The OC Housewive says getting cast for the show was "a freak thing."

on Sep 4, 2012 - The Dish

Tamra Barney


Despite being one of the most prominent and outspoken members of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast, Tamra Barney never really thought she'd be a part of the show.

In a new interview with Emme Magazine, Tamra says that her audition tape was almost a joke meant as a bit of reality satire. "I jokingly filled out an online application that my friend sent to me, not thinking for one second they would call me. I was totally obnoxious (mocking the show) we were both were laughing at my answers, I didn’t send any pictures and didn’t show up to the casting call," she says in the interview.

But when she got a call expressing further interest, Tamra began to see the opportunity ahead and took things seriously, eventually landing the role. "Everything happens for a reason ... here goes another chapter in my life," was how she was viewing things.

So what's the biggest downside of her decision? "I am not big into the ‘celebrity thing’ I would rather no one notice me, but it comes with the territory so I can’t complain," Tamra says.

Check out Tamra's big "Before Housewives" gallery by clicking the pic below!

Tamra Barney Before the Housewives