Though it was only her first season on Mob Wives: New Blood, Alicia DiMichele has already endured enough on-screen drama for a lifetime. Seriously, this level-headed Philly-based gal may be a reality TV newbie, but she’s more than earned her stripes, holding her own against the other ladies like Renee Graziano, who has been around since Season 1. And while the rest of us would rather leap from the Verrazano Bridge before we’d put ourselves through all that a second time, Alicia is still happy she joined the show!
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Alicia at Jersey Shore star JWOWW’s birthday party — which fittingly took place at Big Ang’s Staten Island bar The Drunken Monkey — where we got her to exclusively spill on how things stand amongst the women, her forthcoming memoir, and whether she’ll return for Season 5.
Wetpaint Entertainment: Did you actually watch the Season 4 finale last week? What did you think of it?
Alicia DiMichele: Yes, I watched it with my boys. I thought the episode was really good. I liked seeing Natalie [Guercio] sing the “Delicious” song. Even though the rest of the women were shocked, I thought it was a great ending. Why shouldn’t she do that? She wasn’t trying to be disrespectful. She was making light of [the Renee “delicious” incident]. Of course, my sentencing was a cliffhanger once again. That makes me sad to watch that.
This week is the Season 4 reunion. Will we see things end on a positive note?
Oh, I don’t know how they’re going to end. But I think it was all fine...
We saw some Instagram photos of you, Renee, and Big Ang after the reunion. Did you leave there on better terms?
Oh ya, I mean, I think everybody is on good terms. Maybe not Renee and Natalie, but that doesn’t seem like it’s happening anytime soon. But everybody’s cordial, so that’s good.
Now that the show has ended for the season, what do you have planned for your time off?
I’m so happy that I’m done right now. I just love being home with the boys. I’ve been at my store every day, which I love. That’s my passion, it makes me so happy to be in there.
Any other major projects in the works?
I’m going to do my own clothing line. I’m writing a book. I have a lot going on. A lot of people want to know my story, and you’re only seeing bits and pieces on TV. And yet, my story is four years old. I have a whole history before that.
Have you started writing your book already?
Yes. I’ve been working on it for a while, even before Mob Wives. So you’ll be seeing it soon!
Finally, now that Mob Wives has been picked up for a fifth season, will you consider returning?
Ya, if it’s worth it for me. You know, my family comes first. But if it’s worth it, I will.
The Mob Wives: New Blood reunion airs Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET on VH1.
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