Top 10 Reasons To Tune Into The Real Housewives Of Washington D.C.
Think you’ve seen it all where the Real Housewives are concerned? Well, think again! Washington D.C. wrote the book on scandals, backstabbing, and cliques, and the ladies of the O.C., New Jersey, Atlanta and New York are just wannabes compared to this cast. Controversial, outspoken and connected – and we’re not talking Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin. Fashionable yet ballsy, Cat, Michaele, Lynda, Stacie and Mary will shake up your misconceptions about D.C. women for good. Want a lesson in social politics from the best? Check out Slice’s Top 10 reasons to tune into the debut series of the Real Housewives of D.C., and get set for a delicious television event!
1. Check out Prince Harry’s Fling
While living in her native England, Cat Ommanney enjoyed a 2006 tonsil hockey session with the spare heir. Her kiss-and-tell account was splashed over the unscrupulous UK tabloids, making her notoriously famous in the process. At the time, Cat purred that she didn’t divulge her steamy details for personal gain, but to prove that nothing scandalous happened between her and the ginger Prince. Hmmm, it seems that the gal protests a little too much!
2. The infamous White House party crasher, Michaele Salahi
Skinny, abnormally blonde and publicity hungry, former model Michaele Salahi has become one of the most despised women in the public eye. Notorious for crashing Obama’s first White House bash with hubby, Tareq back in November 2009, she’s been vilified in the press, and parodied on SNL. Despite denying any wrong-doing, Michaele promises to divulge the truth of what happened on the D.C. series.
3. Obama Brought Sexy Back to D.C.
Gone are the frumpy political snorefests of the Bush era. Barack has brought sexy back into the White House! It’s as if the city underwent a youthful face lift when Obama took over. Not since JFK & Jackie has D.C. been so hip, chic, and mesmerizing. There’s no need for a filibuster…where Obama is concerned, power IS definitely sexy!
4. Lynda Erkiletian’s Hot Younger Man
When you see a woman with a hot, younger guy, what are your first thoughts: You go, girl! How did she snag him? What’s he after? Well, this edition of the Real Housewives has given us the perfect opportunity to be a fly on the wall within such an intriguing affair. Model agency owner, Lynda is head over heels in lust with the delectable Ebong – a fella 17 years her junior. Watch, learn and steal her secrets!
5. Washington Housewives Are More Refined – Or Are They?
These ladies would like everyone to believe that they’re more classy, more elegant and less prone to hair extension-pulling cat fights. The gals have even professed that important social issues will be addressed in their series, yet whenever Michaele Salahi gets mentioned all decorum flies out the window. Who are they kidding? These women like a good scrap as much as the other Real Housewives. No zip code is immune to such estrogen-fueled shenanigans. It’s just more fun to watch these so-called reserved women lose all sense of dignity, and control.
6. Mary Schmidt Amons – Charmed Life
For critics who like to complain that all Real Housewives are created equal, it’s time to be introduced to D.C.’s Mary Schmidt Amons. Didn’t everyone rough-house as kids at the Kennedy compound, or have a granddad who was one of the country’s most revered TV personalities (Arthur Godfrey)? That would be a no, then! Mary has never held a full-time job, but fills her days with the requisite socialite occupations – shopping with a sprinkling of philanthropy. A Washington insider with a charmed life, priceless connections, and famous neighbours, Mary’s definitely one housewife to watch if only to see who she name drops!
7. Kiss Goodbye to Wannabe Power Players
The movers and shakers of New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, and the O.C. can all just sit down and take a back seat to the D.C. crowd. Washington boasts the real deal – true power players who not only call the shots in their city, but worldwide! The Real Housewives of D.C. move within esteemed circles of real power amidst countless diplomats, senators, ambassadors, and those two dudes in the White House.
8. Stacie Scott Turner, Keeping it Real
We all relish the back-biting, gossip mongering of the Housewives, but it’s refreshing to have a voice of reason within any such battle-ready throng. How else can viewers measure the bad ass behaviour of the others? Stacie Scott Turner graciously steps into the role. This level-headed, relatable mom of two with the Harvard MBA, founded Extra-Ordinary Life, a D.C. charity that offers teen girls in the foster system the chance to enjoy life-changing opportunities. The only African-American Housewife in the D.C. cast, Stacie first met Obama back in their Harvard days, and remains today as one of his most loyal supporters.
9. A Passion for Fashion
With the towers of international power looming large on the scene, women in Washington could be excused for dressing more like men. Surprisingly, the ladies who call D.C. home actually strive to appear more feminine and sexy. A fully-deserved A+ for effort without the tackiness of New Jersey or label snobbery of New York. Washington revels in its own Fashion Week, and RH Lynda Erkiletian’s agency supplies many of its models. Plus, don’t forget that D.C. boasts fashion maven, Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning style editor of the Washington Post as one of its own.
10. Small Town Feeling, Big City Social Politics
And we’re not talking about the Democrats and Republicans! Despite Washington D.C. being the seat of America’s power, at its core it still operates like a small town. Chock full of cliques, rules and old grudges, D.C. is one city that lives and breathes not just political, but social politics! A faux pas here doesn’t go unnoticed and is never forgotten. Washington D.C. was built on scandal. Watch The Real Housewives of D.C. on Slice, and see social climbing history unfold in front of your eyes.
Written by: Jackie Middleton
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