How are your current relationships with the ladies on the show?
Ana, Alexia, Adriana –I’m pretty close with them. I try to keep my distance from Lea. It’s uncomfortable.
Do you feel self-conscious in front of the cameras?
You know, in the beginning, I was very self conscious the first time around, very, very nervous. After a while, if you are around people you know well — it’s harder when you’re with people you don’t know well — but it gets easier as you get to know the girls and as time goes by and you clique, it’s more natural. I don’t notice them anymore, no, and a cocktail always helps!
Do people act differently when the cameras are around?
Oh, God yes! I just am myself. You know, sometimes I see people amp it up a little bit when they see the cameras. I get the hee bee gee bees. That’s when I fade into the background. I watch in awe! I’m like, no, oh God!
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Are you a fan of the other Housewives?
I love Atlanta! That’s one of my favorites! I’ve met NeNe [Leakes] several times. When she comes to Miami, we hang out. Ive met Melissa [Gorga] from New Jersey, we’ve gone out a few times with her husband Joe. I know LuAnn [de Lesseps], we’ve gone out. I’ve hung out in L.A. with Alexis Bellino and Vicki Gunvalson from O.C. I’m pretty chummy with Patti Stanger — I know she isn’t a housewife!
Does Patti give you relationship advice?
She always tells me to look up. She’s very psychic and she’s very intuitive as well. She has a gift. She’s very psychic. One day I sat on the phone for her for two hours straight and she started telling me all these things about me and what I needed to do. She started telling me I need to look up more and I realized I need to get my eyes off my Blackberry and my iPhone. The world is passing me by and all I’m looking at is messages, messages and messages. Who knows what handsome gentleman is walking by me? Maybe he looked at me and I didn’t even realize it because I was looking down. And I realized what she meant by “you need to look up more.”
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You own a fashion PR firm — who are some of your favorite stylish celebrities?
I love how Charlize Theron dresses. Victoria Beckham. Penelope Cruz is pretty fabulous too. She always has a great red carpet moment. Victoria Beckham always looks great.
What’s next for you?
Right now, I’m focusing on my company and the coffee business. It’s a big undertaking. My mother doesn’t really work so I have to run both businesses. Right now, I want to conquer the PR world and the coffee world!
What’s your advice for women looking to have successful careers?
You know what? You just have to believe in whatever it is you’re doing. If you love it and believe in it, you’re going to be great at it. If you have passion for something, that passion is infectious to people around you. That’s how it is in PR. I won’t take on a client unless I think it’s fabulous and I think everyone else will think it’s fabulous! Or I will never be able to sell it to anybody. You have to be that way in whatever business you’re doing. Plus, you can’t say no. Because someone will say no and ten no’s later, you’ll get a yes. You have to just keep going and pushing and pushing. It’s all about hard work. Things just don’t fall out of the sky. I think people get discouraged quickly and give up. You can’t.
Are you looking forward to the reunion shows, HollywoodLifers?
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