Erika Girardi: This "Joke" Feels Like She's Trying to Embarrass Me

Erika thinks Dorit put a little too much thought into that gift for it just to be a joke.

This week my guest role for The Young and the Restless is becoming a reality! I’m meeting with Eileen and her Executive Producer Mal at CBS Studios, and I couldn’t be more excited. I'm quite scared too, to be honest with you. The soap world is all so new to me, but that’s what life is all about, right? Having new experiences and tackling new challenges. Stay tuned.

We’re talking about what role I want to play. “Are you girl next door?” Mal asks. Ha, I love it. Hmm… What would Joan Crawford do?

Lisa Rinna is taking over QVC for 24 hours, and it’s really fun to see. She has so much energy, it’s no wonder she’s killing it with sales. I’m so happy for her and all her success. Congratulations, Harry Hamlin!

Dorit is continuously talking about the “pantygate” situation, and I can’t help but feel like she’s out to start trouble. She’s rubbing her hands together with excitement as she tells Eileen and Lisa R. that she “can’t wait” to bring this topic up to me in front of other people. She tells Kyle, “I have to make fun of her.” You can see how much forethought and energy was put into this and how eager she was to rub my nose in it. This “joke” feels so contrived, like she’s trying to embarrass me.

I’m excited to be doing the Escape Room with all of the ladies. I thought this would be a great way for us to do something different and have fun together. But the first thing Dorit wants to talk about is her ongoing conversation about my “puss” and how her husband “could not stop staring.” The more she tries to insinuate that I did this on purpose only makes matters worse. I think it’s clear by now that this was not an intentional incident, and she should really leave it alone.

When we get into the Escape Room, the fun finally begins. These codes and puzzles are no joke... this is harder than I thought. But we did it—we got out! And you know what? We laughed, we had fun, and for a moment, we forgot about the BS. Mission accomplished.

Now that the fun’s over, we’re at drinks talking about panties and PK seeing up my dress again. Dorit insinuating that I served “it up on a platter” feels condemning, shaming and insulting. That could not be further from the truth, and everyone in this group knows that. I’m still getting to know this woman, and this incident is very telling.

Until next week, I wish you all a happy and safe New Year's celebration.

Erika

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