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!
This Friday Vicki and a mystery man were spotted at The Ranch, an Anaheim, CA restaurant. In stealthy photos captured of the two it appears the Real Housewives Of Orange County star is holding hands with the man later identified as Smith Walker. That name cannot be real – it sounds like it was manufactured from a BuzzFeed Quiz about what your name would be if you were a liquor.
Kristensaid, “My experience on RHONY was fantastic and I made some great new friends. At this time in my life, I have decided to concentrate on my family and my new business ventures @pocbeauty polish and Last Night’s Look, my fashion blog. I will remain a Housewife and part of an amazing franchise forever and that is what is important. Thanks for all your support.”
Since then, Kristen announced her Pop of Color line will soon include matte lip gloss and traveled to Dubai to escape the mess she created for Dubai Fashion Week. When a fan bemoaned the fact that she missed Halloween with her kids, Cash and Kingsley, Kristen replied, “Many more Halloweens to come! Once in a lifetime trip to Dubai!” Check out pictures from Kristen’s trip to Dubai below.
Above: Bethenny and Cookie rock their bikinis on the “Paws for Style” runway in 2007. The pictures below – which span a whopping ten years – highlight Bethenny‘s style through the years, including a few rather unfortunate fashion and makeup choices. Enjoy.