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'Vodka Sam' Interview: Samantha Goudie Speaks Out About .341 BAC Arrest, Depression, Etc. [VIDEO]
International Business Times ^ | October 24 2013 | Thomas Barrabi

Posted on 10/24/2013 2:39:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

In her first televised interview since the story of her arrest for public intoxication went viral, Samantha Goudie, also known as “Vodka Sam,” revealed that she deeply regrets the events that led to her Internet fame.

Goudie, a student at the University of Iowa, gained a massive Internet following when she was arrested for public intoxication after allegedly attempting to run out onto the field during one of her school’s football games. The 22-year-old student’s .341 BAC after her arrest, coupled with her decision to brag about the situation from the Twitter handle “@Vodka_samm,” resulted in a slew of endorsement offers and interview requests.

However, in her first-ever interview, Goudie told The Daily Iowan she wanted no part of her newfound fame. “I care about my life,” she said. “I could easily have just taken this opportunity and ran with it and been ‘Vodka Sam’ my entire life, but that’s not why I came to college. I didn’t come to college to drink and be ‘Vodka Sam.’”

Goudie added that she hadn’t “bragged” about her .341 BAC to gain national attention; it was merely a joke between her and her friends. “In the moment, I was tweeting from jail because my friends follow me on Twitter, not the entire nation,” Goudie said. “I was completely embarrassed, just of the whole situation.”

Moreover, Goudie’s unwanted brush with fame had some noticeable effects on her personal life. The 22-year-old, who has battled depression in the past, had a hard time facing her college classmates. “I hated going to class,” she said. “I’ve struggled with depression, so I went into a depression for a little bit. I called my parents a lot.”

But “Vodka Sam” plans on turning her negative experience into a positive. The University of Iowa student will graduate from college in May and plans to enter graduate school to pursue a career in social work.

The Daily Iowan’s interview also revealed that Goudie was treated for an eating disorder in 2012. The 22-year-old stayed in a hospital for three months to combat the illness. “I used to think for the longest time that I was just failing,” Goudie said. “I couldn’t eat. I know what people who are going through [eating disorders] think, and how it’s hard to ask for help. I just want to help people through that process.”

Goudie admits that she still has the occasional dark day, but she recognizes that her past as “Vodka Sam” won’t last forever. “I need to fix my other problems. Like I still struggle with my eating disorder, I struggle with depression, and I’m still working my way out of this mess. I feel like I’ll get there, though.”

Goudie’s entire interview with the Daily Iowan can be viewed below.


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: vodkasam
Samantha Goudie Speaks Out
1 posted on 10/24/2013 2:39:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s face it, she only got notoriety because she’s kinda hot.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 2:42:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway; Lazamataz
Oh Laaazzz...

 

Vodka Sam


3 posted on 10/24/2013 2:43:49 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“There’s a time and a place for everything, and it’s called ‘College’” - Chef (South Park)


4 posted on 10/24/2013 2:45:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Clearly an idiot, but I’m not sure she deserves to raked over the coal publicly.


5 posted on 10/24/2013 2:45:36 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: nickcarraway

Saw the video...Dad doesn’t have a eating disorder.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 2:46:12 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: nickcarraway

Just stop drinking, clean yourself up and move on. Don’t overthink it.


7 posted on 10/24/2013 2:46:37 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dfwgator
"Kinda hot"?

 

ku-medium-2

I see you share the same taste for hot sloppy drunk chicks as Laz. And Me. And thousands. Make that Hundreds of thousands...

8 posted on 10/24/2013 2:47:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Some tweets....

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9 posted on 10/24/2013 2:49:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

A perfect 0bmatron. Great candidate for government work.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 2:49:45 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS

Because conservatives never partied in college.


11 posted on 10/24/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

0.34%?? Holy crap!


12 posted on 10/24/2013 2:52:07 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Where'd she learn to drink like that?

My guess is dear ol' Dad taught her.

 

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Sheesh. More tweets and backstory here.

 

13 posted on 10/24/2013 2:53:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Still Thinking

She must have some Polish blood in her, those girls can drink any guy under a table.


14 posted on 10/24/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, I’m not casting any stones on this one..


15 posted on 10/24/2013 2:55:15 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: cardinal4

There, but for the grace of God....


16 posted on 10/24/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I wish her well, 0.3 would kill me.


17 posted on 10/24/2013 2:57:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway
plans to enter graduate school to pursue a career in social work.

Great, just what this country needs..........

18 posted on 10/24/2013 2:59:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: dfwgator
"Because conservatives never partied in college."

Based on her babbling interview. I would never accuse a Conservative of being perfect for 0bama style government work.

19 posted on 10/24/2013 2:59:33 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: cardinal4

I knew girls like this at UF (ok, not in the Biblical sense), but they turned out fine, once they graduated.

Remember the Bush girls? How many times did we see pictures of them wasted during their college years? They turned out ok (albeit kinda liberal)


20 posted on 10/24/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hot Tabasco
But then again, the fat chick who lives behind me is a social worker in Detroit. Detroit is about a half hour drive from here and she leaves for work anytime between 8 and 9 a.m. and on most days is home by 3:30 p.m.

Tough job........

21 posted on 10/24/2013 3:01:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: nickcarraway

“enter graduate school to pursue a career in social work.”

She’ll be depressed again when the student loans come due.


22 posted on 10/24/2013 3:09:41 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

I don’t know about that. This girl could earn a scholarship on the college drinking team.


23 posted on 10/24/2013 3:12:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Navy Patriot

I believe I average out to .30, over the course of the week.


24 posted on 10/24/2013 3:50:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

So you’re the guy causing the gasoline shortage?


25 posted on 10/24/2013 4:40:53 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If there weren’t hundreds of millions of us, there wouldn’t be billions of people on Earth


26 posted on 10/24/2013 4:42:43 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Nah, I don't drink and drive (anymore).

But you did remind me of a song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDJ2rmFsEmY.

27 posted on 10/24/2013 5:27:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

I’d be drunk if I had two Dads and a satanic dog too!


28 posted on 10/24/2013 5:37:29 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d hit it.


29 posted on 10/24/2013 8:02:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I see you share the same taste for hot sloppy drunk chicks as Laz.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

30 posted on 10/24/2013 8:04:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Presumably you work from home in order to know this woman’s schedule.


31 posted on 10/27/2013 6:38:23 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: coop71
Presumably you work from home in order to know this woman’s schedule.

Nope, I'm retired.......

32 posted on 10/28/2013 4:51:40 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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