EXCLUSIVE: Larry Sims Talks “Invite Only Cabo”, Decision To Do Reality TV & His Sexuality
Larry Sims On “Invite Only Cabo”, Decision To Do Reality TV & Sexuality
Larry Sims has been projected to be a charismatic, charming, down to Earth, hair stylist from Chicago. After years of hard work and grinding, there is no need to project: Larry Sims is everything people have been talking about. Before the successful 40-year-old was working with A-List celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Queen Latifah, and Lupita Nyong’o – Sims was a dancer in Chicago that worked closely with R. Kelly and a slew of other artists.
Fast forward to today, he’s added reality star to his resume. During a recent interview with theJasmineBRAND.com, Sims dishes on his new reality show Invite Only Cabo, his apprehension about doing reality TV and some of the backlash that he’s received. Check out a few excerpts below.
Why he decided to do reality TV:
It was one of those things where people have for years been reaching out to me, trying to figure out what would be a great fit for me – in terms of reality. I have been very particular of how I’ve crafted my career. And, I think I’ve really built a solid brand for myself that is really respected. I could see why be a potentially good look for production companies or networks to be in business with me. I wanted to do something that didn’t feel forced. I’m not a dramatic person. I’m not ‘ratchet.’ And I wanted to do something productive.
If he was portrayed accurately:
I feel like I’ve been myself. There are things that you can’t control because it is only a 42 minute show. There a lot of things that people unfortunately don’t get to see.
What he thinks he received the most backlash on with his show:
The most backlash I’ve received is this fascination with [my] sexuality.
If he opens up about his sexuality on the show:
I’m absolutely going to live all of my truth out loud. I am a 40-year-old man, I don’t have anything to hide. I’m not afraid of who I am, and I’m very proud of who I am.
If there will be a season two:
It’s too soon to know. But we’ve definitely talked about potential ideas if it does come about. Regardless if it’s with Invite Only or another outlet, I definitely know this isn’t my last bit on TV.
Watch the season finale of Invite Only Cabo this Sunday 9/8c on Bravo!