Camille

What's it like to grow up in NYC? Camille sets the record straight.

Jun 23, 20090

Taylor’s party was fun in a very awkward way. Kelli and I didn’t know anyone there so at the beginning the conversation was a little halted. But it got less awkward when Kelli and I started to get to know Taylor and her friends, and when we (meaning I) started talking a lot (meaning non-stop). If you haven’t noticed, I’m not exactly the shy wallflower type, and Taylor was 100% correct when she said that I’m talkative.

When Kelli and I met PC it was blatantly obviously that he wasn’t the shy type either. To repeat, it really does take a lot of courage to do a double cheek kiss. LOL. We didn’t really get to talk to PC though, because Jessie summoned him away pretty quickly. My first impression of Jessie was that she really didn’t care about Kelli or me at all, and I’m pretty sure she didn’t remember our names after we introduced ourselves. She definitely gave me the feeling that Kelli and I were just not good enough to be associated with her, and I guess I was right considering what she told PC in the car afterwards.

The dinner with PC and Kelli was quite interesting. When Kelli asked me to go to dinner with her, I didn’t realize that PC thought it was a date. Kelli and I obviously didn’t think that PC was expecting a romantic evening for two, or I would have never shown up. When Kelli and I mentioned being grounded PC immediately turned on the “I’m so much older then you because I’m a senior” attitude which was funny because I know plenty of people (older and younger) whose parents will punish them if they do something bad. After that he kept acting like he was so much older and more mature than we are, just because he’s a senior and we’re both juniors. But to be completely serious, we’re all in upper school so the difference in actual real-life maturity from one grade to the next isn’t huge. Yes he is technically older then me by a year (I’m going to be 18 in September) so the age difference isn’t that much.

Although we’d all love to think that we are “mini-adults” (and I’m guilty of thinking that many times) we are just teenagers and the most naïve thing we could say is that we aren’t naïve. No matter where you’ve traveled or whatever life experiences you’ve encountered along the way, maturity comes with time and to legitimately believe that you are eons more mature than someone because you’re a year older is a little ridiculous. But aside from PC’s comment about Kelli and me being young and ignorant, he was fun to talk to and fun to have dinner with. He just seemed as if getting a rise out of two younger girls was much more entertaining then typical dinner conversation, and he was definitely right about that.

68 comments
Viewer
Viewer

You and your friends are adorable! These blogs are so refreshing to read because, while the cast members of this show are high schoolers, they are also some of the more articulate people who write blogs on bravotv.com. Many of the Real Housewives don't know how to speak or write well and I feel embarrassed for them. But it's good for the NYC Prep kids because those who criticize them that they are spoiled rich kids, at least they appear to be well educated.

Raelyn
Raelyn

Camille - you're one gorgeous, beautiful, intelligent young woman! Your sense of style is an inspiration to all us T-girls out there. Just waiting for you to slug PC someday...hopefully soon!

ohiostate
ohiostate

camille you are my favorite! And I very much love your style and idea to save up for one fabulous piece!

Kelsie
Kelsie

Camille you are by far my favorite cast member on this show! You are the most level-headed in the group and have great priorities. Congratulations for doing so well on the SAT! But i have heard you talk about being part of a charity for your community hours, but make sure that you don't focus on one thing solely because what is going to get you accepted into an Ivy League School is the versatility you have on doing things they want to see how many different types of things you can handle not just if you can be part of one charity.

TampaChick
TampaChick

I admire your hard work and dedication - you pour more into a few days then I do into a month!

Itiel
Itiel

Hey, well although I say to myself that I wouldn't watch these kinds of shows, I believe than your show gives perspective of how the youth should start acting which is more mature and independent. It is very refreshing to see teens like you on T.V. who care very much about their education and their future. I guarantee that you will do fine at whatever college you desire.I do hope the best for you Camille.=D

Carrie
Carrie

NYC Prep is hands down my new favorite show. Not only does it have drama, but it the fashion sense of these teenagers is so amazing. Jessi,Camille,And Kelli always dress to impress. Five stars for you all!

prepwannabee
prepwannabee

hi, i have to admit ilove the show, but what i dont understand, is how is it that none of you all really know each other. i mean each of u have your own 'sidekick' if you will, but other than that it seems as if you all are just meeting for the first time. theres you and kelli, jessie and pc, and taylor..how is she even on the show if she doesnt live on the upper east side or even go to a private school?

Rachel H.
Rachel H.

Hey I am your age want to go to Harvard also :)I did well on the SAT as well(missing only 2 on the English comp although I would have thought I would have done better in math because I am prepping for my 2nd year of college calculus) I'll graduate having taken 11 college courses and I have a decent shot because less people who apply from the South (where I am ) meet the entrance requirements. I definitely think you should maintain your academic rigor but I also wanted to warn you to not blow all that hard work by making a poor decision at a party. Peace out.

Rachel
Rachel

Camille-I can positively say you are my favorite "character" (if you may call it that) on NYC Prep... not only because I feel you are the most like myself. Although I am almost finished with college, I feel your ambition inspiring. You love to have fun but you work very hard at school and getting things accomplished. I feel you are wise beyond your years (cheesy saying, but very true) esp. what you said about maturity. I see PC as having a very immature view of the world, esp. by belittling you, someone a year younger. But it is very obvious by your actions and wise choices that you are very mature. I can honestly say that in college, most of us deal with the same exact thinking of those who are older (even by a year) and that probably won't ever change... considering entering college is a completely different and self-freeing experience and if you aren't entering college and a steadfast ground, one is bound to wind up getting caught up in some sort of drama. I applaud your maturity and intelligence and truly believe you are perceived as an ideal role model for high school kids interested in something bigger than themselves. Best of luck.

Viewer
Viewer

As a teacher of students who are not always given consequences for their behavior I found it refreshing that you and Kelly did receive consequences. This really shows that your parents care about you and your well being. Given your location your parents control gives you boundaries without being too strict, this control shows their love and attention to your safety. Good for your parents and their responsibility and good for you and your respect for your parents to know your limits.

Have fun with your life as a teenager. Being niave is okay, you're 17, you should be. This is the time to be the most carefree you can be. Live under your parents guidance. You have the rest of your life to be an adult.

Colleges will be lucky to have you! Stick to your guns girl, and most importantly, be a good person.

Viewer
Viewer

I would like to comment on your introduction to Jessie, I honestly don't think she had anything against you and Kellie personally, she was obviously jealous at the fact that PC was talking to you two. Even though Jessie doesn't admit it, she is in love with PC. Anyone who doesn't see that must be blind! I am sure if you struck up a conversation about Operation Smile and expressed your desire to get involved she would warm up. Jessie seems very passionate about that organization. As for the way PC acted at dinner with both you and Kellie, maybe in his circle of friends, getting grounded seems immature. I think he believes that because he is more experienced that he is more mature. And in some cases that might be true. There are so many different levels of maturity that there are certain things he is childish about that you aren't and vice versa. Does that make sense?

Vin B
Vin B

Hey Camille,

I almost never watch TV, even less Bravo, but I find you to be the most interesting reality celebrity.

Please tell us more about your desired career in the field of genetics. What exactly do you mean by wanting to be a Head of a Genetics firm? Are you interested in biotech?

I am a science education major, and am simply obsessed with anything to do with science.

Also, I am really curious as to why you want two daughters? Are you considering sex selection?

Are you interested in Biophilosophy, Philosophy of Science, ect...

Do you read Science Fiction? If so, which books?

viewer
viewer

of all of the other kids i think you seem the most mature. you have goals and are determined to make them happen, which is good. you seem to care less about clothes and being popular (though you do dress nice) and care more about life. ive always wanted to be a private school girl living on the upper east side. and i absolutly love this show. hopefully this season will be great.

Viewer
Viewer

Camille, Your my favorite character on the show! You show the most determination to work than any other character! I think you have the best balance through the show. All of the other kids are focusing on parties, and shopping, and money, but you show that you want to achieve something a little greater then all your friends, and i think many more Americans will respect you for that! Great Job!

Viewer
Viewer

Camille,

I hope that you get into a great university that fits what you are looking for. I like how you and your cast mates show how ambitious you guys are in pursuing your unique goals and desired lifestyles.

But I must point out that, in one of the NYC Prep commercials, you admit that you have a fake ID so that you can go to clubs. I know people who have used fake IDs before, but they would never say that on national television, especially not when they are applying to college. Remember, people on the Harvard admittance comittee are just as able to watch Bravo as anyone else! Just thought I'd point that out.

Good luck with surviving junior year!

-Bravo fan

raquel
raquel

The show is silly fluff--and for the life of me I can't figure out why these parents would allow their families to take part in it--but I kind of like Camille. She's a little precocious and annoying in that Tracy Flick way, but I appreciate that she cares about her education, has genuine ambition and drive and wants to succeed on her own merits. She's an intelligent young woman and I wish her luck. I cant stand any of the other females on the show.

Viewer
Viewer

hey camille! u rock and the SAT is part of your life, so any of ur tru frends and fans would care how u did. u told us. that doesn't make it bragging, contrary 2 others beliefs.

Viewer
Viewer

Hey Camille

I like you. You are unique and have spunk. And maybe this show will help you get into Harvard. Anyways you should reveal what SAT score you got. That's pretty damn awesome cause mine was a 2200. So how'd you do? And its cool I want to get into an Ivy League too. So good for you. Gotta have high goals and get into college. You don't want to be a loser. Anyways yeah how'd you do on the SAT and what else are you doing to prepare for college.

Bianca
Bianca

Camille you have a good head on your shoulders. Keep aiming high and working hard! The one thing Jamie fails to realize is that being friendly to you at the art show and meeting influential people are not mutually exclusive. She could have been more friendly in meeting you and go on to her career networking agenda. Burning bridges with people is never a good idea, young or old, big or small. For all you know you might work in a company that Jamie wants to get into one day, and you will remember her abrasiveness and not open that gate for her! It's really a smaller world than she thinks. As for PC, it looks like he likes drama.

Devinair
Devinair

I say brag on about your SAT score its something to be proud of i got a 2280 As far as PC is concerned im pretty sure that the fact he does not get punished shows how much little care then his parents have in his life.....this can develop children of lost causes...you sound very smart and well versed keep at it!

Lexa
Lexa

Camille, you and Kelli by far are my favorite people on the show. Your drive and ambition will get you far. You are very mature for your age and have a great sense of style. You were obviously raised with a good head on your shoulders despite being surrounded by oppulent wealth and greed. You seem very appreciative of everything you have, and I commend you for that. Congrats on your amazing SAT scores and good luck on getting into the college of your choice.

Lexa
Lexa

Camille, you and Kelli by far are my favorite people on the show. Your drive and ambition will get you far. You are very mature for your age and have a great sense of style. You were obviously raised with a good head on your shoulders despite being surrounded by oppulent wealth and greed. You seem very appreciative of everything you have, and I commend you for that. Congrats on your amazing SAT scores and good luck on getting into the college of your choice.

Chanan
Chanan

I definitely know what you mean about competence over connections. And, it's not bad to obsess over one or two different colleges, the more research you know about a school the more impressive it is. Also, you obviously did GREAT on your SATs, and it's okay to brag a little... what's the point of working so hard and not being able to brag or appreciate it?

Jerry
Jerry

I don't like PC, He's a lame,disrespectful,cocky dude..I can't stand people who act like that. With that type of attitude he have, he will never get far in life.I wiish I was on this show..Me and him would of been fighting. But Camillie I like you..you seem like a cool chick.

kat
kat

okay so i love the show but i really don't think it's necessary to brag that you only missed two questions on the math section of the SAT...kind of annoying

Big D
Big D

Why is "NYC Prep" even a show? Found it extremely stupid. Changed the channel after 5 minutes.

MIchelle
MIchelle

Camille, you are probably the most stylish and unique of all of your fellow cast mates. You seem to be calm in all the chaos of reality TV, Junior year, and your social life of course. I love that you are still under control and are always there for your good friends like Kelli.

ally
ally

Camille, i abolutely adore your attitude. i think you and kelli are the only sensible ones on the show. and compared to the rest of the cast, way more mature. keep up the great work Camille and if you can give some advice to Jessi who is obviously lost in translation with PC.

Eliza
Eliza

Camille, You are already by far my favorite NYC Prep student. Well both you and Kelli. You seem like a person with a lot of depth and someone with a good head on their shoulders. I think its great that you state your opinions, and I HAD to laugh when you called PC abrasive (well his statement). I honestly think that your above PC and you need to ditch him. hahaha. I can smell is stuck up snoody attitude from where I'm sitting watching my television. On another note, WATCH OUT FOR TAYLOR. I know the sneaky ones when I see them. She seems like the type who would stab you in the back to get what she wants. Other then that, keep up the awesomeness.! =] ...and good luck with those college apps. They are HELL to fill out. haha

westchester gal
westchester gal

I feel highly propelled to write a comment because I really dislike the way bravo portrayed you and your fellow friends and peers. I am really disgusted how bravo makes this show out to be like one fantasy and a real like gossip girl, well without all the outrageous plotlines but the big personalities.

I have run into many PCs in my life and I would feel annoyed too, when I was an underclassman, I totally got the "I am older, more mature and overall better than you" attitude from seniors and I didn't understand it because their actions weren't any more mature then our freshmen class. PC is a pretentious and "I don't give a flying fuck about this place" kinda guy. I think he has his own issues and a few loose screws up there because he talks about how freely it is to "hook-up" with other people and how sex is thrown around. I get the vibe from that scene with his therapist he regrets alot of his past experiences maybe and he hasn't found anyone particularly special.

Bravo also over-emphasized on your whole overall goal to get into harvard. I can see why you would want to get admitted into an instiution of that prestigue because they do have the number one research orientated medical school in the nation regarding research obviously but did you know that 80% of every class graduating gets magna cum or higher? hmmmm..talk about grade inflation? I understand they admit the brightest or cream of the crop but talk about grade inflation? As a incoming college freshmen myself, overall it doesn't matter where you get your degree as long as you made the best of your undergrad. experience. I don't know if I am being incorrect but did you say you wanted to be a head geneticist or head of a genetics firm?

I am sure you'll have no problem getting into a school and please don't fret over the silly SATs, college board is a bunch of money hungry goons manipulating the middle class and wealthy into believing the score on a standardized test will determine how they will do or compare to the rest of a large number of applicants. I really don't get why our society emphasizes on numbers when our nation needs to work on getting our students to push their mental capacity by expanding on creativity and focusing on unstructured activities.

I can't wait to see more and you people aren't as different as any other teenagers, well you guys do have huge bank accounts and the freedom of the city.

Amanda
Amanda

Hey Camille I live in the city as well and agree with you completely. It is the type of place where children are grown up by the time they enter high school. However, how do you think the differences between uptown private schools like Spence and Trinity and downtown private schools like Friends Seminary and Grace Church manifests itself? I think they are very different dynamics. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Becca
Becca

You are definitely my favorite cast member. You are nice, smart, and have amazing style. I can tell that even though you appreciate the fact that you have money (there's nothing wrong with that, who wouldn't?), you don't think you're above everyone else because of it. I wish you the best in getting into the college of your choice, whether it is Harvard or anywhere else. I can tell you have the intelligence and the drive to succeed.

Bravo Please
Bravo Please

Bravo, PLEASE suspend the msg boards for this particular show. These kids are too young to have to read negative feedback from viewers. It is not fair for a 16 yr old to shoulder the burden of America's criticism and rude remarks. These kids are not the housewives, please be responsible about this.

Uh,
Uh,

Bravo, It is only fair to let people here know these comments are edited to only show the 'safe' and positive feedback.

The show talks about sex, alcohol, etc., but then apparently won't post 'not approving' comments. If it is inappropriate to post such posts about a show that features teenagers, isn't it also then inappropriate to be featuring such aspects of their lives?

Honestly, what a double standard. Before the other posts were pulled, they didn't seem any worse than the catty back and forth between the teenage participants that aired on TV.

Viewer
Viewer

Incorrectly using "then" instead of "than" really isn't going to help you in your college essays and applications!

Julie
Julie

It feels great to be watching NYC Prep. I've always wanted to see how life really is to be living the life with money. I totally envy your lifestyle and totally wished i was born in a well off family. You've really made me realize that i need to step up my game in education and strive for the higher than the goals i already have. If i could ever meet you one day, that would be more than awesome.

Julie
Julie

It feels great to be watching NYC Prep. I've always wanted to see how life really is to be living the life with money. I totally envy your lifestyle and totally wished i was born in a well off family. You've really made me realize that i need to step up my game in education and strive for the higher than the goals i already have. If i could ever meet you one day, that would be more than awsome.

Ashley
Ashley

Hi Camille, I just wanted to say that I admire your drive to get into a good college. I live in Florida, and in the small city that I live in, there aren't many prep schools. I do go to a very nice Catholic school, and I absolutely love it. I like the fact that you care so much about your education, and its admirable because i haven't been doing so well in school, and its good to know that kids my age can be nervous about having a good life too. Keep up the good work :) PS.. dont listen to the other people thinking this show is stupid. Their just jealous ;)

Candy
Candy

For everyone who commented about how "stupid" this show is with a bunch of "kids acting like adults", GET OVER IT! It's a TV show. For entertainment, obviously. Pish Posh, if you can't help watch these prepsters live their lives. Just carry on with your own.

Anyways, Good job on your SATs Camille! Hope you get accepted into your school of choice, and I'm sure you will! :)

Jessie
Jessie

I think you took a high risk, agreeing to come out on this reality show. Already by reading some of the comments on this blog you can tell, you have opened your life up to be scrutinized by these vicious, ignorant viewers who takes pleasures in crushing other people's realities (evenif to a teenager), as if their own miserable lives are any better.

Anyhow, I wish you all the best in your pursuits. I thought your goals were ambitious, but quite feasible. You are definitely more mature than I was when I was your age, although I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not. One thing though, don't talk about money so freely (evenif you were asked by bravo folks - as you might as well know it's very tacky to talk about money)

Ignore some of the stupid comments on your blog. Realize there are alot of jerks and losers out there, who takes pleasure in saying nasty things any chance given. Remember to show humor and compassion. I think you are a smart girl to focus on education (as "students" should be at your age). I hope you can creat great memories you can look back on and smile about rather than regret.

Aubrey
Aubrey

Hey Camille I was just wondering who dies in the show? I'm going to Europe the whole summer so I won't be able to watch it. So please I am dying to know thankssss

♥Aubrey

Sarah
Sarah

Hey, I just wanted to say that I think it's really great that you have so much enthusiasm about getting a good education and going to a quality college. I'm now going into my sophomore year of high school, and I can really relate to and draw inspiration from your determination. I've also noticed how many people -I'm assuming adults- comment on how silly it is that you're talking about careers and connections at such a young age. Nuts to them!! The heavy pressure to succeed and do well in life is as real as it gets! Just keep doing what you do, because I think you're awesome.

Aubrey
Aubrey

I can see many of you peolpe have wrong, and disliking comments about these people. i also live in Upper East Side and I take these comments way to demanding and rude. i loved the show and PC is some-what, annoying, but he can be nice. Also, Sebastion (if thats how you spell his name) is really hot. But the idea of hooking up with girls mostly everyday is not a very manly like life. I really liked the show, and I'm looking forward to seeing more episodes.

Viewer
Viewer

I love your ambition and drive! I went to an Ivy League school, and it was a wonderful and challenging experience. You seem really smart, and I DO think you can love up to your potential. Good luck with everything!

AMPM
AMPM

The show seems fun so far; I live on the UES so a lot of what's depicted just looks like "real life" to me, the street scenes, the stores, kids in their school unis, etc. Anyway, just wanted to say - if you are really focused on genetics, is Harvard your best option? I'm a little biased because I went there - but Cornell is really huge in that field. Stanford and MIT are way up there in that department too, of course. Anyway, may you get into the school that best suits you! Cheers.

You break my heart
You break my heart

Oh girls, This show and your blogs just make me sad. Blogging about careers and connections at 17? Are you hearing that from your parents? And the pressure on high SAT scores and getting into the "right" college will ensure that your lives remain just as they are. Are you satisfied? Is life fun?

Camille's mother
Camille's mother

All you nasty, little people posting comments! Shut up about my precious, brilliant daughter and clean my floor!!!