Cast Blog: #PRINCESSES

Manis, Pedis, and the Real Ashlee

Erica: "I'm Far From Perfect"

Chanel's Ch-Ch-Changes

Ashlee: "I Have Lupus"

Amanda's Fairytale Ending

Casey: "Thank You!"

Joey: Apology Smology?

Ashlee's Breaking Point

Chanel: Not Taking Sides

Amanda's Matzahf---er of a Vacation

Erica: Don't Mention "The Elephant"

Casey: Staying Away from "Mean Girls"

Chanel's Sister's "Wedding of the Century"

Joey, on Ashlee's "Mom" Comment

Proud of Chanel!

Joey's 90-Day Plan

Amanda: Come On, Ashlee

Casey: Hangin' with Ashlee's Family

Casey's Best Friend's (Sister's) Wedding

Chanel: "Being a Princess is..."

Ashlee: Let's NOT Talk About Sex, Baby

Ashlee: Taking the High Road

Joey: I am NOT a Bad Person

Erica: A Reason, a Season, a Lifetime

Chanel: "I Am Not Perfect"

Joey's Put-Downs Get Old

Joey: Show Me 30!

Erica: Peace, Love, and Happiness

Casey: Being There for Chanel

InterWHATion Gone Wrong

Drink Hanky Nation

Casey: Loyal is Royal to Me

Ashlee: Friends and Fabulous Footwear

The History of Kissamint

Erica: Wrong Time and Place

Chanel: A Broken Heart, But Not for Long!

Ashlee: Embrace Your Age!

Erica: Mind You Own Business -- I Love My Rob!

Casey: You've Got a Friend in Me

Amanda: "Erica was Inconsiderate to Rob"

Joey: When Singles Camp Hands You Lemons...

Manis, Pedis, and the Real Ashlee

Ashlee White apologizes for her "ghetto" comments.

Ashlee: Manis, Pedis and the Real Me

Hello kingdom (and by kingdom I mean my family, my friends, and the fans I adore and appreciate more than words can express)!

I have been a spiraling whirlwind these past few days, so here’s what you need to know and in this order…

First and foremost, I extend my sincerest heartfelt apology for anyone I hurt or offended with the comments I made in Freeport. I was stressed, overwhelmed, and not thinking. I’m not excusing myself, but truly want everyone to know how sorry I am. If you think you know me after one scene, you are short changing yourself because my heart is as large as my stature is short.

With that being said, allow me to introduce myself. Yes, I’m a petite princess living the life of luxury (and loving every minute of it). I’m also a loyal friend who’s controlled by her heart moreso than her head. My family serves as my best friends. My sister is my clone. My mother is my role model and best friend. My father is the king that any future suitor must compare to. 

By now I hope you’ve all watched the first episode -- and what an episode it was! Let’s star at the very beginning…

I absolutely adore Chanel’s parents, and just watching the first scene made me fall in love with them even more. Her sister’s advice was jackpot: don’t settle and find someone to kiss your feet! I’ll cheers to that! I don’t think Chanel realizes what an amazingly special person she is and that she deserves nothing but the best. I’m such a family girl, and it makes me happy to see her family looking out for her so fiercely and whole-heartedly. She’s a great catch and everyone should recognize it.We all know that Chanel comes from a modern Orthodox family, so I must say I was a little appalled to see the way Erica’s parents joked about the hot dogs. I don’t think they meant any harm by it, but I couldn’t help gasping at the thought of Chanel and her parents finding out the truth! On to matters of the heart… I agree with Chanel. You can’t be friends with an ex! I couldn’t have said it better myself -- when the past calls, let it go to voicemail! That’s how I feel about ex-boyfriends and even friends who have stabbed me in the back. LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE TONE… BEEP!

I’m thrilled you all got to see mani/pedis with my dad. My father is the complete package. He’s polished, intelligent, professional, and always put together, so it should be no surprise that his hands and feet are always presentable. People say real men wear pink. I say real men get mani/pedis. Come on -- your nails are like a second face. And for the record, Vanilla Shimmer is a scrub, not a nail color, sillies! The nail salon revealed other important differences in my family. My mom and dad are super creative and always thinking outside the box. Seriously, my mom should be a spokeswoman for OPI because she must have tried every single color. Not me. I wear red or pink. Or red. Or pink. The truth is, though, our differences don’t go much beyond nail color. Every man I ever look at must live up to my father, and my mom embodies the wife and mother I can only hope to someday be. 

Here’s where you get to know the true Ashlee White. My motto is, “If I can’t wear stilettos, I can’t go!” I guess everyone can see now that applies to all situations. Don’t think I’m kidding. I truly have an entire collection of heels spanning all genres: sweat pant heels, daytime heels, nighttime heels, beach heels, slipper heels…

Let me just say the owner who carried to me my car was beyond awesome. I started out asking as a joke, but when he agreed of course I was going to jump on! I really appreciate him being such a good sport and helping me to the car.Alright, am I the only one creeped out by Joey’s “lucky sperm club” comment?! I find that offensive to both men and women. Not that I want to get into anatomy or gender issues here, but let’s be honest: rich heiresses or single-working mothers can spoil their children just as much as a father can and then what? Do we call those kids members of the “lucky egg club?”

On to bikini shopping with Amanda, her mom, and Jeff… another situation that just screamed AWKWARD to me. Don’t get me wrong. I love how close Amanda is to her mom because we totally share that, but I felt like the shopping went a little too far. I was watching and my mouth literally dropped at Jeff’s reaction to Amanda and her mom trying on bathing suits. There’s no way that would fly with me if my boyfriend was making those comments, but to each her own.

Last but not least, let’s discuss the pool party. Health issues have always had a nasty habit of creeping up at me at the worse times. Actually, that’s what I thought at first, but by the end, my health issues paled in comparison to the drama that unfolded. So Sarah, or "Red Bikinig Girl" as she is more officially known, is what I like to call a sloppy tuna tar tar. Here’s what I’m thinking: “Why is she telling me about Facebook right now? I clearly don’t care and am seriously trying to find the point to this story.” It’s funny because the hottie boom bottie in the turquoise shirt next to me is sharing in my embarrassment over this “story.” Is there a sign on my forehead that says, “I’m so bored that I’m dying to know about your FACEBOOK ACTIVITY!”? Like, I don’t care if you poked, shared, liked or friended someone, I’m not interested. So I won’t even get into the unbelievable offensive word she used or hint at its existence. That’s just not OK. It’s just not.I ended up in tears because my friend and her boyfriend felt attacked. Joey may truly believe that she’s not her friend’s protector or keeper or whatever, but let’s add one more “not” to that list… she’s not a true friend. If she had any loyalty to Amanda she should have stopped what was happening. That much was owed. I’m the girl who feels the pain of others so I think standing by and letting such disrespect occur is just as bad as being the one to dish out the disrespect.

Well, that’s it for now friends. I’m so flattered and appreciative of each and every one of you for tuning in and reading my blog. Please follow me at @ashleewhite23 and LIKE my new fan page https://www.facebook.com/AshleeWhite23. I can’t wait until Episode 2 Sunday night at 9pm! I’m super excited about meeting Casey Cohen in this week’s show, so make sure you watch!

Amanda's Fairytale Ending

Amanda talks about her relationship with Jeff.

To my Princesses fans,

Thank you for all of your support throughout the season of Princesses. You guys have put a smile on my face every morning and every night. Even though the season is over, I will always be there to talk to via Twitter (@TheRealAmandaB_) and share photos via Instagram (@AmandaBertoncini) and on Facebook through my fan page!  I am happy to those whom I’ve inspired, which was my ultimate goal. I know as a woman growing up you face many obstacles, and I put mine all out there! Every family has issues, all friends bicker, and love always finds a way when you're patient. If I can teach you anything, it is to believethat your dreams are truly attainable if you work hard and have a thick skin. Don’t let anyone bring you down. The only person who can bring you down is yourself. Every girl is born a princess, and you deserve everything this beautiful world has to offer.  Always wear your invisible crown.

Now, I have to begin with saying that the drama in the wine vineyard was indeed as CRAY as it looked! I had a sense that something was going to happen, as I said, in my own Italian words: Ashlee had a sourpuss on her face the whole time. The rest of us girls were trying to make the most out of it. Joey felt uncomfortable, but she was trying her best to be copasetic.  Yes, Erica brought up the elephant in the room, but the actual fight is by no means Erica’s fault! Once the topic was brought up, everyone was fighting. I don’t know if you were actually able to hear me -- ha! -- but I did say a couple times, “Let’s talk one person at a time!” Yeah, that wasn’t happening! Things quickly got out of control on everyone’s end. I was just trying to calm things down, but once Ashlee said, "Erica this is all your fault" and "Amanda, don’t get involved," I LOST IT! WTF?! EVERYONE is now involved, thank you, Ashlee! You made it like this! And after 5th grade, I stopped taking sides. Unfortunately I was forced into one, which honestly worked out better. Me, Joey, and Erica really started to bond after my Drink Hanky party. I truly love them both. Erica has such a warm heart, and I always laugh with her. Same with Joey, and the fact that we both started our own businesses definitely made us closer. I am able to talk with her about things -- I can’t with some of the other girls --and she really gives great advice. She is someone who will tell me I am wrong, even though we are friends, and that’s what I do. That’s what real friends do. In the wine vineyard, I thought Ashlee was blaming everyone and making herself look like a victim. How dare you?! We are at this disgusting point because you brought us into it! Oy… Then when Ashlee made her exit and said what she said about Joey’s mom… sorry, I’ll let you go now. 

Erica’s dad was waiting for us with the men he hired to be on the boat. He was calling Erica every five minutes, and Erica was starting to get really worried about pissing her dadn off.  Also, her boyfriend was waiting with her dad which made her only want to get their faster because that could be potentially awkward. We found out on the boat hours later that Ashlee was in the hospital.  Joey was nervous that she would be blamed for it, but I had to let her know that she can’t blame herself. Ashlee went off, and caused herself to have a panic attack. We were leaving the wine vineyard and she ran away like we were coming after her to -- I don’t know -- have it out?! We weren’t! We were staying positive, if anything. I feel awful that she was in the hospital, and now knowing more of what her health issues actually are, I would never let her out of my sight. Ashlee, I am sorry for that.Casey, I am not even going to give this any real attention because it’s so ridiculous, but show up to our group hangout or keep your mouth shut. Don’t sit there and say what you would have done when you don’t know s---. Also, never tell me who I can and can’t be friends with. NEXT.The LIRR… the real soul train! Jeff had planned for us to go to a concert -- Bon Iver who we love -- but wanted to surprise me with something romantic in the city before. I had no idea the surprise I was going to get!! Jeff sat us in the same seats where we met when we were commuting to the city for work, which I thought was so adorable. Then, I could tell that he was nervous… and I started getting even more nervous! I think my hearing started to get fuzzy because I thought he was going to pop the question. He poured his heart out and told me he promises to always work hard to make me happy, that nobody could cherish me more than him, and that he is in this with me forever. Then he took out the box! Out came a beautiful ring that he said was a promise ring.  Instead of “I do,” I said “I will!” as I will always promise him the same.  He did this out of respect to my mother as she thought we should be together longer before getting engaged. If it were up to him, it would have happened that day. The fact that he respects my family that much only makes me love him more. Stay tuned!

Chanel, the peacemaker that she is, had us all come together. Chanel completely felt in the middle, and it must have been so hard for her. I love Chanel so much, and when she asked for us all to do this, I was so eager because I hate leaving things unsaid, and I wanted to see Ashlee after what had happened. I am happy that Casey said that she is sorry for not giving me a chance and even happier when Ashlee said she valued my friendship because I truly never meant to hurt anyone, and I was being ignored for no reason. I broke down when I was talking to the girls because it was a very emotional time for me. Jeff just gave me a promise ring, and some of these girls had no idea. This is something major in my life. I only want to surround myself with people that truly care about me. I have learned so much in one summer that has only made me a stronger woman. Business and friendship-wise, and in love.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! This isn’t that last you will see of me! LOVE YOU!

XX

Amanda
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