The Hollywood Reporter has just unveiled a list of the hottest names in reality TV and we're overjoyed to see the Shahs of Sunset cast and Lisa Vanderpump made the cut. (Astonishingly, the folks over at the Reporter did not give Giggy his own profile.)
Lisa was selected as the breakout Housewife because not only does she have a top-rated spinoff show, Vanderpump Rules, she’s also appearing on this season of Dancing with the Stars, the first Housewife to do so.
Surprisingly, Lisa didn’t even have a publicist until six months ago and when she did hire one, she warned her that she doesn’t attend many red-carpet events or even tweet that often. Nevertheless the Brit fan fav has amassed 548,000 followers.
“I’m not compliant,” Lisa says explaining her success, “That’s why the audience trusts me.... It has to be my stamp, my style. I do everything myself.”
Reza Farahan was also interviewed about the runaway success of Shahs of Sunset, which has already been renewed for a third season.
“I never thought it would go as far as it has,” he admitted. "It took the strength of a Ryan Seacrest and a network like Bravo to put six Middle Easterners on television in a post 9/11 world. … I have people on Twitter who are Latin, European, you name it, and want to be Persian. That's insane to me.”