Yolanda H. Foster

Yolanda shares her thoughts on Joyce and Brandi's behavior in Palm Springs.

on Dec 9, 2013

Joyce is a gorgeous, smart, and bubbly beauty queen, but we have not had the opportunity to get to know each other. Prior to this trip, we met for a total of ten minutes, and I’ve never had an in-depth one-on-one conversation with her, so I was quite surprised to see her already so influenced by Kyle. I know we are living in Hollywood where relationships are built overnight, but it takes me personally more than ten minutes to get to know someone and trust their opinion. I might be old-fashioned (and according to Joyce an “old lady”) but in my heart, friendships and respect are earned over time.

Joyce and Carlton were not with us at the time of the incident Kyle keeps referring to, which happened one and a half years ago in Paris. As an “older lady” (LOL!), I am realizing that because of my cultural difference, I have very different values. My honesty and directness are not very diplomatic and my words are often taken with a different intention than how they were spoken. I would like to learn from my mistakes if I make one, so I would have loved to hear Kyle’s perception of our conversation in Paris rather than “agree to disagree,” but I guess it is the easier way out. To Kyle’s defense, she has bigger problems to deal with at this particular time, which I am very well aware of.

So, to stay true to myself, I have to express my feelings about Brandi. Her and I started out friendly. I always found her to be a brutally honest person that says what’s on her mind.