In recent interviews, Shahs of Sunset stars Reza Farahan, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, and Lilly Ghalichi dished about being a celebrity (excuse me… a Bravolebrity), making time to be nice to people, and the secret behind the big hair, respectively.
Reza said he thinks of himself as the glue that holds the Shahs of Sunset cast together, adding, "Who would have thought the homo of the group would be the one standing up holding the signs for everybody, like 'Hello, this is where the Persians are at. We’re here.'"
While Reza might be slightly full of himself, he is responsible for Lilly's addition to the cast. Reza joked, "Oh my God, I have a magic genie lamp at home and I rub it really hard every night and I pray a skinny bitch will come out of it and Lilly popped out."
Joking aside, Reza explained, "Actually, I bumped into Lilly in the lobby of the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills and immediately I was taken aback by her appearance. I went up and I struck up a conversation with her. She asked me what I did. I told her I was in the real estate business. She told me she was looking for real estate and cut to after several hours of conversation I gave her a business card, we kept in touch. And then I slowly started introducing her to my group of friends. Then Bravo was there to follow all of that and chronicle it for everybody."
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Calling Reza a "Bravolebrity," the After Elton interviewer asked Reza if he hopes to make an appearance on other Bravo shows. Claiming to be taken aback, Reza answered, "That’s really funny because when I do interviews like this it pulls me out of life to talk about something that’s real, something that’s part of my life, and when you say Bravolebrity it’s so strange for me because I’m just Reza – real estate agent who lives in L.A."
Reza went on to drop names from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Million Dollar Listing L.A., saying, "The funny thing is, living where I live, I see Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken [Todd] a lot because I love SUR and Villa Blanca and I see them there. They’re very present; I see them often. I bump into Kyle [Richards] once in a while; I bump into her husband Mauricio [Umansky]. I see Madison Hildebrand. And Josh Altman is a dear friend of mine. So do I know if I’ll be on their shows? I don’t know, but I definitely see them around town all the time."
Last season on Shahs of Sunset, we witnessed a reunion between Reza and his father but we have yet to see the two together this season.
Reza said his dad will definitely be a part of season two, adding, "It’s so strange. We’re talking about a reality show and reality shows aren’t known for bringing families together and resolving deep-seated family issues. But, for me, if I could say the second most amazing thing to come out of it has been the transformation in my relationship with my father. It was the perfect storm for us to have this transformational dialog and you guys were there, the cameras were there."
Reza added, "I didn’t want to do the ugly crying in front of the cameras but you just forget that they’re there. One thing after another, I’m crying, my dad’s crying, my cousins are crying. It was a hot mess."
You mean… that hair isn't natural? I'm shocked!
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