Producer

Producer Lenid Rolov gives you behind-the-scenes dish on Camille's party.

Jul 13, 20090

Camille’s dinner party is probably one of the most action packed moments we’ve had on the show thus far. Camille originally wanted to have a full on party but ended up deciding to host an intimate dinner gathering. We knew there would be fireworks when Taylor invited Cole to the dinner and as always were excited to see what mischief PC would cause. I think Camille and the other guests expected PC to have a little fun at their expense and were even kind of looking forward to seeing what he would cook up… and as always… he didn’t disappoint.

What surprised me the most during the dinner party though was Taylor. She stole the show (and PC’s attention) when she announced that she wanted to be an elephant trainer. She said it very matter of fact without a hint of sarcasm, and much like the kids, I had no idea what to make of her proclamation. Well after a bit of introspection, I remembered that at fifteen years of age we should all want to be elephant trainers. The world is still such a magical place where you are only limited by the richness of your imagination. So why not dream to be a philosopher or an animal trainer or a dancer. Why not dream to be all three as Taylor does. The truth is that our most vivid dreams eventually become reality and Taylor dares to dream some of the most vivid dreams of anyone I’ve ever known. This is surely a part of why Sebastian, Cole, and now PC are intrigued by Taylor and why she continues to impress and perplex me even now.

27 comments
Cassi
Cassi

I absolutely LOVE NYC prep! it is my favorite show ever!!! I just had a question i know on bravo they have reunions like for real housewives, and i was wondering if you were planning on having a reunion for the cast of NYC prep. Anyways i loved watching the scenes with Jesse and PC their love hate relationship is amusing. Sincerely, Cassi (San Jose, CA)

Will
Will

Dude, I love this show. I'm hopelessly hooked. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure. Living in New Jersey (I hate it btw)and having turned 18 recently, I go to NYC a lot. It's fun to see how the kids of the Upper East Side grow up. I've always been very curious. Keep up the good work!

Steph
Steph

Another amazing episode. PC's rants during the dinner party made the whole show. Very entertaining. (When's he getting his own dating show?) Half-joking. Anyway, I think this show is currently one of the best on Bravo. After Project Runway moving to Lifetime and the Fashion Show not really living up to the standards of PR, NYC Prep has made it to my priority watch list.

Angellie
Angellie

i LOVE LOVE this show im 19 and i live in nyc and this all true abt the NYC Social scene, cant wait for tomorrows episode .I love seeing places that i go to like Alice's Tea Cup in the upper east where camille and her friend ate to talk about being a "boyfriend girl" they srsly sell the best 3 dollar cupcakes on the upper east side lol im in love with them. And PC is hilarious he makes the show so entertaining, i just love him hahha

Blind Myself with Sporks
Blind Myself with Sporks

I am usually a HUGE fan of bravo reality shows and I can certainly appreciate with the loss of Project Runway you are looking for a new demographic. NYC Prep, however, is the worst of the worst. The teenagers are over priviledged brats with no parental supervision and basically all act as if they could use a good whack to the back of the head. Why why would you offer them the attention their parents refuse to give them? You're only encouraging them to be even more brat-astic. Please please let this be the only season and as a consolation prize offer the Jessie chick who thinks she's God's gift some extra bucks for her cross-eyed correction surgery.

Emily
Emily

I absolutely love this show! i just cant seem to get enough of it .. i fell in love with Jessie she is my absolute favorite! i love what she is doing and putting her networking to good use. I know alot of people talk badly about this show and what not but they Dont understand what NYC is like u never will get it unless u spend time in the city. NYC is just not about 5th ave.& time square there is Solo and manhattan each block is a Different feel of Cutler thats why i LOVE spending time in NYC . ITS NOT LIKE THE REST OF AMERICA! in my option it should be its only country lol. these kids are not faking it! if u like it or not people this is True NYC. upper east side my mother grew up between New jersey and NYC and told me this is Truly new york you guys did a GREAT job at making this show .. and Im happy we finally got out of Cail and florida and moved on to the big apple i needed some real people for once not tanning beds and fake boobs :)!

Emily.

Viewer
Viewer

my favorite on the show is Kelli i just love how down to earth she is. I hope her singing career takes off. in my opinion taylor seems really sweet but just a little too sweet. something seems off about her.

Cary72
Cary72

Was that Taylor Momsen from Gossip Girl? She was entering the club where Seb-hair-tain and his friend were standing in line?? And I am shocked that PC and Jessie don't blog??

Viewer
Viewer

why arent these kids blogging? wtf

Viewer
Viewer

you seem like a nice person.. but i gotta admit this show is boring..

Jonathan
Jonathan

Jessie and PC's relationship reminds me of my friendship with my best friend. We can have our arguments, but at the end of the day, we both have our childish moments that make us both giggle.

Viewer
Viewer

July 21 at 9:00 PM catch Kelli being trained by a world-renowned voice coach, Badiene Magaziner. She worked with me last year. There was an amazing difference in my voice quality and range. I believe every one should have voice lessons some time in their lives. A great voice is a must in any profession. You will get noticed! It helps me on and off the stage....I can't thank you enough Badiene!

Bonnie (Central NJ)

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Viewer

If they can't find time to blog, I can't find time to watch. Sorry!

Viewer
Viewer

I find the intellectual maturity of these children quite amazing. At first I worried that they were being exploited, but goodness, it seems that they are actually bringing up their parents! I'll bet they give the producers a run for their money, too.

This is truly the stuff of Jane Austin--with a 21st Century twist. Doesn't every socio-economic range of reader enjoy "Pride & Predjudice"? We certainly aren't all Mr. Darcy or Miss Bingly, but the story is so loveable, and the scenery so picturesque, and the parties and "balls" so enjoyable! We thrill at the grandness of Pemberley, and we certainly don't say: "Why didn't Jane write about the common bloke?"! The intrigues, the love triangles, the sexual tensions, the betrayals, the sweet declarations of love are what keep us glued to the screen, and searching for the blogs afterwards! We follow Taylor like we follow Elizabeth Bennett. Could Camille be the modern Emma?

How refreshing to enjoy something so unlike explicit sex and violence on the screen!

Theresa
Theresa

I love, love, love PC! He's great.

Viewer
Viewer

Love the previous poster's thought about doing a similar show with a more "relatable' cast. I hope you will seriously consider that.

I find it annoying that the most interesting cast members don't blog. I think they should be required to do so. Can't you make that happen?

Viewer
Viewer

Love the show, its like "Cruel Intentions"-but in high school! I wanted to comment on what viewer Kelly Hazard said about that its time for a "reality" show on real every day middle class people. Although I admit that it is fun watching all the "riches" and things that we cannot have, but I think its time to have some characters on TV that the viewers can actually relate to. That's why I think you should come to Memphis, TN and capture me and my friends in action in the dirrty south. We are a group of young (JAP's-Jewish American Princess)professionals ages 23-25 just trying to find jobs, love, and just live life to the fullest.Oh and we're also all trying to find husbands:)

Celia
Celia

Hello, Boss Man

I've been a Real Housewives (et al) addict since last season's HotLanta. Really thought I'd take a break after RHoNY's reunion, but then here comes RHoNJ and there goes another slate of Tuesday nights! Thought I'd pass on that one...but it hooked me. CERTAINLY thought that I would not get caught up on the Prep kids, but here I am!

I am wondering why PC and Jessie haven't submitted blogs. They must be pretty busy having graduated and all, but I was hoping they would take a few moments to leave messages for their "fans".

I can't decide if I adore PC or just want to beat him abruptly about the head and shoulders for a couple seconds for his insolence. He's cute as a bug's ear but annoying as all get out.

Jessie needs to "chillax" (Ally's word!). She may be among the Upper East Side's elite, but a smidgeon of humility would be very refreshing.

Would like you and the other producers of Bravo to consider asking the kids to blog. Would be nice.

Viewer
Viewer

The gay-thing...does it have to be a gay-thing? Can it not just be a thing thing...like Taylor and Sebastian? We see it coming...actually its already here...but is it a big deal or big hype? I think this is one of thos ethings, in spite of ratings, best left un-manipulated. Besides...PC is interesting without making it ominous (did I spell that right?).

NYC prep fan
NYC prep fan

I think Pc and Camille would make a cute couple, after watching them walk around the natural history museum...seems like there is something there. I was hoping Taylor would have gone for sebastian. I am looking forward to hearing kelly sing and also PC and Jesse's future interactions with Taylor as their "project", Taylor is my favorite to watch on the show...can't wait for more...love the show...thanks all

Viewer
Viewer

PC needs to blog he is hilarious.

Anne
Anne

Yeah, no offense to Taylor, who seems like a perfectly lovely girl, but I totally don't get why she's attracting so much attention from the guys. Unless the final edits are not showing her in more chatty moments (purposefully or not), she seems to be shy and strangely reserved in large groups. Nothing wrong with that, of course... I just don't get it is all.

cate
cate

...i want all the kids to blog...what can you do to make it happen?!?

Emily
Emily

I loved that same part! haha as Jesse puts her coat on to leave PC: I'm not lett--No, I'm leaving first! lol, I love them! I'm like 16, and though the worlds we live in are completely different *thank goodness, the love triangles and friendship problems and competitiveness in the school atmosphere is something everyone goes through. But, this episode made me sort of sad, because when Camille went on a date with Dan and he was talking about going to George Washington and they talked about it being a party school, I sort of took it to heart, because I would kill to go to George Washington. But, obviously they could go to any school they wanted, and I respect Jesse and Camille for working for it, and not resting on their laurels.

cookie
cookie

Love this show, it reminds me Pretty in Pink, love Taylor, how did you find such a non jaded New York Teenager? She is interesting, for the record I wanted to train dolpins at 15 and now I'm wondering when did that change - go train those elephants girl!

Viewer
Viewer

Well I've said it before but I just love your blog..sometimes I cringe at what the kids say on the show and I worry(!!) about them.. but your blog puts this protective wing over everyone. The whole show is turning into some of the best reality tv I've ever seen..love the supporting cast of friends too.

Viewer
Viewer

Hey Lenid, I'm really enjoying NYC Prep and all of the reality shows on Bravo for that matter, so great job! Or should I say "Bravo!" (haha). However, I cant help but notice the "characters" in, well, basically every show are living these cliche, extravagant, rich, unrealistic lives. When probably 75% of the viewers and society for that matter are normal people. So I would love for you to come down to Tampa, Florida and do a reality show of my friends and I and show America that normal, middle-class people can be interesting too. What do you think? You should get the message out there that; ya being a rich ungrateful teenager can be interesting to watch. But teenagers that live regular lives, work for what they want and still manage to have the time of their lives are interesting as well...and lets be honest: more realistic and RELATABLE. I might be just getting this off my chest but I would be very pleased and SURPRISED if you at least wrote me back on this matter/proposition :)

Sincerely, Kelly Hazard (Tampa, FL)