Francesca Jacovino has big plans – and even bigger goals. The 22 year old blonde tattooed cast member of Season 17 of Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club: East Meets West” is determined to become a long-term household name in the entertainment industry.
Francesca grew up in a suburb of Torrington, Connecticut, with her older brother, Paul – who happens to be a tattoo artist and go-to man for all of her work. “I always knew I wanted to be an entertainer,” she says, “whether it be singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or acting.” As a child, Francesca says she always got what she wanted. “I was a princess. I tended to be a troublemaker and a social butterfly. Not much has changed!” she adds – qualities that will serve her well in the Bad Girls Club house.
So why “Bad Girls Club”? “I was trying out for multiple shows because it was something I really wanted to do,” she says, “I had gone to a couple of auditions for ‘The Real World’ when I found out ‘Bad Girls Club’ was casting.” The process took about 3 years, and despite it being long and sometimes discouraging, Francesca’s persistence paid off.
Why Reality TV at this stage of her life? “I’m 22 years young, and love to party…why NOT?” she explains. One would think though, that being in a house with six other 20-something’s who like to party and maybe even occasionally get crazy can bring its own issues. “It can be challenging being around other girls with strong personalities'” Francesca admits, “but I know that I have a strong personality as well.” She continues on to say, “I knew that I needed to continue to be who I was regardless of what people thought, and keep bringing the fun, wild and crazy to the table.” When asked if there was something unexpected that she brought home with her from her experience on “Bad Girls Club,” Francesca replied “I left the Bad Girls Club house a lot stronger than I thought I was when I got there.”
“Social media has been a great asset to my career. It gives people and my fans a chance to stay in touch with me and catch a glimpse of my life.” For your OWN glimpse into this tattooed titan’s life, you can follow Francesca on Twitter, @francesccax3, Instagram, @officialfrancescamarie, and Snapchat @checkkkka.
When asked what she took away from this experience, Francesca says “I learned to stand up to what is wrong regardless of the outcome, and to always be you, because being you can be the next big thing.” And it looks like Francesca being Francesca IS about to be the next big thing.
“Bad Girls Club: East Meets West” premiers on Oxygen on Tuesday night, February 14 at 8pm. Check your local listings.
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