Dec 28th 2012 by missoliviablack • 45 Questions • 456 Points
Thank you everyone!! I am finishing up now, but will be checking back over the weekend to answer any new questions!!!
I AM Olivia Black, SuicideGirl and formerly from the show "Pawn Stars"
I am Olivia Black. I applied to model for SuicideGirls in 2008 and had two sets go up on SuicideGirls.com in 2009. In 2011, I was hired to work at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, the setting for the History Channel's hit series "Pawn Stars." On December 15, 2012 the National Enquirer ran an article on me, linking to my SuicideGirls photos, and two days later I received a call from the Pawn Stars producers that my services were no longer needed on the show. I started a petition on Change.org to get my job back - why should sexy photos have any influence on your ability to do your job? AMAA.
I will be answering questions for the next hour, but will check back in over the weekend!
P.S. SuicideGirls made my most recent set free for reddit here: http://suicidegirls.com/members/Missy/albums/site/32827/
P.P.S. My verification is here: http://suicidegirls.com/girls/OliviaBlack/2758604/
Is Rick really that smart or does he look up stuff THEN they film it?
He is an extremely intelligent man, but even a genius must look things up.
Is Chumlee actually, let's say, as "gifted" as the camera sometimes makes him seem? edit: misspelling
He is a lot more intelligent then they give him credit for
How often is the "main cast" actually in-store? Do they work the same hours as before the show got huge?
I wasn't around in the beginning so I am not sure their change in hours, but unless they are off the grounds looking at something they work Monday-Friday 7-5+
He is very happily committed to a lovely lady.
Nay, it is not Rebecca, I do not believe she is on television at all
Rather than outright fire you from the pawn shop AND pawn stars, why didn't they just cut your role from pawn stars and keep you around the shop?
I found out on Friday I will be at the shop, starting after the new year, taking pictures!
How many people actually work at the pawn shop? It seems like there are quite a few that are never featured on the show.
The shop has a very extensive staff! There are a ton of people that aren't filmed.
I've never been
Did Rick give you any guidance about coming on this AMA? Did he approve/disaprove?
Rick supports me going back to SuicideGirls and promoting such
What kind of process did you have to go through to get a job at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop?
Are all of the employees actually like the way they appear on the show? Do they change off camera?
It was a standard interview and hire process. I had two interviews, a back ground check, and a lot of waiting haha. The guys are all super sweet. The ground work for who they are on the show is derived from truth.
"Phew. Thank god I got that part out so she knows I think she's pretty. Now be cool, snail_boy, just sit back and wait for that pm."
Why does rick have a friend for EVERY thing that is brought in
He and his family have been in the business for years, you can't be good at what you do, if you don't have knowledge.
Super sweet and full of wisdom, when he's not napping.
What were the average things that you dealt with? Obviously not everybody had gas pumps, cardinal rings and stuff. But other than the obvious jewelry, what were the main things bought there?
We have a lot of gold coming in
Did you receive much in terms of monetary kickback from the show? And how does pay at the pawn shop compare to other jobs you've had?
The shop is commission based pay. It's very competitive.
When are most episodes filmed during the day? Are people just picked out and told to come back on a day the shop would normally be closed to the public?
The shop is never closed to the public. At night the floor isn't open, but the shop is 24/7. During the day filming is Monday - Friday 7-5
The real question is; did your sexy photos have any influence on your ability to provide battletoads?
Not too much, he's very respectful. I loved my job very much!! I was mostly saddened about not returning to work.
For everyones sake, I hope so.
What has been your most memorable experience working at Pawn Stars?
Getting hired, I had never heard of the show and was quite surprised(to say the very least) when there were video cameras for my interview.
Guys, if you read the original post, you'll see that she's in some trouble at the moment with the show. She hasn't provided a link to the change.org petition. I think I found it https://www.change.org/petitions/olivia-black-we-want-olivia-black-back-on-pawn-stars-2.
Reddit is a big site. I'm pretty sure we can help her out
Thank you!!!! <3
Which is your favorite tattoo? If you could only have 1 of your current tattoos, which would it be and why?
"Love" on my left ring finger. I got it as a promise to myself to love me first. It's a needed reminder sometimes.
Nay, he is an absolute sweet heart!
What made you become a SG? Also, were you ever allowed to play with the stuff that the company bought?
I have always been comfortable with my body, and found nude photography as an artistic outlet. I knew my love of tattoos would prevent me from getting into Playboy, so when I was introduced to SuicideGirls at 18 I fell in love with the entire sites mantra!!
Mint Chocolate Chip (the green kind)
Have you considered a lawsuit?
Thanks for being a part of the "make tattoos sexy" thing!
Not currently, I am still trying to show the production company that if I was fired for the SG photos, that the fans don't care. I'd just like to have my job back. I think The fans are a lot more open then they're given credit for.
I've heard from a lot of sources that Chum Lee always shows up drunk (hilariously) and is occasionally belligerently so... is there any truth to that?
Also, the show made it seem like your looks and charm played a large part in your employment. Did you have any background in the pawning/television industry before sending in an application?
He doesn't drink at all actually, so there is zero truth to that. I had no experience in the pawning business, but I did have years of sales experience.
How many tattoos do you have and do you have any good stories about them?
I have lost count as to how many I have, they're just starting to blend into the 1 they will be, and yes, they all have some story.
I haven't had a chance to spend time with SG's, hopefully soon!!! I know we're planning something in the very near future!!
Is the old man really as grumpy as he comes across on tv?
He's not grumpy with me, but I try and be quiet and do as I am told ahaha
Why did you want to work on Pawn Stars? Do you have experience in pawning?
Hopefully, you get your job back.
And not really a question but Suicide Girls is awesomely awesome. The girls are great.
I wanted to work at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop because I needed a second job, the show just kind of came with it. And I agree, SuicideGirls are amazing!!
How much money did you make from the SG shooting?
What's the deal with the "it." above your lady parts? Is it a Freudian thing or are you just a Stephen King fan?
All models receive a standard amount. "Gentleman" can be rude and ask to see "it". I like my personal practical jokes haha