I've said on multiple occasions that coming in to the show I was pleasantly surprised with some of the ladies, as I thought I wouldn't like them solely based on what I had seen of them in the previous seasons. I honestly thought I would like Brandi and I thought I would not like Kyle. I have to say I had it totally wrong.
Someone who truly caught me off guard, as I thought I would have loved her, was Yolanda.
I was convinced we would become quick friends.
The first day we met she gave me her number and I was so happy I called her right away the next morning to invite her to lunch. When we finally did lunch (on camera, mind you), she really surprised me as I was talking about my soft spot (my mother) I was teary eyed and she suddenly says: "This is boring, let's talk about what happened at Carlton's lunch" (referring to Lisa's HairGate incident). Apparently it was far more interesting for her to throw her friend under the bus with the new girl than to get to know the new girl.
Her husband David has been a true gentleman each time I've met him. I LOVE her kids, and I'm good friends with her ex-husband. I really don't understand where all the arrogance and the elitist behavior fits in. She tries to play the voice of reason, but it's very obvious that she is out to attack Lisa and excuse Brandi. During the entire Reunion she gave me her back, as she was mad at the fact that I defended Lisa. Originally I was going to sit next to Carlton, but I changed to be away from her. as I didn't want to deal with the negative energy. Had I known Yolanda would be so disrespectful and give me her back the entire time I would've rather dealt with Carlton's negative energy than Yolanda's arrogant behavior and her cutting me off every time I spoke.
Anyhow. . .It's only one more episode left until the journey is over. But I want you all to know that I will forever be grateful for the love and support you gave me.
God bless you all
PS: Lots of you have asked me why I wasn't at the Lady Gaga video. I LOVE GAGA! I would have loved to participate in it. They shot two days and on both days I had previous engagements. On one day I had an engagement with my charity and that for me will always come first. On the other day, I had a cover shoot that had been scheduled for a long time. The crew was booked and the photographer was flying in town to do the shoot. As much as I would have loved to cancel it and go hang out with the AMAZING LADY GAGA, I didn't have the heart to tell them I was leaving them for the "bigger, better deal." Hopefully there is a next one.
P.P.S.: For all of those who I offended with the silly tagline, now you could all finally see that it wasn't my choice. Like I said the entire time and on tonight's reunion: my tagline choice was: "Beauty is only skin deep, it's what's in your heart that matters."