IN THE NEW ISSUE OF METROPOLIS NIGHTS, STUNNING "SHAHS OF SUNSET" REALITY STAR LILLY GHALICHI TELLS CELEBRITY JOURNALIST CHAUNCE HAYDEN...
• Why she fears for her safety.
• Why she won't wear her own bathing suits!
• Swears she's not anorexic!
ON VISITING IRAN THIS SUMMER:
Here I don’t worry about it. I feel safe on the soil of my country. But going back to Iran I really worry about it. It’s been a huge concern in my family. A lot of my cast members have never been to Iran since the day they left 20 years ago. They also have no intentions of going back to Iran. I on the other hand, visit Iran every year and so does my family. I haven’t gone home since the show has been released and yes, there is a huge concern regarding my safety and the safety of my family. I don’t know how the government feels about the show and I really don’t know how all the people feel about the show. I definitely am worried that someone in Iran may try to harm me or my family members. So before we go back we are consulting with the consulate and try to make sure we are in fact safe.
ON BEING BEAUTIFUL BUT NOT WILLING TO POSE IN HER OWN SWIMSUIT:
It’s not my goal to be seen as a sex symbol. I’ve gotten numerous offers to be photographed in lingerie or bikinis for different tabloids. But I turned them all down because I don’t want to be seen as a sex symbol. But on the other hand, obviously I’m obsessed with trying to be sexy or I wouldn’t have gotten breasts implants and I wouldn’t wear hair extensions if I didn’t want to be sexy. So I think a woman can be both beautiful on the outside and be intelligent as well. I don’t think the two are exclusive of each other. Now at the same time if you’re making sex tapes and posing for Playboy, obviously you are choosing to objectify yourself as a sexy symbol. You will never see me do those things. I don’t care how much Playboy offers me you will never see me pose nude and you will never see a sex tape of me. Those things will never happen. But if people find me sexy that if flattering....It’s too much to be the model of my swimwear. I think it’s just a little too sexy for my own personal comfort. Not that I think that people that wear it is demeaning. I just don’t have the level of comfort to put my body out there like that. Maybe one day I’ll have the courage. Right now, definitely not.
ON RUMORS THAT SHE'S ANOREXIC
(Yells) I eat! People think I starve myself or that I have an eating disorder. Even the people on the show accuse me of having an eating disorder. But it’s not true! I’ve even been accused of having ribs removed and liposuction. But I have never been on a diet in my life. I also have never done anything to try to make myself skinny. I don’t take pills. I am just skinny. My sister is even skinnier than me. I just have a very skinny family. My brother, not so much. I’ve tried everything to gain weight and I just can’t. But now I love being thin and I love being able to eat anything I want. In fact, I bet I eat more than anyone!