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Dorit Kemsley Defends Her Accent & Attempts to Explain Why it Changes!

Dorit has been…well let’s say ‘unique’ ever since we first heard her name. Not only did she live an over the top lifestyle and had Boy George as a roommate but she brought something no housewife in Bravo history has brought: an accent that originated from no country in particular.

While we are used to accents (we’ve had Brits like LVP and Carlton and a Swedish accent with Fredrik from MDL) we had never heard one that sounded quite like Dorit’s. Dorit is originally from Connecticut (or how she likes to say it Conne-ct-i-cut) but her accent seems to be a mash up of a few different countries. So once and for all: Where did it come from and why does it change?

Recently a caller on WWHL had that very question and our dear Dorit got a bit defensive stating that, “Whatever comes out, comes out.” and even admitted that she didn’t know why it sometimes disappears saying “Truthfully I couldn’t answer that for you.” Andy even tried to help her stating that it seems to be when she sings that it changes prompting Dorit to admit she loses her accent when singing. You can view the full video below:

In a previous interview, Dorit attempted to explain her accent stating:

“I think the way I speak is probably a combination of many things. First and foremost, I am married to a Brit who’s got a very, very strong London accent, and I’m sure some of his inflections have sort of rolled over on me. My parents are not American. I was born and raised in America. I did spend a significant amount of time, nearly 10 years, back-and-forth, going to Europe. I spent a lot of time working all over the world and in various places of the world where people didn’t speak English all that well. I had a tendency to overenunciate, so I think at times some of my English is part that and part inflection. And you know, being around a lot of Europeans and a lot of Brits, you just become a product of your environment, really. That’s who I am. That’s the way I speak. I don’t hear it. My husband doesn’t hear it but it’s definitely become a topic of conversation.”

Thoughts on Dorit’s accent?

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