Well, it's about damn time! I was starting to wonder if we'd ever meet the elusive Lizzie Rovsek, but finally she made an appearance on Monday's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. I wasn't expecting much, but I loved the way she held her own with the other women. Lizzie even impressed the walking thesaurus and the fitness maven in one fell swoop! She commemorates her inaugural episode in her first ever Bravo blog.
Of her grand, yet clumsy, entrance (a girl after my own heart!) begins, "'Here I am!!!' I definitely wanted to make an impression on my first episode, but falling to the ground at my first party was not my intention. I can blame that on the new pair of platform heels I had on, nerves, or maybe it was that little step down out the patio door at Danielle's house…Ahhhhh, but in any case I hope it shows all of you how real I am. We all fall down now and then, no biggie, shake it off and move on. I was worried how I might appear on the show, but as a whole, you just met Lizzie–and it's pretty close to form. I'm a friendly, happy, outgoing person, self-deprecating at times and a little sarcastic. As you get to know me more as the season continues, I hope you see in me my honest heart and genuine spirit."
Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County we met newbie Lizzie Rovsek, who definitely proved she's no trophy wife! Other newbie Danielle Gregorio hosted an Ugly Sweater Christmas party, which college kids have been doing since the dawn of Greek civilization. Instead of cranberry Jello shots, Danielle is serving cranberry champagne punch with very expensive 'champs', something that really chaps Heather Dubrow's notion of propriety. She's going to have to send Danielle an instructional guide to Champs, complete with illustrations.
Tamra Barney is pretty bent out of shape about having to participate in an ugly sweater affair – this coming from the woman who hosted an 80's themed Bunko party. "I'm not really into ugly," Tamra complains. I guess Tamra only supports ugly when it comes to her own ugly personality!
This is like a unicorn sighting! A Real Housewife admitting when she's wrong! Heather Dubrow is very sorry for talking to Tamra Judge's husband Eddie about their "baby issues" and even apologizes!
Last night onThe Real Housewives of Orange County, Heather pulled Eddie aside to dish a little on what Tamra told her about having another baby. When Eddie approached Tamra to ask her not to share such personal things with Heather, Tamra was obviously pretty irked at Heather. And Heather is truly sorry for the whole thing.
We're still at Shannon's dinner party and tensions are running high. I blame Shannon and her non-organic vodka and her totally toxic marriage, despite the efforts of radiation detectors. Where's the detector that detects the bad vibes Shannon radiates?! She's got everyone gripping their knives for protection and wondering when the next onslaught is going to come. At least the food was good – everyone talks about the food – and the house.
Heather is most on edge of all. Fancy Pants doesn't like the new girl with her shi-shi-shi house giving her a run for her fancy pants money. To assert her crown Heather starts taking it out on the little people. She tells Vicki to hush (which finally, somebody did!) and stop interrupting while Shannon tells her Unhappily Married Support Group opener about how she was the girl who could never be alone and then she married David because well, he said hey!
It is so bizarre to me that people would put their entire lives on display for our entertainment (I'm not complaining though!), but I find it terribly disturbing that even with cameras in their faces 24/7, so much more drama goes on behind the scenes. More than one housewife in the Bravo franchise has claimed to be the victim of domestic abuse while on the show, and now Tamra Judge's son is calling out his former step-father's violent behavior.
Lizzie is a former model who has two children with her husband who works in real estate. She is quick to admit that the veteran "wives" didn't welcome the new faces with open arms. In fact she likens her co-stars cattiness to hazing. Lizzie reveals that she did not expect their behavior at all, yet she also watched the show before appearing on it, so…
Tamra Judge — formerly Barney — has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. Whether it is the status of her up-and-down relationship with bestie Vicki Gunvalson (above on their way to Hawaii), opening her new gym, C.U.T. Fitness, or her recent custody issues with her ex-husband, Tamra has always been an open book.
The newbie begins her Bravo blog, "I have to say that when I started filming RHOC I knew it was not going to be 'the Shannon Beador show' — that I was going to be shown in both positive and negative lights. I also understood that despite multiple hours of filming, there would only be a few moments shown on the screen. Everyone in our family tends to joke with each other, but often times on film it doesn't appear very funny. And now for week two, I find that some of my not-so-proudest moments have been chosen to air."