April 5, 2012 11:15 am
The Real Housewives of Vancouver premiered last night on the Canadian Slice network. Just like the Bravo template, Slice requires each Houswife to write their thoughts about the aired episode for the Slice website.
Christina Keisel, one of the Vancouver Housewives, has written that she deemed her participation in the Vancouver franchise as a way out of her boredom. And… as for season two of Vancouver, Christina says she was chosen to play a character and the she “played her character to the max.”
“I decided to do the show because I was bored.
People always say that they appear on these shows to raise money or awareness and I think that’s bullshit. Obviously we are not a bunch of altruistic, pious women. We all love the attention; we all love the camera. I’m clearly a masochist.
I was in Palm Springs when I got a call from my best friend Kevin Chase saying that my name kept coming up in discussions for thisHousewives show. Now, not having a television I thought it was forDesperate Housewives. I had no clue what a sensation the Real Housewives franchise was.
When the screener for the first episodes arrived at my house I didn’t really know what to do with it. When I’m at home I read and masturbate — I don’t have a television, I don’t have a DVD player, I don’t even have the internet right now.
I started dating a guy right after the show, let’s call him ‘The Persian,’ and I had this DVD burning a hole in my purse so I called him and said, ‘I have a copy of the show. I don’t know what’s on it but you need to see what comes out.’
Naturally, I had to get really drunk — I mean I don’t like my voice on a voicemail, nevermind on TV while I prance around in a “Gold Digger” t-shirt — so I don’t actually recall much of the show other than gaging his reaction; I was watching him watch me.
I’m going to be like every other viewer when I watch these episodes because I didn’t really think about what I was doing, it was just me. I’ll own it and I’m proud of it. The emotions are real because eventually you just stop caring that the cameras are there. People are going to judge you whether you’re on television or not, so why pretend like you regret anything?
For example, there’s a scene in the first episodes where they mention that I dated Ronnie’s ex-husband. Of course, everything is all embellished. I briefly dated her ex-husband when I was 18. I don’t know how old he was so I guess it’s kind of pervy but who doesn’t like a little pervy? It was all in good fun.
As for Season 2? It’s a little early to say but I don’t think so because I did my Housewives thing. I was chosen for my character and I played that character to the max.”
NOTE: Non-US viewers complained loudly that they could not access video on the Bravo website. SH wanted to include in this post video from last night’s Vancouver premiere. This is the result when trying to watch the video on Slice: