We all know someone who manages to get by in life with doing the minimum. They never show any aspirations, and are content with just hanging around. And sometimes, those people stumble onto a hit TV show and end up having a bar named after them. It’s just that easy folks.
This very scenario happened to
man child Tom Schwartz. One minute he’s spending his days laying on the couch modeling, and then the next minute he’s on Vanderpump Rules and has a bar named after him. Yes, the same person who had a panic attack when he bartended one shift for Lisa Vanderpump is now her business partner and the other half of TomTom. It can’t be just because of his name can it?
In a video interview for the Vanderpump Rules After Show, Lisa sat down with Katie Maloney and Brittany Cartwright to explain why she partnered with Tom. She said, “Let me tell you, Tom Schwartz didn’t have a lot of expertise when it came to the bar…I mean you saw him behind the bar and he lasted about a minute and a half.”
Shockingly, Katie didn’t take the bait and make a dick joke. Lisa continued, “But he’s got this likability factor. I just think he such a good, lovely, funny, kind person.” Take notes, Katie!
Lisa added, “And I love seeing him. When he walks into TomTom he’s got this sense of, this is something tangible.” It has been fun watching Tom schmooze and walk around the bar saying hi to everyone like it’s Cheers.
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Katie chimed in that she was impressed he actually put on clothes for work. She said, “He gets ready, like dressed, no sandals, no jeans, no joggers, no nothing. Like he looks like real dapper when he goes in there.” Gotta aim high.
She added that Tom didn’t have much confidence when it came to acting and modeling. And that, “He was just trying to really find his place. Like you know do I do real estate, do I go back to bartending…” Lisa then interjected with a firm, “No!”
Katie and Lisa both agreed that Tom is very “humble” and “self-deprecating.” And they were both pushing Tom to realize his full potential. Lisa then joked that Katie is only hooking up with Tom “because his name’s up in lights.” Katie didn’t deny it. She admitted, “That is part of it.”
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I do think that Lisa means all the nice things she said about Tom. However, it’s hard to believe she really wants him as a business partner. I have a feeling Tom 2 and Tom Sandoval will be trapped in their TomTom zoo every night until the fanfare dies down. Only time will tell.
Side note, the Katie in this video was very different from the Katie we see on the show. She was sweet, funny, and seemed totally in love with Tom. If there is another season of Pump Rules, I’d like to see more of this Katie. And I’m looking forward to seeing what the new, well dressed and confident Tom 2 will bring next season as well.
TELL US – WHY DO YOU THINK LISA PARTNERED WITH TOM SCHWARTZ? DO YOU THINK TOM WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN HIS ROLE AS A BAR OWNER? DO YOU THINK KATIE IS ONLY STAYING WITH TOM BECAUSE HE HAS HIS OWN BAR NOW?
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