Leah McSweeney had big shoes to fill during her first season on Real Housewives of New York. On the heels of Bethenney Frankel’s departure, Leah was brought in as a brand new lady on the scene. She’s younger, has her own business, and like the other Housewives on the show, does not identify as married. Basically the antithesis of Tinsley Mortimer, Leah doesn’t care what you think or how she looks.
Viewers would probably deem Leah’s newbie year a success, I mean, we’ve had worse. She became a fan favorite with her quick wit and refusal to take any of Ramona Singer’s shit (pun intended). Leah makes no apologies for who she is and people were able to relate to her personality. While Sonja Morgan drunkenly moaned about the ancient Morgan Papers or Dorinda Medley waxed poetic about “making it nice”, Leah has held her own and kept it somewhat real. Well, you know what they say, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Looks like Leah made it through the initial cut, but wants a bigger piece of the pie.
The Real Housewives of New York is finally back and there’s a new housewife on the block. Episode one jumped right in with the introduction of Leah McSweeney, RHONY’s newest cast member. I think we are all holding our breath this season, wondering if it’s going to be the same without OG Bethenney Frankel. But so far, I’m impressed with Leah’s willingness to jump right in.
The 37-year-old fashion brand owner (let’s face it, we can’t call her a fashion designer) jumped right in to defend Tinsley Mortimer during her fight with Dorinda Medley. She also told us she loves being single and completely shot down Sonja Morgan’s attempt at setting up a love connection with a young, attractive suitor at Dorinda’s party. Leah told the audience that he seems like the type of guy that erm, doesn’t know how to find a woman’s anatomy when it comes to sex. Tell us how you really feel, Leah. It’s clear from the first episode, along with a look ahead at the season, that Leah isn’t going to be shy or boring.
Whether you loved her or hated her during her time on Real Housewives of New York, I think we can all agree that Bethenny Frankel is one of the most generous housewives out there. Ever since the start of her charity organization the BStrong Foundation, she has worked tirelessly to help those affected by a crisis. Her list of ongoing missions to help is vast and impressive. BStrong provided crisis relief for Hurricane Irma and Maria, along with the Amazonian, Australian and California fires. The coronavirus outbreak will be no exception.
Thanks to Bethenny, people are already getting what they need most on the ground. This is especially helpful for those who don’t have the items that they desperately need to stay safe against the fast-moving virus.
Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan is back in the Hamptons, folks. This time without the aid of mass transit! Tinsley Mortimer must have prayed to Jesus and Coco Chanel to take the wheel. She managed to deliver them safely to Ramona Singer’s house (that is far, far away from the highway). Fresh off a photo shoot, Sonja had her mermaid extensions and a neutral attitude on this trip. Hope she packed some Mane ‘n Tail shampoo!
Since the group is divided and she is not currently in dispute with anyone, Sonja finds herself having to navigate between the camps. One thing remains clear, whether it’s dueling restaurant invites or clambake dis-invites, none of these people can consume a meal without drama.