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Ricci Guarnaccio
  • Name Ricci Guarnaccio
  • Position Radio and TV personality: Riccilicious
  • Interviewed by Social Diary on 27/1/2016
  • Q
    Describe your career path to date?
    A
    Hairdresser, TV personality (Geordie Shore, Celebrity Big Brother, Ex On The Beach, Celebrity Dinner Date)
  • Q
    What do you love about what you do?
    A
    It's seriously the best job in the world! I get paid to see the world, meet new people and party... every day is different!
  • Q
    And what's not so great?
    A
    Sometimes all the travel gets too much, early mornings and late nights. I'm always in a car, on a plane or waiting in an airport... I think most PR pros can sympathise with that.
  • Q
    Describe your typical day?
    A
    Media, radio segments, green screens, photoshoots, personal appearances... all in a days work!
  • Q
    What is the best experience you've had in your career?
    A
    Moving to Australia and pursing my career, I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love in such an amazing country!
  • Q
    What does being a Reality TV Star mean to you?
    A
    It means the world, it's given me a platform to show the world who I am and what I'm about... I'm very thankful for the doors thanks to reality TV.
  • Q
    Geordie Shore to date is one of MTV's greatest successes, what was it like being part of the show and filming internationally?
    A
    It's crazy, I actually checked the other day and I have followers in 200 countries world wide and it's crazy to think how big the show has gone- it's huge! Getting fans waiting at airports and receiving messages from South America, Italy, Turkey etc is mind blowing and now I'm living down under to top it off... it's truly amazing.
  • Q
    In 2014 you featured in Ex on the Beach, can you tell us about the experience?
    A
    Hahahaha yes well, it was hell... as simple as that! I'm glad I did it as people got to see a different side to mine and Vickys relationship. That being said, I probably wouldn't have gone on the show had I known she was there. I was comopletely blindsighted by it haha but I can't complain, ratings went through the roof, MTV delivered another killer reality series and it's a massive show now. It's mad to think I played a huge part in making that happen. I was told my entry episode was the highest ever rated episode from a first series of an MTV programme ever :)
  • Q
    You were a strong contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, lasting 24 days. Did you enjoy your time on the show?
    A
    Noooooope. It's was sooooo boring, we had half a bowl of rice and beans for 13 days, they thought that starving us would make for snappy contestants but the reality of the reality was we were all lethargic haha. Being with the same people having the same conversations etc was just super boring, it's all about the mix of personalities. For 23 hours of the day we had nothing to do but I met some wonderful friends from that show so it wasn't all bad.
  • Q
    Can you tell us about 'MTV Worldie of the Year' and your role in it?
    A
    Haha yes I did an international tour searching looking for the hottest girl girls a.k.a WORLDIES! It was a lot of touring, and hard, hard work but was super fun and I think I found a good winner.
  • Q
    Of all the Reality TV shows that you have featured in, which do you feel propelled your career the most?
    A
    Geordie Shore gave me a platform to jump from... I'll always be grateful for the lessons I learnt on the show.
  • Q
    It is rumoured that you are gearing up for some huge international projects, and with your recent move to Australia, where to from here?
    A
    Yes yes yesssss got some mega things happening in 2016 in OZ and overseas so fingers and legs crossed the future is looking bright and I'm super excited to tell everyone!
  • Q
    What role does Social Media play in your job?
    A
    HUGE! I try and interact with fans as much as possible! It would be impossible to do our job without it. I try to give fans a glimpse into my everyday life, make them a part of my world.
  • Q
    What is the best way for PRs to get in touch with you and when?
    A
    Through my manager, he's available 24/7 haha :p = shane@stageaddictiononline.com
  • Q
    If you weren't a Reality TV Star, what would you be?
    A
    A hairdresser for sure. I trained with Toni of Toni and Guy in London! I opened up my own salon before going into Geordie Shore so I would have definately ended up behind the chair! Hair and fashion have always been a passion of mine!
  • Q
    Your Instagram/Twitter:
    A
    Insta - ricciguarnaccio
    Twitter - Ricciguarnaccio