Lisa Vanderpump is one of a handful of Bravo Housewives who has staying power in this sometimes precarious industry. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules star recently shared her feelings on what it means to be a reality ‘star,’ including how she initially got into the world of warring Housewives, and how she has navigated its rocky waters since.
Part of Lisa’s appeal is her depth. Lisa is not merely a “housewife” who cameras follow around for dramatic purposes; she’s also a long time business woman, brand builder, and activist for animal rights and the LGBT community. The restaurateur and humanitarian seems to understand something that many of the other Bravo Housewives (96 in total since the franchise’s inception ten years ago) often do not: Audiences stick with the person, not the persona.
The biggest story line of whether or not Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney will say ‘I Do’ has already been busted thanks to social media (Yes, they tie the knot, aka Tom’s balls are tied in a knot forever), but apparently there was a lot of back and forth leading up to the altar. No surprise there, as Tom‘s fear of commitment has always been an issue.
It’s clear Scheana Marie Shay puts a lot of effort into taking care of herself and that she has pride in her appearance. She really does try hard to stay fit and be nutritious. That’s why it was extremely disheartening when Instagram followers skinny shamed the Vanderpump Rules star after she posted about using Hydroxycut to help her reach her body goals.
After that rude fiasco, Scheana decided to disable the comment option on her latest post related to the weight loss supplement.
While we were home Sunday night filing our nails and taking out the garbage like regular people, Lisa Vanderpump and daughter Pandora Vanderpump Sabo were rubbing elbows with Hollywood elite at the Emmy Awards. You know, just another day in the life of Bravo royalty!
On the red carpet, Lisa took the time to dish on her two Bravo shows poised to premiere in the next few weeks: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. Of VPR, Lisa shares that it will be a “tumultuous ride” as the cast marches its way toward the wedding between Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz. But, Lisa admits, the cast still love each other despite their endless bad choices and backstabbing ways!
I wasn’t sure if Lisa was just holding out for a bigger paycheck (not that she needs the money), but she ended up agreeing to come back (obviously) and she had a great reason for returning. I’m sure part of her loves the celebrity status she has gained, but I do think it is great that Lisa is very involved with such important causes on a regular basis.
Many people hate on the Vanderpump Rules cast for working in a restaurant, but I would absolutely love it it if I was a bartender or waitress at SUR. First off, they all get to be on reality TV which gives them fame and much more money than they would ever make in tips. Second, they are all super hot, which would make for an interesting work environment.
But I have to say that the aspect which makes me the most jealous is that all of the SUR staff members have Lisa Vanderpump as their fairy godmother. Not only is she employing them, but she’s always giving them life advice, and a bunch of other cool perks. And it is a #TotalLisaMove for Lisa to have a starring role in Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’swedding day.