Davin – is he really a bitch or misunderstood? He’s a complete bitch and I loved him, every second that we spoke was like talking to a long lost friend. Yes, he says some things sharp, or as I call it – the truth. Where Tom’s mantra was “Don’t be bitter, be better” the wonderful Davin’s is more “Don’t hate me because I am beautiful” and my personal ethos of “Don’t question me!” – see why I loved him! If you like my posts – you’ll love this interview with the man that in my opinion MADE the show!
What was your favourite experience on the show?
I loved working with Kelly Abbey and executing her brilliant choreography. I also loved watching the transformation of our faces when the amazing make up artists did their work turning as into stunning women.
What are you doing career wise at the moment?
I am still starring in my production shows which perform in leading clubs around Sydney. This year 2 of my shows were nominated for an ACE award for Best dance Production in Australia and also a Mo Award. My dance studios are still going strong also.
When did you open your dance schools?
I opened them in 2000 when I was 19 years old. It was a big bold move to do something like that so young, but as people now know, I’m pretty ballsy!
What did you think about the way you were edited?
I love the way I was edited! I always said the truth and if that makes me the villain of the show I am totally fine with that. This is a tv show and I tried my best to make it entertaining, so I would say things I know would evoke an emotion from the viewer. I have just as many Davin lovers as haters out there. But I did say some nice things, occasionally!!
Are you really a bitch or portrayed that way?
I would not say I am a bitchy person in the real world. I’m a performing arts teacher so my day to day job is critiquing the way people perform. If something is not right I correct them and always tell them to truth if they need improvement. So on the show I automatically said if I thought someone was not good on the day. You never see me bitching about someone’s personality; it is always about their performance. I really did like the boys, and I was friends with all of them.
Would you ever consider doing reality TV? You’d be great on Celebrity Apprentice or The Amazing Race – all those shows need a villain!
YES! I would definitely consider another role on a reality show. I am a reality show junkie! Celebrity Apprentice would be amazing, especially with my background in property.
What is your background in property?
I bought my first property at 17 years of age. I now have 9 properties with 2 in USA and one in the UK. See I’m not just a pretty face.
Fave 3 tv shows?
I’m a Survivor addict. Have never missed a season. I loved The Tudors and Underbelly Razor.
Who was your fave guest judge?
Without a doubt Rachel Taylor. She totally understood where I was coming from. I have never blended into the background and in the world of entertainment this is the only way to be. People remember those who are different and unique and I always try and bring something different to a performance. I could of easily sung a straight musical theatre ballad first round but to me that is too safe and comfortable, I took a risk and it paid off and she understood that and loved it.
Jason seemed to have something against you, why?
Lots of people have asked me the same question. I don’t think he got me at all. Even after my showstopper I Am What I Am performance in week 1, he was trying to put me in the bottom 3 right away. It was crazy!!!! I know when I do good and that was a great performance but he clearly had a thing for me from Day 1 to even contemplate that performance was bottom 3 worthy!
How do you think this show will enhance your career?
Who knows? All I know is a lot of people out there love what I did on the show, they understood that it is a tv show and I made it exciting for them. Reality TV and i seem to be a great fit, so that maybe the path I lead towards.
What is more frightening – hitting country towns in drag or performing for the judges?
I would say performing in the conditions we had too was the most frightening. It was just not a natural place for a performer to perform. I’m used to a live audience and band and to perform in the outdoors in freezing conditions to a panel was not fun and not something I would want to do again.
Did you find the judges fair and accurate – because I usually completely disagree? Especially with this decision!
The judges comments on certain people would leave me floored!! Back in Sydney I judge a lot of talent competitions so I see a lot of young up coming performers, I know what I’m talking about, so when some boys would get up there and not do a good job and then the judges would say brilliant job I would sit there and think what the hell?
Were you surprised that you got eliminated? Do you think it should have been you?
I was not surprised I got eliminated at all. I knew Jason loved Nathan and Brendan. In the words of Jamie ‘ I think they made the wrong decision’ as everyone has to remember that it is a TV show and I was a big talking point, Love me or hate me, people were talking and that’s what it is about.
What do you think your biggest strength was – acting, dancing or singing? Weakest?
My biggest strength with in this group of boys was my dancing as I stood out from the pack in that regard. My acting was the thing that apparently let me down, but I beg to differ, I think what let me down was my script writing. I’m not a script writer and I wrote a pretty crappy monologue that I had to try and deliver.
Who do you think should be the winner now – and why?
After watching the show I truly think Tom deserves the win. Not only does he perform well, he is providing good tv and is a character on the show. The boys left are all very similar, Tom is different and I’m all for different!
Where there any contestants you particularly bonded with?
Well I have known Nathan for 20 years, we practically grew up in the industry together, so we will always have a bond. Brendan and Jamie were great supports to me and I knew I could talk to them about anything and I really valued their opinion. Mike and I were quite close the last week I was there, he is a very warm with a big heart.
Was there any one that grated on your nerves?
At the time Tom did grate on my nerves just because he never shut up! Haha. But I think Tom is fabulous and hilarious and makes great TV and we went out Saturday night together and had a ball.