Giorgia Piscina on Tough Enough elimination, her future

Brian Fritz of Sportingnews.com has a new interview up with recently eliminated WWE Tough Enough finalist Giorgia “GiGi” Piscina. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

On the match with Tanner and not being a babyface in the match:

“So, we knew what story we were going to tell. We knew that he was the heel and he was going to win. We didn’t speak about our announcements going into the ring. I honestly didn’t even think about it. I like playing a heel. I like playing the b— boss kind of girl. That automatically came to me when Chris Jericho announced my name, I put on that character and I thought oh no. No, that’s not what I’m playing right now. I’m meant to be playing the babyface. So right before the match started I moved to the other character but it was too late. I’d already been announced. It was my mistake but I don’t think that should have cost me the competition to be honest with you. I thought, I know I’ve done incredibly well with all the challenges I’ve won but coming out of this I don’t regret anything because I know I was the strongest girl competitor. I won the most challenges out of the guys and the girls and I really picked everything up fast. I really think I have the full package, I don’t have just one element. What I didn’t have in this competition was the fans. I didn’t have the votes. I think it could have to do with the fact that I’m from Australia. I don’t know. I don’t have that American fan base. But we’ll work on it.”

On knowing Amanda prior to Tough Enough:

“So we weren’t friends, we knew of each other. We both come from a fitness modeling background and last year I competed at worlds in Las Vegas as a pro bikini model and she was in that competition as well. We didn’t get a chance to speak during that but our paths crossed again. I think we were meant to be friends.”

On her future after her Tough Enough elimination:

“I’m actually flying back (to Australia) tonight. I’ve been on a temporary working visa with the WWE and it ends soon so I have to go home and find the closest wrestling school and get to work. I’m excited to go home and see my mom and dad, my brothers and sisters, my puppies. It’s the longest I’ve ever been away from home. I’m eager to get back and see them. Everyone has been very supportive and they want me to continue my journey. It’s definitely going to happen. I know of a place back in Brisbane. A friend of mine goes there and the guy who is coaching there has been to Japan and he is very experienced and has had a shot with the WWE before. He’s excited to get me in the ring and show me everything that he knows.”

Sportingnews.com: Small mistake leads to Gigi being sent home from WWE ‘Tough Enough’