AllAboutTRH Exclusive Interview With Dana Wilkey

February 13, 2012 |By Continue Reading

AllAboutTRH spoke exclusively to the newest RHOBH housewife Dana Wilkey and while I don’t agree with some of the things she does, let me start off by saying how sweet she was! From talking to her I immediately could see that she was a genuine and loyal person. Dana talks Real Housewives, ‘game night,’ why her and Brandi Glanville don’t get along plus answers who she’s closest with and more!

What were your expectations when joining the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
I had no expectations but I watched Taylor go through a lot the first season and I was shocked by the impact the show had on people so by watching her struggle with it, it helped prepare me

How much has changed since being on the show?
Being on the show has taken a large amount of my time so I had to reprioritize my business and chose to launch a product that I probably wouldn’t have done if it wasn’t for the show. Dana Wilkey says ThinShot www.thinshot.com is the reason she lost those last 15 pounds! Dana says, “This is what ThinShot did for me …makes me happy,
suppresses my appetite, boosted my Metabolism, included all my favorite, health and beauty Vitamins, (hair, skin and nails/ Vitamin D)… Gives me lots of energy and gives me awesome focus. It doesn’t make me speedy because there is a small serotonin release that relaxes you. I take 2 liquid shots a day one in the morning and 1 in the evening. ThinShot is a diet accessory and can be used with any diet program. I eat lots of protein with it and workout with Tabata.

Who are you closest with on RHOBH?
I’m closest with Taylor. We didn’t see each other for a little bit obviously with all the circumstances going on with her so it was understandable. There was a period where we were apart –not on purpose, just because of life and I wasn’t quite sure that after all of this, how things would be, if she had changed because of everything she went through. But she went right back to being a really great and supportive friend of me and I’m so grateful to know her and have a friendship with her.

Any regrets since being on RHOBH?
My regret was that I wasn’t on a season where there wasn’t a typical sort of topics of fighting. What I mean by that is there were two things as a “friend” that I was there for and it was to be controversial and like a catalyst. The truth is I was never going to risk consequences with the two topics floating around all season. One of them being Kim’s issue and the other Taylor’s abuse. With who I am that is not something I was going to play around with on television. So if I come off as boring then so be it. I just wish I was on a season where the biggest argument we were having is over you know someone being a ‘bitch.’

Aside from the Real Housewives of Orange County. Do you watch any Real Housewives series and which is your favorite?
I like Atlanta a lot! I was also a huge fan of New York because I was from New York but I’m a bit concerned with who’s coming on next season just like everyone else is!

Why do you think you should be an official housewife or come back next season?
Because I have unfinished business with these girls and because viewers have seen only a few glimpses of a really crazy and interesting personality. I have a super cool family that would be on camera including my boyfriend’s 2 young adult kids, my 2 year old son JC who reads and speaks Thai, my 94 year old nana that I take care of and my super sassy Cuban step sister. I also have multiple businesses and charity projects people aren’t even aware of. For example, on March 10 I am hosting a charity event with Taylor at my house.

You and Brandi both were cast as the “friends” of the housewives. Why do you think you two didn’t get along?
The truth is I really like Brandi as a person and we have gotten along at times. She is fun and has cool attributes to her but I’m very close with Taylor so I obviously cannot be supportive to Brandi when she tells Taylor she wrote her book too soon and says that she hasn’t been abused and is a liar. That sets our goals back with helping women in these circumstances with that kind of thinking being publicized. It makes women scared to ask for help. I also don’t agree with what happened at Game Night and found it hypocritical when she called up Kim on her drug issue but then took Xanex and drank on camera. That is very dangerous and I was worried for Brandi when I watched that. I don’t see Game Night like everyone else does but I have my reasons for that and people will see some of that on The Reunion Part 3. All I’m going to say is Brandi acts like a victim a lot after saying some pretty “F”d up stuff, you better be able to take it if you’re going to dish it out with this group.

Speaking of Game Night, why were you being so hard on her?
Well for me at the Lollipop event, I had never really met this girl before and she was a bit silly. When I asked how she broke her leg she said she fell off her shoe and then when I looked at herfeet I saw heels on her good foot with the broken leg. I’m thinking that’s not too bright. LOL!. That made me judge her a bit and I probably shouldn’t have. Then I saw her and she tells me my husband is basically cheating on me. I’m like excuse me I don’t know you. Taylor then convinces me to invite her to ‘game night’ to be the better person because frankly I didn’t want to bring her into my home where my boyfriend is after her BS accusation so I did. She was being really aggressive and I was just trying to make Kim feel comfortable because Kim was in an obviously vulnerable state and Brandi was calling her out and I just don’t think it was necessary at my ‘game night.’

Imagine you being in Brandi’s position. And you didn’t know anyone and you were next to these two girls who keep talking about you. How would you feel?
I feel like Kyle was just being very protective with Kim because if someone was trying to imply with 20 cameras around that Kim was a meth addict, I’d be pissed too. You see an edit that makes it seem short and limits all of our interaction but this was on going for hours. I just feel like Brandi egged ‘game night’ on and I actually said it at the end when I helped her find her crutches. By the way, I didn’t really know anyone there either but Taylor and even though Kyle and Camille was making fun of me and Kim called me the wrong name I just tried to keep it fun. That’s my nature… I was in shock when it went so badly so quick I had never seen women behave like that before.

Are you bothered that Brandi was seen more on the show than you were?
No not at all. I’m happy for her. I’m cool with whatever unfolds for me. I think it’s important to just go with the flow and whatever is supposed to happen will happen.

Do you think it’s true that the ladies met up before the reunion and planned to attack Lisa?
I read the blog who wrote that and that was the dumbest blog ever. That’s absolutely NOT true. I really hope Brandi didn’t say that. And by the way that blog brought up my house and so you know, my boyfriend and I were in that house for 5 years. It wasn’t rented for the show! I didn’t even know if the house was rented or owned that was his business. I just lived there. And the reason you guys don’t see furniture is because we were in the hallway a lot of the time during the filming and people kept thinking my hallway was like a living room or something. My grand hall in that house had 40 foot ceilings and was 2000 sqft. It looked massive on TV and so bare but besides some art and an entry table what the hell goes in a hallway anyway?. There are tons of stuff in my house and I think all the walking back and forth in the hallway made it like it my home didn’t have furniture. The Game room had a bar, pinball, Marble Madness and a pool table and board game playing area but it wasn’t meant to congregate in. My plan for the event was we were supposed to be in the game room for 20 min to grab some snacks and a drink and then go play games in the living room but when Kim was an hour late and Adrienne didn’t cancel until an hour late too. We had been there for 2 hours! BTW the invite specified desert only. Next time they will be lucky to get chips and dip.! LOL

Do you think Kyle came across different then she was last season?
I don’t know. It’s hard for me because I know her in real life so I don’t know the ‘edit’ I know her. I think she’s really nice and very cool. She’s one of the nicest people I know

How did you and Taylor meet?
I met Taylor through my girlfriend. We were invited to go to this thing together and we just hit it off. We had similar personalities. We’re silly and funny and I really liked her.

Don’t you think it was hypocritical for Taylor to bring up how Brandi “threatened” to kill Kim when last season Taylor threatened to “beat up” kim
I think that both women didn’t mean it and said it in a heat of passion and I’m sure they both regret saying it.

Can you tell us what’s next for you?
I’m doing a bikini spread and for someone like me, it’s a big deal. I’m not some modely person. I’m like a regular Italian/Irish body type and I’m 38 years old and I’ve had a baby. So it was a big deal for me to do that but I really did it and it wasn’t that hard! I’m so excited for what ThinShot is going to do for people I had to take a big risk.

I respect Dana for being such a loyal friend to Taylor. It’s very refreshing to see that! Thoughts on AllAboutTRH interview with RHOBH star Dana Wilkey?

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Roxanne

Roxanne Jajo created All About The Real Housewives in November, 2011, to keep fans up to date with all their Real Housewives news. Roxanne resides in Detroit, Michigan and works full time as a recruiter in the HR department at Quicken Loans. In December 2014, Roxanne came out with her first fictional novel, ‘Shattered Depiction. Roxanne works on the website on a daily basis in order to bring fans of the show the most exciting and captivating stories of all of their favorite (and not so favorite) reality TV stars. Roxanne is very thankful to all the readers and commenters who have continued to support the website.

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Category: Brandi Glanville, Dana Wilkey, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, RHOBH, Taylor Armstrong, Top Story

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Johnd88
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Johnd88
2 years 3 months ago

Your goal is to breed all the different dragons available dabcebkakegf

Jenns
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Jenns
3 years 4 months ago

Love ya Dana! Wish they would bring you on fulltime:)

get real
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get real
3 years 8 months ago

It’s to bad Dana didn’t show this side of herself on the show. She seems way more substantial and likeable in this article.

Tamara
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Tamara
4 years 1 month ago

Brandi’s such a MESS. She’s an accident waiting to happen

Annie
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Annie
4 years 3 months ago

Ew, Dana is going to do a bikini spread? Lord have mercy on us all. Girl is not pretty at all.

Eric
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Eric
4 years 3 months ago
I have a serious crush on Dana. She is so beautiful and has a great personality. I think we would get along perfect. I would to love to take her out. I’m not rich and don’t live in Beverly Hills but I do pretty well. I’m a fire fighter. I live 20 minutes from Manhattan NYC. .Please pass this comment on to her. I really hope she receives because I know we would be a perfect match. Thanks.. E..
DJ
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DJ
3 years 7 months ago

You are delusional.

Sienna
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Sienna
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t think this show was a good match with Pam’s personality.
Don’t let the door hit you in the a## on the way out ~

Joanna
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Joanna
4 years 6 months ago

Oh, Dana. Lose another 200 lbs. and disappear entirely.

sprintgirl
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sprintgirl
4 years 6 months ago

that was great roxy

Rosalie Marie,
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Rosalie Marie,
4 years 6 months ago

Dana has a very bad attitude problem and frankly, nobody likes her because of it. I think she’s street trash. She’s obviously jealous of Brandi. Dana was on the show as “Taylor’s” friend. Taylor brought Dana on as her friend. Dana was not a Bravo guest, she was Taylor’s guest friend. Big Difference.

mm
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mm
4 years 6 months ago

Brandi was brought on as Adrienne’s friend.

Brandi stabbed Adrienne in the back on the reunion by telling everyone Adrienne was talking behind Lisa’s back.

That’s one of the reasons I would never be on team Brandi.

Paul
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Paul
3 years 8 months ago

you mean after Adrienne stabbed Lisa in the back or before she stabbed her own husband in the back? And why would Brandi help her?? She never helped Brandi! Oh, well, at least Paul is cool with Brandi.

Alicia
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Alicia
3 years 4 months ago

What did that have to do with Brandi??? Brandi owes ALL of her fame to Adrienne, Leann, and Eddie! They have been the constant recipients of her hate and slander, and she has made money off of it!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth
4 years 6 months ago

Don’t give a SHIT! still TeamBrandi!

mm
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mm
4 years 6 months ago

I admire your loyalty and like your style.

Bell
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Bell
4 years 6 months ago

To quote Tamra from RHOC, ” Dana’s ass must be jealous of all the crap that comes out of her mouth.” I hope Andy realizes how much the public hates her and her friend Taylor and we never have to see their faces again. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Rhonda S.
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Rhonda S.
4 years 6 months ago
I also believe Taylor is a liar. Not about everything, but when Andy asks her questions she looks around as if she is making up the answer on the spot. Her body language shows dishonesty. I don’t know if she was really abused by her husband or not, none of us do, but it is disgusting to cash in on someone’s death the way she is trying to. I know she had a black eye at the lounge party, but I have had 2 black eyes and no one has ever punched me or hit me. Maybe she was abused,… Read more »
Rhonda S.
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Rhonda S.
4 years 6 months ago

Dana is pathetic. I know from the most reliable source at Bravo that she is not returning next season. Thank goodness. Her behavior is beyond obnoxious. It is so tack to talk about how much everything costs. I’m so glad we have seen the last of her. Your 15 minutes are up. Oops, you didn’t even last 15 minutes!

Britney Tames
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Britney Tames
4 years 6 months ago
This interview was frustrating, and only validates my dislike of Dana even further. From the first moment Brandi entered this show, well before game night, Kyle sat there loudly making fun of Brandi, to all the other housewives as they sat their and laughed at her. It was awful and uncomfortable to watch. Then it got worst when Kyle made fun of Brandi’s small child, bringing him into public forum and ridiculing him. Then goes onto question Brandi’s parenting skills. Kyle actually makes me sick. I am happy Brandi found her voice and stands up for herself to this wicked… Read more »
Nicole
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Nicole
4 years 6 months ago

Oh, please. Kyle NEVER made fun of Brandi’s child. Only Brandi is too dim-witted to realize and understand that it was NEVER about the child, but her as a parent. I’m also pretty sure that Kyle made that point 100% clear that it’s not about her kids, it’s about Brandi correcting them.

Alicia
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Alicia
3 years 4 months ago

I agree! Brandi has no limits! I think Bravo made the wrong choice between Dana and Brandi! The ratings don’t lie! Ratings are down almost 40% from last season.

Paul
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Paul
3 years 8 months ago

damn, you are posting an awful lot about how bad Brandi is, defending Kyle, Kim and Dana. You a relative?

Sharon Lea
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Sharon Lea
4 years 6 months ago

Unfortunately for Dana, she was cast to enter this group, but Taylor didn’t really help to integrate her. I don’t see a re-entry point with this group of women.

Joe DePaulo
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Joe DePaulo
4 years 6 months ago

She is so gross and such a show off people are losingthere homes and this bubble headed inconsiderate sloppy nightmare is bragging about $25,000. sunglasses,is her boyfriend really married?

Nicole
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Nicole
4 years 6 months ago
Brandi most certainly believes Taylor is a liar, people. Go through her twitter feed for one and read her interviews for two. Just because she doesn’t say “Taylor is a liar” does NOT mean she has not implied and used other words to call Tay-Tay a liar. For example: the “I don’t trust Taylor or anything that comes out of her mouth” article/blog that Rox posted. Is that not implying Taylor is a liar in more or less words? Yes. When fans tweet Brandi about calling Taylor out on her lies and not believing her lies, she responds that doesn’t… Read more »
Siiri
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Siiri
4 years 6 months ago

But….Shana/Taylor/Sipes/Ford/Hughes/Armstrong is a liar….so, I don’t get your point.

Nicole
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Nicole
4 years 6 months ago

My point is that little Miss Brandi Glanville is now claiming that she NEVER called Taylor a liar when she has, multiple times. So what is YOUR point? That Taylor is a liar? That’s already public knowledge.

Paul
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Paul
3 years 8 months ago

about the abuse. She has never gone on record and said she believes Taylor aka Shana lied about being abused. She stated she believes Taylor is a liar because the blowfish lies all the time.

ATL gal
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ATL gal
4 years 6 months ago

Brandi has never said that Taylor wasn’t abused. That is just an attention seeking lie.

Humph.

Ladyleah
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Ladyleah
4 years 6 months ago
By Brandi saying the book was written to soon does NOT scare women to not seek help, give me a break. And although it’s probably true because Brandi does have a brain, I never heard her say that Taylor was lying. If anything, the things Taylor did and said is damaging to those experiencing DV. Saying that she couldn’t leave Russell because of money? Are you kidding me? So it’s more important to give your child a $60,000 birthday party than it is to save her from danger? Taylor’s lies and the way she changes her stories all the time… Read more »
PixelDust
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PixelDust
4 years 6 months ago

There was an interview and it explained the 60k party.

It was basically a freebie.

Dana and other vendors got to promote the own businesses on tv when they did that party for Kennedy. Never did it cost her 60 k. I can’t remember the amount that Taylor spent, but I think it was approx 5k ..a far cry from the 60 k.

Joanie
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Joanie
4 years 6 months ago

Too many inconsistencies in Taylor’s story is what is hurting women in domestic violence situations. She changes her story so many times that it is hard to believe anything she says.

Dana said in the interview: “That sets our goals back with helping women in these circumstances with that kind of thinking being publicized. It makes women scared to ask for help.” If Taylor wants to be an example for women to follow, she would have asked for help and gotten her child out of an allegedly abusive environment. She wouldn’t have stayed because of Russell’s money.

Rhonda S.
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Rhonda S.
4 years 6 months ago

I agree 100%. Apparently money is worth more to Taylor than the safety and well being of her daughter. It disgusts me the way she is carrying on and trying to profit off of someone’s death. If he was so horrible then she could have gone back to Oklahoma to be with her family. The truth is she just wants fame, and will say and do whatever it takes to make a dollar.

Dee
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Dee
4 years 6 months ago
Thank you for doing the interview with Dana. You have always captured the true essence of everyone when you’ve done your interviews. I never see editing you always post everything. I like Dana and so far I can’t say anything negative about her because we’ve really not seen a lot of her to form an opinion of her. We’ve only seen the 25k sunglass and some fashion name dropping. I’ve seen MANY of the housewives do that, Nene Leakes does it excessively. Who cares if they do that it makes me laugh. LOL if you love the show its because… Read more »
PixelDust
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PixelDust
4 years 6 months ago
Excellent post. I agree with all of it. 🙂 You’re right about NeNe doing it, but the only seem to focus on Dana mentioning the designer or the price. Big deal, she was excited about the shades and gushed about it. Is it really that awful? And as far her home being rented or bought, well I can think of a few other so called “wealthy” housewives that have done the exact same thing. They’re prepping the stage to get the job. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I read on this blog site and many others… Read more »
Jill
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Jill
4 years 6 months ago

Well, the truth it in the footage and since it’s clear Dana, unlike Brandi, is not a hit with the viewers, I can safely surmise she will not be asked back either as a friend of a housewife or as a real housewife.
But that’s fine, Dana is so gifted at spinning she could have an amazing career as a politician.

Stacey
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Stacey
4 years 6 months ago

Gag. Can’t stand Dana and I hope she does not come back. Team Brandi.

lolilea3
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lolilea3
4 years 6 months ago
Brandi did not say Taylor lied about abuse. Taylor has been shady about things, though. And, the book coming out too soon is an opinion shared by many. I’m on the fence but I don’t blame Brandi for her opinion. Sorry, but B was totally attacked on GN. Kim was also very judgmental and mean she had no right to be. Not a meth head – but she is an addict. Splitting hairs, I think. Brandi also NEVER struck me as a victim. Hell no. A fighter, maybe. Unfiltered. But not a victim at all. The opposite + a great… Read more »
Melissa
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Melissa
4 years 6 months ago
Does anyone remember highschool? All of these ladies are very highschool. Let me do a breakdown of RHWBH Adrienne – She is the president of her class, she is the peer counselor leader, she is the one that is an over achiever and feels everyone should be just like her. She has a perfect life on the outside but there are many problems she has that hides. In order to hide her imperfections she tends to have to put down others who she feels has a better life than her. Lisa – She is the one that takes in stray… Read more »
Belle557
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Belle557
4 years 6 months ago

Ohmigosh ~ so perfect! Love it!

Dee
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Dee
4 years 6 months ago

Loved this!!! But you forgot the one in the middle Camille
Camille – the girl everyone goes to to gossip about the other ones. She’s everybody’s friend but will not take anyone throwing her under the bus or she will come out swing in. She’s fun and tries very hard to please everyone and keep the peace.

logan992
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logan992
4 years 6 months ago

lmao. SPOT ON!

Belle557
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Belle557
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t believe a word she says.

The whole ” I don’t know if he rents or owns, I’ve lived there for 5 years, it’s his business” is BS. No woman lives with a man for FIVE years and has no idea if he is paying rent or a mortgage… how stupid does she think we are? I, and I think most, wouldn’t even move in with a man without having some knowledge as to his situation.

So I don’t believe a word that comes out of her mouth.

sillypeeps
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sillypeeps
4 years 6 months ago

An interview about Dana…
rewriting history to continue her obsession with dissing Brandi…check
bragging….check
butt-kissing….check
product placement…check

YAWN

Belle557
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Belle557
4 years 6 months ago

Totally!!

Theresa
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Theresa
4 years 6 months ago

Dana/Pam, your house was JUST featured on HGTV’s show Selling LA, and it is RENTED NOT BOUGHT! The house was FOR SALE, but you didn’t want to buy it, just rent .The owner wanted a celebrity to purchase the house, but his agent talked him into renting it since you were going to be on RHWBH…..lol I bet he was dissapointed to see how poorly the home was featured in the show. Oh that’s right… it was just a bare hallway….lies, lies, lies.

PixelDust
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PixelDust
4 years 6 months ago
I like Dana from the get go. So what if she blurted out $25k for shades…made her look even more vulnerable & adorable. Meaning she speaks with honesty and innocence. I read her last interview a few months ago and she had quite a hard life when she was younger. She’s a survivor and has a ton of sweet spunk. Never saw one scene were she was dogging another hw. Dana always had a sweet smile on her. I like her and think that we have not yet seen all of her personality due to her small scenes in this… Read more »
Kathy
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Kathy
4 years 6 months ago

Oh my goodness u r naive. When somone has to tell u their sunglasses are 25k, that is not even close to “adorable or vulnerable”, that is pathetic and obnoxious and in very bad taste, not to mention, “asinine” as Kyle put it. If anything, I feel sorry for someone like her for being so insecure and lacking any self awareness. It’s quite embarrassing.

Nicole
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Nicole
4 years 6 months ago
Please, Brandi WAS NOT a victim at game night. She egged things on just as much as the Richards did. Kyle and Kim didn’t say anything to Brandi’s face to make her feel “attacked” the only thing they did was laugh at her and say they didn’t want her on their team. That’s not an attack, that’s making her feel unwelcomed. And considering the viewers DONT get to see everything I’m gonna go ahead and say Dana knows more about what was said and done that night than viewers who only got to see 10 minutes of a few hours… Read more »
ATL gal
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ATL gal
4 years 6 months ago

They hid that cripple’s crutches!

This is the frickin’ twilight zone, listening to people try to minimize what we all saw happen.

Linda
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Linda
4 years 6 months ago

Didn’t they hide her crutches after they already started bitching or was that before?

Jelly
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Jelly
4 years 6 months ago

It was before I believe, but Kyle said that Kim didn’t really hide them.. she put them behind Brandi’s chair or something. Kim admits she was wrong to do that, for hiding her crutches.

Kathy
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Kathy
4 years 6 months ago

Sorry Rox, Uhggggg, can’t stand her. I know you have to be somewhat bias, in that she has given you an exclusive interview, but please. The girl is so sad the way she can’t stop bragging to elevate herself. She can’t mention her son without the Thai thing, the mention of the size of her hall, sun glasses, etc..Of course she’s “nice”, she’s a desperate famewhore, and you are giving her a platform. Bravo, please, lose her number.

Mego the lying stripper
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Mego the lying stripper
4 years 6 months ago

Who’s Dana?

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