By LA Weekly
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By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
Adrianne Curry, who is known for her activism on behalf of medical marijuana, soared into the public conscience when the brunette beauty from Joliet, Ill., won the first season of America's Next Top Model in 2003. She was awarded a modeling contract at Wilhelmina, and the curvaceous Curry soon became a reality-TV show staple.
She starred in The Surreal Life, as well as My Fair Brady, which allowed viewers to follow her romance with, and subsequent marriage to, former child actor Christopher Knight (Peter on The Brady Bunch). She twice appeared nude on the cover of Playboy, earning a spot on Playboy's Top 25 Sexiest Women in 2008, and has performed roles as various iconic Comic-Con and gaming characters.
L.A. WEEKLY: Are you still modeling?
ADRIANNE CURRY: At 29, I am a bit old for that world. I do take jobs that come directly to me, but I see no point in hoofing it to castings surrounded by a bunch of 15-year-olds.
There was talk that you'd be on an upcoming reality game show.
I have a lot of offers to do television shows. My main concern is picking the right ones. I did just finish filming Season 3 for Sony PlayStation Network's The Tester [the first live-action series distributed on a video game console].
Do you plan to stay in "reality," or are you looking for more traditional acting roles?
I have been dipping my toes into hosting. This year I guest-hosted for the Hollyscoop TV show and did live coverage of E3 [the Electronic Entertainment Expo] for Bandai/Namco, which was awesome. I also hosted BlizzCon's pay-per-view Event on DirecTV last month, and The Tester.
Lucky for me, I am doing this in fields that I really enjoy, like gaming, social media and fitness. I am an avid gamer, so there's a lot of work for gals like me. People see through you if you're full of crap.
Your Twitter feed is notorious for tweets like, "Jumping into shower. Going to spend my afternoon playing World of Warcraft butt naked&stoned. Perfect Sunday!"
Twitter seems to be a continuation of reality for me. I am pretty honest in 140 characters or less.
How did you develop your love of gaming?
Always had it. My parents never allowed my brother and I to get a gaming console, so we had to learn how to download computer games onto PCs and hide them. I grew up playing Myst, 7th Guest, Duke Nukem, Quake, Wolfenstein, King's Quest, DOOM, etc. When I hit my teens, my friends and I would hang out in garages, underage drinking and playing video games. Currently I play a lot of World of Warcraft. I am the Guild Master of "Explicit" on the "Nazgrel Server" and yes, I realize I am speaking a language most people don't understand!
Where does your urge to play cosplay — "costume play," for those not in the know — dress-up, or undress-up, come from?
Halloween has always been my favorite time of year. Also, like most geek-loving kids, I loved to spend all year making my costumes. Cosplay was a natural fit for me. It isn't just about looking sexy, it's about authenticity! My favorite cosplays are my Dominatrix Imperial Crew Member (my spin on what women would look like on the Death Star), my two Leeloo costumes from The Fifth Element and my newest, Aeon Flux.
Speaking of which, what exactly happened to you at Comic-Con this year?
I was stopped because Aeon's costume has a thong in back. Apparently in San Diego it is illegal to bare your butt cheeks. I found this funny, considering the fact that girls had their nipples hanging out. This is Comic-Con, and I was Aeon frickin' Flux! I was forced to cover my butt and leave directly after my autograph signing.
Something tells me that Kim Kardashian couldn't repeat a Star Wars line to me to save her life.
A Google search for "Adrianne Curry marijuana" turned up 3.76 million hits.
[Laughs] 3.76 million? Do I even have to point out the numerous jokes in that?
I think over 50 percent of the population has smoked or is smoking weed. Having marijuana illegal in a country where booze and cigarettes are legal is a frickin' joke. The government's war on drugs doesn't work and costs us endless tax dollars.
As a former addict, I could go out and score pretty much anything right now if I wanted to. I say we destroy gangs and drug lords by taxing and regulating the substances. Rehabs could be fully funded and practically free.
When did you start smoking?
Thirteen. I know, that seems bad, but I have had a rough life, and smoking a little pot was probably doing me more good than anything else I did in my teens.