RHOM: Lea, Marysol, Alexia, Larsa, Cristy and Adriana
It was only a matter of time before Bravo’s ‘Housewives’ series hit the sunny shores of South Florida. Its casts are known for their big personalities and the Real Housewives of Miami ‘Housewife’ Adriana de Moura fits the bill quite nicely. We caught up with de Moura to talk editing, her current endeavors, and of course, Miami.
Adriana de Moura… if that is her real name…
How do you feel about the depictions of you thus far?
Only one side of me has been shown — my fun side. There is a lot more to me. I’m a woman with a well-rounded education, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a dedicated mother and a housewife. I still go grocery shopping and manage my household. (Grocery shopping is always a sure sign of a very well-rounded person…)
You have been called ‘the Wild One.’ What are your thoughts on that title?
I guess I do have a gregarious personality. I’m also Brazilian, meaning dancing, singing and socializing is part of my culture. I embrace my femininity, but don’t believe in promiscuous behavior. (Au contraire…mon amie… we’ve been hearing about you!) I like to have fun without any malice.
Do you feel you need to set the record straight on anything thus far? On the show, you forgot that your son got out of school early one day, and asked your fiancé (who was at work) to pick him up instead of leaving your leisurely lunch with the Housewives cast.
I might not be perfect, but I’m a dedicated single mother who invests greatly in my son’s education. There are logistical challenges that may occasionally arise when I try to juggle many roles and stretch myself thin. However, I sincerely do my best! My son recently received a letter from the U.S. Congress congratulating him for making Honor Roll at his school. I felt so moved by the letter because it means all the sacrifices I make for him pay off. (Doesn’t this idiot know that those form letters from your representative are sent to everyone for just about anything!?)
Did it bother you when your castmates told you to drop your fiancé when he seemed bothered that you wanted him to pick up your child from school and even hung the phone up on you?
Yes, but I think they were trying to defend me.
With all this national attention, have you been able to focus on your love for art?
Sincerely, not as much as I would like to. Primarily due to my current work load with television and press. (Excellent excuse for side-tracking that Sorbonne-education and training in fine art…)
What are your favorites places to go to in Miami? Eating, dancing, etc.
I definitely love Casa Tua for Italian fare. I also like Fogo de Chao for authentic Brazilian cuisine. For a relaxing day, I love the Grove Isle Spa.
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