Terra tells all
Little Women: la’s terra jole dishes the truth behind the fights and fabulousness.
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how did you all meet? there’s a large group here called little people of america. that’s how we met; not all, but a lot of us. tonya and i worked as elves at radio city xmas spectacular and she was my roommate for three months in 2000. i met elena at an event with other industry little people – i’ve never met a little person as beautiful as her. f you want to make it in showbiz, then los angeles is the place to be. and in little women: la (2014current), terra jole and friends briana manson, tonya banks, traci harrison, elena grant and christy mcginity reveal what it’s like for little people in showbiz, as well as how they live their normal lives. but if these little women seem to have larger-than-life issues, that’s just tv, says 1.29m-tall terra. “reality tv makes every personality extreme – if you’re a christian, then you are going to be the extreme churchy chick, and if you’re introverted, then you’re the shy girl. if you’re loud, then you’re the obnoxious one. but the root of every personality is very true.” terra, tell us more! does briana’s ex-husband lief manson being on survivor: one world (currently airing on sabc3) come up? i was with her in one of the scenes with her daughter, trying to figure what was going on with her and her daughter’s father (in episode 4 on 12 december). she was really going through a divorce at the time and it was a real issue for her to figure this out, as well as balance her home life. what was it like shopping for a wedding dress with traci? that was one of my favourite days of filming because secretly, she already had a dress she’d thought about and the fact that she truly found her wedding dress on camera (in episode 3 on 5 december) was a magical experience. i had no clue that i’d be asked to be her maid of honour, so i was dumbfounded. it was a true, heartfelt, real moment. what dating red flags do you have? if it’s an average-sized person, one of my red flags is when they bend down to talk to me,
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season 2, to air in 2015. i’m like, “argh, this isn’t going to work.” i immediately feel like i’m five years old. [laughs]. for a little person, you need the person to be as confident as you are or they’re not going to be comfortable in public environments. i don’t deal with insecurity very well. what’s made you reject roles before? cinco de mayo [a mexican-american holiday] is a big holiday here and everybody dresses up in sombreros and ponchos. i’ve been on these jobs where they’re like, “okay, we’re going to take you to the back and fill your sombrero with chips and salsa,” [so terra would have to be a mobile chip ’n dip dispenser] and those kinds of situations you either have to say, “i’m in it for the money, or i’m walking away.” thankfully, i have always said, “i’m walking away.” fair enough. and what’s been the silliest argument that you’ve had with the girls? traci is the introvert – she won’t speak up for herself most of the time. so when christy came in and destroyed traci’s wine tasting party (in episode 3 on 5 december), it upset me. if i didn’t say anything, nobody would have. but i actually ruined it and i felt horrible that i ruined it. so what did you learn from season 1 that may affect how you approach future episodes? it was a real wake-up call. it really made me protect more what i say about my relationship with joe [her boyfriend joe gnoffo is a drummer for the nirvana tribute band nirvanish]. as for the women, we all know each other and we will say whatever it is that’s on the tip of our tongue and i’m okay with that. that’s all the truth. but when it comes to a more personal thing, you don’t want to be perceived incorrectly.
terra and her musician boyfriend joe gnoffo.
the little women: la crew (from left): traci, terra, elena,
briana, tonya and christy.