The hot, fiery, bringin’ the Latina perspective RHOM… we’re waitin’!
I know, I know… let’s give the Real Housewives of Miami a little breathing room. After all, they were an unexpected replacement when we were all waiting for the Real Housewives of New York to expose who the ‘thug in a cocktail dress’ was. (I’m sayin’ it’s Jillzarin… ) We should all give the RHOM the benefit of the doubt as we’ve only seen the first episode… and according to someone or something I read or maybe it was Bravo’s PR… the Real Housewives of Miami starts to heat up around episode three.
Cristy and her good friend/ex Glen Rice
Well, Cristy Rice gave a revealing interview to Miami New Times:
“As the entire city of Miami is aware, Real Housewives of Miami premiered last Tuesday, to well, less than stellar reviews. E! News called it “just bland” and People Magazine gave it one star. (Hey… what about stoopidhousewives! We didn’t like it either!!!) We mean, isn’t that a little harsh? But they can hate all they want — we love our ladies because, hey, they are our people. So last week at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, we got the chance to catch up with one of the Miami Housewives, Miss Cristy Rice. Better known as the single mama/ex-wife of NBAer Glen Rice. And while she stayed a little more tame then we would have liked, Rice talked about the show, the fact she is the only one with a job, and what its like to be an actual basketball wife.
New Times: You and the ladies are the first Latina housewives. How does that feel?
Cristy Rice: It’s one of the main reasons I did the show. I wanted to show the country a Latina woman, something that has never been done on Bravo.
Doing a reality show can either go really well or well, terrible. What made you want to do the show?
I said no a million times, but eventually no turned into a yes. I actually turned down the show a few times.
You start of the show as a single lady. Do you have a man in your life these days?
I’m still single.
Is it weird to be one of the only wives with an actual job?
I have had my clothing store for about 10 years and I just took it online. I actually just created a line of accessories and a line of workout wear, so I have been busy.
Bethenny Frankel turned Real Housewives of New York into a full blown empire. Is that a reason you did the show?
It was something that was already in the works, so it can’t hurt, right?
You’re also an ex-basketball wife. Did they ever offer you Basketball Wives on VH1?
Yes, they actually offered me that show first. And I turned that show down to and I decided to go with this show. And then I called Larsa and got her on board.
Pat Riley’s wife, Chris, told us that show is pretty unrealistic of what it’s like to be a wife of someone in the NBA. Do you agree?
Well, I don’t watch it actually. But I know a few of the girls on it. None of them were truly wives like I was. I was married for over 10 years, so I mean, it’s obviously different then from what you see.
Do you think they make actual basketball wives look bad?
My experience as a basketball wife was beautiful. I had a great relationship with my husband. We’re actually still friends. I had another side too, which was the wife of a retired basketball player.
What does your ex, retired NBAer Glen Rice, think of you doing the show?
We talk all the time. He wishes me well.”
Cristy’s interview is another reason why my psychic (my psychic? Me) is telling me that the Real Housewives of Miami is doomed to be a one-season wonder… move over DC. Not only was this a boring interview, but the interviewer even said as much (“while she stayed a little more tame then we would have liked, Rice talked about the show…”). While I wouldn’t have expected her to present herself to the interviewer doing a Charo imitation to prove that she’s a Latino hottie, but for the interviewer to observe that Cristy was ‘tame’ is telling me that Cristy was either not in the mood to talk or she’s bored with the whole Housewives stuff already. And, if Cristy’s bored with RHOM already, then we’re all bored with it… Buh, bye Miami.
Larsa Pippen… seriously… what’s with her boobs in this dress???
On second thought, Miami could possibly be back for a second season if they include Elaine Lancaster… she was supposed to be a Miami Housewife this season, but was cut. Elaine was a big reason that I was looking forward to Miami… maybe after Bravo sees the dismal ratings and the very lame interaction between the present Housewives, Andy will take another look at Miss Elaine and Miami will be back for a second season…
James Davis/Elaine Lancaster
Elaine Lancaster talkin’ Beauty Queen to Beauty Queen: