"Alexis and I definitely have some ups and downs," she says.

on Feb 7, 2012 - The Dish

Alexis Bellino and Heather Dubrow of the Real Housewives of Orange County
Heather Dubrow despises a certain four-letter F word: Fake.

The Real Housewives of Orange County's newest girl on the block (who makes her debut along with the returning RHOC tonight) gives The Orange County Register the real deal. "I am someone who, I don't base my friends on their bank accounts or their street addresses," she tells the paper. "I have friends from all different socioeconomic backgrounds. I like people who are authentically themselves. And if someone appears phony to me... that doesn't sit well with me. It's like knock-offs. I don't like knock-offs. If you can't buy it, don't wear it."

And even though she's married to a Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Heather says everything on her is as au natural as her Chanel and Gucci, well, aside from a few fillers and Botox. But do they count in Orange County?

On the flip side of the knife, this season will feature Alexis Bellino having some work done to her nose – and butting heads with Heather. "I would say that Alexis and I definitely have some ups and downs this season," the lone brunette confesses. 

But Heather's found a friend in Gretchen. "Can't wait! the new chix @HeatherDubrow seems cool too!" a fan tweeted Slade's lady love. "She is cool!" G replied.

How will Heather fit in with Vicki and Tamra? Watch The Real Housewives of Orange County’s premiere tonight at 9/8c.