Shahs of Sunset Season 2 Premiere Brings Huge Ratings; Plus, There’s Only Room For One Persian Barbie!

The Shahs of Sunset cast (Reza Farahan, Mercedes Javid, Lilly Ghalichi, Mike Shouhed, Asa Soltan Rahmati and Golnesa GG Gharachedaghi) has 2.3 million reasons to smile today!  The numbers are in from the season 2 premiere on Sunday night and the show blew the doors off their previous record, which was the season 1 finale.  2.3 million viewers tuned in on Sunday night – an increase of 106%! 

Asa can breathe a sigh of relief  – she won't have to dig up the gold coins in her floor now to replenish her checking account. 

In other Shahs news, model Niki Ghazian has fired off a strongly worded letter to Bravo, requesting that they stop referring to newcomer Lilly Ghalichi as "Persian Barbie".  Niki claims that the name belongs to her and she wants Bravo to remove any promos that use the nickname in reference to Lilly.


Niki hasn't applied to officially trademark the name, but says she's the "common law owner" since she's been using the nickname since around 2005.  I don't think Niki has a plastic legal leg to stand on since I'm pretty sure "anything Barbie" is a trademarked name owned by Mattel. 

Since she's already working on buying her Dream House with her favorite realtor Reza, Persian Barbie Lilly needs a gold corvette to complete the look. Pink is so yesterday.  Just don't tell Lisa Vanderpump I said that.


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