Bachelor Fashion: Exclusive interview with Samantha Levey



You may call her outspoken. Crass. Obnoxious. But the one thing you should never call Samantha Levey from the Bachelor?


Ashley Tisdale.


The Pittsburgh native turned former California beauty queen was among the most vocal, if least visible, during this season of the Bachelor. Since being relieved of her bachelorette duties mid-date, Samantha has not hid from the spotlight. But one thing you may not know about this Bachelorette? She’s not just unapologetically honest. She’s also really funny.


And she revealed exclusively to Possessionista, what she didn’t wear, who was the worst dressed and how to get those amazing eyes (which shockingly didn’t run as she left the Bachelor mansion in tears.)


Possessionista: So you find out you are going on the Bachelor. How much of what we saw did you already own, and how much of it was new? Where did you shop? 


SL: Most of what I brought on the show I already owned, and about 20% of it was new. I am extremely lucky however as my mother owns a high-end designer clothing boutique in Pittsburgh (Dress Circle). So all of my clothes are designers like Kors, Proenza Schouler, Yigal Azrouel, vince and Alexander Wang. So for me, shopping is a quick call to mommy! (oh what, ya’ll hate me more now?)


Possessionista: How many suitcases did you bring?

SL: We are supposed to bring three normal sized pieces of luggage. I brought two massive duffel bags and one roll on suitcase. In pink of course. The worst was Jaclyn…. she brought a U-Haul truck.

Possessionista: I know it drives you crazy when I say you look like Ashley Tisdale. In real life, which celebrities do you think have the best style?


SL: Well, knowing I don’t like it, I’m so glad you brought it up again! I love the style of Leighton Meester, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. I’d also rather look like them rather than Ashley Tisdale too. Make that happen.


Possessionista: I know there’s a secret source to your amazing dress collection. Spill it.


SL: I already spilled my secret! Now, I didn’t always appreciate having my mother’s store.. especially during my Abercrombie and Fitch phase. I’m proud to say I got the necessary help for that, and have left the dark side of ripped denim. Now everyone loves to shop in my closet!


Possessionista: You swear like a truckdriver. If you actually drove a truck, what would you wear? 


SL: What the f*ck are you talking about? Whore. If I drove a truck, I would wear… Oh wait. I would never drive a truck. That question is irrelevant. BUT I suppose I could ‘play’ country since I had to pretend to ‘fly fish’ in Stupid Utah. I’d wear some skinny DARK denim jeans (no acid wash for me country bumpkins) Frye boots and a plain Vince Tank. 

Possessionista:  One of my favorite things about you (besides your clothes) is your honesty. So let’s have it. Best and worst dressed on the show.

SL: LOVE this question. So worst… Two come to mind ASAP. Second place goes to Blakeley… (I’m sorry! Love you… now) Honestly she just didn’t care about couture, and that’s ok! She dressed the part of ‘girl with the huge assets’ and she definitely has some huge assets. The overall WORST for me is hands down Jamie. Dear Lord, who owns the entire Jessica McClintock collection??! Everything looked like it came from prom.com with cubic zirconia attached everywhere. Awful. Just awful. I can still smell the plastic.  Best, besides myself of course, goes to Casey S. I loved MOST of her clothes. Some of it though I like to call ‘WTF-Chic’. 


Possessionista:  So Ben. You’ve made no bones about the fact that you didn’t find him attractive. But what about his clothes? Did you like his style? If you had unlimited resources how would you change Ben’s style?

SL: Ben unattractive? I’ve said that? Hes hot like a donkey. Ben’s style….hmmm. You mean the flip flops or Sperry’s the ABC ‘stylist’ gave him. Oh wait.. don’t forget the choice tank top of the day! Im guessing ABC had cut backs this year and styling was certainly left out. There is only so much one can do with him. And no matter what he has on, the hair and personality will detract from it. Give him a monkey costume for all i care. 


Possessionista:  You left pretty early in the season. Tell me some of the things we didn’t see in your suitcase. If you’d made it to that rose ceremony, what would you have worn?


SL: Really that the true reason I was so upset… all the unworn clothes!! I had a beautiful Alexander Wang pink dress I would have liked to wear that night. 


Possessionista:  Although your cast has been dubbed the cattiest in history, in reality a lot of you emerged friends. On the show, did anyone share clothes or do you pretty much stick to what you brought?

SL: We pretty much stuck to what we had for the most part, after all we did brings 3+ suitcases of clothes to wear. There were times we did share though. I gave a pair of jeans to Emily, and other girls swapped sweaters or shoes. We never shared rose ceremony dresses though… that’s a no no.

Possessionista:  I had the chance to meet you in person and your makeup is incredible. Walk me through your beauty regimen. 


SL: Well thank you! I actually had lessons on how to do it because in Miss California USA, you have to do your own makeup. I don’t like foundation so I use a light powder on my face. Doing my eyes are my fave and it’s all MAC makeup there. The eye-liner pot is amazing for liner and of course, my signature false eyelashes. I brought dozzzzzens of them on the show. I got Emily hooked up them now too!




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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, that was an 'interesting' interview to say the least.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, that was an 'interesting' interview to say the least.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hate to say it Dana, because normally I LOVE your website, but the fact that you like Samantha really lowers my opinion of you. She is hands down the least likeable person I've ever seen on this show. Unkind, rude, manipulative with a trashy taste in clothes.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I hate to say it Dana, because normally I LOVE your website, but the fact that you like Samantha really lowers my opinion of you. She is hands down the least likeable person I've ever seen on this show. Unkind, rude, manipulative with a trashy taste in clothes.

  5. I completely hear where you are coming from. I can tell you, having met Samantha she was kind and funny and actually really supportive of me.

    But you're not the first to make a judgment based on the way someone behaved on television. (Let's be honest, I do it all the time.)

    I hope we can agree to disagree on this one. I don't love all my husbands friends, but I still love him.

    Hopefully you can see beyond this and still love me for my amazing personality and sparkling wit.

  6. I completely hear where you are coming from. I can tell you, having met Samantha she was kind and funny and actually really supportive of me.

    But you're not the first to make a judgment based on the way someone behaved on television. (Let's be honest, I do it all the time.)

    I hope we can agree to disagree on this one. I don't love all my husbands friends, but I still love him.

    Hopefully you can see beyond this and still love me for my amazing personality and sparkling wit.

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