Peggy Sulahian joined RHOC and was quickly announced as the 100th housewife, so fans were very intrigued to find out what exactly this rich and fabulous California mother of 3 was all about!
We didn’t meet Peggy on the season premiere, and we still don’t know much about her, except that she was in a very fragile state after a double mastectomy, yet began filming weeks later. Peggy opened up about the emotional, difficult time in her life in her first ever Bravo Blog, and it’s admirable for her to be so vulnerable right away. Peggy also went on to dish on her first housewives outing, and admitted that she was very embarrassed once things got loud and crazy at The Quiet Woman, however she did compliment her co-stars on being so welcoming right away; way more welcoming than she expected!
Bravotv.com: How did you feel going into your visit with Dr. Strawn for your check up?
Peggy Sulahian: I was so exhausted going into my check-up. Tired, weak, and lost, along with a roller coster of emotions, I couldn’t imagine how my husband felt. I felt it would be selfish of me to express any of my thoughts to him considering the strength he provided during my fragile state of mind. My thoughts would only weaken his heart. Often times, when I needed additional strength I would turn to one of my favorite Bible verses, Isaiah 41:10 which says, “Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, For I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Bravotv.com: Were you nervous deciding which implant size to go with?
PS: Implant sizes were the least of my concerns…I was very distracted by my health, and whether or not I would be able to fight this battle. I started to feel overwhelmed, but constantly reassured myself that God would only give me what I was capable of handling. I trusted Dr. Strawn completely to make the executive decision of what implant size would be most suitable.
Bravotv.com: How do you feel sharing such a personal journey?
PS: At first, when people asked me about my journey, it felt invasive. It felt so odd since I’m such a private and conservative person. However, as my story unfolded, I noticed how responsive people were to my situation over social media in a positive way. It made me realize how many others have gone through or are going through the journey I encountered. I prepared myself to use my platform to share my story, along with emphasizing the importance of getting tested and being proactive about getting cancer. Cancer creeps into the family at any moment, and I would hate to pass my opportunity to share my story and draw attention to its importance. But other than that, the response on social media has been so supportive! I never realized how many people experience(d) the situation I’m in, and it’s so beautiful seeing people open up to me through direct messages and comments on my photos. I’m so happy to be publicly sharing my story, considering it helps me as much as it helps the commenters. It’s hard not being able to turn to my mom through all of this, but so many people are expressing their love and support which has helped so much.
Bravotv.com: What were your first impressions of Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge?
PS: They were nice and welcoming…Tamra was a really good listener and was very vocal about her life. Shannon quickly opened up about her life as well which I respected and thought was brave. I didn’t expect them to be as warm and welcoming as they were which I appreciated very much.
Bravotv.com: How did you feel during the dinner when Shannon and Kelly Dodd started arguing?
PS: That was so mortifying! I tried to keep it together and act calm on the surface, but I was so embarrassed to be a part of that and to witness it in general. How could they comfortably argue in public and not be ashamed? I kept trying to change the subject to the food and how good the vegetables were, but of course, nobody understands my humor! I was scared and was still recovering from the mastectomy, and was in bed recovering up until the Noblemanphotoshoot. So this was all new to me… What I don’t completely understand, is how Shannon went from zero to 100 that quick. She couldn’t control her mouth with her vulgar vocabulary and aggressive hand gesticulations on the dinner table. Part of me had that reaction, but I do understand her frustration with Kelly and how she was provoked. Maybe Shannon stormed off at her daughter’s cotillion class the same way she stormed off on Lydia last week…
Bravotv.com: How were you feeling by the end of the evening?
PS: By the end of the evening, I was completely shaken up. Lydia kept asking me if I was doing okay, but I was trying to act calm on the surface. I mean, there were plates flying around that dinner table…my entire life was on mute for weeks after my surgery, and then the moment I get out of the house, there’s cat fights going on at the dinner table. It seemes like Lydia was more concerned than I was which is so compassionate of her, but I’m slowly learning to just not engage in those quarrels. Hopefully the air gets cleared between Shannon and Kelly, because life is too short! I just wanna party!
It’s a bit too soon to know Peggy, but in my book, so far so good!