Aubrey O’Day says she was mislabeled as the ‘sexy girl’ in Danity Kane

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Aubrey O’Day shares her story about how she played the role of “dumb blonde” in girl group. (Photo: Getty Images

Aubrey O’Day Danity Kane’s former bandmate, Dana Kane, is opening up about her experiences. She shared that she was “extremely affected” by the archetypes that they were supposed to portray in their role as girls in the MTV girl group. Making the Band.

“There was a strong desire to place women in boxes. You’re not the pretty one. She shared that she felt like everyone had ever felt pressure. Call Her Daddy. “So, the girls who were not considered to be the prettiest got tons of plastic surgery and changed their entire appearance. “The pretty girls never felt worthy or talented to be in a group.”

O’Day claims that she was one of those who was seen early on as a key part of the group’s appearance, and not for her talent. She stated that, despite all the work she put into Danity Kane’s music she felt that she was valued for her appearance and was made to appear like someone she wasn’t.

“They chose how I was going to be viewed. That’s the production firm, that’s what’s the network, and that’s it. [the show’s producer] Diddy. She explained that once you are presented in a certain manner, it is necessary to spend many years in various twisted webs. “I was able to get the sexy girl card, so I started getting Playboy offers. It’s crazy to say, but I’m a big nerd. I wasn’t sexy. I was not cool. I had sex only in my junior or senior year of college. I was not sexual. I wasn’t anything. I just loved to work and being on stage. It was strange to suddenly be asked to play this role. I accepted it and claimed it as my own because it was where I had my opportunity and the direction I was taking at the time. That has probably set me on a path in my life that is specific, but not necessarily authentic.

Due to her appearance in the spotlight, she also fell prey to body shaming.

“Everybody in my small group was tiny. I was 100-pounds when I did my first class. Making the Band. I didn’t have any boobs or… My body started to change, and she told …” that it was because of this scrutiny. People still take photos of my 17-year-old self, and then they look at them now and say, “God, look at what she did to me.” And I’m like, you guys can’t take a photo at 17 and put it next to a 38-year-old [person’s] photo. It’s obvious that there have been many changes over the course of this period.

Danity Kane at the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York (Photo by Rob Loud/WireImage)

Danity Kane at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park Brooklyn, New York (Photo courtesy of Rob Loud/WireImage).

O’Day, looking back on that time in her life, said that she was also being played “mind games”, by the men leading the group. O’Day called the objectifications of young women’s beauty, bodies, and trauma “traumatic,” and she shared how it has been hard to heal.

“Diddy” would respond, “You’re no longer hot, what happened?” You don’t have anything as if you don’t have any curves. You don’t appear like… You don’t look like… “And #MeToo was not available at that time. There was no protection for anyone. You signed one million NDAs, and a million contracts which took away your rights. This meant that you were truly operating in an environment you didn’t control.

O’Day was eventually fired from the group after the show’s sixth-season. “I was not willing to do the expected of me.” She stated that talent was not the only thing she had, but other skills. “I don’t think that I would have been as successful in many other areas if it wasn’t for Diddy’s training. His work ethic was unimaginable, and it was torture.

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