For months, we heard gossip about a reality show filming here in Miami. And when Bravo finally announced Real Housewives of Miami, of course, our reality-loving hearts were psyched. But then we wondered who the hell would represent our fine city. We heard everyone's name from Gloria Estefan to "Queen of the Night" Tara Solomon, Alonzo Mourning's wife Tracy, and even entertainer and well known Drag queen Elaine Lancaster. And now, we officially know the cast of the Real Housewives of Miami, which airs tomorrow night.
Bravo really put together quite a gaggle of ladies. There are gringas,
Cubans, and Brazilians, oh my! And as we have already seen the
first episode, well, we can give you the rundown on these broads that
are about to hit Bravo. And yes, it should be good. Well,
meet the housewives.
Lea Black: While we had her on the phone with fellow housewives Marysol and Alexia, she was definitely the standout of the group. She was really funny and witty, but you could tell she was trying her best to be sassy, but in the classiest way possible. Like when a girl tells you, "You look tired." Do you think I look like I haven't slept or I look like shit? Her back story is that she is married to power attorney Roy Black, but there is a good chance you have heard of her if you're "in the scene" in Miami. She rolls with a serious A-list crowd of celebs and 305 socialites. And we immediately liked her when we found out she was BFF's with Elaine Lancaster and loved Barack Obama. Read our interview with her here.
Larsa Pippen: Basketball Wives fans will like her because she is (gasp) an actual basketball wife. Married to NBA superstar Scottie Pippen, you can tell she is going to be a real bitch on the show. We mean, she is a tiny Lebanese nugget who stands tall to her almost seven foot husband and four kids. But she isn't really a "Miami housewife," the girl lives in Ft. Lauderdale. But, South Florida is South Florida, right? From what we hear, she spends a good part of the show hanging with ex-B-Ball wife Cristy Rice and firing nannies every other day. Um, that sounds great.
Cristy Rice: While watching the first episode, she wasn't a real standout for us. The only thing we can really remember about her is that she is BFF's with Larsa, because like Mrs. Pippen, she was once married to basketball player Glen Rice. But now on the prowl for a new man, she at least has something a lot of the other ladies don't: a job. (She owns a clothng store.)
Marysol Patton: If you're in the public relations business, you know the Patton Group. They
are a firm of nothing but ladies and are known to have some pretty great clients. There are a few key elements to Ms. Patton: She is a cougar and has an amazing mother. God, wait till you meet the mother. We're honestly not sure what is going on with her face, but we really don't care. She is rarely seen without a glass of wine and talks in accent that will probably be subtitled the entire time.
Adriana DeMoura-Sidi: We're not not really sure what her deal is, but we know she is going to be a good time to watch. She is your typical Brazilian girl: gorgeous, fun, and loud. She does have a story that will tug at your heart strings--her husband left her, dirty style. She says he married an escort and left her and her son to sleep on an art studio floor. She eventually worked through it, and became a pretty well-known art curator in Miami. If you can survive all that and still turn out OK, we mean, you have our vote.
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Alexia Echevarria: She is the executive editor of Venue magazine, which we have never heard of, but that might be because we don't read a lot of Spanish publications (excuse our gringa-ness). Alexia calls herself the "Cuban Barbie" and for all the right reasons: She is really pretty and has bright blonde hair. On the first episode, she and her son discuss how he had bought bottle service the night before and he was planning to attend WMC till 5 a.m. While this sounds normal for us, he is 17 years old and God knows Bravo viewers from the Bible Belt are sure as hell going to have something to say about it.