Right from the jump, Erika Girardi and her alter ego Erika Jayne, killed it during that rookie season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Aside from entertaining us all with her catsuits and dance moves, Erika had the audacity to call out OG cast member Lisa Vanderpump as a “sniper from the side,” something the seasoned Housewives would never be brave enough to do.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has turned into the Erika Jayne show and I cannot imagine that sits well with Lisa Vanderpump and her mini horses, swans, and her many dogs. Erika has never and will never bow down to Vanderpump or choose to be one of her (many) sidekicks. Erika’s girl Lisa Rinna explained why Erika has been able to escape Vanderpump manipulation.
During an appearance on the Watch What Happens Live After Show, a caller asked Rinna, “Why can’t Lisa Vanderpump manipulate Erika like she has done to you, Dorit, and Kyle?” Aside from being an intriguing question, it was definitely some shade thrown at Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Rinna. It is clearly a true statement, but is still not the most flattering thing to hear.
Nevertheless, Rinna took it all in stride and immediately laughed. She even admitted, “That’s true.” Rinna added, “Erika is a smart fucking cookie. She saw it from day one.” Yes she did and it’s obvious that Erika is very smart, but I can’t help assuming that coming on the show as a friend of Yolanda Hadid influenced her opinion. After all, there was always so much tension between Yolanda and Vanderpump.
Andy Cohen pointed out “You’ve also known Vanderpump for a long time.”
Rinna told him, “I knew Vanderpump in a different way. I really did. I knew Vanderpump for a long time and I was blinded when I came in.” Yes, a lot of people forget that Rinna came onto the show as a friend of Vanderpump’s since that changed- very quickly.
Rinna continued, “Why does Erika see her a different way? I just think she’s really smart and savvy and saw it.”
TELL US- IS ERIKA TOO SMART TO BE MANIPULATED BY LISA VANDERPUMP? HAS LISA VANDERPUMP MANIPULATED DORIT, KYLE, & LISA RINNA?
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