Last month Sonja Morgan unveiled Tipsy Girl, a new prosecco she is promoting. It was widely predicted that Bethenny Frankel wouldn’t be too happy about the name given that Tipsy Girl sounds remarkably similar to Bethenny’s infamous Skinnygirl line. Now the two former frienemies are locked in a trademark dispute via their business entities.
Sonja’s business partner, Peter Guimares, dismissed the name similarities and argued that he had trademarked “Tipsy Girl” (two words) months earlier. At the time, Bethenny had no comment on her Real Housewives Of New York co-star’s tipsy business venture, but instead made a move to trademark the name “Tipsygirl” (one word!).
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I’m not sure that holds true where business ventures are concerned! Especially when it comes to Bethenny Frankeland her booze! Did Sonja Morgan just step on some Skinnygirl toes?
Sonja, who has dabbled in a zillion or two businesses from Nigerian football teams to French floral arrangements, is now joining the ranks of Real Housewives hawking liquor. Sonja and a business partner just announced their new liquor brand, Tipsy Girl, but she is facing major backlash for choosing a name that sounds eerily similar to Bethenny’s Skinnygirl.
To celebrate the occasion, we decided to take a look back at Sonja through the years, mostly since she joined theReal Housewives of New York in 2010.
Above: Sonja looked stunning in coral at the Future of Fashion runway show in April. I’d love to know Sonja’s secret, as I think she looks amazing. Whatever “it” is, she needs to bottle it up and sell it to the puffy and over-filled Beverly Hills and Orange County real housewives. Walk down memory lane with us below.
Bethenny has made no secret of the fact that her so-called “hog” Real Housewives Of New Yorkco-stars don’t deserve to earn the same million dollars she is earning, and Bravo should cut their losses. But all her complaining to the media seems like the SUREST way for Bravo to lock Ramona, Luann and Sonja back in, because HOLY DRAMA, Batman!
“They tried to power play Bravo,” revealed a source. “They tried to hold out for more money.” Ramona, Sonja and Luann were trying to stonewall Bravo into paying them the same $1 million dollar salary Bethenny Farnkel earns. Bethenny doesn’t think they deserve it, and unfortunately neither does Bravo!