Who knew the Real Housewives of Orange County star was a high-jump competition champion?

on Jul 18, 2013 - The Dish

Lauri Waring Peterson has been involved with the drama of The Real Housewives of Orange County for five seasons, but you may be surprised to learn that there are still some things viewers don’t know about her.

We sat down with her recently and asked her to reveal some of her deep, dark secrets. Check out the clip below!

Okay, so the fact that she was a high school rodeo queen isn’t exactly a dark secret, but it is pretty hilarious to imagine her in a goat tying competition.

(Wondering what goat tying is? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.)

Besides being an expert at handling farm animals, Peterson also revealed that she has a business degree, double majoring in management and marketing, with a minor in finance. “So I’m actually kinda smart,” she joked.

And in addition to her brains and beauty, Peterson also has the athletic chops to match. In fact, she was once the Idaho state high jump champion.

Are you surprised by Lauri’s secrets? Watch the clip below, and let us know in the comments.