May 1, 2012 11:00 am REPOSTED June 13, 2012 5:15 pm
NOTE: Lauren Manzo admitted to having lap band surgery… let’s take a look back at her visit to Dr. Perricone!
On the last Real Housewives of New Jersey, DonCaro took her “flawed” daughter to world-renowned nutritional doctor, Nick Perricone.
There were SO many things wrong with this very obviously set-up-by-Bravo-visit…
Caroline Manzo… “Do something with my daughter, Dr. Nick…”
First, why in the world does a 24-year-old need any assistance from her parent to visit a doctor? It seems as though Lauren was the reluctant party in this scenario as DonCaro proudly introduces her to Dr. Perricone.
Dr. Perricone, Caroline Manzo, Lauren Manzo… “If you don’t like my egg whites, maybe you’d rather have lapband surgery. You can talk to your mother about that…”
When Dr. P tries to converse with Lauren about her dietary habits, DonCaro speaks for her… Lauren adds that even though all the items DonCaro mentions are consumed, Lauren ‘doesn’t eat much.’
Then, the reason for the visit is discussed… the visit to Perricone is crucial to Lauren’s career as a makeup artist. DonCaro insists that the makeup artist field is very superficial and her little Lauren needs to look better if she’s to succeed as a makeup artist. DonCaro could not be more WRONG!
“Sure I’ll buy you a Chanel dress… as soon as the $53,999 check from Bravo clears.”
As someone who has experience in this field, your looks will maybe give you an edge in getting your first client, or your first job… after that, it’s word-of-mouth that builds your reputation. Once a client is satisfied with your work, it doesn’t matter what the artist looks like… as long as the client looks beautiful.
“Just do something with her, Dr. P!”
IMO, Lauren is perfectly fine just as she is. It’s DonCaro who thinks that Lauren’s looks will propel her into the upper echelons of the world of makeup artistry.
Chateau Salon… “Hey! What happened to that chick whose parents paid a non-refundable $89,559 to rent a makeup table for her?”
Lauren is correct when she says that she did not get respect at her little makeup table at Chateau Salon… and that everyone treated her as “her mother’s daughter.”
Custom sign made for little Lauren’s new business at Chateau… What a waste!!
Because of Lauren’s very skewed perception of herself and her total lack of confidence in her abilities as a makeup artist, the day AFTER Lauren’s ‘Grand Opening,’ Lauren decided to pack up her tools and leave Chateau.
Lauren and BigAl Manzo… “Thanks for shellin’ out all the money to get my career started, Daddy! And thanks for all the Brownstone food, too!”
What the hell did Lauren expect??? Lauren IS her mother’s daughter and she should have been ecstatic that clients would be drawn to her little makeup table because of her mother! Being a newly-licensed artist, Lauren should have taken full advantage of being DonCaro’s daughter and PROVED her talent as a makeup artist by accepting client after client and letting the word spread.
IMO, Lauren was fearful and had zero self-confidence; Lauren used the very lame excuses of “no respect” and being “her mother’s daughter” to bug outta Chateau the next day.
Lots of diet supplements…
DonCaro then drags her to Perricone!
You can clearly see that Lauren was not receptive to the very strict menu options presented to her.
Lauren later states, while looking at a table of cheese and sausages… and drinking wine… that if Perricone’s diet works, it works!
A sure indication that Lauren is setting herself up for failure …
What is even more laughable… and DISTURBING… from this episode is the disgust which Prince Albie spews about his cousin, 20-year-old, Ashley Holmes…
Hmmmm…. cousin Ashley is 20… sister Lauren is 24… WOW!!! Guess DonCaro is still wipin’ Lauren’s…
NOTE: This photo taken two days ago… apparently Lauren is doing well on the Perricone diet…