Angel Love knows that being a new girl on Basketball Wives LA can come with a lot of criticism from the reality TV veterans, but she’s ready for it. Angel is the girlfriend and baby momma of DeJuan Blair of the Washington Wizards, but she also holds three college degrees and is a registered nurse, so don’t even try to write her off as just some athlete’s arm candy.

Angel Love admits that before coming on the show, she thought reality TV was scripted, but assures us that isn’t the case for Basketball Wives LA. While Angel implies that her time on the show hasn’t been drama free, she wants to get through to people in a bigger way. Her goal as a reality show star is to show girls like her–brown girls from the south–that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to, just as she has.