Glam has been a hot topic of conversation lately. On a recent episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne admitted it’s something she can’t “downsize.” Despite being sued left and right, not to mention the optics, Erika considers her glam “art.” Uber rich cast members like Kyle Richards and Crystal Kung Minkoff expressed how silly it was to spend so much money on unnecessary glam. Like when you’re going to dinner on the beach. But Erika is someone who previously boasted paying $40K a month on glam and clothes.
But not every housewife can afford to do full glam, even with Housewives repping itself as aspirational. See Gina Kirschenheiter who spent her first few seasons on Real Housewives of Orange County rocking some unfortunate extensions. Now former RHOBH cast member Teddi Mellencamp is blaming glam for her demise from the show.
As reported by Reality Blurb, Teddi talked about it on an episode of Melissa Gorga’s podcast On Display. When talk turned to why Teddi thinks she was fired, she provided a surprising response. She shared, “Well, I think my very first season, I started out — this is gonna sound, I’m just gonna be blunt with you, I’m gonna be completely honest — I didn’t have much money.”
Teddi explained, “I dressed differently. I did everything differently. I couldn’t get glammed, none of that stuff, because you know how much you get paid your first season as a Housewife.” Melissa, who is a seasoned veteran chimed in to say “zero.” Teddi reiterated, “Like barely anything.” Melissa then noted, “I’m just gonna say ‘zero’ because after you pay for your first outfit and your first round of hair and makeup…”
Given that Teddi went on to another two full seasons on RHOBH, I’m not sure why she would think glam was the problem. She did step it up in her subsequent seasons. And we have seen plenty of housewives who don’t focus on glam. Bethenny Frankel comes to mind. Sure, she had hair and makeup as the show progressed, but she didn’t make it central to her persona on the show. It was shown as almost an afterthought. Unlike RHOBH, which gives us multiple scenes of the women in hair and makeup for just about every event.
Regardless, Teddi has previously said that she was “surprised” by her firing. She noted back in December, “At the end of my season, I was mad. I texted, the quote I texted was: ‘I’ve trended on Twitter every single week from hate and you aren’t giving me anything else but the negative. Please, I’m doing the work, I’m showing up. I need you to show my life in some other capacity.’ And ultimately, the goodbye happened two weeks later.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK TEDDI WAS FIRED OVER HER LACK OF GLAM? WHY WOULD SHE BE CAST FOR ANOTHER 2 SEASONS IF THAT WAS THIS ISSUE? IS TEDDI REACHING? HAS REAL HOUSEWIVES GLAM GONE TOO FAR?
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