To Darcey Silva, being on reality TV “kind of feels normal now.”
Funnily enough, her time on TLC's smash 90 Day Fiancé franchise has been anything but normal. Who could ever forget, for example, her Heathrow-based marathon glam session?
Says Darcey, “I was meeting [Tom, her extremely long distance boyfriend at the time] at a restaurant, so I wanted to make sure I smelled good, felt good and looked good. I had no shame in my game...that’s just me. I would have done that with or without cameras.”
Or what about, in the very first season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, that epic Amsterdam escalator?
Fun fact: according to Darcey, the shoes survived that incident and, to this day, remain buried somewhere in her closet. The escalator was not nearly as lucky.
Given the television gold she spins, it’s shocking that Darcey (along with her twin sister Stacey) didn’t get a spin-off sooner. But with Darcey & Stacey rolling onto the scene, the world is finally as it should be.
“Darcey and I live our lives as an open book...we don’t hold back,” Stacey explains. From their love lives to family and business, Darcey & Stacey offers a deeper look into the twins’ world. It offers a chance, as Stacey observes, to “understand why Darcey and I are the way we are and get to see our whole family dynamic.”
Darcey too hopes the spin-off will offer viewers a new perspective. “When I went on this journey, it was to share my heart and love...I don’t give up. I’m not ‘desperate’ Darcey like people think. I’m a fighter...People can push me down all they want but I’ll get right back up!”
Watch our interview with Darcey and Stacey below, and prepare yourself for the majesty that is Darcey & Stacey, which premieres Sunday, August 16 at 10pm ET on TLC.
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