What do you get when you mix ‘The Real Housewives’ with ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’? Our new favorite show, Bravo’s ‘Game Of Crowns!’ You haven’t seen anything until you see married women competing for a sparkling crown and sash! After watching just one episode, we are already hooked!
So you never got to wear a crown because you married an average Joe instead of a King? Don’t give up on your childhood dream just yet, because Game of Crowns proves that you are never too old to wear a crown! Game Of Crowns documents the journey 6 wives go through to prepare for the married women only Mrs. Pageants. The premiere taught us about everything from butt glue to “cuchinis,” (google it) and the 6 wives in the world of Mrs pageantry. Keep reading for our recap of the drama-packed premiere episode, which aired July 13!
‘Game Of Crowns’ Premiere — Meet The Crown-Craving Wives
Let’s start off with Shelley Carbone, 41. She won Mrs. Connecticut America 2010, and Mrs. America 2011. Vanassa Sebastian is Mrs. Connecticut 2012. Leha Guilmette, 34, is Mrs. Rhode Island 2013. Lynne Diamante is a former Miss Rhode Island USA & represented Rhode Island at the Miss USA 1991. Lori-Ann Marchese, 29, is Mrs. Connecticut 2013 and a former fitness model. Then we have Susanna Paliotta, 40, a Ms. Tri-State Contender 2013 who believes, “no pageant is too little for me!”
Stage Moms Takes The Stage
Susanna may be new to the stage, but she is not new to the pageant world. She has raised a pageant queen of her own. Her daughter Isabella, 7, holds 30 national titles and is a matriarch in the little Miss pageant world. Now Susana is ready to bring “a little spice, Italian flavor’” and “seasoning to the situation” and compete at the 2013 Ms. Tri-State pageant herself!
Two Women Wear Matching Jumpsuits At The Mrs. America Pageant — Who Wore It Better?
With her first pageant under her belt, Susanna gains some confidence. She even had the audacity to show up at the airport in the same exact jumpsuit as Vanassa, knowing that Vanassa would be wearing it. These 2 women stuck out in their matching printed jumpsuits, and Vanassa was not happy about sharing the spotlight. Then, of course, a cat fight at the airport baggage claim broke out.
Shots were fired, but the bickering took a major turn when Susanna yelled, “Go get your boobs fixed” to Vanassa. Ouch! Too far, Susanna! Vanassa immediately followed sternly with, “That’s nice to say to a breast cancer survivor! Shame on you!” We were shocked how the situation escalated so quickly.
What was even crazier is that Susanna thinks Vanassa took it too far, saying, “I wouldn’t go there, there’s places you just don’t go.” Vanassa is supposed to be Susanna’s mentor, but is this the beginning of the end for this duo? Or will they make up?
Mrs. America 2013 Pageant Begins — Fitness Model Enters On A Whim
Leha and Lori-Ann both compete against each other at the 2013 Mrs. America pageant. Lori-Ann is new to the pageant world and entered Mrs. Connecticut on a whim and won, so now she is obligated to compete in the Mrs. America 2013 pageant. Lori-Ann is not new to the stage — she usually competes in fitness modeling competitions.
Since Lori-Ann describes the Mrs. pageants “uptight and conservative,” we know there will be drama this season!
What did you think of the premiere, HollywoodLifers? Do you have a favorite pageant wife yet?
— Devin Beth Cohodas