With 11 seasons of The Real Housewives of Orange County under her belt, including the inaugural season, which premiered on March 21, 2006, Vicki Gunvalson has earned the distinguished title of OG of the OC. And that's a moniker that Vicki doesn't take for granted, telling The Daily Dish earlier this summer that she feels "respected" for being a part of the series since the beginning.
Vicki credits the fact that she has always been genuine and open about her real life to viewers for her longevity on RHOC. "My life is not easy," she said. "Every day it's something new. It's usually chaos, but the viewers like me for that. They like the fact that I'm real and I'm organic and I go through bumps and bruises just the way they do."
Sometimes, one of the hardest parts about looking back on earlier seasons is seeing the cringeworthy fashions of the past. When asked if there were any interview looks she regretted from the past 11 seasons of RHOC, Vicki said she thought she "looked pretty good" during Season 8 after having recently seen last month's Uncensored special. "But you know what, I'm getting older," Vicki admitted. "When I started filming this, it was 12 years ago. I was 42. I'm 54 now, so think about that. Like, I look older. I am older."
In fact, there's nothing from her time on RHOC that Vicki wishes didn't happen. "I have no regrets. It's been a great experience," she said. "My story's not done yet. I don't even know what next year's gonna bring, what next week's gonna bring, so that's the fun part about doing reality TV is I don't know. I don't know what my life is gonna be like a year from now. Who knows? I could be married, I still could be single. I don't know."
We're excited to keep watching RHOC to find out.
We'll continue to get a front-row seat to Vicki's real-life drama in next week's episode of RHOC airing Monday at 9/8c. See what you can expect, below.