Sheree Zampino may be the new girl on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills block, but she quickly got a handle on all of the ladies in the cast.
The friend of the Housewives appeared on David Yontef’s Behind the Velvet Rope podcast, where she made some surprising claims about her co-stars.
According to Sheree, Erika Jayne and Diana Jenkins are the most authentic ladies on the show, while Lisa Rinna gives her grandma vibes.
Sheree had much more to say, so let’s dive into it all. When it comes to Diana, Sheree insists she’s “authentic” and “real.”
This statement will be hard to swallow for many Bravo fans as Diana has quickly become the most unlikeable Beverly Hills Housewife since Carlton Gebbia.
Diana has dubbed herself the new RHOBH villain; fans aren’t even buying that title, with some pointing out that she’s “not even a good villain.”
On the other hand, Sheree insists that Diana is an interesting character on the show.
“I thought it was just in my experience; it was just the opposite, you know,” Sheree said. “And sometimes when you come in and when you’ve got hundreds of millions of rich, people already have preconceived notions about you.”
“She’s someone that I thought was interesting because she’s got money, but money doesn’t have her. I was very impressed with that,” she continued.“To most people, you’re going to be unrelatable, but I just thought she was so real. And she has it [money], but it doesn’t have her. She just shows up.”
While fans have labeled Diana “tacky” and pretentious, Sheree says she’s, in fact,“ very authentic and very real.”
“And she’s the kind of person you’re going to know exactly where you stand. I like that. Some people don’t want that. Some people want you to be phony to them. And you know what I mean? I don’t want that. I want to know exactly who you are, you know,” she added.
When it comes to Diana’s self-imposed villain title and claims she’s unrelatable, Sheree says it’s all part of the reality TV game before noting that she encourages fans to give Diana a chance and see who she really is beyond the wealth and drama.
“People need a villain,” Sheree confessed. “They do need a villain. It’s funny. Cause she says, you know, I am your new villain. You want me to be your new villain? And that’s exactly what she spoke it into existence. But I would hope that as time goes on, people will give her space to be. And just to see her humanity.”
“Some things she just can’t relate to. That’s just not her life,” she noted.“But look past that because you can always find redeeming qualities in somebody. I would say, what do you like about the person? We know what you don’t like and what they don’t like is that she’s got a lot of money. Well, don’t you want a lot of money? What is really the problem anyway.”
Moving on to Erika, Sheree said that she found the Pretty Mess singer “interesting.”
“I respect somebody who is honest and who’s transparent and puts it out there. And then I also like the fact that she takes responsibility. If she offends somebody or she says she will apologize, she will. That’s what I saw. That was my experience,” Sheree explained.
As for Rinna, Sheree found her to be maternal and dubbed her the grandma of the franchise.
“We were at her house, filming, and she’s making cookies, and she’s running around with her little hair bouncing around, making sure everybody’s cup is full, and they have enough to eat and like the cookies are coming out. And I was like, oh my God, like; she’s like a grandma. You know, because for me, my grandmother was so nurturing.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.