Season 9 of The Real Housewives of OC started up a few weeks ago, and while the viewers have not yet been introduced to newcomer Lizzie Rovesk she sat down with Radar Online and gave a sneak peek into her experience and the rest of the season!
Besides the usual getting used to the cameras and meeting new people awkwardness, Lizzie explains that she was shocked by the way she was treated by the veteran housewives. She doesn’t give much as to who she had problems with from the start, but she did say it was really only one of the ladies she did not get along with.
What was it like filming your first season? I want to say that it’s been an adventure. When you first start filming with the cameras, it takes a little bit to warm up to, and after a while, you kind of forget that they’re even there half of the time. But it has been fun for my husband Christian Rovsek and I and our two kids Preston and Kingston. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the other ladies and all the adventures that we’ve been on.
What was the toughest part about being one of the new girls this season? I would say the toughest part was just kind of the hazing you get from the veterans. I really didn’t expect the hazing. I didn’t really expect to be picked on like I did in the beginning. I found myself standing up for myself in the beginning right off the bat. I had to defend myself just from like the first meeting.
Do you think being younger than the others made them insecure? I don’t know. Maybe. The thing is, I’m not very confrontational with other women. I don’t fight with other women typically. I don’t pick on people by the way they look or by their names, just very catty stuff like that. I was just really caught off guard that that those were the things I was picked on about. It wasn’t typical for me.
Who lead the attack on you? There was just one. I don’t know what I can say. I guess you can wait and see. It’s pretty much right off the bat.
Was that difficult to deal with? No. I’m not going to start drama, but I’m very quick to defend myself. I feel like I have a very strong character and integrity, and I don’t have a problem jumping in and saying what I need to say. That’s not a problem for me, but I didn’t realize that I would have to do it immediately.
Vicki has always been pretty open about how she feels about the newcomers so I can’t say I am totally surprised by Lizzie’s claims. What are your thoughts – who do you think was the ring leader in the hazing against the new women?