that girl that my friends come to and say, "Look I got 100 dollars and I need to make my outfit work", and I’m like "alright let’s go." And we’ll come back with a good outfit from head to toe. And I’m that friend like doesn't like hold on to her stuff. I’m like "oh you want to wear something out of my closet girl", go have fun! But you have to return it though.
EBONY: What about your friendships on the show, is there anybody in particular that you’ve grown really close with that you didn’t expect to?
MP: I do have two favorites on the show and you’ll know because I don’t sugar coat it. I don’t hide the fact that two of them are like my favorites. But you'll have to wait and see!
EBONY: How do you keep your head leveled with all the craziness and the gossip that comes along with the show?
MP: Well first off I pray. I am a big worshiper. Before I put my feet on the ground in the morning, I’m praying. Before I lay my head down at night, I’m praying. I make sure that I pretty much keep everything the same and normal, especially with my kids and my marriage. And my relationships with family and friends. I come from humble beginnings so everything pretty much stays the same for me.