‘Blood, Sweat and Heels’ star Mica Hughes: ‘I was told I’m too beautiful to be black’

theGRIO VIDEO - Bravo's 'Blood, Sweat, and Heels' stars Micah Hughes and Daisy Lewellyn open about their new reality series. Mica sets the records straight on her ethnicity...

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Earlier this year Bravo’s newest reality show, Blood, Sweat & Heels, shattered records, becoming the network’s highest-rated premiere ever, with 2.5 million total viewers.

The series follows a group of up-and-coming women in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media.

The all-female cast includes former ‘video vixen’ turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas, and style and pop culture journalist Geneva S. Thomas.

Mica and Daisy sat down with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon to talk about the success of their hit reality series and so much more.

Throughout the season Mica has been accused of having a drinking problem by her fellow cast members.

Micah denies the claims that she has an alcohol problem, saying, “If I had an alcohol problem I doubt that Bravo would put me on the show. They don’t cast alcoholics.”

Daisy defended her co-star staying, “I think it’s so offensive to call someone and alcoholic…the people that did label Mica that, I think they owe her an apology because I think it’s mean and really heartless.

Mica later set the record straight on her ethnicity, which has been debated amongst several media outlets. “Both of my parents are black,” she said. “I am an African-American woman.”

She also recalled a story where a white woman told her she was “much too beautiful to be black.”

Tune in for the latest episode of Blood, Sweat & Heels this Sunday at 9/8c on Bravo.