We don’t take the phrase "dream woman" lightly, but Melanie Iglesias might just fit the bill.
The 28-year-old Brooklynite loves dogs, pizza and stand-up comedy; is a self-proclaimed potty mouth; could pull your pants down in a poker game; and is a fan of basically every sport. Oh, and did we mention she is incredibly beautiful? So much so, that we couldn’t resist getting her back in our warm embraces.
Hey Melanie, you’re a California newbie – what’s fun to do there?
Comedy is a big part of my life, so I like to go to a bunch of comedy and improv shows. Obviously LA is also great for getting into shape and health and fitness, so I go hiking a lot and I eat a lot better out here. In New York, I was eating pizza and Chinese food every day.
You’ve done stand-up – what’s your comedy style?
I have a raunchy sense of humour. I curse a lot and I talk a lot about things that are taboo. I like to
make people feel awkward, as when I get up there they expect me to be all sweet, innocent and silly, so I give them the exact opposite. I like surprising people.
We saw on Twitter you wrote, 'Something amazing is about to happen' on a scrap of paper – and then it did. Bit spooky, ain’t it?
It was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m working on my own TV show that I get to produce, and less than 24 hours later I found out we were going through with the deal. But stuff like that always happens to me – I’ll say something and then a few days later it will come into existence.
Do you believe in magic, then?
I believe in miracles. I do.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Well, I’ve never seen one…
Do you believe in aliens?
I believe there’s life on other planets, for sure. I just don’t know exactly what galaxy they’re in.
Most importantly, do you believe in life after love?
Life is love. When you start loving your life, love comes to you.
Sorry, that was just a cheap excuse to quote Cher.
I love Cher! I was talking to my sister about who I would most love to have brunch with, and I picked Cher as my number-one woman. She’s hilarious.
We hear you’re a fan of UFC.
I love anything that involves competition. I used to like to gamble, which is terrible, but when I worked in Vegas a lot, I used to love sports betting. That’s actually how I learned about most of the sports I know about. But I love UFC because it’s the purest form of competition.
Would you back yourself in the Octagon?
I fight dirty, so I’d never get in the Octagon. I’m so tiny that I’d have to pick up whatever’s around me to defend myself. I weigh about 100lb, so it can’t be a clean fight; I’d get demolished.
Remind us never to wind you up…
Don’t, because I can promise it won’t be a clean fight.
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