Even though Erika Jayne has only been a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member for two seasons, she still has some advice to impart to other Housewives- specifically the Real Housewives of Sydney.
Erika was a hit from the get-go, but her second season was much tougher than her first thanks to the extremely annoying and repetitive Pantygate drama. Plus that notorious “You don’t know what I go through every night” rant in Hong Kong. So I figured she learned a lot from round two.
Erika opened up to news.com.au about the trials and tribulations of being a Real Housewife. I had no idea that this was even a situation, but whoever conducted this interview said “I know you’re aware of reports of the Sydney Housewives being ‘too mean’ to be able to sell the show to the US.” I had no idea that there was such a thing, so if that’s really the reason this show isn’t on the United States, these women have to be pretty brutal.
The Pretty Mess theorized about why the Australian ladies are “too mean”: “Mmm … you need to see humanity. It’s one thing to have a difference with someone, but don’t be shrill. You can’t fight just for a fight’s sake — that means you’re a boring human being.” And we all know Erika is about “important shit” not “boring shit.”
Erika gave props to most of her costars when she continued to make her point: “I always say this about our cast: Kyle’s [Richards] the executive producer of her own TV show. Lisa Vanderpump’s out there killing it. Lisa Rinna’s got a QVC line. Everybody’s busy, so it’s not just ‘Let’s all get together and beat the s**t out of each other.’ We have things that are going on in our lives: husbands, businesses. It has to be well-rounded.”
The woman who was referred to as an “ice queen” by Lisa Vanderpump and Dorit Kemsley offered some surprising advice: “Be yourself and don’t be afraid to sometimes be soft.” She continued, “You don’t have to speak all the time. Just be true to your heart. If you don’t feel like tearing someone apart, then don’t do it. Don’t do it because you feel like that’s the way you’re going to stay on the show.” The women who are desperate to be on the show and just stir up shit for camera time never last long. She does have a point.
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