Meet Shayne Lamas, the gorgeous daughter of '90s television star Lorenzo Lamas and one of my new favorite celebrities! Her new reality series, Leave It to Lamas, premiers on E! this Sunday at 11 p.m. Lamas, 23, spoke to Vivo Por TiVo about the difference between her show and Keeping Up With the Kardashians, explained why she and Kim Kardashian couldn’t be more different and talked about her much publicized breakup with Bachelor Matt Grant. Plus, the bubbly Argentinean dished about her love of all things fashion and her dysfunctional (but loving) family.
People are comparing your show, Leave It to Lamas, to Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Are the shows similar?
It’s nothing like the Kardashians at all! We are another family on
E!—that’s all they have to compare it to. Their show is white picket
fence, maybe a little drama, happy-happy, sad-sad, always looking
beautiful. Our show is real, raw, funny—it’s just insane and full
access. For example, my mom is going through menopause and she doesn’t
hide that fact. So I walk in, and she’s lying on my couch with frozen
pea bags on her chest and on the back of her neck, and I’m like, "What
are you doing? Those are peas I’m cooking for my date later!"
That does sound pretty raw. People are also comparing you to
bootylicious reality star Kim Kardashian. Do you take inspiration from
I don’t think we’re similar at all. We come from different backgrounds,
different families. She has a completely different career than I do.
The only thing they can relate to is that we both have a show around
our families on the E! Network. She is a beautiful woman with a great
style, so I don’t mind being put in the same boat as her. But I just
don’t have a sex tape. [Laughs]
Fair enough. During the TCA Press Tour, much was made about your
family being dysfunctional. Is that the case? Are y’all one big
We are dysfunctional because my mom and dad are divorced, but they
still have to deal with each other because of us kids. It’s not the
typical Brady Bunch,
but we are normal. And every family has problems and issues. The show
is going to be great and funny and sad and crazy, but at the end of the
day, we all seriously love each other and we all would die for each
other—every single one of us. That completely comes through in the
show. We are letting our viewers see a divorced family, a separated
family and all of that drama. So the press is calling us dysfunctional
because we don’t hide anything from you. You see the raw and the real
emotions of what’s going on between the relationships in my family.
So is there going to be a lot of drama on your show?
drama, absolutely—because my life is dramatic. But if anything, my show
is a comedy. My family is hilarious. We all are our own comedy show.
It’s a great new family show that will make you laugh.
You’re no stranger to reality shows. You competed in and won The Bachelor: London Calling. Why did you go on that show? Were you looking for love?
was a writer’s strike going on in L.A. I was single and I was literally
telling myself, "What am I gonna do?" I was shopping and I was
approached. This lady told me, “Have you heard of The Bachelor? Would
you want to go on it?” And I’m like, “Absolutely not. That’s
ridiculous.” But she said, “Please come in for a meeting,” so I went in
for a meeting and they literally—well, you know how they are, they
wanted me and they freaking got me! I went on, actually fell in love,
got engaged … we tried to make it work. It didn’t work out.
There were rumors that you cheated on Matt Grant and that that’s what led to the end of your engagement to him. Is that true?
Oh, blah, blah, blah, whatever. Whatever! I didn’t cheat on anybody. And he knows the truth. We all know the truth.
Now that you are single, are we going to get to see you looking for love on Leave It to Lamas?
Yes. You will see my love life on the show, and it is very entertaining!
How does your father treat your boyfriends? Is he super-strict?
strict, but he’s only strict if he knows that the guy is serious. If
I’m just dating somebody, he’ll just say, “Nice to meet you.” If he
knows that it’s serious, he sits them down and gives them a little
You have a really great sense of style. Is fashion one of your passions?
think that clothes are another form of showing your personality. And to
me, it's all about shoes and sunglasses! I’m obsessed. I could just as
easily put on sweats and a tank top, but they’re gonna be cute sweats
and a cute tank top!
You come from a very big family. Do you see yourself settling down and having a family of your own?
do. I want to be a mother, and I want to have lots and lots of
babies—when the time is right. That’s in the really far future.