Recently, the RHOBH newbie opened up about her decision to join the show for Season 10.
“They’ve been harassing me for years to do this,” Sutton told Entertainment Tonight host Brice Sander, “And actually, my really good friend Lisa Rinna was urging me…you know, kind of pushing me a little bit. And she’s like, ‘It’s gonna be fun, it’s a great group of girls; you’re gonna love it, you’re gonna get along with everybody and just do it.’ So I did.”
The boutique owner — who’s joining the show alongside actress Garcelle Beauvais — warned prospective fans that she’s not quite what they’ve come to expect from a new ‘Wife in the 90210. She also admitted it hasn’t been easy integrating herself into her new cast mates’ tight-knit clique, which includes Kyle Richards, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi and Denise Richards.
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“I’m probably gonna be the strangest one on this show, I’m imagining,” she said, her Southern twang slipping out. “Cause I’m not like a…I don’t do Botox or anything, and I just won’t. Probably. Well who knows, it’s still new. It’s hard busting into a group of people. It’s like going to first grade and being the new girl in class.”
Sutton also denied feeling any pressure about having to replace Lisa Vanderpump, flat out refusing to take up that mantle and and promising what she’s bringing to RHOBH couldn’t be further from LVP’s trademark victim complex and barbed British humor.
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“Why would I be nervous? she asked. “I’ve never met her, I’m sure she’s lovely but I’m not trying to replace anybody. And I would imagine that we have kind of different personalities, ’cause I’m kind of goofy and weird. But, you know, I hope that people are receptive to meeting somebody new, and I am mea culpa…I have nothing to do with anything, so just leave me out of it everyone.”
When it comes to (finally) letting Bravo’s cameras into her life, the event planner — whose opening for her new West Hollywood boutique, appropriately named Sutton
by Alene Too, was recently filmed for the upcoming season — is just hoping she won’t fall prey to the pitfalls of reality TV like so many Housewives before her.
“I think that the older you get, the more you realize that things don’t come your way all the time,” Sutton said. “And so I thought, ‘How can I say no to this?’ It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and hopefully it won’t destroy my family or my friends or, you know, I won’t be left alone in my house with my cats. But I think it’s gonna be fun.”
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