I hate to say it but I even think you have made Lisa look bad in all this. Her snickering at Brandi's little comments were just disgusting and childish.
That night at the dinner table, after I said I don't like being called "hoice" because it brought back bad memories she said she didn't want to be a bully and she apologized for it. I always accept peoples apologizes, even if they've hurt me, because I think as humans we all make mistakes.
That being said, after watching tonight's episode, I'm mad at myself for being so lenient towards her and for giving her the benefit of the doubt so many times. In tonight's episode, I do agree with my friends! In hindsight, I should have politely asked her to pack her bags and leave the remainder of the trip.
Watching this week's episode made me very upset because now I see Brandi's true colors. I didn't know Brandi was faking being nice, as she said in her confessional. I was just thinking the poor girl probably has a drinking problem and how can you be rational with someone who is wasted out of their mind?
I now see that it wasn't the alcohol making her a bully. It was just her true character. Watching her tell Yolanda that she didn't want to ruin "Hoycita's" trip showed me what a conniving and hypocrite person she is.
Brandi saying she can be fake like me is ridiculous! I was nothing but nice to her!!! Brandi. . .You and I have nothing in common! You are a miserable person that wants to make everyone around you miserable. Stop saying I do things to get attention. Stop reflecting yourself in me! You DO EVERYTHING for attention as you've clearly said. . .You want to get a reaction out of people and provoke them. You are a master at trying to spin things the way you want. I should have known better and known not to trust you when you were faking to be "nice."
It's really crazy to me because there are moments in this group where we really have fun (or so I thought).
I hate to say it but I even think you have made Lisa look bad in all this. Her snickering at Brandi's little comments were just disgusting and childish.
I am with you, Joyce, all the way!!! I was so proud of you and your husband, on tonight's episode. You finally took a stand--good for you!!! This season Yolanda, Brandi and Lisa, are a huge disappointment. I really think Brandi and Yolanda are total haters! You are more beautiful nd younger than they, and you're also the one who who won a beauty pageant, while they merely modeled. It must also kill Brandi that you are happily married and your husband, clearly, loves you! Brandi, once again, proved how low class she is and the fact thy she is, in fact, a racist! I don't care how much she tries to convince everyone that she isn't because she has a couple of Black or Latino, token, friends! Yeah, yeah, she was married to a Cuban. So what?! She still comes across, along with Yolanda, as though they think they're better than you. Well, Yolanda needs to remember she speaks with an accent too! Now I'm actually glad Eddie Cibrian dropped Brandi. She's a total embarrassment! Joyce, keep your head up and keep standing up for yourself! ¡Cuídate amor!
You are not Black my dear you are Puerto Rican. I doubt highly that Brandi is racist even though she made an off color joke. And stop using the word Bullying. This is a very big word used too much in the wrong way. I think that you are trying to make yourself relevant on the show by stirring the pot and making yourself seem more interesting that you really are.
Joyce you're great. Brandi lives up to her name....she's a sloppy drunk! Whereas you are classy. She's jealous of you and your HOT looks and your happy marriage! Tell her to have another drink.
Joyce, what your experiencing here with these so-called women is pure jealousy. These kinds of women are always competing with one another and want you to feel they are better then you. You show great class and this is something good-but! you do sometimes say things that are dumb. Why not just stay quiet and listen before speaking. watch your back :) P.S with Brandi, just tell her to shut her freaking Pie hole! she's nothing but trash..
please please please Joyce... when you finally lose it to brandi.... make sure you call her leann at least 10 times..... that would be awesome to see...... poor victim brandi...
Love you! You radiate what all of us women should be... beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Thank you for handling the situation with graciousness, and gratitude. You are so much better to have handled it the way you did, setting and example for all to follow...
Joyce... you are the class act I expect to see in the House Wives of Beverly Hills. You are a joy to watch. Brandi is so tremendously jealous... it is like watching a teenager who is drunk. Stay who you are and DON'T allow her to bring you down to her level. She has been a disappointment on the show.
It is refreshing to see that you have commonsense and will not go to the lower level with these ladies. You are handling yourself very well.
I think like most people Joyce you don't know the difference between race and ethnicity. Race is SOLELY skin color. You're not Black, you're brown regardless of your ancestry. Stop referring to Puerto Rican as a race. It's just plane ignorant. Now the comment Brandi made about Black people and swimming could be considered racism but that's where it ends.
Geeezzz the way you handled your self was classy and dignified, too bad these women have no idea what class means, they are so mean.
Glad you are on the show. It is really nice to watch "this" show with a nice woman, who truly seems good hearted, and has a good spiritual basis. YOu are blessed.
I find it fitting you have bonded, on the show, with Kyle. I believe inside she is truly as good hearted as you are.
Enjoy...and Happy Holidays....
Beautifu. Stay Classy. Brandi and Carlton are ridicilious. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you. God Bles.
The only time I saw you committed a faux pas was when you strongly approached Lisa about the hairgate. But besides that, you have been exhibiting grace and patience especially towards the unbelievably rude Brandi. Never let these girls lure and engage you into the lowly fights they loved to do in various social gathering. Your Spanish was beautiful to hear.Brandi is so jealous of your beauty and happy life.
Joyce, I like you...just call Brandi, LeAnn everytime you see and her I think that will even things out a bit. I also think you are entitled to your feelings and if you feel bullied, then you are bullied, I hate it when the mean people doing the bullying say 'I wasn't being mean, it's not bullying, don't use such an aggressive word..well why don't you stop being mean and a bully. You are sweet and it is nice to see someone without crazy drama on the show.
Joyce, I think you've been handing everything like a champ and a lady! I hope the rest of this season goes better for you. Don't let their petty drama get to you. You are a role model to young women all over the world. One thing I would like to mention is in you into statement for the show you say "You can never be...too skinny...". Unfortunately, you can be too skinny as so many young women suffer from eating disorders and low self esteem these days. Young women look to beautiful people like you as role models and they need beautiful women like you to reenforce that women of any size and shape are beautiful. Yes, you should lead a healthy lifestyle, but not everyone has a supermodel figure even when they work out and eat right. Please, I beg you and Bravo tv to change that part of your intro. I know you didn't mean anything negative by it, but others may take you a little too seriously. Thanks!
Don't listen to any of these comments, Joyce. You're beautiful, sincere, and sweet. Kim wouldn't hurt a fly and Kyle is a family woman. The rest are very jealous of you and them. Kim and Kyle come from money but they don't flaunt it in the'r day to day interactions. Stick to your guns and when team Brandi start up, smile knowing you are ions above them.
you had better rethink that relationship with kyle. kyle is filing everything you say to use at a later time.
kim is just so boring you'll soon tire of her drival.
you should see if you can mend your fences with lisa because she has the most class and everyone loves her!!!
Joyce after reading your blog, I have a different opinion of you. I just wish you would stop playing with your hair.
"You can't be too pretty or too thin" .... Enough said. I still can't get passed that. Joyce, I'm sure you're sweet, but girl, change your opening line, PLEASE.
Wow, Joyce, did Brandi ever jump on you quick when her dog went missing. You did nothing wrong and were trying to relate to her, but she sure snapped out of hysteria long enough to bite your head off. She just wished she was more like you. Beauty on the outside and beauty on the inside. Sorry she was so cruel to you, because of all people she really know better, she is doing to you what was done to her in the first season she appeared. Therefore, shame on her.
As much as people mention Brandi and your name together, you need to thank her for making you relevant. Basic human behavior that shows every group needs a common "villain" Fascinating to see it happening here, especially in the comments. People feel a sense of belonging to gather together as good against one evil. Better to be a part of the noble then to be singled out by the group as bad. Remove the common bad and the group will simply pick another.
Why drag out the victim card? Giving numerous interviews & whining is so unladylike. Stop the narcissistic drama. We get who you are.
Joyce I just saw you on WWHL and you were a delight. I think you came of as a very genuine person. If this is the real you, there will be a huge fan base.
Hi Joyce!!! I have to admit I yawned when you first came on the show. Another super beautiful idiot housewife, SO I THOUGHT. You are actually more beautiful on the inside and that's pretty amazing. You're an inspiration and a joy to watch. I'm sorry you had to endure such mean spirited treatment. You handle yourself with grace!! Love you, your name and you're a super class act!!!
hmmm I just looked at Joyce's twitter..... WOW!! LOL!!!! This woman truly is in love with herself there are nooo pictures of her kids or husband ITS ALL HER!!! I felt kind of bad and sorry for you, but you bringing Brandi's ex and that horrible woman Leann into your fight is very very very TACKY!! You should be friends with Leann YOUR JUST LIKE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really hope Bravo gets rid of Joyce she's boring and in love with herself. Brandi is only saying what everyone else is thinking
At first I didn't know what to make of you, but after having watched several shows I think you come across as a very nice person and honestly I think Brandi is jealous of you because you are younger and prettier. I felt that she was jumped on when she first came on to the show for the same reason she is now jumping on you so I am disappointed in her behaviour because I would think she'd react the opposite way of how she was treated but I guess she sees you as competition as evidenced in the reaction she gave you when you were trying to tell her you lost your dog and everything worked out so there is hope that her dog will be found. She really comes across as a horrible person in my opinion. I used to like her but not so much any more.
Honestly, the title of this blog is so perfect. Do you honestly think we don't see through your act? Brandi may be screwing up but you are as phony as a $3 bill.
I'd love to know "the rest of the story."
Oh! I can't wait to see you turn on Kyle and play the victim there too.
Class? This person speaks about her husband and his genitals while using a baby voice. That is gross. I bet the moderators will not approve this, but I still think Joyce is a souped up Dora the Explorer. So staged and adding in some Spanish words for flair. I don't think it is representative of people I know who have moved to the states from Puerto Rico. I also think it is weird that from not knowing how to swim in the afternoon to being in the pool at night is freakish.
Just had to read this again. Your comment about getting into the pool on your terms is ridiculous. You're the hostess and it's your job to make people feel comfortable. You should have been the first one in the pool inviting them in. Why was it time to make a stand? Like I said. "It's a pool not the Alamo". And Brandi is the best at promoting herself. You spent your whole blog talking about her. What's that saying, there's no such thing as bad publicity. Just as long as they're talking about her she will be the star of the show.
I think you must have been raised quite well. Stay dignified and don't fall into the trap of going to war with Brandi. It is dirty down in the gutter. Stick up for yourself where needed but don't feed the beast.
You know, I really liked Brandi her first season, and mostly through her second. I bought her book, I felt for her. For this reason, I was biased towards you as I started watching this season. You were the new girl, you seemed a little full of yourself, and I guess like Brandi I thought you were fake and annoying. The too perfect hair and constant high heels....you're a self-stated "pageant girl" which isn't my style, but honestly, who am I or Brandi or anyone else to judge? By this point in the season, I've seen you restrain yourself and handle situations with class over and over again. I want to keep liking Brandi but her recent success has gone to her head and now she acts like a mean queen bee. You on the other hand, genuinely seem genuine. You're not the kind of girl I have a lot in common with, but you seem to really be a nice girl that I would respect. We'll see how the season progresses.
You were clearly commiserating with Brandi when you said that you've also had a dog go missing. I don't think any rational person thought you were "competing".
I am going to be honest as I am seeing your candor and credence. I really had reservations about you but the more and more I watch you, I am really understanding your genuine conviction. I couldn't have handled the way you handled yourself with Brandi, I would have retaliated. But I am looking forward to more insight on yourself. Thank you. Merry Christmas!
You are a class act all the way. And, there is nothing wrong with your name. Are you kidding me? Is that all Brandi has to make fun of you about? Can you say yealous?
Your reactions are measured and controlled - something a few other of these women could learn from you. Why are you always picked on - have I missed something? So bizarre - they remind me of girls in jr. high who gang up on others. I'm glad you are able to ignore them, you definitely come across as the bigger person.
Finally someone speaking out and not afraid to give it to brandy. Love ya Joyce. You think Brandi would learn, but guess not. It is called karma
Interesting that the immediate thought & words that came to Brandi's mind when Joyce was so kind & just trying to empathize with Brandi about her lost dog was "competition". Because that what Joyce represents to her - very revealing about why Brandi is so inexplicably hostile towards Joyce. Brandi was only negative to Joyce even though everyone was trying to console her - Brandi attacked Joyce immediately. Truth is that Joyce is indeed prettier, younger & Brandi would do well to pull in her claws & fangs because she is "coach', while Joyce is first class comparatively.
I love you Joyce in the show, I'm from Puerto Rio and I'm proud of you. Brandi, Yolanda and Lisa are a bunch of ghetto bitches, no class and hypocrite. You are such a lady and is nice to have you. Lots of love.
@mfmendoThat is NOT racism...Please look up the meaning in Webster. It is prejudice. I get so tired of people confusing the two and using the word "racist" so flippedly.
@mfmendo and you call someone "plane" ignorant....
You hit the nail on the head. Brandi is RED because Joyce is beautiful, sweet and overall better than her drunken mean girl self.
@fibrofogged Bravo picks the tag line. The 'too rich, too thin' is a quote of something said by Wallis Simpson, the divorced American woman who caused the King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne in order to marry her back in 1930's.
@4theloveofdiamonds I like Joyce a lot! She is beautiful, classy and not petty. Many women, like Brandi, are so insecure and jealous around her. She doesn't flaunt it or anything. She's a real gal!
You didn't miss anything. Some of these ladies are obviously jealous!
@MichiganViewer - I think you've hit the nail on the head, Brandi sees Joyce as competition and everything Joyce does or says is viewed through that lens. Joyce is younger, has a stable marriage, and is beautiful and Brandi is consumed by jealousy, just like Kyle was when Brandi came on the scene.
@today13 I don't think you can put Lisa or Yolanda into the ghetto category, but Brandi fits just fine. How did you come up with that thought?