Erika analyzes LVP

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Erika Girardi Dishes On The Battle Of The Lisas In Dubai

Erika Girardi in Dubai

So, Dubai…that looks like an amazing place to go, right? I’m sure it is, but its beauty and ridiculously amazing opulence was overshadowed on this week’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills by a four-letter-word: LISA. Am I referring to Lisa Vanderpump or Lisa Rinna? To be completely honest, I’m not entirely sure.

All season, Rinna’s overly plumped lips have been talking about Munchausen and Yolanda Foster. She’s tired of being the scapegoat. No, she’s not tired, she enraged. And then there’s Lisa Vanderpump, or LVP as she’s been newly dubbed this season (I blame newbie Kathryn Edwards). The all-around fan favorite has been relegated to the group villain thanks to editing and an inability to apologize for whatever her co-stars think is deserving of an apology. Erika Girardi has her own opinions.


In her Bravo blog this week, Erika dissects that awkward dinner (the one that happened after the awkward hookah, camel-eating situation). She begins, “This trip is so much on so many levels. Let’s agree that Dubai, with all its over-the-top luxury, is a one-of-a-kind city. So much has happened in the short amount of time that we’ve been here that it’s somewhat overwhelming. I’m not talking about the time change, the food, or the hotel… I’m talking about the human experience: Emotions are overflowing and tensions are high.”

Erika continues, “Being new to this group, obviously I’m last in the social pecking order. I’ve missed a lot of back-story and private conversations, so when they are brought up in little pieces I’m sometimes struggling to put things together. But one thing is clear: Lisa Rinna feels as though she has taken the fall for the Munchausen/Lyme conspiracy about Yolanda. This is where things get tricky. Who do you believe? Do you go with what you see and hear? Or do you go with your gut?”

Concluding, Erika wonders if its all a giant, lemon-scented conspiracy theory. She writes, “Is it possible these women came up with a plan in an attempt to ruin Yolanda’s integrity? Is Lisa Vanderpump lying like Lisa Rinna says she is? Was Kyle [Richards] part of these conversations, and is she OK with her and Lisa Vanderpump’s alleged involvement? It gets curiouser and curiouser… And I’m definitely ‘down the rabbit hole.'”

Did Erika mean “rabbit hole” or “snake hole”? Only time will tell. If you need me, I’ll be hanging out with my pet ball python, Lowell. His first birthday was this week, and while he loves watching RHOBH with me, I think he’s a bit worried he’ll one day end up a handbag at Kyle By Alene Too.


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