NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Tinsley Mortimer attends the 2016 Whitney Art Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)

Tinsley Mortimer Wants To Use Real Housewives To Rebrand Herself; Dorinda Medley Uses RHONY Exposure For Charity

Unless you’re someone who follows the ups and downs of the New York City social scene, you probably have no idea who Tinsley Mortimer is. If that’s the case, then you’re about to since Tinsley reportedly joined the cast of Real Housewives of New York. Whether you are familiar with her or not, apparently Tinsley wants the reality show to help her rehabilitate her image. And on the opposite end of things, instead of using the show to make her look better, Dorinda Medley is capitalizing on the show’s platform to do better.

Well, yes, I’m sure you can argue that there is a certain amount of good PR that comes with most charity contributions, so I guess Dorinda’s latest move is up for interpretation, but you can decide for yourself. Either way, both Dorinda and the new girl are pushing for a positive association with their names and reality TV.


Like I said before, this woman Tinsley is not a full blown celebrity (yet), but now that she’s a part of this reality TV franchise, you bet that all of the skeletons are bursting out of her closet. Plus, there’s no chance that Bravo would ever cast her on this show if she didn’t have a colorful past. She has a wealthy ex husband (Topper Mortimer), of course and on top of that she has an apparently scandalous recent relationship with Alexander “Nico” Fanjul, who was described in Page Six as a “sugar heir.”


Not only that, but the article claims that Tinsley is using the show to plot her personal comeback. Aside from that it is mentioned that the relationship with Nico Fanjul was allegedly abusive and that this man’s mom counters that claim by referring to Tinsley as “insane.” It already sounds like Tinsley has more to offer the show than Carole Radziwill did last season.

And in other Real Housewives of New York news, Dorinda is contributing to charity by auctioning off a night in the Berkshires and a dinner with Dorinda to benefit Beauty for Freedom. Unfortunately this prize is not for the winner to stay the night at Dorinda’s house which would have been dope, but she is set to be present at the dinner. The winner is allowed to take one photo, have one item signed, and can have one other person present. This is something that I would love to see filmed for the show so hopefully someone bids on this time in the Berkshires to benefit the organization.


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