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Katie Rost Defends Ashley Darby Against Karen Huger’s Accusations She Is A Poor Role Model

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Katie Rost had a big week on The Real Housewives of Potomac. She took a stand and was a no-show for Gizelle’s make-up focus group, which obviously didn’t sit well with the green-eyed beauty. Her conflict ended there, however she threw major shade at Karen for her “gala,” and acted very unimpressed to the other ladies.

Katie made the tough decision to cancel her casino night, a move most of us saw coming. Katie blamed “other commitments,” but it was obvious that the charity event wasn’t coming together. Katie stayed uninvolved in the drama with Ashley and Karen, however she took to her Bravo Blog to defend her friend as a great role model for young women.

Bravotv.com: Tell us about delaying your event and deciding not to invite some of the ladies.

Katie Rost: I decided to delay the Casino Royale event until ball and gala season, rather than try to execute them last summer because I was offered to join other projects that were already well underway. I had a great time hosting DC Swim Week and was excited to bring attention to great local and international designers who have a strong presence in the nation’s capital. I also started working with QVC again and made some great relationships that will help my event be even bigger and better than I first conceived. Look forward to big things!

Bravotv.com: Why didn’t you attend Gizelle’s event and what did you think of her confronting you about not RSVP-ing?

KR: I didn’t attend Gizelle’s event because I needed to focus on my own work. Everyone else was looking out for number one, I just followed suit. However, since the “focus” group, I told Gizelle I’d help her in the future. She doesn’t need my help with a focus group. I’m better suited for promotion once she gets her product together. I wish her all the luck in the world.

Bravotv.com: What is your reaction to Karen’s smaller scaled event considering she turned you down?

KR: Karen’s event was confusing. She absolutely did not make it clear it was a launch to announce another launch, which is a concept I’ve never heard of before other than a press release or press party. However, I understand her deciding to scale back just as I decided to rethink my event. We all have to adjust and adapt as conditions change. That’s part of the game. 

Bravotv.com: What do you think about Karen and Ashley’s clash about the Rayvin comment?

KR: I think Ashley is an incredible role model and woman. She represents herself and her family AND this area very well. Karen is way off base in her assessment of Ashley. I think Rayvin, and any other young lady would benefit from having Ashley as a role model. She’s a rockstar.

Thoughts on Katie’s blog? Why do you think she cancelled her casino night? What did you think about Katie skipping Gizelle’s focus group? Were you unimpressed with Karen’s charity event? Do you think Ashley would make a good role model?

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