Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick and his fiance Kijafa Frink cover the April 2010 issue of Sister2Sister Magazine. The two also opened up to S2S editor, Jamie Foster Brown, who interviewed the couple about their relationship and Mike’s decision to participate in his BET reality show.
What made you want to do [a reality show]? Was it difficult?
Michael: No, it wasn’t hard to do. When I was in prison we talked about documenting everything coming out of prison, so we kind of had fun with it and just recorded everything in our day-to-day life.
I’m surprised because Mike’s real quiet. That’s what people always say, but are you really like that? Kijafa, you can answer.
Kijafa: Yeah, he’s a very quiet person around people that he don’t know, but when he’s home, he likes to laugh and joke and play.
Michael: It depends on who I’m around. It takes a while for me to get accustomed to certain people because of my level of trust. And that’s dated back to when I was younger.
Mike also reveals a childhood incident that could have left him blind!
Were you good in school?
Michael: I was pretty disruptive in class. I really didn’t focus.
Kijafa: He was a bad boy.
Michael: I didn’t put forward my best effort.
Kijafa: Tell her ’bout the time your mom said you glued your eyes shut.
Why did you do that?
Michael: Just being inquisitive. I had seen my mom using Visine. [all laugh] I thought the tube of glue was Visine, so me seeing what she was doing, I put some in my eyes. It was super glue.
Did they have to take you to the hospital?
Michael: No. I had a patch over my eye for a week. And then they—then my aunt cut it. It was all glued up. She cut my eyelash off, then it opened up after that.
Kijafa: I love hearing that story.
I have to admit that I’m laughing at the thought of Mike super-gluing his eye closed. But Dayum…that had to hurt!
Mike and Kijafa’s full interview will appear in the April 2010 issue of Sister 2 Sister. Cop that to find out what he had to say about watching his daughter being born and Kijafa’s take on life while he was in prison.