Let’s begin this by saying that there are some Housewives who are waaaaay less “likeable” that others! This “list” has been bouncing around for some time, so now seemed the time to finally put thoughts into words and words into sentences and sentences into paragraphs… and give a definite opinion re which Housewives are preferred to those who are not preferred! These conclusions are arrived from observing the Housewives, not only from their appearance on their perspective franchises, but from their many interviews, videos… and other source materials.
This “list” of Housewives will begin with the Housewives who are the most “LIKED”… down to the end of the list where the bottom of the barrel Housewives exist.
WHY do we like them?
- Because they are fully aware of how the “reality” game works!
- They are fully aware that there is no “REAL” in any “reality” show… that boat left after the first successful season of the Real Housewives of Orange County!
- These Housewives are fully aware that they are playing a part on an UN-real show!
- These Housewives do not take themselves too seriously
- and do not try to convince viewers of how “real” they are
- and do not try to shove their products down viewers throats…
- that boat also left the dock and sailed away after BLEEEEECHFrankel grabbed that one lucky charm handed to her by her people behind the scenes (whom she got rid of right before the deal was sealed with JBeam… her people sued her as mentioned on SH back on May 2011!), which all the other Housewives hope to replicate; however, there was just ONE charm made and all these other Housewives who are cramming and shoving their products at viewers to purchase seem to be unaware that there are no more charms to be had!
- We like them because they are fun!
- We like them because viewers can see that they are being their authentic selves…
- and these two Housewives are very content with who they are!
- The BIG reason why we LIKE both Sonja and Yolanda is this: they would be living their lives without a “reality” show!
IMO, Sonja “with a J” and Yolanda would probably make some wonderful, compatible dinner guests and between the two of them have some very entertaining conversation!
Let’s start off our “LIKE” list with two Housewives… one seasoned veteran and the second a newbie.
We “LIKE” SonjaTMorgan… that is Sonja “with a J”!
Sonja portrays herself as a fun-loving person, who will go along with anything that Bravo and/or producers throw her way.
We “LIKE” Sonja even though she posed (above) with two Housewives not of her kind… which simply shows Sonja’s background and good upbringing! The body language in this photo clearly says that Sonja is uncomfortable… hold on to your clutch, Sonja!! However, Sonja just smiles while posing.
MissAndy tried to recruit Sonja for years… MissAndy wanted Sonja to be one of the original “ManhattanMoms.” It was only after the RHONY was aired for two seasons that Sonja probably realized that being on the RHONY would be easy money; would not take up too much time from her real life; and would not involve her daughter. We applaud Sonja for keeping her daughter out of the spotlight. Another reason we like Sonja!
Sonja has even gone along with MissAndy’s requested antics… however, this example of Sonja doing burlesque in the BravoClubhouse was waaaaay back when the Clubhouse was a mix of PeeWee’s Playhouse and PlayboyAfterDark and waaaay before MissAndy took his agenda full throttle. It was when the BravoClubhouse consisted of two chairs and a sound guy and when WWHL aired only on Sunday and Thursday.
You never knew what to expect and that was part of the fun in watching WWHL. Unfortunately, WWHL has devolved into a predictable un-fun show, just waiting for that shark to take a big bite out of it!
MissAndy’s scheduled guest cancelled on him at the very last minute and he called Sonja to fill in… Sonja saved the show for MissAndy and brought along Countless LuAnnie. This is also when the WWHL Aftershow could only be seen online!
We “LIKE” Sonja… she’s fun, smart and knows how to use her part on the RHONY to her advantage! We’ve been introduced to many of Sonja’s “service” people and were glad to see them assist Sonja with her calamitous structural situations! Just an example of how Sonja faces any adversity in her life head on and does not shy away from her real-life issues. Sonja makes sure to address most of her structural issues during filming of the RHONY… nice promotion for the company which Sonja uses; and some of her service men are not bad to look at! Smart, Sonja!!
We also like Sonja’s many interns, which can be seen on SonjaMorganOnline!
If you’ve traveled, which Sonja has; and live in a townhouse in New York City, which Sonja does; and have friends who may have children or friends of friends who may have children; what better way for these children of friends to become familiar with the US, and in particular NYC, than to stay under the protective eave of Sonja’s townhouse? Most foreign nationals would LOVE for their child to have the experience of living in a big city and Sonja’s generosity provides this experience! Smart, Sonja!!
Also, Sonja did not lower herself to PT Housewife’s level of name-calling and screeching when attempting to sort out what took place during the St. Bart’s trip in this video below. Sonja conducted herself as an adult woman. However, one cannot expect the other person to conduct themselves in the same manner, they can only hope!
We also “LIKE” new Beverly Hills Housewife, Yolanda Foster. We were very surprised that Yolanda would accept the offer from Bravo to be a part of the RHOBH, as Yolanda was well aware of the fact that involvement in another “reality” show was the straw which broke the camel’s back for her husband, David Foster’s, marriage to “lyricist” LindaThompsonJennerFoster.
Would Yolanda’s brand new husband… David and Yolanda were married November 11, 2011… go along with Yolanda’s participation on the RHOBH? Obviously, that answer has been obviously answered… obviously!
Yolanda has had experience with “reality” TV, as she was on a Dutch show very similar to that of the RHOBH.
Yolanda has stated that she has never watched the RHOBH, which would give her the advantage of coming into the fray with no preconceptions about any of the Beverly Hills Housewives.
What do we “LIKE” about Yolanda? Yolanda is very intelligent. She speaks her mind and has an opinion about each Housewife…based on her own personal experiences with them, not based on others opinions or from second-hand gossip. Yolanda portrays herself to be a very thoughtful, insightful, kind person… not one to be bamboozled by any of her cast mates… or by anyone!
Yolanda strikes us as someone who appreciates those who can think for themselves; make their own decisions and come to their own conclusions based on information gathered on their own.
Many have labeled Yolanda as “tough” because she is Dutch. While that description can be given to many of the Dutch populace, Yolanda is a Capricorn and many of the attributes given to Yolanda are those of someone born under the Capricorn sign. Another Capricorn quality is that they have the ability to sense another’s “realness” very quickly! A great quality to have as a Housewife… especially on the BH franchise!
As for that “tough” label… we disagree. Yolanda is smart and is a critical thinker, who knows how to accomplish what she sets out to do! Using the word “tough” might be better used to describe another of Yolanda’s cast mates, Brandi Glanville… but, that analysis will be saved when it comes to chatting about Brandi’s place on this list; and it may be months before Brandi’s name comes up, as we’re starting with the Housewives whom we “LIKE”!
Yolanda has so far pegged Shana for what she really is (too much to list!) and has pegged Kyle for what she really is (pot stirring “friend” to everyone).
One more reason that we “LIKE” Yolanda is that Yolanda’s agenda for participating in the RHOBH was to promote her romance products via her website, Yolanda.com… and she made no bones about that fact! From SH June 2012:
Describing his wife as “very business-savvy,” David Foster said she’ll be the “voice of reason” as she revisits familiar terrain.
Hadid says she was motivated largely because Real Housewives could be a platform for her new business. ”They have 22 million viewers worldwide,” said Hadid, who will soon be launching Hopelessly Romantic, a line of romantic merchandise such as linens, flowers, greeting cards and candles with titles of songs Foster has written.
“I’ve been working for two years on this business based on the David Foster collection,” she revealed. ”At this point in life I don’t think there’s anything else I can do and get that kind of exposure.”
From all which Yolanda has shared, she has had some difficult cards dealt to her. Many would question the “difficulties” stemming from the hands she was dealt. However, everything is relative. We like Yolanda for sharing her difficulties and explaining how she has overcome these difficulties and like Yolanda showing how she is doing something in the progression to overcome the roadblocks in her life.
We also like the respect, love and consideration which Yolanda shares with her new husband. We sense zero phoniness in their relationship. It seems that both David and Yolanda are so appreciative of each other and of their marriage, that they consciously work to “make it work”!
We like both Sonja and Yolanda… they are both fun to watch, mostly because they are stable in who they are! It’s easy to be fun on a “reality” show when you’re happy with yourself… and Sonja and Yolanda both make their appearances on their perspective franchises FUN!
NOTE: Next on the “LIKE” list is Camille Grammer and Lisa Vanderpump!