A (poorly) translated version of the Portugeuse article from the Angonoticias website. You will still be able to get the gist of the interview…. Go here for a slightly better translation (thanks Az!). Thanks to EVEPITT for an even better translation!
Tatiana Durao admitted in conversation with SA to have been real without pretending in BBA. The truth is that it creates a problem in Angola society. A society where some calls as hypocrite but others not. However, it is a society which says, by itself, to have cultivated some values relatively to sex, demanding very much discretion from women. Whether liking sex or not, the truth is that living images of sex, or nearly for that, chock people. That’s why we confronted Tatiana Dura with this question, and the answer was short and rude: ” Who doesn’t have sex? Tell me now! ”
SA: Tatiana people who are against your behaviour concentrate more on that factor. They don’t comment about whether you dance, cook…..they focus on this point: Sex.
TAT: ” Who doesn’t have sex? Tell me now! ”
SA: That’s not the question. The question is having a specie of unauthorized sex because you have a fiance outside the house……
SA: Ok. you got a boyfriend outside, Richard is married, so you were a little bit deprived of some “liberties” because of yours (Tat and rich) engagement. Were you aware of being risking or ending up with your relationship outside the house?
TAT: When i went to BB I was aware of everything. However, i was not sure of getting involved with someone.
SA: What can be seen is that in other BB programs happening around the world there are always 1 or 2 couples who have sexual intercourse, but curiously, there is a rupture. So, the idea is that they are playing the game aware of the temporary case…..
TAT: Look. It was my first experience in BB. I didn’t know things would happen like that. I am human like you all. We are not perfects. Our heart is not locked with 7 keys. Even if we got a lover. I have to say the situation in BB is different from the real (outside) world. There is nothing like BB.
SA: You mean, if you had met Richard outside the house you would probably not get close to him?
TAT: Exactly. Is that what I am saying. We were there closed for 98 days. Always looking at the same people. We were getting closer and feelings were growing, of course it was not our wish. Things happen…….
SA: Did you think of fighting against this sentiment? Like i won’t do it?
TAT: Yes, i did. I tried but that was too much to me. Richard is an impressing boy. Very charming. People who watched it since the beginning could see that. I think I made up my mind not to resist anymore,that it wouldn’t work, we would go nowhere because i was already very involved when he offered me the flowers in the house. Since then things were happening…..
SA: By the way, are you with your boyfriend (Gustavo)?
Tat: Of course not. We have already met and talked. We have always been together since i arrived. I won’t tell you what i think because i don’t even know what will happen from now on…
SA: Is it because of Richard?
TAT: Not because of this. I just know the Rich of the BB house. I don’t know the Rich of the outside house. It’s complicated. I had to be with him outside…
SA: So, you are not sure whether he was acting or not ?
TAT: No. i can guarantee it was love. We fell in love in the house. That’s true. I think people could see because it was on the eyes of everyone, in everything we did. It’s also true that there was some pretense in the house, but of course if things have to happen outside, we have to come together and get to know each other well.
SA: You mean a restart
TAT: Exactly a restart. Everything is completely different. Rich is in Tanzania at the moment, trying to fix his life. I don’t know whether he is trying to reconcile with his wife but i respect that. As i have always said: ” Richard i wish you good luck that everything works out between you and your wife. If in both sides things don’t work out, and if we think we can be together let’s try”. why not ? Anyway, it is still soon to talk about what will happen to me. Wheter i will be back to my boyfriend. I don’t know.
SA: But do you hope so? have you thought of it?
TAT: To tell you the truth i don’t know…I think so, because 7 years is not a joke.
SA: Does your family support you? Blame you?
TAT: No. 100% inconditional. To all my family. My father and my gramm who was my big fan are already dead. I just got my mom and my uncles who are just few. We are a small family; however, they are all proud of me, even my mom who is from a conservative religion respects my decisions in life wheter she disagrees or not. We haven’t yet met personally because she lives far away but we have talked by phone and she is happy……but she didn’t watch the program because there was no DSTV connection, but she heard some things.
SA: How do people look at you? Have you noticed if yhey they admire you or in a way “hustler girl”?
TAT: Most of them admire me. They admire the strength and courage i had in the house and for reaching till the finale, they congatulate me……
SA: Now you have much impress conference and you are news. Aren’t you afraid of being forgotten a month later for, example, i won’t come here to disturb you. Probably, BB will be busy preparing the next edition what if the lights turn off? Are you scared of it ?
TAT: No, i have got many invatations to visit others countries including the ones of the others housemates. There are companies that wanna do something with Tatiana. I think to keep the lights on depends on us, on our sacrifice, battle. If it depends on me the lights won’t turn off.
SA: you are a beautiful and friendly girl but some years later you will be a little older and you will probably not be called to fashion shows. May the strategy followed in BB give you the opportunity to make some money for future ?
TAT: Of course i got plans. In this phase i have to take advantage of everything coming out. Have my own business…to do what i want. i like working with show and that’s what i’ll do in the future. For a while i just wanna travel, work outside, have fun, and do everything i like, TV, fashion and so on……Later i will think of others plans.
SA: Are you not afraid of being permanently confronted and pointed as a bad example of Angolan woman?
TAT: No, Tati didn’t go there to represent any african woman. She represented herself. I don’t even believe there is any capable woman to go and represent angolan woman. I tell you that with full month: it’s impossible so perfect to say that you will go to represent Angolan woman. it’s impossible. Iam Angolan that’s right, but it is not on my plans to represent any Angolan woman, i represent Tatiana Durao and that’s all.
SA: Have you thought of children yet?
TAT: yes, 2. Maybe 2 or 3 years later.
SA: So, are we close to have some Richardizinhos in Angola?
TAT: I don’t know (laughs). He has to fight for his life now. He comes from a poor family, wanna graduate in the area of Cinema
SA: Being poor in Angola is complicated. In Luanda you don’t spend less than 100$ in a dinner in a good restaurant.
TAT: That’s the point i don’t know if it would work
SA: Were you willing to be with him?
TAT: Of course, if things were proportionated. However, it would be hard because i had to abdicate from many things but dreams would come true in other fields if we were to live in a country where we could realize our dreams, like South Africa. If things happen could be that way….
SA: Last question: Did you use Condom ?
TAT: Yes, we did.