Spilling the secrets of the OC!
Former Housewife Lydia McLaughlin is spilling all the secrets from the Real Housewives of Orange County.
In a new interview with Us Weekly, Lydia reveals the “drunkest” Housewife, the biggest drama, and shares her biggest reality TV regret!
Initally Lydia had trouble naming the “drunkest” OC Housewife. She first named Kelly Dodd before admitting that the crown really went to the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson.
“When we went to Iceland, Vicki and Kelly [Dodd] went out the night, like, after we started filming, and then they, like, stayed out all night, so I didn’t actually see them,” Lydia recalled of the 2017 RHOC cast trip. “But then the next day, allegedly Vicki took something so that she could film, which was why she had the heart trauma and had to go to the hospital. So I guess technically, I mean, you got to give the award to her.”
When it comes to which Housewife caused the most trouble, Lydia gave that title to the 100th Housewife – Peggy Sulihan.
“Peggy [Sulahian] caused the most drama when I was on the show, just because she didn’t get along with anybody,” she said before adding, “I mean, Tamra [Judge] and Kelly were up there too.”
Lydia also struggled to name which Housewife turned on their personality the most for the cameras. She ultimately decided that Vicki has the biggest personality on and off the TV screen.
“Traveling with Vicki was like the best situation ever,” she confessed. “It was one of the funniest moments of my life was trying to catch a plane with her, and I like was laughing so hard. And then everybody knows who she is ’cause she’s been on the show for so long. So people kind of were trying to talk to her, but she didn’t really want to. She’s just herself; you know what I mean? Like, if you saw her, she’s that outrageous all the time.”
She continued, “So it’s just kind of a weird delight to be around because I’m a little bit kind of quirky in my own way, but she’s just an on another level. So it was almost inspiring.”
As for her biggest regret, Lydia says it’s her infamous Charlie Chaplin costume, which she wore to a drag bingo night.
“I was like, ‘This is what I signed up for.’ I can’t not go,” she said. “I gotta be me even in this situation. So that was like a very difficult, the whole thing was very difficult, but just the way I looked … I wish that didn’t exist, but it’s fine.”
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.