It seems like Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder is ready to buh-bye to reality TV and say hello to a full-time job in fashion. Stassi claims in a new interview that the editing on the show makes her look like a “mean girl” and that she’s probably done with VPR.
“I’m kind of over the reality TV thing. It’s too stressful. It really is stressful. There’s so much negativity,” explains Stassi. “Most people do reality TV as a stepping stone. They can use it as a platform. Anyone who chooses to do reality TV for the sake of doing reality TV has to be insane.”
“Honestly, I’ve wanted to use this (TV show) to build up a following,” Stassi continues. “I’ve been slowly working my way up in fashion. If I didn’t have the show, those things wouldn’t be possible.”
Stassi’s main complaint with VPR is that it only focuses on the bad and that it misrepresents her as a “mean girl.”
“I know I’m not, like, the spreader of light all the time, but there’s sooo much negativity, and everybody’s judging you,” Stassi tells the Las Vegas Review. “Everyone’s saying awful things, and you’re being paid to take each other down. It’s just kind of rough.”
During the interview with In Touch Weekly Stassi blames the editing on the show for the viewers negative interpretation of her.“There are so many things I’ve said as a joke, but they don’t show me laughing after,” she elaborates. “I have no control over what’s shown!”
Stasi claims that she has great interactions with fans in person but gets crucified on Twitter. While Stassi admits that she’s “always been an aggressive person,” she promises that she is “kind.”
While Stassi realizes that being judged is part of reality TV, she still believes that Bravo and editing haven’t been kind to her. “We’re putting ourselves out there to be judged….I was edited to look like a mean girl!” she insists.
It seems that Stassi is just over reality TV in general. After all she’s been doing it off and on since she was 17.“I don’t want to do reality TV again. It’s just not where my head’s at anymore! I’m happiest these days just being at home with (my boyfriend) Patrick.”
I’m kind of shocked that Stassi would willingly leave a hit reality show. At the beginning of this season, Stassi openly admits to Lisa that she isn’t making money from her blog…yet. Right now besides appearing on VPR and doing her blog Stassi is jobless so her only income is from reality TV and any appearances she books. I don’t disagree that editing may play a role in the creation of Stassi’s mean girl title, but editing isn’t entirely to blame either.
I think Stassi should re-think quitting reality TV and either embrace her mean girl label or revamp herself on VPR. Honestly, I think Stassi will be back for next for next season of VPR. Last year she moved to NYC and miraculously moved back to LA right as VPR started to film.
Has editing has been unfair to Stassi? Do you think Stassi is really done with reality TV? Would VPR SUR-vive without Stassi?