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Jamillette Gaxiola — remember her name the next time she graces your TV screen. The reality TV star and onetime Miss Cuba is used to the spotlight, so she was ready when we caught up to her to ask about her newest gig as a UFC Octagon Girl.
What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked in a pageant?
‘Since you’re representing Cuba, you must be Communist. So if you’re Communist, why do you live in the States?’ It’s just very simple – if I were a Communist, the U.S. would be the last place I would live.
Ever have a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction?
In the Philippines, it’s very humid. If you sweat too much those bras that you just tape on, they’re not going to stick, and my dress was really loose. One just kind of went ‘droooop’ on stage, but I had enough time to catch it on my leg before it completely dropped. I was just trying to maneuver to catch it, hold it, make it stick, and just walk it off.
Favorite UFC moment?
When you go to a football game you have this energy—that’s the point of going to a football game, even if you don’t have the greatest seats, it’s just the energy that you feel in that space. That’s a UFC fight. The energy in that building, it’s just priceless. The fight that definitely got my attention, though, was the time that Ronda Rousey knocked out Alexis Davis in 16 seconds in the first round.
M&F: Ever been in a fight?
In high school, I used to be picked on a lot because I was this tall, awkward, lanky looking thing so I was an easy target. You can only take so much and after a while, something takes off. I was in so much trouble. My mom is this cute little lady, but she runs the house like the military. I wasn’t able to see sunlight for a few months.
Are there do’s and don’ts for getting your attention?
Be innovative and original in your approach. That’s something that will always stand out, and avoid the cheesy pickup lines. The worst pick up line I’ve had the pleasure of receiving was: ‘Girl, did u fall from heaven? Because you look like Satan!’ One of my favorites and probably the most amazing pickup line I’ve heard is: ‘Is your daddy a baker? Because you’ve got a nice set of buns!’
So what do you look for in a guy?
A nice set of buns would be nice to start with, but the most attractive attribute a man could have is a good sense of humor.
Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Weight: 120 pounds