Viviana Ross has revealed how her fling with Orlando Bloom negatively affected her career.
Last year, the aspiring actress and model famously spent the night with the Hollywood actor when he was staying at the Marylebone hotel in London, where she worked as a waitress at celeb haunt Chiltern Firehouse.
Viviana was fired by the hotel’s manager after being found naked in the actor’s hotel bed, and now she’s finally spoken out about the ordeal.
Speaking to The Sun, the 22-year-old said, “I’ve lost so much, but Orlando’s not lost a single thing. He showed no class whatsoever and is not a gentleman. Orlando cut off all contact and disrespected me.”
“There were no consequences for him, the entire thing just built his image. But this is why it’s so wrong.”
The wannabe actress and model, who was born in Dublin to Romanian parents, continued, “Women are put in a box. I just have a stamp on my forehead. I lost credibility with various designers and agencies.
“A big bridal magazine wanted to hire me but turned me down after finding out about the story. The moment this type of thing happens, people treat you differently.”
“Everyone googles you and when they do that with me, they could see my connection to Orlando Bloom. That story blew away everything that I’d done before.”
Viviana also revealed that she was approached by numerous reality shows, including Big Brother, Made in Chelsea and I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here! following the scandal. However, the young model refused all the offers.
Viviana continued, “It’s very unfair and it makes me angry, it really does. He’s come out of this as ‘the man’. He’s been made to look really good.”
At the time of their fling, Orlando was on a break from his on-off relationship with Katy Perry.
Speaking about her night with the actor, she said, “I saw him every day for over a week in the bar. It wasn’t like a movie scene where this guy wants to pick up a women and walks over to her and says some cliche.”
“He liked the fact I was down to earth and funny. I was not in awe of him or any of the celebrities who came to Chiltern Firehouse.
“We were just two single and free people making a mutual decision in their free time. It happens. We both had urges and both got what we wanted out of it. I knew what I wanted, he knew what he wanted.
“Why aren’t women allowed to say this? Why not be proud of who you are and be confident about what you want. The best thing is to have a woman who knows what she wants and what makes her happy,” she said.
Viviana was fired for “fraternising with a client”, and after the story broke, Orlando called Viviana to say sorry for the media storm – but then she never heard from him again.
“He called me afterwards and said ‘sorry’, but that was it. But just saying sorry is not the definition of a gentlemen. He got scared by the situation. He’d rather cut me loose than help me,” she explained.
“Making this decision to talk about this now is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Even after this has come out, who can tell me how people will see me?”
“I’m not a victim in all this but I have the right to talk about what happened. For me this is a new beginning,” she added.