TLCâ€™s Kate Stoltzfus has broken from her Amish heritage in Pennsylvania for New York CityÂ to pose for Maxim magazine.
“There are definitely a lot of Amish women who have great bodies, because they work hard,” Stoltzfus told the magazine. “They also eat really healthy, since they grow their own food. That’s one big thing I miss about home, being able to garden and take care of plants.”
The beauty had a whopper of a midseason episode last year when posed in a small bikini during a photo shoot and visited the Museum of Sex along her friends and costarsÂ Sabrina,Â AbeÂ andÂ Rebecca.
“Before I had even signed a contract with a modeling agency, I did a test shoot to see if I could photograph well, and the first outfit they put me in was a bathing suit!” the actress said of the time. “I have to admit it was a little intimidating, but now I enjoy doing it.”
Also asked by the magazine of her privateÂ life, she replied, “A guy would have to prove himself to me before I’dÂ bake him something special, like my peanut butter blosÂsoms. Most of the time I just make them for my roommates and me.”
By the way, some time agoÂ rumors surfaced claiming that the star was going to changeÂ her career in that direction – and away from the reality show that launched her into the spotlight.
“Kate hates her cast mates fromÂ Breaking Amish,” aÂ source told reportersÂ of Stoltzfus’ fellow costars. “She has no camaraderie with them, she can’t really relate anymore. She has big dreams and they aren’t in line with everyone else.”
Meanwhile, the second season of the famous show is to be broadcast. It will rellocate to Los Angeles withÂ Â new cast of Amish and Mennonite young adults.
According to the network, “this season finds them leaving their communities for the sunny skies and gritty streets of Los Angeles. Through 10 hour-long episodes, they will explore life among the ‘English,’ risking everything they have to figure out who they want to be.”
â€ś’Breaking Amish’ is about the challenges and opportunities anyone faces when at a crossroads in life – deciding which path to take and finding your road to happiness.”
“With an all-new cast and a different, vibrant city, ‘Breaking Amish: LA’ opens the door to these fascinating lives and the journeys they all embark on, as they explore this new world in search of who they want to be â€“ at the risk of everything theyâ€™ve ever had,â€ť Amy Winter, General Manager of TLC, said in a statement.
The original cast of “Breaking Amish” Season 1 can currently be seen in spin-off “Breaking Amish: Brave New World,” which follows them as they begin new lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Some critics suggested that “Breaking Amish” is fake, citing certain inconsistencies in the backstories of the characters, but that hasn’t hindered the show’s ratings – the first season has scored about 3.2 million viewers and is considered to be theÂ highest-rated freshman series in TLC’s history.