Oooohhh… is this the hint of a whiff of our first new Real Housewives of Orange County feud?
Newbie Lydia McLaughlin shares her first impressions of her co-stars. She's already revealed that she doesn't think much of Slave Smiley, but apparently she doesn't think much of his girlfriend Gretchen Rossi either!
"I get introduced to the group because Alexis [Belino] brings me to a party and Alexis, at the time, most of them don’t like Alexis," Lydia tells WetPaint. "So you’re walking in and they automatically don’t like me before I opened my mouth. So that was an uphill battle at first."
"I thought I was going to get along with Gretchen, but she was the coldest to me when I joined the group. I have no idea why," Lydia adds. Surprisingly it was Heather Dubrow who was the most receptive. "Most of the girls have been nice. Heather’s taken me under her wing and given me lots of advice."
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"I still don’t know why I did it, but we’ll see," she admits of joining the show. Lydia makes her first appearance on episode 3.
Another person who doesn't know why she joined reality TV is Vicki Gunvalson. Saying the criticisms she receives are sometimes "unbearable," Vicki admits that it's definitely been a learning curve to get used to reality television.
“It’s definitely hard. We’ve all learned to have a little bit of thick skin," Vicki tells Fox News. "I’m still very sensitive. I get my feelings hurt. I’ve got my feelings hurt this year." Tonight Vicki debuts her freshly revamped (but not yet healed) face to co-stars Tamra Barney, Gretchen and Heather.
As for why she continues to return to the show, Vicki admits, "It’s like a drug. If you like it enough you’ll go back for more."
And sharing some advice for reality TV hopefuls, even Andy Cohen reveals that it's not a career he would endorse. “I just think if your aspiration is to become a reality star you need to go to school and get a new aspiration,” Andy concedes. “The fun thing about everyone here is I don’t think any of them aspired to be a reality star. They wound up for one reason or another in/on a reality TV show.”
Tonight is an all-new episode of RHOC. The ladies continue to struggle to define friendships at Heather's glambake, who is annoyed that she has to play mediator.
Reality Tea will be live-tweeting the episode and trying not to wince at Vicki's tweaked face which looks a little ouchy to us.
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