Daisy de la Hoya Opens Up About Her Battle with Substance Abuse After Rock of Love

"Those things have come to the surface and I’ve been dealing with them as they come."

Daisy de la Hoya stole America’s hearts on the second season of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. In an exclusive interview with VH1, Daisy explains that there was a line between Daisy on TV and the real-life Daisy. The musicians opens up her substance abuse and her journey to reconnecting with her estanged mother after 13 years.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Daisy de la Hoya. Catch us up on your life.
Daisy de la Hoya: I’ve been doing a lot of traveling around the world and working on music and getting involved in activism and animals rights. I’m actually going back to school right now. I’m going for performing arts.

Where are you going to school?
I haven’t decided yet because right now I’m just finishing up some up um pre-college stuff. I would really like to go to Australia but we’ll see uh what happens and where I can go.

How did Rock of Love come to be for you? Were you pursuing music and acting before you found reality TV?
I had been pursing the arts for pretty much all my life and I found the [Rock of Love] casting director on MySpace. MySpace was popular at the time and I contacted them. They told me to send a video tape and within a three days because they were already sorta done with their casting but they wanted to give me a shot so I sent it in and then two weeks later I was on the show.

Did you feel like you knew what to expect going into the house?
Yes, I had watched the first season of the show so I already knew kinda what to expect. I never experienced that kind of atmosphere that they you know were working in for a TV show. That was my first television show I ever did so I just sorta went with the flow.

You ended up getting your own solo show Daisy of Love, what was that experience like?
I felt very grateful and extremely lucky and really excited and just on top of the world. To know that people were that interested in me and that the producers and everyone at VH1 thought I was you know “something.” They saw something in me and I thought that was just magical. It was definitely you know scary and stressful. It’s hard to, you know, you gotta be interesting and funny, and beautiful or whatever and hopefully people love you and they watch you and your career flourishes and you go on [Laughs]

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