Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a reality series before it is launched? Before Southern Charm came to Bravo, a “sizzle reel” was created, featuring Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose, Whitney Sudler-Smith, J.D. Sermet, and a few other Charleston, South Carolina denizens who didn’t make the final cut. Though Craig Conoveris not in the “sizzle reel” he was included in the pitch for Southern Gentlemen, which morphed into Southern Charm.
But while Southern Charm executive producer Whitney-Sudler Smith and Bryan Kestner (who would become one of Southern Charm’s executive producers), with the help of Kestner’s then fiancee, Dawn Price, put the initial pitch together, it was for a show called Southern Gentlemen [view the sizzle reel video here]. Dedicated fans of Southern Charm might remember Bryan Kestner as the person mentioned by Patricia to son Whitney as someone he should consult before going into the restaurant business.
I feel like all reality stars hang out, but I never expected there to be a crossover between Southern Charm and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Don’t get too ahead of yourself here though, the Bravo cast was not exactly hanging out with the famous reality TV family. Shep Rose got held up and shoved at a Costa Rica airport thanks to the presence of Kim Kardashian and her family. Shep isn’t the only Southern Charm star getting involved with interesting situations these days. Thomas Ravenel and Whitney Sudler-Smith were serenading a British woman in the Hamptons.
Both of those anecdotes seem a little too strange to be true, but they really are and I’m just hoping that the Southern Charm camera crew was present to capture all the entertaining moments.
It’s finally the weekend, and that means a new gallery of reality TV stars social media pics. The oh so thirsty Landon Clements shared the picture above on Instagram. Landon added “#fishbra #savethetatas” to the post.
Cute dogs, cute couple, and colorful autumn leaves..what’s not to love about this picture?! I don’t get the chance to say that too often while compiling this Twitter and Instagram pictures post every week, but credit where credit is due: Million Dollar Listing New York star Fredrik Eklund does social media right. Fredrik shared the pic above of himself and Derek, adding, “I love this little family.” #AllTheFeels
A new week means a new gallery of the reality TV stars showing off, throwing shade, or sharing snapshots on social media. Filed under the “showing off” category: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore shared the photo above on Instagram, jokingly adding, “Hello girls!”