Season 2 of Shahs of Sunset has taken Bravo viewers by storm. The hard-partying Persian crew has learned from its network counterparts and created some over-the-top drama. Friendships have been formed and destroyed. Relationships break-up as quickly as they began. Whether Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi is swimming in whiskey and battling Asa Soltan Rahmati or Reza Farahan is stirring the pot, people are watching, and they are enthralled. Of course, don't even get me started on the shallowness of self-proclaimed Persian Barbie Lilly Ghalichi!
Mercedes "MJ" Javid was at the center of controversy this season, as she tried to play the middle man for friends turned foes. Her partying was called into question, and her relationship with biffle Reza suffered. Not phased, MJ has been sharing her path to self-confidence. As she should…MJ and cast mates have almost reached Housewives franchise status. The gang is getting a two-part reunion and a lost footage show. That's how you know you've arrived, Bravo style!
What do you get when you take a petite heiress with a penchant for extensions and then add a couple shots liters of whiskey? Why GG Gharachedagi of Shahs of Sunset fame, of course!
Without question, GG is my favorite star of the Bravo hit, and that's not just because she could take me in a street fight. Sure, she's a loose cannon, but she's also loyal to her friends. I think she has adopted the tough exterior to mask just how vulnerable she can be on the inside. However, if you listen to what GG is saying lately, she doesn't want you to believe she is a total softie.
One thing I'll say about the girls of Shahs of Sunset, they have body confidence like no other – no matter what their size!
After facing heat for flaunting her body in a bathing suit, Mercedes "MJ" Javid is announcing that she so does not care about being thin – and she's proud of how she looks!
"I don't want to be skinny!" MJtells In Touch Weekly while baring her curves in a monokini for the mag. I wonder if it was co-star Lilly Ghalichi's line? Doubt it, considering Lilly has been one of the main opponents of MJ's body!
MJ reveals that her weight fluctuates and she vacillates between sizes 8 to 10, but she's fine with it! “I am not ashamed of my body,” she admits. “Skinny is not appealing to me.”
According to Lilly's friend Neama, Lilly needs to ditch the bikinis and be a lawyer if she ever wants to get married. Neama told Lilly "it's time to grow up" and "this is beneath you" and "nobody wants a Persian wife who designs bikinis." While the exchange initially left Lilly feeling confused, Lilly's blog reveals she definitely won't be practicing law anytime soon.
Asa is headlining the Persh-a-Pelooza (Bravo's spelling) because she fancies herself the Persian Pop Priestess. Reza gives Asa a citrine stone for good luck, and Asa likes its energy. Lovely. She'll be making citrine milkshakes next season. #staytuned
Reza ruins Asa's warm and fuzzy rock feelings by insisting she have dinner with GG. Asa says she's far too busy playing pop star and spreading her love energy to worry about GG, adding, "GG's malicious. She doesn't value anything. There's nothing human about her. I don't want people like that in my life." Reza is like, Asa, I gave you a rock! Asa is like, You play dirty. Fine. One second of anything slightly wack, I'm out. Deuces!
Dang these reality TV people have record breakingly short marriages and engagements, don't they? A mere month after announcing her egnagement on Watch What Happens Live a certain whiskey-loving reality star is calling it quits with her fiance for a minute!
GG Gharachedaghi has officially broken off her month-long engagement to long-time friend/short time love interest Omid Kalantari. The Shahs of Sunset star has been friends with Omid for years and over this last season we've seen their romance blossom.
GG's rep confirms to Us Weekly that the couple no longer has plans to walk down the aisle. Earlier this week GG shared that things were "rocky" with Omid, but she was confident and optimistic they would work out if they took things slow. I guess with quickie engagements comes quickie realizations that working it out is too much work. Ugh – work.
It's a shame GG couldn't hang onto that gorgeous ring a little longer.
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK GG AND OMID WILL WORK IT OUT OR ARE THEY OVER FOR GOOD?
The stars of Shahs of Sunset never fail to baffle amuse me. No, they amuse baffle me. Both? Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi thinks Shahs of Sunset is the 'Rosa Parks' of TV (true story) and Mercedes "MJ" Javidsays Bravo makes her out to be a hotter mess than she really is (at least she's a lovable hot mess). MJ also reveals who her non-Shahs friends are on Bravo!
Recalling Rosa Parks and her pivotal role in the civil rights movement, GGsays, "She got a lot of drama for [her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man], but at the end of the day it started something so revolutionary and I feel like we are doing the same in respect of the entertainment industry."
"Americans have always had such a bad outlook on the Middle East, but we are the most successful and radiant culture," GG adds. "I'm just glad they are finally looking at us."