During an interview with NorthJersey.com promoting tonight’s SmackDown/ECW television taping at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, Mickie James reveals whether she was hesitant to go through with WWE‘s storyline tackling her weight.
“Well, no, because I don’t think I’m heavy, for one. I’m only 130, 135 pounds. But at the same time, no, because it’s entertainment,” James explained. “Is it my favorite? I don’t really know. I guess we’ll have to see where it goes. It depends on the payoff. We’re telling stories and we’re building emotional things where people can actually connect with it. And I think that a lot of women in general, society has put on this thing where every female should look like Paris Hilton who is 6-foot something, and 100 pounds. That’s not how America is and that’s not how the real women in the world look.”
The SmackDown Diva also explains why she finally opened an account on a social networking site â€” that being Twitter.
“I’ll tell you what happened. I flipped out finally. I’ve been pretty angry with so many people posing [as me]. Fans come to me and they’ll be like, ‘Oh I talked to you on MySpace all the time.’ And I’m like, ‘No you don’t.’ I have given this speech that I don’t have a Facebook or MySpace a thousand times â€¦ the reason why I haven’t gotten one is because it’s beyond me as to why all these people can pose as me on a forum, but my manager told me â€” she pretty much made me â€” she said I had to get something. She’s trying to work me into getting a Facebook and a MySpace just for my own personal [needs], ’cause I’m also working on a country music album right now.”
James also announced that she plans to release her first country single in February before releasing her album in March. To read the interview in its entirety, click here.