Sutton Stracke will be one of two new Housewives joining the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 10 following Lisa Vanderpump‘s departure but it turns out producers have been after her for years to join the franchise.
However, up until now, Sutton has always declined invitations to join RHOBH.
So, what changed?
Well, according to the newbie her good friend and new co-star Lisa Rinna twisted her arm into FINALLY joining the show.
“They have been harassing me for years to do this,” Sutton quips to ET. “My really good friend Lisa Rinna was urging me, kind of pushing me, telling me, ‘It’s going to be fun, it’s a great group of girls, you’re going to love it and get along with everyone, so just do it.’ So, I did!”
Sutton also admitted that this time around she couldn’t pass up the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to join RHOBH.
“I think that the older you get, the more you realize that things don’t come your way all the time and so I thought, ‘How can I say no to this? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,’ and hopefully, it won’t destroy my family or my friends, or I won’t be left alone in my house with my cats. But I think it’s going to be fun, and I’d rather do it and experience the craziness of it than be 80 years old and thinking, ‘Wow. I really should’ve done that show…'”
“It’s still new,” she continues. Adding, that she feels like she’s still “awkwardly” getting to know her fellow Housewives.
“It’s hard to bust into a group of people, it’s like going to first grade and being the new girl in class,” she shares. “But everyone has been really nice so far and the whole process has been fun and exciting.”
As for what fans can expect from the RHOBH newbie, Sutton says expect authenticity mixed with lots of quirkiness.
“I am probably going to be the strangest one on the show,” she admits. “I don’t do Botox or anything! But, who knows? Next year, when it comes out, I may be like, ‘Lord, mercy! We have to get to the plastic surgeon quick.'”
“I can’t be anything but my authentic self,” she adds.
Over the last several weeks there has been a lot of chatter about the season 10 cast of RHOBH. Manily surrounding newbies Sutton and Garcelle and if they would be able to fill the void left by LVP.
Despite the concern, Sutton insists she didn’t join the show to replace anyone and is hoping to create her own lane on RHOBH. In fact, Sutton says she wants to say far away from any of the drama involving Vanderpump.
“I’ve never met her,” Sutton says of the Vanderpump Rules star. “I am sure she’s lovely, but I am not trying to replace anybody. I would imagine that we have different personalities because I am kind of goofy and weird. But I hope that people are receptive to meeting someone new, and — I am, I had nothing to do with anything, just leave me out of it, everyone. Mea culpa!”
Thoughts on Rinna finally convincing Sutton to join RHOBH? Do you think Sutton will be a good fit for RHOBH? Are you surprised Sutton wants to stay away from any drama involving LVP?
Source: Entertainment Tonight