With The Real Housewives Awards in full swing, we've asked celebrities and pop culture icons to share why they love our hit franchise. This week, singer Lance Bass, on why he wants to befriend Carole Radziwill and why Lisa Vanderpump and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has his heart.
I was a huge Real Housewives of Atlanta fan at the beginning. And now I'm a huge Beverly Hills fan, and I'm kind of a newbie fan of New York. I never really watched New York until, like, three seasons ago and I'm like, "Oh my God. OK, I love this one, too." But I guess at the moment, Beverly Hills has my heart.
Lisa [Vanderpump] definitely is one of my besties. It's real fun to be able to watch and know someone on the show. But it's also nice to know a lot of the backstory that other people don't see. It's really interesting because, to me, it's like my own personal reality show. So it is [also] frustrating to watch when you know the truth about something and see all this miscommunication happening and then, of course, you add alcohol and it just escalates. I feel like Teresa [Giudice] and Sonja [Morgan] suffer from the same delusion and I think that if they really got in contact with the real world it would just help them out so much. You know, sometimes it's great to be in that delusional world and it's fun but I think they would really benefit from really getting a taste of reality.
I love [Real Housewives of Orange County's] Vicki [Gunvalson]. I think she's one of my favorites because she's the original and she just doesn't care at all. So she has zero zero filter and that's what I really love about her. Carole [Radziwill] I feel like is my spirit animal in the Housewife world. Who knows? Lisa's gonna be very upset if [we become friends when I move to New York for my new role on the The Meredith Vieira Show].
[If I could switch with anyone for a day] I would have to switch with Yolanda [Foster] or Lisa Vaderpump — 'cause you know I would want to live the lavish, lavish lifestyle. Taking the private planes everywhere and the yachts? Yeah. [But] I get to experience life with Lisa a lot, so maybe I would choose Yolanda this time and hang out with David Foster.
My favorite Comeback is Bethenny Frankel. I mean to me, she delivers. I think this season that she came back [to RHONY], she started off a little rusty. She ended very well and her interviews are my favorite. She has the best soundbites. That was definitely missing from the New York girls.
[For Rookie of the Year], I'm gonna have to go with Shannon [Beador]. Shannon just delivers on all fronts for a Housewife. She's got one part crazy, one part a great heart, and then she's got the drama of the family life going on to. We get to peek into a relationship — she got cheated on and will they get divorced [or] will they not? — and it's driving her crazy.
I've never seen a more successful housewife [than Lisa] with her spin-off of Vanderpump Rules, so I think maybe Lifetime Achievement Award would go to my girl Vanderpump. She took the situation and she knew how to work. She entertains everyone and somehow she ended up being the most loved Housewife and still having the drama attached to her — that's a tricky thing to navigate. A very silly thing that Lisa's trying to do now is convince everyone to let my husband [Michael Turchin] be the first male housewife of Beverly Hills. She's always slipping him into a lot of the episodes [and] I'm like, "I know what you're trying to do."
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