In our latest article from guest blogger and Real Housewives expert LynnNChicago, we get an exclusive statement from Ramona Singer!
“Bravo has sent their housewives out on the road to meet and greet with the fans! Last week four of Bravo’s beloved ladies arrived in Atlantic City to open the tour. Vicki Gunvalson of Orange County, Cynthia Bailey of Atlanta, Caroline Manzo of New Jersey and the “Countess” LuAnn de Lesseps of New York.
LuAnn was asked about the casting changes, she had this to say, “I’ll really miss Jill but I’m excited to meet the new cast members.” but noted that “I was surprised that they let go of four women.”
LuAnn told the audience that she is building a “lifestyle brand” and admits that she loves money. I guess these New York Housewives all want to follow in Bethenny Frankel‘s footsteps, just as her cast mates, Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon have both announced they are “building a brand”. Do these women really think that they’re going to be a household name like Martha Stewart?
LuAnn makes no apologies for her behavior last season, instead she insists that she’s proud of her backbiting comments and rude behavior as she thinks that she’s holding her own in a tank full of sharks. In particular LuAnn seemed to enjoy taking jabs at former cast mate Alex McCord, simply referred to as “that one” by LuAnn, Alex was the target of much of LuAnn’s battles last season. LuAnn told the crowd that she was offended that Ramona invited her to an event promoting her new wine launch as the two were never friends yet LuAnn was perfectly alright inviting Ramona to appear in her music video and went so far as to confront Ramona asking why she refused to participate. LuAnn told the audience that she regrets nothing.
LuAnn seemed to want to take over the show and even when questions were directed at the other Housewives on the stage, LuAnn jumped in to give her two cents as if her responses were more important than the others.
LuAnn responded when asked about Jill, Kelly, Cindy Barshop and Alex being fired, “I will miss Jill” but made no reference to the others. She was asked which New York husband she would “get with” if she didn’t have Jacques in her life, “Bobby Zarin at least to shop with”. She really does like money!
Ramona had this to say about Luann’s comments, “I was quite surprised by LuAnns remarks I had just recently seen her at an event we were both invited to and she was more than friendly toward me. In fact she was the one who came over to greet me, Luann seems to forget she attacked and went after my relationship with my husband and daughter. The reason I have a marriage of 20 years and a daughter who is an honors student is because I spend time with my family.”
The best part has to be LuAnn’s response when asked what she will do when she is no longer a Bravo Housewife, she will do movies. Look for LuAnn at a puppet theater near you soon! Finally LuAnn treated the audience to her version of “Let’s Give Em’ Something To Talk About” in her own special song stylings, that is quite a grand finale for people who paid up to $170 for a ticket.