How does that old adage go? “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” What about “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? But, what about the people that never left? Tamra Judge got the boot from Real Housewives of Orange County ahead of filming for Season 15.
Instead of taking some time to regroup and figure out a new normal away from the spotlight, she’s had a lot to say, especially about RHOC. Recently, she shared some casting opinions. And, yes, of course, she thinks she was a part of the show’s “perfect cast.” No one is surprised by that, but it may be a little bit shocking to find out who else she named.
In an interview for the Kickin Back with Kelly podcast, Tamra admitted that the only Real Housewives show she watches is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She explained, “I like Beverly Hills because I feel like there’s not so much dumb drama, petty drama, fighting. I like to see what they’re wearing, where they’re going, and what they’re buying.”
Then, she commented, “The one thing about Beverly Hills that I really like is that they’ve pretty much had the same cast for a long time, you know, minus Lisa Vanderpump.”
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And she used that as lead-in to shade the show that made her famous. Tamra said, “With Orange County, it has changed so much. I look back and I’m like ‘It’s so different now.’ I think the Season 11 cast was the perfect cast.”
In case you forgot, Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Meghan Edmonds, Heather Dubrow, Kelly Dodd, and Tamra were the full-time cast members for Season 11. This was Kelly’s debut season and the immediate follow-up to the cancer scam.
Tamra mused, “I wish they would have kept it at that cast, but I think they always try to freshen it up. We’ve had so many cast members that just didn’t work out. And it’s hard. It’s hard for a cast member to get to know somebody. It takes a good season to even get to know them.”
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Tamra (finally) said something that I agree with. She remarked, “It’s also hard for the viewers too. They’re like, ‘Who is this person?’ People aren’t really invested. That’s my only concern about the show right now.” Concern? Right, I’m sure Tamra is worried on someone else’s behalf.
Tamra continued, “There are a lot of new people on the show. A lot.” Yes, there are. Braunwyn Windham-Burke just finished her first season. Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson just finished their sophomore season. Rumor has it that Elizabeth Lyn Vargas just got an orange. That really is a lot of “new” people.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TAMRA’S PERFECT REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY CAST? WHO’S IN YOUR PERFECT CAST? ARE THERE TOO MANY NEW HOUSEWIVES ON THE SHOW?
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