It’s gotta be hard for a new housewife to try and come into a franchise that is completely overrun with another castmate’s scandal. Jennie Nguyen is one of those housewives. Unfortunately for her, her first season on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is completely overshadowed by Jen Shah’s legal drama. And Jen’s constant outbursts about who is with her or against her. Not to mention the rumor swirling that Meredith Marks is the one who tipped off law enforcement about where to find Jen when she was arrested. Meredith denies this.
But one of my favorite Jennie moments took place during that very tense scene. All the housewives were trying to figure out what to do when they were accosted on their party bus by the DOH looking for Jen. Lisa Barlow was calling her six lawyers. Whitney Rose was explaining the complex world of telemarketing fraud. Heather Gay was crying and asking if she should text Jen to give her a heads up. And Jennie? Jennie just wanted to go on their trip to Vail. While everyone fell apart, frozen with what to do next, Jennie simply told them, “I think we should just go.” Then she continued to eat her Cheetos, completely unbothered.
But Jennie has also made it a point to call out bs when she sees it. After a very racially insensitive remark by Mary Cosby about Jennie’s appearance, Jennie took her to task. While Mary seemed perplexed, Meredith seemingly backed her up. The rest of the ladies backed Jennie, rightfully so. Jennie made her point and she wasn’t letting Mary off the hook while she passionately described to her why what she said was wrong. So we know that Jennie is going to hold people accountable for their actions. And she plans on doing it at the reunion. She recently posted on her Instagram and stated, “People need to be accountable for the things they say. I can’t wait for the reunion!!!” She also tagged Bravo in the caption.
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Her comments were flooded with support, although notably, no one from the cast of RHOSLC chimed in. Tiffany Moon, who faced her own racism on Real Housewives of Dallas, was quick to support Jennie. She commented, style=”font-weight: 400;”>“Love you girl. Sending you lots of hugs from Dallas.”
Another user added, “The way you spoke up was marvelous. You gathered everyone from the cast to the audience together and let them know what it is.” Someone else jumped in to say, “Oh, girl. We don’t need a reunion. We have your back.” Finally, another fan commented, “Proud of you for standing up for the Asian American community!”
While most first time housewives tend to dip their toes in the water, seeing where they fall in the pecking order, Jennie is a breath of fresh air. She doesn’t mind calling people out and she doesn’t take sh** either. Which is exactly what we need in a housewife.
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TELL US – DO YOU LIKE JENNIE? DO YOU THINK SHE IS GOING TO BE HOLDING HER CASTMATES ACCOUNTABLE AT THE REUNION? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOW SHE HANDLED MARY’S INSENSITIVE REMARKS?
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