Still nursing your Real Housewives season premiere hangover? Just be happy we've made it to this point. Hell, we didn't think season one would make it past three episodes.
Since that first fateful season, we have seen some ladies come (Lisa Hochstein and Joanna Krupa) and some go (Cristy Rice, Larsa Pippen and Karent Sierra). Only a few wives have survived receiving a pink slip. One of those people is Adriana de Moura.
De Moura got her start as the art dealing/beautiful Brazilian, and she has stayed true to her character. And in true Bravo fashion, she has taken her 15 minutes of fame and turned it into reality riches. From the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim to serving as the face of Holt Swimwear, the girl has stayed busy. And as of last week, she is officially a model for PETA, doing her best to save Miami Seaquarium's Lolita.
So in light of the season three debut last night, we chatted with the newlywed about her big day, what's to come this season and how much she actually hates Joanna Krupa.
New Times: How did you and PETA get together?
Adriana de Moura: Well, it's pretty simple: I am Brazilian. My country has been on the forefront of animal rights since the early '90s. When I was asked to be the face of the new campaign, I didn't even think twice. It was an instant yes. I grew up outside, in the water, and I have always loved animals. It just made sense.
So... how does it feel to be completely naked in front of the whole world?
Again, I am Brazilian. Shy isn't how people would describe me, but on the day of the shoot, I was so nervous. The crew was huge: camera guys, E! News was there, assistants, too many men! Maybe next time it will just be girls.
And what about your son? How does he feel about it?
I talked to him before I did it. I wanted to make sure he approved. It wasn't inappropriate nakedness. It was for a great cause. He was just wanted to make sure it was classy. I just didn't want him to be embarrassed.
Does he still think its cool that his mom is a Real Housewife?
He is so blasé about the whole thing. But now that girls are catching his eyes, he doesn't mind when they ask him at school about me or him being on the show. I figure it's an icebreaker for him, right?
You're an OG (original gangster) of RHOM. Excited for season three?
I am nervous and excited. Excited to relive my wedding. When you are in it, it goes so fast. To be able to sit down and watch it, I feel blessed. I am nervous about the friendships you will see fall apart this season. I had friends that ended up not being such great friends. That will be hard to watch. It's going to be beautiful; there will be some surprises.
Speaking of weddings, Joanna Krupa mentioned you have actually been married for five years at the premiere party. Details please?
Oh, Joanna. She enjoys speaking of others to make herself relevant. Let us remember that she said she wasn't going to get married until 2015. She hears the news that I am getting married and she plans her day in a couple of months?
Let me explain the back-story. Quickly after Frederic and I started dating, we knew we wanted to get married. We tell all our friends, family flies in and we started wedding preparation. That included the legality of it all. So we applied for the license and all is going accordingly. Then two weeks before, my son comes to me and tells me he doesn't really want me to get married. He just breaks down and asks me not to do this. He's my life, so if he wasn't ready, I wasn't ready either. So yes, we are technically married, but we never had a wedding. It was never official for us until we walked down the aisle.
Was it worth the wait?
It was! Especially because Alex, my son, was fully on board. Recently at a parent teacher conference, he referenced my husband Frederic as his dad, not stepdad. That was a big moment for our family.
What was the best part of the whole day?
My son walking me down the aisle. He's a little man now. That look in his eyes, there was so much love there.
Do you love that the season essentially focuses on you and Joanna?
It seems to, right? Give the fans what they want.
Speaking of the fellow bride-to-be, where do you guys stand today?
We started out rocky. She was taking any opportunity she could to bring me down. You will see our relationship develop over the entire season, though. You will be surprised. I can't tell you too much, but you gotta watch and see what happens.
What has been the best part of this entire Real Housewives of Miami experience?
This PETA campaign was a big highlight of my career. It's crazy to think that they even considered me. I hope my ad impacts just one person.
What has been the worst part of fame?
Loosing friendships, for sure. If you would have asked me in episode one of season one if Lea and I wouldn't be friends, I would have laughed in your face. I can't tell you too much about the fallout, but it was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through.
Three words to explain season three: go!
Unexpected, love, and Adriana. Duh.
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