Speaking of sweet and endearing those would definitely be two words that I wouldn’t use to describe my attitude towards Dan during our date last episode. I will fully admit that I didn’t make it easy for him to talk to me, but everyone should understand that sometimes first dates can sometimes be awkward and that feeling of discomfort is elevated when there are four cameras filming your every move! Like PC, who enjoys saying audacious things when times get awkward, I seem to get a touch (OK, well more then just a touch) sarcastic when things get awkward and boring. It is a very bad habit, and I’m working on it, but sometimes being a little mean can make things more interesting – but only if you explain your actions to the other party later. I think both Dan and I realized that the date was lacking in conversation but we did get a chance to talk about it afterwards so there are no hard feelings.
On to my lack-of-a-boyfriend situation: although there are exceptions, the majority of girls I know who live in the city do not have a boyfriend. When you live in New York, you are constantly meeting new people and expanding your friend circles based on the sheer concentration of individuals. At least for me, when you are always meeting new guys, it is hard to think about settling down with one for your high school years. I guess that’s what I meant by ‘high standards’ not necessarily that I’d never considering dating anyone “subpar” (which by the way is never a word I would usually use) but it is my nature not to settle down and have a boyfriend, so if I were to ever have one in high school he would have to be someone I was truly infatuated with.
Easy, Camille. Stop being so defensive about everything and maybe people won't take such offense to your comments. And your P.S. comment just took away your sincerity about your "innocent mistake" regarding Jessie's school. And to be honest, we all know it wasn't an innocent mistake. You don't need to let the world know you think you are better than they are. We will find out for ourselves how great you are!
I think it's so odd that Jessie is completely against the idea of meeting new people. Having a close circle of friends is one thing, but blatantly shunning potential new friends (especially those who want to help with a charity) is quite another. It's unfortunate that she didn't want you to help with Operation Smile because of a minor (and completely forgivable) faux pas. It's also unfortunate that children in need have to suffer because of Jessie's personal grudges. You're obviously a very dedicated and hard working young woman. You'll just have to put your talents to use for another charity. Good luck!
Why shouldn't people have Earth Day off? The environmental crisis facing this planet is huge and everyone should take one day off from school or work to contribute their share to cleaning up the planet. And what will the Harvard Admissions Committee think when they see how selfish and obnoxious you are? Take it from someone who got in, they want people who actually want to be at Harvard as part of the community, not just someone who wants to go there because off its status.
Hold up what are you talking about she never siad she wasnt going to let her help. She was just mad at how rude Camille was being. News flash Camille you dont knock the person whose trying to help you!
Camille, so sorry to hear about your cat. We had to put down our own dog after 18 years and it was tough. As far as Jessie goes, why don't you just get your friends together and start your own charity? I bet you would be great!
Camille - - you are by far my favorite. You have handled yourself really well and that speaks volumes. For a 17 year old you are more mature and together than people twice your age. People will always take offense when they are insecure. And people tend to be insecure around secure people. They only thing to do is to try to make amends and keep it moving graciously! ~MJ
I think Jessie took your comments too personal, it either shows that she cares what you think or deep down inside she might think you are right. But at the end of the day who cares the interview was about charity work not let's become best friends. Per her comments it seemed like she already had her mind set prior to even giving you chance. Don't let her take you down, you should just create you own charity, try to get the people involved.
I agree with one of the comments before me. Camille, you cant just dismiss your comment about Jessies school as a simple maistake, because in the show you didnt let up about the subject for a good 3 minutes or so. If you really were just making conversation, you would have switched the subject and apologized. Neither of which you did,. And to pass judgement on Jessies decision is wrong. If you went to Harvard and told them something wrong about their school or offended the interviewer, I am pretty sure he would react the same way as Jessie did.You just wouldnt know because he doesnt have a camera following his every move. Over all, I love Jessie because all you kids claim to have to grow up fast in NYC, yet she is the only mature AND goal orientted one on the show. I live on L.I. and most kids your age are already working jobs in high school, as well as doing volunteer work. To me that constitutes to growing up fast, not learning the taxi 3 or subway route!
I agree with everything you said regarding the charity. I have a son who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate so the issue hits very close to home with me.
Jessie is helping with a charity, not handpicking candidates for a sorority. As long as the people you are working with are working hard - it's not necessary to travel in the same circles or wear BFF necklaces. She really needs to get over herself.
P.S. - The supposed Harvard alum that posted above is obviously delusional. I would love to know what company he/she works at that allows time off for Earth Day. Taking care of the planet should be done daily by making educated and "green" choices. Please.
I watched the episode in which you accidentally insulted Jessie last night. I really don't believe that you meant to say anything offensive to her, and, in truth, I honestly think that the comment you made wasn't totally unjustified. You were just trying to show her that you are used to working hard and therefore you were a good choice to participate in Operation Smile. So, I really hope you don't feel bad about saying that, because in my opinion Jessie just took the comment too far. She should have just rode it off.
Camille, I think you are doing a great job. You were dead on with Jessie being somewhat over the top (it seemed rehearsed) regarding the interview you had with her regarding the charity. She is very lucky that you offered. If you have to start your own charity...forget about Jessie. She is obvioulsy, for a young woman in her own world and wants to keep it that way. You deserve to go to Harvard. Good luck sweet, smart girl.
Your opinion about Dwight is definitely not your fault. As a fellow NYer, the notoriety of Dwight is truer than not.
Jessie's school has a reputation of being a school for kids that are rich and not so bright. I believe Paris Hilton also went to that school. Just read the NY Times article. Camille, I like your honesty. You just said what everyone already knows!
I agree with the other poster...start your own charity. Since you don't have time for boyfriends anyway, focus all that energy in to starting your own charity.
I also agree with you about Jesse giving her personality conflict with you more importance than your ability to help the charity. Obviously you are quite mature and logical, which is probably even more of a reason to get out there and start your own charity...now that would look great on a Harvard College application!!
While having Earth Day off is pretty ridiculous and while it's probably true that her school is easier than yours, I don't think it was wise of you to question her on that. The only thing you accomplished was pissing off someone who is a total B****, from whom you wanted and needed something. Having said that, I love how you are able to stand up to her! I doubt she's accustomed to that, especially from someone SO MUCH YOUNGER than her (LOL!). I admire your chutzpah and I think you will go far in life (Harvard or not). Forget Jessie --you're in NYC where the opportunities (charities, boys, jobs) are plentiful.
Honestly, you and Taylor are my favorite characters in the show. I just admire your ambition and competitiveness. And trust me, I know how it feels. I go to a private school in Rhode Island and the workload is tough, especially having to balance it with EC's, SAT prep, and friends; it's hard staying on top of the competition. And plus, the "P.S" comment that you made isn't a sign of insincerity, just a remark to the public that you actually were right even though you weren't sure at first. You're not the mean one, Jessie is.
Why is everyone bashing jessie? Doesnt make sense to me for someone to judge a person by rumors or how they come off to you. Why would you make a judgment of someone based off your first meeting with them and not actually getting to know them before you make a judgment? Seems a little immature to me but yet I'm just seeing just one side of the story but this would make the second or third time that I've seen you judge jessie. How about act like a real person and not act completely different another.
Hello - why dont you find another charity that you can give your time to, rather sit and worry about getting in good with Jessie. There are lots of opportunities in your area that need hard workers that are willing to WORK. Thats what it will take for you to get into a college that you will be happy with! This way you will be doing the hard work for yourself and helping others at the same time!
Jessie was the one who snubbed Camille in the beginning. I wouldn't lower my standards to work with her - I'd find a different charity. Jessie and P.C. with his insulting remarks - I'd rather be with people with real class than people who would just make you feel miserable to be around.
Jessie has some deep rooted insecurities. She is just jealous of girls ( hence why she said she needs her guy friends to say sane) Who says they dont want to meet new people? Only ones that are that don't want to loose their current popularity status. Camille, your devotion to your studies and future are something to be admired... not some upper east side princess that thinks she is 25 already, just because she is privileged and is on the 'fashion committee' of a large non profit.
you guys are defending Jessie and bashing Camille for "judging" when Jessie is the one who was very clear to viewers and PC that she did not CARE to know them Kelly and Camille. i think the exact term was "we have enough friends". if you dont remember, look into the first episode. I totally agree with you Camille. You see that you possibly made an error in judgement and have since apologized. Has Jessie apologized for snubbing anyone not associated to being stuck to her or PC's butt? NOPE. She wants to snub people away from the cleft charity because of a slight attack on her, then i agree. it is about her not those poor kids suffering.
hey..tell pc just to go for it. he needs a hot man to show him the ropes. whe npc kissed that guy`s hand ,he was soooo hot.
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Let me first start off saying that you are my favorite out of the whole prep group. I like how your not like Jessie and have that im so stuck up look about her. When you both went off about which school was bettr honestly Jessie should've just gotten over it... who really cares! You handled that great, personaly how you showed you didt care much! I hope to see more of you in the other seasons!
I am a grown woman with 40 years under my belt (meaning, I have been alive long enough to have seen it all). I think you are a lovely, thoughtful and gracious young woman. You are also extremely savvy and it will serve you well. I think you should just keep on doing what you are doing and forget the boyfriend thing-- it will happen when it happens and it will be mostly effortless in the beginning. Regarding your charitable efforts, don't stoop to Jessie's level, find an organization that suits you and keep your head up!
Camille, you are a dear person--intelligent and articulate! My favorite! You will certainly be successful in life. Since none of us is perfect, we all have things to learn and improve upon. Dealing with personalities like Jesse will teach you many things, and one of them is that although you are right about Jesse's ego getting in the way of children with cleft pallates, your insensitivity has also gotten in the way! By insulting her school--and that means insulting her--you lost your chance to help others. Unfair, for sure, but certainly what life is all about. Next time you encounter another "Jesse", you might think about making her or him comfortable and appreciated--keeping the criticism and brutally honest facts at bay--and you just might get what you need and want! And, with that gorgeous smile, you'll get it!
You are a fantastic young lady and I wish you were featured more on the show. You seem like an excellent role model. Your humor and wit makes you very charming as well. My favorite line on your date was when he asked for the 3rd time if you're having a good time. You answered, "Yes I'm enjoying my water and my menu." That was hilarious. Don't change a thing.
Jesse is an odd girl. She is so hard to watch and I don't know why she was chosen for this show. Her mom seems lovely, however, so maybe she'll redeem herself in future episodes. Good luck to you.
Kelli I understand your crying over your dog completely, trust me I would not want a camera on me either. The last time I had to put a pet to sleep at the vets., a child asked his mother "what is wrong with that man".
Camille You are an amazing person to watch on TV. At first I thought you would be a snobby brat, but clearly that is not the case. Jessie is so intimidated by you, don't ever let her actions or words make you question yourself. You are by far the more mature and classy person, so stay true to yourself, and you will accomplish more than she ever will. Thank you for taking part in the show, I hope that there are many teenagers out there that become inspired by you. You deserve that recognition.
Hey Camille, I just started watching the show and I'm seriously addicted now! I thought the debate between you and Jessie was pretty unecessary and neither of you should get caught up about. I hope you 2 can get past this and keep living life. I live in NYC and get caught up in this drama, too, but the best thing to do is get some retail therapy done!
While I think you are bright and your desire to do charity work is commendable, I think that your reference to certain colleges as party schools or not worthy is unacceptable. While you may be able to achieve Ivy League success and can afford to pay the full tuition, there are hundreds of kids in the U.S. who are the top of their classes as well but could not afford to go to a private school such as Harvard and took a full ride to a school below their level. No one is perfect, you cannot tell someone their school is not as great as your even if yours is better. Telling someone who accepted GW that it is a party school or what not is not right. Would you want someone to do the same in return?
Camille, you're the best character on that show. They seriously need to give you more air time. Don't worry about Jessie. You did not come off as bitchy. She took care of that by herself (especially after she provided you with a blatant lie of an excuse for not attending the dinner party). I don't think it's worth worrying over someone who prioritizes personal preferences (silly ones, at that) over additional helping hands. It would probably be better to find another charity, or maybe start your own!
You are BY FAR the most resourceful and intelligent of your peers. As the leader YOU are, start your own foundation, charity or other such organized wayt to Help and Get a FULL RIDE to Harvard :) I am Not a fan of Jessie and I AM Jewish. OY!
Camille, First of all let me say that your comment about GWU was absolutely and intensely out of line. If you would do your research before you would express your opinions (which you make out to be the truth) you would realize that GWU is one of the best universities in the United States. It has been ranked ABOVE your beloved Harvard in some polls and the students there have much more class and education than you seem to have. As an upcoming freshman at GWU, I was personally offended because I worked my butt off to get into that school and who are you to bash it?! Best of luck with getting in to Harvard and getting that perfect score on your SATs. I honestly mean that because as a graduated high school student I know the difficulty of the SATs (that are built to trick you) and the intensity of ivy league applications. I just hope that Harvard doesn't see those tapes of you saying your community service is all for applications... O and by the way, Junior year is NOT early to take the SATs, it's right on time so you can have the opportunity to improve your scores, so you ARE NOT ahead of the curve. Get over yourself, please! And stop making yourself look like you are the best thing to grace the earth.
You should be allowed to help with the charity. It is not about Jesse but the children. Maybe ppl will see this show and realize more money could have been raised for those children. Hopefully someone else could help get you involved.
Camille, I am a sophomore and I love community service too, it gives me such a great feeling to help; I completely agree that Jessie was wrong in not letting you join operation smile. Not letting you join just because you stated your opinon on her school which you even apologized for was stupid of her. I was rather taken aback at what happened on your date, but I see how being filmed like that could make a first date even more intense, although never having gone out myself, I wouldn't really know. Just a tip for your next date though, try not to interogate the guy so much, just have fun and relax a little. I am so sorry about your cat. Don't forget that operation smile isn't the only club out there, I am going to be starting a key club at the school I am switching to, and I think that you should really look into it. Well good luck :)
I adore you and your style . I love all your hair accesories.
Now back to the subject haha. I do agree with you about the Dwight school its not they hard. Not like its one of the real competiive ones like Brearley, Chapin, Spence, Dalton, Collegiate, Horace Mann. I go to college in the Upper East Side (Hunter College) its not an ivy but its a good public university. however if someone was like i hear your school is easier than NYU or Harvard Univ. I'm not gonna get mad like Jessi, it is what it is. But both of your schools arent considered the top nyc preps either, so I found the whole arguement funny.
camille, you are a talented writer! I think your blogs are worded better then any of the housewives or other prepsters on this site! Just thought I'd throw that out there. . .
Camille---you are my favorite! Not afraid to speak your mind, not having a boyfriend just for the sake of having one, knowing your priorities and having specific goals at a young age, very stylish in a simple elegant manner, very pretty, excellent writer....I can't believe that you're not the stuck up upper east side girl I thought you were when they were showing promo commercials about NYCPrep.
I truly don't understand why Jesse has the final say in letting you join Operation Smile. She's the what? Fashion coordinator? It's their loss. She is obviously so threatened by you. If she weren't on NYPrep, I wouldn't even think she was an upper east sider or part of the prep scene. I don't know how someone so vile can come from a woman so wonderful--her mom seems really nice and down to earth.
Keep on being yourself Camille. You are a great role model!
I think that you are fabulous and intelligent and will go so far in life. You write and speak so well. I'm sure Harvard will be more than happy to have you. Jesse is from what I have seen an extremely immature and has no tack or class. I am 26 and have been a chairperson for a large non-profit charity since I was 16 and trust me, we will take all of the help that we can get. For her to "interview" you is absolutley hilarious. Look at all of the delightful comments about you and forget about her. I also have no idea why PC would show up to your dinner party (which was fabulous) and insult you and your guests by calling you children. I am glad you addressed it and have a firm voice for you and your friends. I actually think you may be the most mature person on the show!
You are the most real character on this show. I love that you admit that you gossip, for starters. You just seem really genuine on screen and you assessment of Jessie was probaly hands down true.
It was great meeting you at the Salem Red Sox game last nite! You were so nice and lovely not at all stuck-up like I thought. Can't believe I met you in Salem, a small town in Virginia...
I think all of you need a reality check. Camille, you say you're putting your self out there for a guy but honestly no guy wants to date a girl that calls them annoying on a first date. you seem to pride your self in being so mannered and high class but that was no where near these "standards" you speak of. look at your self before you judge others.
I have to say that you are my favorite and thanks for at least blogging to the fans that are watching the show I think we all appreciate that. Camille I like the fact that you are you and put it all out there on the show. Perhaps the show may edit your persona to be a bit on the snobby side but I think you are probably the most down to earth out of the whole bunch. I like that you stand up for yourself and in situations are assertive, but don't let the assertiveness get in the way of your smarts. It could turn people off. You have a lot to contribute to this world, I can see that. Good luck in your school studies and I hope you get into Harvard (although there are other great schools too ... how about Berkeley? UCSD?). Oh and one bit of advice, travel the world (and not just the ritzy places) I bet you would greatly benefit doing a summer abroad somewhere in a third world country where you could donate your time. Perhaps South America? Peru? Best wishes to you Camille.
I heart you b/c you are mentally beyond your years...You definitely do not need Jesse's assistance, It's very obvious that she is intimidated by how much PC admires you!! Call Allie (Jill Zaran's daughter), Jill is the Queen of charity!!
Also, I am a bit curious as to why you chose not to address how Dan insinuated that something went on after dinner to PC..It just shows that boys always lie to their friends to seem interesting!! Some things never change...Huggs
Everyone knows that Dwight is a second rate school except for the kids that go to Dwight. Regardless, there was no need to insult Jessie. Nightingale isn't exactly Spence or Choate, either.
And Camille, Operation Smile isn't community service. Maybe you should try volunteering in a hospital or soup kitchen.