Cedric Martinez from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has become my favorite of the franchise, even though I did not watch much (not to say none) of the other "housewives" before. I have seen a couple of episodes but DC was boring, New Jersey trashy, New York City I could not care less and Atlanta only saw parts of it watching The Soup on E! Which was more than enough.
To be honest I have started watching the Housewives of Beverly Hills mostly to see how they will portray the city itself and wanted to know a little bit more about Lisa Vanderpump whom I always found a bit obnoxious every time we went to her restaurant in Beverly Hills, Villa Blanca.
Then like millons of people, I got hooked. I LOVE Kyle Richards, and found Lisa Vanderpump quite funny, and of course how can you not love Giggy (who even has its own Twitter) For some reason I always felt bad for Kyle's sister Kim Richards who emotionally behaves like a 12 year old and also for Taylor Armstong who seems to be a really fragile woman and has one of the most unexpressive and cold-hearted husbands EVER! Camille Grammer is unique, living in her own little fantasy world. People love to hate, and she got a lot of love this season ... There's also Adrienne Maloof, a strong powerful woman who knows what she wants and you just don't want to mess with her! Overall I like them all :-)
On the drama side it was gentle: Camille Grammer tried to over-power her ending marriage by picking on something meaningless (but truth hurts when you don't want to face it) I think that Kyle managed the situation very well. I would have flipped some tables just like they do in New Jersey if I were her!
The other drama this season came from Lisa Vanderpump and Cedric Martinez her "permanent houseguest" What does that mean anyway!? I am not sure, but Bravo certainly gave this tittle knowing how things will go down the hill for them ... nothing in life is permanent!
As I always say it is 50/50 in every story, it is hard, not to say impossible, to judge a relationship of any kind from the outside. And honestly I think it makes things worst (or better for reality tv) when people try to justify themselves separately to gain cause.
Just like you I am dying to see the reunion and hear what Lisa and Cedric and apparently Ken have to say about the situation. All I know is that what we see on television is not always how things are in real life ...
We photographed Cedric Martinez here in Los Angeles and we asked him a few questions about his pre-Real Housewives life. Enjoy!
Who is Cedric Martinez?
Cedric is French, fun, loving, impulsive, caring and gay!
How and why have you decided to move to the USA?
I always wanted to move and live in the US, but when Ken and Lisa invited me, I did not hesitate at the opportunity, I packed 2 suitcases, and came here in a heart beat.
What was your life like before moving?
I was traveling a lot for modeling, and also I was managing the last Bar that ken owed. Then he sold it just before i moved here.
How did your childhood influence the person you have become?
As you know i did not have an easy childhood, but I would not trade it for anything. It gave me the drive to create a new life for myself, and I always look at the positive side of things, my abusive background was always a reminder of where I did not want to end up. So all I wanted was to leave all of that mess behind and be a better person.
What is your greatest fear?
Not to find the right man to raise a family.
Your definitions of friends and enemies are:
Friends will love you when you are good but love you more when you are down,
Ennemies are a reminder why one needs good friends.
How do you look at your experience with reality TV?
I absolutely loved it. I thought having a camera in your face for so many hours would be off putting, well what do you know, I was a natural, and loved every seconds of it.
If magic lamp existed and you had 3 wishes, ... what would those be?
My 3 wishes would be, meet mister right and raise a family, make lots of money so I could take care of my sister and her kids, and found out who my father is.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Creatively, spiritually and emotionally for me is very much linked to being around positive people and my close friends. without that I am not inspired at all.
Your most marked characteristic?
I have a very dry send of humor
What is your most treasure possession?
A key ring my ex fiance had engraved. he did not have any money at the time, but to this day I have it with me.
What do you most value in people?
Loyalty, loyalty loyalty and honesty
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Captain Janeway, from star trek Voyager, yes I know i am a trekky.
What is your motto?
My motto is the more they tell me I can't do something, the harder i will work to prove them wrong.
What is next for you?
The world is my oyster at the moment. I am finisihing writing a tell all book, i am taking acting classes, doing some modeling again and my ultimate dream is to end up on a soap.
- Cedric Martinez [Cohen Thomas Management & AKA Talent Agency].
Don't miss the season finale of The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills January 20 9/8c on Bravo and the reunion the following week! Watch a preview of the reunion HERE. More photos of Cedric martinez AFTER THE JUMP.