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on Aug 19 - The Dish

Hankering to know just what happened when Lizzie Rovsek and the rest of the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County ladies sat down for the highly-anticipated reunion special? Well, with less than a week until it airs, Lizzie is breaking down just what went down when the cameras started rolling. And considering all the drama that took place during this latest season of RHOC, it's no surprise things got just as heated during the reunion, Lizzie reveals. We've also got a preview clip—check it out below.

"The reunion was a long day," she says. "Everyone had a lot of issues to talk out. For the most part, I think it was pretty mellow until the end and then things got out of hand."

Ahead of reunion day, the Season 9 newbie admits that she leaned on her fans for some words of wisdom on how to approach the special since it was her first-ever reunion taping.

"To prepare, I asked fans on Twitter if they had any advice they would want to share," she says. "I really didn't prepare much. I am not the type to study episodes and text messages for loopholes, etc. I just followed my heart, was true to myself and told the truth!"

And if Lizzie is being really honest, she actually wanted to wear something else that day. "However, I did work with Walter Collection on my reunion dress," she teases. "He designed it specially for me for the reunion, but unfortunately the decision was out my control and I didnít end up wearing it. That was a big bummer."

To see what Lizzie did end up wearing and why the cast got out of hand, check out Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion, airing Monday, August 25. And watch a preview below.

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