'Being in television – that was ridiculous': Olivia Palermo slams the reality show that launched her fashion plate career
15:04 GMT, 3 September 2012
Olivia Palermo deemed her time on TV as 'ridiculous' and 'not me at all'
She shot to fame thanks to MTV's reality show The City.
But now New York socialite and fashion blogger Olivia Palermo has slammed her time on the small screen, branding it as 'ridiculous'.
The 26-year-old revealed in an interview with the New York Post that the series, which reportedly earned her $12,000 an episode, was 'not me at all' and she much prefers being out of the spotlight.
The City premiered in 2008 with Palermo pitted against Whitney Port as she was shown working at the PR department at Diane von Furstenberg and latterly at the
accessories desk at Elle.
While the weekly series attracted an average of 1.9 million viewers in October 2010, after months of speculation, it was confirmed that MTV was not commissioning another season.
In an interview with the New York Post for an upcoming edition of Page Six Magazine, Palermo revealed that she didn't always feel comfortable on camera.
She said: 'I
think from the beginning of my career… being in television… that
was completely – it was just ridiculous, it was not me at all.'
Palermo previously insisted that she was also not as villainous as The City made her out to be.
told the Los Angeles Times: 'It’s a little disappointing. I’m a much
nicer person, much more laid back and relaxed, not serious like they
'They can only use so much footage in 30
minutes so I think that they really narrow it down and sometimes it
doesn’t come out exactly how I would like.'
Palermo currently edits her self-titled fashion blog www.oliviapalermo.com and works as an ambassador to several brands.
The City premiered in 2008, to an averaged 1.6 million viewers, but the series was cancelled in 2010
She lives in Dumbo in Brooklyn with her German-born model boyfriend Johannes Huebl.
Since starring on The City she has graced the covers of numerous magazines including Elle, Tatler, Marie Claire and this month's edition of In Style.
Palermo added in the recent interview that she is 'very happy in the career I’m in now, and that’s the end of the matter.'