The scene with Asa and her boyfriend Jermaine was very touching for me. Persians in general can be very racist towards African Americans. There is a huge stigma in the Persian community associated with Persian girls dating African American men. To many Persian fathers, it is unacceptable. Watching Asa and Jermaine interact with each other is so refreshing because it rains on all of those stigmas. Their love for each other radiates the screen, and their support and encouragement towards one another is touching. I hope Asa’s courage in sharing her relationship with the world helps to break so many prejudicial boundaries that still exist. Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Gay, Straight, Male, Female: we are all equal. We are all one. And, love is blind.
This episode also gives a glimpse into one of my favorite times of the day: GLAM SQUAD TIME!! I have the most amazing team of hair and makeup artists that I use for special occasions. I call them my #GhalichiGLAM squad. While glamming me out in this episode you will hear me tell my makeup artist, “I love the way you make my nose look like I have had a nose job.” I don’t want this to be misleading as I HAVE had a nose job. (CLICK HERE to read my blog post on what plastic surgery I have and have NOT had).
Sometimes there isn’t enough time to show the whole conversation, so it can be confusing. What my makeup artist and I were discussing at the time is how contouring (or “shading”) with darker foundation (or powder) on the sides of the nose can actually make your nose look entirely different (as though you’ve had a nose job)! I just wanted to clear that up in case it mislead viewers into thinking I was born with this little nose (hello, I’m Persian!)
Off to the event my sister and I go. As usual, from the moment MJ walks in (late) she is ready to attack me. I politely say hello to her, introduce her to my sister, and the first words that come out of her mouth are “Lilly, you should have worn that dress instead” while she points at my sister.
Enough is enough. I am a classy woman and don’t need to belittle other women, but at the same time, I will be damned if I sit back and let someone constantly attack me. MJ needs to learn that you can’t dish it and expect not to take it.
someone explain to me how holding your dog to your bare chest is animal endangerment. mj is an idiot!
PS If you are really new to the group think it makes good sense to stay out of their business and feud...too many cookies in the cookie jar!
I tried to give you a chance, but the phony nasaly affected voice, the ridiculous bordering on pornographic outfits, the Dolly Parton hair, Tammy Faye makeup..you sound and look like a cartoon character. Sorry Lily, its just REALLY hard to take you seriously. Its just over the top but not in a flattering way at all. Sorry......
So far, I find you quite annoying and superficial. Not that most of the cast isn't also superficial but they don't spend as much time telling us how fabulous they think they are. Like I said, it's annoying. Too much hair, too much make up and too much boob spilling out of your dress to be taken seriously.
I'm changing my opinions on Lilly, as I watch the reruns of Shahs. You remind me of a persian Dolly Parton, and that's a compliment because I love love love that lady. I hope they keep you on the show, you bring a lot of light to it. I thought Asa, who has less cosmetic surgery, was more authentic. But you're real from the inside , therefore it doesn't matter what you do, how much cosmetic surgery you have. At least your more honest about it than some Persian women and women in general.
Wow, you really think a lot of yourself don't you? People who talk about themselves the way you do, have serious issues. Yes, you are pretty, so what. Your in Hollywood, full of fake pretty woman. You get mad when people say anything about you, but yet you do the same thing. Hopefully things get better with you because so far, not really impressed with you. Love your dog though, seriouly a cutie!!!
catlady123 What's wrong with Lilly liking herself? She's been honest about her cosmetic surgery and appears to be a genuinely nice person. Without the physical "fakeness" she'd still be beautiful, if not more so. It's a cultural norm to do this not only in Hollywood but also in Florida and everywhere else (Brazil, and parts of Europe, Korea, etc, etc). At least she's more honest about what she's done than some. LIke the other persian plastic surgery queen, Kim Kardashian with the fat bum injection and fake marriage. But even KK is fun to watch, that's why we watch these shows, knowing they're not real - total fantasy of reality. Give her a break. It's just a show, and she's fun to watch.
I like Asa a lot. She's so authentic and positive. I just love her relationship with Jermaine, they're cute together. Gigi is a weirdo...can you say coo coo?? I'm embarrassed for her every time she opens her mouth. Her family must be mortified. Reza is fierce! Nuff said... Lilly is gorge! She looks like a cross between Vanessa Bryant, Kim K and a Barbie doll. MJ & Gigi are just jealous as I'm sure many are. I give her total props that she's educated and beautiful. Get it girl... MJ...WHOA...is she always on some narcotic? She seriously looks high all the time. You cannot reason with someone in an altered state of mind and that dress...Smdh!!!
Lilly, I love that you are above MJ's bad behaviour. Don't let it get to you girl. Over look it and MJ will only be the foolish looking one. Also, i would love to see people who are obviously so rich (i.e. your expensive watch) give back toyour community or support those less fortunate. You all have lots of money to spend. Why not use this season to promote helping others who are in need instead of spending all your money and time on yourselves. I think it would draw a nice crowd to your show. Just a suggestion. I will keep watching cause I love to watch such beautiful folks because I'm just an Alabama mom to two teenage boys. My life is quiet but wonderful so its fun to watch your rich and powerful lives.
Not quite sure why people are defending MJ. Because Lily struck back??
Yes, two wrongs don't make a right. However, someone needs to put MJ in her place.
MJ has been insulting and rude to Lily since day one and without reason. She hasn't taken the time to know Lily (at least not on air). Not cool!!
MJ appears to have the same problem as G.G. less the violence.
Stay away from those crazy chics.. They have issues.
Lilly, love the positive and up-building energy you bring. Your very lighthearted it seems, and I really like that. God knows the show needs that kind of energy for sure
Don't give into the cattiness, also word of advice - stay away from Reza
Hey Lilly, I like you so far.. your interesting smart and pretty. I too as some of the commenters think you could loose the big hair and so much make up you have natural beauty. enough about that. You know MJ is feeling a little intimidated and a tinge of jealousy as she watchs Reza slobber and fawn all over you. I know she hasn't been very nice and you have tried; I appreciate that, however she's insecure, so allow her and Reza time to talk and get over their issues. ( She has a few). Reza has been really mean in my opinion especially for a 20yr friendship he may listen to you if you asked him to give her a break her feelings are hurt. I know that sounded like a violin playing... Geez I'm usually not this sappy.. Loll . .anyway Happy New Year!!
They all need to listen to what Sammy told Asa-"they've been friends for 25 years, they'll figure it out."
I like Lilly, but not the fat jokes.
shysharon Everyone has a right to their personal opinion. Lilly does stay out of it. But when you're pushed, you MUST push back or you'll be run over constantly. Lilly was justified and didn't do anything malicious.
I truly like you. I think you are beautiful, successful and fabulous - and amopngst all the reality stars out there who really don't do anything or haven't done anything (besides participate in a reality show) you are a good role model. However, I was a bit disappointed in the remarks you made about MJ. Let's be real here, you know that her comments to you don't mean as much as your comments about her. Do MJ's remarks truly bother you? I happen to think that you love the idea of people "hating" or being "jealous" of you. I think you really relish in the idea that someone is jealous of you because it makes you feel like you are better. It really doesn't bother you I think that it validates all those things you boast about yourself. Don't get me wrong, I don't deny that you are far above average but a slice of humble pie never really hurt anyone.
There is no reason for you to be so hateful to MJ you are so extremely self centered and attractive that its hard for you not to be in the center of attention, but you don't need to cut down others that are more quiet and less confident
Lilly jealousy is not a good ensemble on you. You are a beautiful woman remember that always. your cheap shots back to MJ mean alot more to her than hers to you. She knows you are young and thin and she is not and what you are doing is wrong. When MJ takes a cheap shot follow it up with class not dumb s--t! you say you are a educated woman act like one! ALl you had to say when MJ said you should have wore that dress (your sisters)... you should have said.. "WELL I CAN WEAR ANYTHING and make it look gorgeous.. we should go shopping together so i can show you how to dress for your shape". and leave it at that. You just going back at her shows everyone that you do want MJ out of the picture and she has every right to fear her place as reza's bff.
All Hail Lilly! Lils you have stepped the show up to the next level! You are divine! Brains and beauty. Your body and your fashion sense are sickening. Werk!
Can you please stop stirring the pot! It's very unbecoming and only makes you appear in a bad way. At this point, if you don't come back next season I will be perfectly content.
And PLEASE do something about your hair! You could be so pretty without all the hair and make-up caked on your face -- no wonder people think you're older. She has such a more natural look. Maybe your "glam squad" cold take lessons from your sister.
I am SO happy that you came to the show. You have added a very sexy and fun dynamic to the show. You're beautiful, positive, smart and successful. I love your style and I absolutely LOVE Coconut. So glad that you informed MJ that she literally has no room to talk about what someone should be wearing, because that red dress on MJ reminded me of an old lady who is clinging on to her youth for dear life, but the rope that she's holding on to, is covered in oil. Let it go MJ. Love watching you Lily. Keep doing you.....Oh and I love how you talked about love being blind. I don't get why Persians are prejudice against black people. I just don't get prejudice people period. Let's keep breaking the stereotypes. Looking forward to seeing what fabulous ensembles that you will be wearing on the next episode.
All I have to say is LOVE YOU! and you amazing! the show needed you! your awesome!!
Lilly you seemed so sweet in the first few episodes, but the constant weight digs in last nights episode were terrible! I know what MJ has said about and to you are terrible, However as you titled your blog "Two wrongs Don't make a Right"
Lilly, I am really happy you are on the show this season, as opposed to say Sammy. We got to see your goddess of a model, Nazanin, as well as your OLDER sister, LOL, :-)Stay strong and positive, as MJ is clearly jealous of you !!! Happy New Year 2013
I love ASA dating Jermain Jr. He is so fake though. I laughed at him trying to be sexy. Lilly - Girl you wear way too much makeup. You look so much older than I thought you were and way too much BIG HAIR. I know-I Know you think you are "the Bomb" right now. But you look a mess. Way to pretty for all that makeup. It wil age you and ruin your skin. You will see.
you're great. i do think you were being a bit mean to MJ...but to be honest, after all the crap you dealt with when she attacked you at the dinner in the previous episode, i thought it was warranted. you took the high road during the first round of attacks, something i bet MJ wouldn't be able to deal with if the roles were reversed, and by this episode, you reacted. MJ is a bully and there's no reason for you to sit back and quietly listen to her insults as if her behavior is OK. she's being an absolute MEAN girl based on nothing you did but probably based on her own insecurities. i mean i've never seen anyone behave the way MJ does. totally immature. i mean if it makes you feel better, take it all either as a compliment, or as something she learned from her mother as being normal and her needing to get help. i have to say you were someone i was looking forward to on the show as bringing on the bitch factor and you are SO not that girl. i was pleasantly surprised at how interesting and intelligent you are as opposed to some vapid plastic surgery loving barbie type of girl. Although there are rare moments where i cringe at your valley girl ditzy act, for the most part, you're pretty awesome!! i hope you maintain good friendships with the castmates without the serious insecurity issues.
Lily, you're like Legally Blonde meets Persia! Your personality is so adorable and the way you talk is SO CUTE! I love it! Beautiful, smart, classy and genuinely a nice person! You're an awesome package and much more!!!
okay-first reza wants to sell you some real estate, you say you are so smart, i suppose you know this and are playing the tv game. second, you are very pretty, but so are the other girls. i am from the south also and i have always learned that when someone keeps telling people how smart they are-they are really just wanting too convince themselves.
mmottern I don't believe that Lilly is creating any problems at all....MJ had an instant dislike for Lilly the first night the gang met her. The "fat" comment that she made was a quote by Reza...not Lilly.
2funny mmottern Well, she did make a comment about MJ taking diet pills. That was a bit mean.
mmottern agree if you notice on all the housewive shows the fans seem to favor the heavier women
its just how it is if you insult the majority of the audience good luck staying on the show
Lilly, I have to say you are a interesting person. I would imagine coming into that circle of friends would for sure put you on point. They all have their unique personalities and are very tight. Big hair, boobs, little voice, but some very sexy swimwear. I must admit what Reza said about the swimwear was true. Women would wear them to get something...haha.
Enjoy your energy, best of luck.
So far I like Lilly. I see the comments show differing views, but this is mine. She is the new girl...I personally find her very attractive and has, at least it seems, a sense of humor. Now, keep in mind, unlike some posters, I only watched 2 episodes from last season and this new season so far. I may regret this comment, who knows?! But Lilly appears to be sweet and expects attacks. Perhaps that is a flaw. She expects, therefore it IS and she is ready to defend herself. I don't think it was nice at all for MJ to call her out on whether or not Lilly should be wearing her sisters dress or not. What is the point? I personally would have taken that as an insult..but would have said.."what do you mean by that?" Instead of launching an attack. Again, I still like Lilly.
Lilly you remind me of (don't take this the wrong way) Dolly Parton. Overdone and lovable. Obviously you have amazing style and she doesn't but I like that you are you and take it or leave it, you're not changing for anyone. I love your constant smile, the fact that you don't drink, your poise. Everything! Well almost everything. Actually you are an inspiration to young girls....I love your makeup but your hair and boobs are both too big for my taste. but again, you're you! I love the way you handled MJ. That' could not have been easy. Keep on being you!
I think you are amazingly beautiful and your sister too. You are very classy and I love it.
These people were dysfunctional before you got there, I hope the pay check is worth it. I don't know how you do it. But good luck you are going to need it with this crew.
It's so crazy how people (bloggers) refuse to see all sides of the story.... First off... you are the kind of girl that I would initially dislike if I saw you in public. But wow... that says something about my self doesn't it! You honestly seem genuinely grounded and a very nice person. So, kudos to you. Regardless of our HUGE lifestyle differences I think you're a great addition to the show, and I have mad respect for your hard work in all of your endeavors.
I think the sad thing about the whole MJ drama (and I can't believe I'm even giving my two cents on a blogging page!) is that, homegirl is having a rough year!! And yes... she is obviously drinking too much as well as GG, so... her bullshit passive aggression stuff is coming from a place of insecurity and sadness.
You have handled her random mean girl tactics quite elegantly... and I can understand why you would want to dislike her... but I'm hoping that things will turn around for you guys and her relationship with REZA. Anyways... I'm trying not to hate on these blogs, so I'm not going to criticize you for the diet pill and weight comments... but then again, you were just finally standing up for yourself and fighting fire with fire. Peace and Love. From Portland Oregon. xo
hi elimass - I liked your post. you said Lilly is the kind of girl you would initially dislike if you saw her in public. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. It is normal for a person to have an initial opinion when they first see someone. What would be wrong is if you wouldn't allow yourself to have a 2nd opinion of her after getting to know who she really is. I also think Lilly realizes that she looks pretty fake and just wants people to get to know her as a person. When I first saw Lilly on this show I thought - 'wow she looks really pretty but really superficial.' But I gave myself a chance to get to know her and I really like her. That's what counts. MJ is not doing that. She is hurt because she feels threatened by Lillys beauty and friendship with Reza and I get that. But if she would gain more confidence in herself, she would realize that Reza really loves her and she might actually like Lilly as a person too.
I do think Reza purposely excluding MJ from his toast was bogus. But MJ has been bogus too. You don't hang out with a person that disrespects your best friend the way GG disrespected Reza. I think Reza was hurt by that. They both are acting pretty childish, but hopefully they love each other enough to BOTH apologize and make amends.....
As if GG alone wasn't enough drama, they have to bring you into the mix and create a super storm. Your insignificant. I honestly don't know why your on the show. GG is a big enough mess to keep the drama going, the show doesn't need you and your 20 pounds of hair. I've NEVER seen sooooo much hair on one person...its completely COMICAL!!! The first thing you notice is this GIANT ball of hair coming at you on the screen, and then you see your itty bitty little head poking out from the mess. Get the glam squad to make you look more human...not like Cousin IT
AKnNC gee jealous? what is your problem? are we watching the same show. Lilly hasn't started anything from what I have watched. MJ and GG are the problems this season.
Jealous? lmao. What exactly in my comment would remotely appear that I'm jealous? Making a STATEMENT that she has a TON of hair? or that GG causes enough drama? Seriously, there is a herd of horses running around somewhere completely bald. That's just sad on another level.