Last night was The Bravos, the first ever award show of it’s kind! Andy Cohen hosted of course, but the winners were all up to the fans and we were able to vote online; I did, did you?
The night was full of special guests and the show did not disappoint! I was more excited for this than the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, etc. (am I the only one?) I was unaware that there would be an audience on the West Coast as well Jenni P, so our California girls were able to take part the fun, there was even a surprise performance by Erika Jayne!
Check out the breakdown of everything that happened on The Bravos and let’s discus, we’ll work backwards and save the best for last; I’m hoping you all enjoyed it as much as I did!
Jeff Lewis won “The Biggest Hustle Moment” and this was deserving. I’ll admit that I never could get into Flipping Out, and I think he’s somewhat rude whenever I see him on WWHL; but the man definitley works hard, NEXT!
Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm won “The Susan Lucci Award For Best Performance In A Reality Show,” and I was way more excited to see Susan herself than Patricia; she looked amazing! Andy is a huge Susan Lucci fan and I love that she made a surprise appearance! Again, I never could get into Southern Charm but I’ve always been confused as to why someones mom was on with a young cast, not really a fan of Patricia; sorry I’m not sorry. I voted for Vicki Gunvalson comparing herself to “Jesus being nailed to the cross,” now that was a performance; she was gipped!
Erika Jayne was on the West Coast and gave a killer performance of her anthem “The Pretty Mess.” Her adorable hubby Tom was in the audience dancing along, he looked so proud! Her body is undeniably amazing and I was really impressed, I’d love to attend one of her shows; please come to New Jersey Erika!
Phaedra Parks was very deserving of “The Queen of Shade Award” and she was actually in NYC with Andy! Phaedra is a Southern Bell who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is; Bravo Phaedra, keep doing what you do!
Khloe Kardashian won “The Bravo Award For Jumpsuit Achievement” and she is always a blast on WWHL! Andy has said MANY times that Khloe is his favorite Kardashian, and I can’t say I disagree. Of course Khloe wasn’t in the clubhouse, but she did give a cute acceptance speech in a killer black jumpsuit; she helped to make Andy’s night! Dorinda Medley was a special guest presenter and I think she could have won the award as well, she always wears a jumpsuit in the clubhouse. I LOVE Dorinda but I have to mention that she wore the same jumpsuit to The Bravos as the RHONJ premiere parties; I see you Dorinda! It was gold, sparkly, and sexy so I can completely understand wanting to wear it multiple times, but these were two very public events within two weeks.
The “Cutest Couple” award went to Tom Sandavol and Ariana Madix from Vanderpump Rules and they are adorable together. However, I found all of the VPR guests annoying last night (as usual) and Tom had awful new frosty highlights in his hair; ew! I am so over this group; Lisa has a lot of employees and I think it’s time for some new, young blood!
I was so excited that Michael Rapaport won the “Biggest Bravoholic” award and this was very deserving! He LOVES the housewives and is always so honored and enthusiastic on WWHL; he says “Real men watch housewives” (I wish my boyfriend would listen to this). He of course got my vote and I hope he is on WWHL at least once after RHONJ this season, I need to know what he thinks!
Camille Grammer was a presenter on The West Coast and she looked incredible as usual. She and Erika were the only RHOBH ladies in the house and I wonder if this means she could be returning for season 7. This hasn’t leaked but it was very interesting that she was there, either way I enjoyed seeing her back on Bravo for the night!
Lisa Vanderpump won “The Wacha Award For Animal Excellence” and I can’t think of anyone that deserves this more! Lisa wasn’t in NYC or LA and I think she could have made some sort of appearance, this is the network that made her famous afterall; however she is a busy lady and I’m sure she would have been there if she could. This award must mean so much to her and she should have it on display in her new animal shelter!
I was so happy that Erika Girardi won “The Sorry Not Sorry Award” and she has become an instant fan favorite; she got my vote! She was so honored to have won something at Bravo and gave an excited speech on the West Coast. She was born for The Real Housewives and I hope she stays on RHOBH for years to come; love her!
Kandi Burruss Tucker won the “Most Socially Driven” award for her excellence in social media, and as much as I like Kandi, I think their were some other more deserving candidates. I can’t even remember a time I’ve ever even re-tweeted or noticed something she posted. I suggest Carole Radziwill for this one, she cracks me up! Kandi looked smokin’ in her neon outfit and I was happy to see her regardless.
Ew, I was legit upset that Jax won “The Bravo Bro Award,” there were SO many better options; he is the worst! He was cocky and annoying in his speech and I find him to be super creepy! My vote went to Ben Robinson from Below Deck, he is the cutest; who actually voted for Jax?
The most deserving award of the night was the “Don’t Call It A Comeback Award” and it went to Teresa Giudice; no surprise here! Teresa used a horrific experience to learn and grow and she never broke-down or showed that she was struggling; how does she do it? Teresa was so cute in her speech and we got lots of Tre-time last night; she was the first award and sat on the couch with Andy throughout the night!
Teresa was so well-spoken and she managed to throw some shade in a classy way with her response “Heather who?” when asked about Heather Dubrow’s unnecessarily rude comments alleging she has not shown remorse after prison. She is too busy to worry about the haters, good for her. Hello Tre 2.0! Teresa and Phaedra revealed that Joe and Apollo met behind bars and both had positive things to say about each other; I’m not surprised!
The best part of the night for me was the Giudice girls! Gia wore an outfit that complemented Teresa’s and she was the presenter, she is absolutely gorgeous and was also onstage all night! Milania, Gabriella, and Audriana were back-stage but we still got a fun glimpse at them; these girls are too cute!
Overall I LOVED The Bravos and hope this is an annual thing complete with more stars next year; Andy needs a bigger clubhouse. Take a look below at behind the scenes pictures of The Bravos that you won’t see anywhere else; it looked like such a fun time!
Thoughts on The Bravo’s? Any awards you disagree with? Who were your favorite surprise guests? Let’s Discuss!