This week, Erika Girardi offered up some Texas-sized advice for the latest crop of 'Wives. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills rookie has quickly learned the ins and outs of being a 'Wife, and with The Real Housewives of Dallas premiering April 11, she was eager to share her wealth of knowledge. "Get ready! Baby, baby, baby, let me tell you just get ready!" she told newbies LeeAnne Locken and Tiffany Hendra when she called into Dallas/Fort Worth radio station 103.7 KVIL. "If I can give you both one piece of advice it is to just be yourself in all situations and don't compromise. You really have to be true to yourself and if you can do that you can walk out with your head held high."
And as Erika has learned from her own experiences on RHOBH, sometimes you might be put in a position where your co-stars want to work you up — but according to her, you just can't take the bait. "I think you have to be patient and you can't get riled up because they are going to want to rile you up," she said. "Whatever you do just make sure you think everything through. Tomorrow is another day, the season is long, what it looks like from week to week changes, and you have to just remember that. Even my castmates they told me, they were like, 'You know, Erika, it's one thing to shoot the show, it's another thing when you start watching the show because it becomes a whole 'nother animal.' And that's really truth. So just take it one week at a time. Some weeks you're gonna win and some weeks you're not. Just you wait, your life's about to change."
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