When Lisa first announced her departure from RHOBH in June many fans wondered if anyone would ever be able to fill Vanderpump’s shoes. Because let’s be honest those are some pretty BIG shoes to fill considering Lisa’s history on RHOBH and all she brought to the show with her cheeky quips, wealth, and fabulous lifestyle.
But it turns out Sutton isn’t even thinking about trying to fill LVP’s shoes – mostly because she knows she can’t.
“No way could I. No. I mean, no,” Sutton revealed to HollywoodLife when asked if she’s trying to fill Vanderpump’s shoes.
While she and Vanderpump are similar in many ways, Sutton says she has a “completely different personality” than the former RHOBH star.
“Now, I get to call myself a businesswoman, so that’s kind of fun,” Sutton said of her new clothing store, The Sutton Concept.
Sutton added, “And we’re in West Hollywood, but no, I’m not trying to fill her shoes.”
She also touched upon this subject during a recent interview with Us Weekly saying, “Why would I? You know, I think it’s an honor to be on the show and I’m excited and just to step in and be myself. I’m not anybody’s replacement, I’m not trying to be someone that I’m not. I’m just gonna be myself and live my life and I want other people to see what I’m doing, cause it’s really fun and I’m so blessed. I have a great life and I just want to spread the love and spread the fun.”
Despite running in similar circles, Sutton admits she’s never actually met LVP!
“I’ve never met her, but I actually used to see her a lot. Like at Cecconi’s getting lunch, but no, I’ve never met her,” she continued.
As for what Sutton hopes to bring to RHOBH she says, “I’m just trying to be myself.”
Authenticity is really important to the RHOBH newbie, in fact, she admits it’s her life motto.
She explained, “You know, I’m not an actress. I’m not in the Hollywood world at all. So this is, this is real, and I can’t be anything but real. I can’t be anything but myself. So hopefully the drama’s probably going to be in running the store. Hopefully, you know, that we do well and we get clients in here.”
Even without the reality TV cameras, Sutton lives quite an interesting life. As Andy Cohen previously revealed, “Sutton Stracke is incredible. I’m just going to let you find out about her. She’s the real deal. She’s got the BH lifestyle on steroids. So I’m sooo excited.”
The RHOBH newbie sits on the boards of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the American Ballet Theater all while juggling an art collecting hobby.
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