The Real Housewives of New York - RHONY Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley Mortimer Says She “Was In A Very Weak Point” When She Joined RHONY, But Is Back “At Ground Level” Now!

Tinsley Mortimer is no stranger to New York City, although she is the newcomer on The Real Housewives of New York.

Tinsley is a socialite and used to be New York’s “It Girl” – which makes her very familiar with the social circuit of RHONY. Tinsley gradated from Columbia University, and authored her book titled ‘Southern Charm.’ After moving back to Manhattan from Palm Beach, she joined RHONY. She was staying with one of her good friends, RHONY star, Sonja Morgan. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions for her, but she is glad she came back. She said, “I was in a very weak point last season and honestly, I was a little embarassed about it because people don’t know who I am. And when I joined the show I was at a very, very low point.”

According to Page Six, Tinsley explained, “I came on and I was living with Sonja [Morgan] and, you know … I had to deal with that, and then getting accustomed to filming a TV show — that was awkward.”

The premiere of RHONY’s 10th was held at the Seville lounge at the The James New York-NoMad, and all of the ladies attended. Tinsley told Fox News, “I thought the show would have got me back to my girlfriends and all the things that I did before, but being on the show was actually the opposite. I’m grateful for all of it, but it put me in a different situation where I was actually so busy and working so hard — it’s hard.”

However; Tinsley is in a great place these days. She expressed, “I feel like now I am at ground level where I can build from there. Now, I want to get involved with my fashion world that I was in before and the beauty world and all that.”
She enjoys the fast pace of filming a reality show.

Her second season of RHONY is in the books and I can’t wait to watch it! We’ll have to stay tuned! I think moving back to NYC was a good decision for Tinsley and I’m happy to see her in a better place now. She seems like a sweet girl and deserves it. I think she has meshed with the ladies really well.

Check out this clip of Tinsley prepping for her party for Sonja last season!

Are you a fan of newbie Tinsley Mortimer? Do you think she has grown on the show? Thoughts on RHONY premiere? Sound off below!

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