Published April 10, 2012
| Fox News Latino
It’s war between Celebrity Apprentice members Dayana Mendoza and Lisa Lampanelli.
The Venezuelan beauty queen is fuming after learning that Lampanelli called her a derogatory word during an interview with Sirius XM radio last month, TMZ is reporting.
“I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp**!” said Lampanelli. “She’s going to do it f****ing soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
To these statements Mendoza said Lampanelli was in the wrong and had insulted “the entire Hispanic culture.”
Mendoza, 25, told the Huffington Post that it is sad Lampanelli, a well-known comedian, has to resort to bad mouthing her to “put food on her table.”
"I understand that it's Lisa's job to make fun of people for a living,” said Mendoza.“If poking fun at me can help her sell tickets to her shows, no problem, I am happy to help her put food on her table.”
“However, when she uses racial slurs, she is not only targeting myself but degrading an entire Hispanic culture," said Mendoza.
Lampanelli didn’t get back to TMZ with a comment in regards to Mendoza firing back.
Earlier last month, Mendoza told Fox News Latino how working for the "Celebrity Apprentice" was such a great experience despite her verbal altercations with Lampanelli.
“In the first episode everyone had a great time and we got a little bit of taste and flavor of what our job would be on the Celebrity Apprentice,” Mendoza told Fox News Latino.
“Working with everybody and working with each other that’s how we knew everybody’s work ethic.”
For Mendoza, working side by side with her fellow Venezuelan model and actress Patricia Velásquez was a dream come true.
“It was an honor for me to be on the Celebrity Apprentice representing my community and then I heard about somebody else,” Mendoza said.
“I saw this somebody was Patricia Velásquez, who is like my idol.”
Next week Mendoza and Lampanelli battle it out once more in the hopes of becoming the next Celebrity Apprentice.