For obvious reasons, we would've pegged you as an ex-homecoming queen. How'd you end up being "Least Desirable” back in school?
I was always looking crazy. My parents didn't have a lot of money, so my clothes weren't the best. The kids used to crack on me a lot. Real mean stuff. They made jokes about my eyebrows. They called me Giraffe. I'm 5-foot-8, so I was always taller than everybody else, and my pants never fit.

Well, those jeans don't lie anymore. If it's any consolation, though, Kimora Lee was once called a giraffe.
Really? Well, Kimora, I feel you girl. It's hard being tall. You see a guy sitting down and you're like, "He's cute.” Then he stands next to you, and you're like, "Damn.”

Initially, the folks at BET didn't like you either. How'd you come back after the first rejection?
My mom is the very strong type. That's where I get my strength. And I hate hearing "no.” I think it's the worst word in the dictionary. I don't like people saying you can't have something.

How can men with a beanpole preference keep you sweet, not salty?
I'm not going to tell you. I'd be giving away the blueprint. Then you'll have all these fake Casanovas trying to get at me. Just make me happy. I want more than just the typical.

Let's try that again. Since you're "Miss Top 5,” what are five things you look for in men?
Wow! I like that. OK. First, spirituality. We have to be able to pray together. Second, his relationship with his family has to be good. Humor. I love to laugh. Understanding and patience—they're the same to me, and a man needs to have a lot of patience dealing with me.

Wouldn't you know it, I'm five for five! Where do I sign up?
[Laughs] Oh, you're that dude?

Men lie, but numbers don't.
[Laughs] OK, you're being fresh. You need a spanking. Everybody over at KING needs a spanking.

Just say when….—Rondell Conway