Michaele prepares DC fans for a season full of excitement and drama, and responds to Lynda's attacks.
Posted by Michaele Salahion Aug 5, 20100
Welcome to the first episode of Season 1 of The Real Housewives of DC! WOW! We are here! Housewives across the country, get ready for a season that will be full of excitement and drama.
Thank you for all of your love and support. This journey began for me 18 months ago and to be finally here is a huge high. This episode introduced you to who I am. Yes, I am a hugger, and I have a lot of love and trust that I initially extend to everyone who you see in this episode. I was surprised and hurt that Lynda attacked me for having an eating disorder. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and shines from within. I have never understood and never will, why anyone would take pleasure by tearing someone else down. My belief is to celebrate one another and empower women and support one another in life by seeing the good and beauty in each other.
My event the America's Polo Cup highlights the fashion, sports, entertainment and diplomacy of the United States that we share with other countries we challenge each year. You saw in this show the America's Polo Cup celebrating bi-lateral relationships between the USA and India. You even saw a Defense Department official welcome everyone. This is important. I do you hope that in one of the future episodes you will get to see the US military unit that proudly participated in the America's Polo Cup ceremonies. They were brilliant and awe-inspiring, as were all the speakers.
I also wanted to thank everyone for all the emails and phone calls I have received about the announcement of the book Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust! by Diane Dimond with our cooperation. This book will tell for the very first time the INSIDE STORY of who my husband and I are. It will include never before revealed details of what happened before, during, and after our visit to the White House, where we were falsely accused of crashing President Obama's first state dinner. This book is about more than what happens when the unsuspecting find themselves in the crosshairs of the national media. It reveals the truth about who my husband and I are, where we came from, what shaped our personalities, what obstacles we overcame, challenges we deal with and what motivates us to do what we do. It is quite simply the background of the story heard 'round the world and how we were able to survive the onslaught. What happened to us is much more than any television show can capture, much of which happened after filming had concluded. It is the true story of the Salahis. Available at Amazon.com for pre-orders while supplies last. I hope you will visit my website at www.MichaeleandTareqSalahi.com and let me know what you think of the show.
If you believed Lynda said something rude about you, at least have the grace to confront her about it in private. You may have wanted to put her on the spot in front of others, but you embarrassed yourself and the others with you by starting an uncomfortable confrontation at Paul's party.
Also, Lynda made that "too thin" comment to Paul, then Paul told you. Sounds like Paul enjoys stirring up drama between the DC ladies. If he'd kept quiet, Lynda's comment would've died right there when she said it, and no one would've been hurt by it. But, then again, Housewives wouldn't be any fun to watch without the ones who stir the pot.
Concern is shown to a person. Especially someone that you have only just met. Taking shots at someone all in the name of "But I am concerned" by expressing it to another person is defined as an ATTACK.
It was said in poor taste and if I were the one hearing it said about me, I would have politely called her on it too.
you reminds me of me very outgoing and living life to the fullest.I had someone on my job just like lynda treat me the same way as she are doing you.I just ignore her and you are doing the same thing.I love it.keep smiling.
I cant seem to get into HWDC.... Bravo, why didnt you do house wives of Dallas , I would think you'd find women more down to earth & a bit more nasty with a touch of southern charm or bring Bethenny back? These of HWDC lack something BIGTIME! This one is a huge let down~
Hello, YOu have such a sunny smile and just seems to see the good in others rather than the rest of them on the show who have to be some of the most judgemental women I have ever seen.. Unbelievable! Stay the way you are and don't let the other saps bring you down
When it was announced that the next group of Housewives was from DC I was thrilled as this was my home for several years while I attended college! I have
to say that you are my favorite so far. With not knowing much about you, what you do, or with out judging the incident at the White House, your first impression was warm, loving and emotionally uplifting. To me first impressions are important. If the first impression doesn't go over so well, there is always time in the future to make up for it. However, there is something about your personality that is striking. As far as how you have been treated with the entire White House ordeal....I have to say that if you and your husband attended with out invite or were there to harm anyone you would not be sitting where you are now! My take is that the government knows what they are doing. You being in the President's home is a huge ordeal and quite frankly the incident seems like a communication error that resulted in protocol actions.....wrong actions or not! So far with the negativity towards you on the show, it seems like pure jealousy. So far you seem to take "the high road". This is a huge pre-judgment but your demeanor never seems petty or ill willed. You seem like you love life and are blessed with the life style you have. Keep smiling and I look forward to watching the new season of Housewives!
You are my new favorite!
I watch all the Housewives shows.
You are the only one we can relate to so far.
The other wives on the DC one are so boring.
You make it fun. Can't Wait to see what happens this week.
I think you are going to have to watch the other wives. They all make fun of you behind your back. Be careful and do not trust them.
I am trying to reserve judgement until I hear the full story of the White House Debacle. Somehow I feel like someone really told you to come there, and what to do to get in. No one would just be that brazen. I hope you will stand up for yourself and reveal the true story, because every time someone asks you you are very evasive about it..and most of the public has a really bad opinion on you..and if it is true that you were really invited..the media did a really bad job on you, and hope you can straighten it out in the minds of the American public, so that you are your husband don't become pariahs. You seem to be the nicest of the group in many ways. But I think you could dispence with the "I love you's"..it seems a little fake, and no one loves everybody! Some of those ladies on the show, certainly don't deserve your love, because they are all talking about you behind your back, and rolling their eyes at you. It also seems like you and your husband have some baggage, if it is true about not really being a cheerleader, and paying your bills. I just don't think this will be worth it to you to take the abuse these ladies want to give out, and the indignation of the public. You look terrific though and have a great figure. I just think that your emphasis should be on what comes from within yourself and others..and not so focuced on the designer clothes you wear, making an "entrance", and
social climbing. A good life is a lot more than that. I think your husband is ruining himself financially trying to keep you happy..think about that. I wish the best for you
Michaele! Dont let Lynda get to you! I think that she was just concerned for you but again, that is your business!! I cant wait to see what happens at the white house event! You seem very nice and want to make everyone feel welcome!!
I really like your positive attitude and you are right beauty comes in all sizes and shines from the inside out!! I am a hugger too and like to be a positive motivating person who is happy and uplifting but I understand there are a lot of people who just don't like that or can't handle it or whatever. But, it doesn't matter ~ it really doesn't!! Keep being who you are, positive happy & glowing! I don't give 'haters' any attention at all and neither should you. You have it all, who needs negative evergy bringing that down? Not you. Good luck with the show, the book, everything! Love from Minneapolis, MN
on point,.. agree with you on this... i am also a huge fan, but found it a little rude and obfensive with the bashing of political leaders..disgusting,..we want shopping,etc.. im not on the boat with the RHDC, thanks for saying it just right
I LIKE YOU . YOU SEEM TO BE OUT GOING .I WISH YOU LUCK WITH THE OTHER LADIES.IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR THE ONE THAT IS GOING TO BE TALKED ABOUT THE MOST. WELL I HOPE YOUR HUSBAND TALKS TO SOMEONE ABOUT HIS ANGER ISSUES.NO SHOULD BE TREATED THAT WAY.HOPE TO SEE MORE OF YOU!!!
Taking Lynda's conern for your health as an attack of your looks is a bit of a stretch. What exactly would be her motive? Is she or is she not a friend? Instead of assuming the worst; why not speak to her privately about your feelings and put to rest her seemingly legitimate concerns for your well being.
Michaele, I think you look great. I think you're a high-energy person and naturally thin. All my life I've been thin, and you can't believe the things people say to me about my weight. I'm 5'9" and I usually weigh about 135, and people (friends, family, even co-workers) are always telling me I should gain weight. I sent my mother a picture of myself in Hawaii on the beach in my swimsuit and she actually told me it made her cry! As long as you're healthy and you feel good, who cares what you weigh? You look fantastic in clothes and you photograph beautifully. People should mind their own business and stop passing judgement.
You genuinely seem like a good person. But I would curtail the hugging and kissing as not every welcomes physical touch (even though I can see it's from the heart).I agree with the poster who said spend more time making eye contact with the one who you're with rather than hugging them.
A lot of people probably lost respect for your/Tareq because of the WH incident, I understand. Not sure how you could get in line for admission without a clear cut okay from your contact though, but I'm sure your book clarifies that point. The best way to persuade people to forgive you (just accept the fact first that they are angry even though it might not be valid anger) is to simply be kind and genuine as you are right now and never get in that mud pit. Tareq's behavior with the wine was really terrible, no matter what anyone says about his wife. Another word of advice is to avoid trying to get int the limelight.
I don't think Lyndas' comment was meant in a hurtful way. This woman runs a modeling agency and probably has a good idea of when someone is too thin. Instead of getting offended, why don't you honestly evaluate whether or not her comments have some merit, and go from there. Perhaps your primary physician could weigh in (no pun intended). And if you truly are eating regularly, and by this I mean actually eating and not picking at your food, then you know that it is your metabolism. But I suspect you don't eat much. Good luck.
Hi Micheale, I am from Temple Hills, MD and I am of the Real Housewives and I would love to become a real housewife. My birthday is coming up on August 12, 2010 and I would love to meet you and the Real Housewives of DC. Come to Marcel's in Washington, DC on August 12, 2010 at 7pm so that I would like to meet you all in person. Thank you and God bless you.
Skinny girls rule!
Thank You for looking so good and making all women proud by saying "beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!"
You shine bright on the show !
Beacuse of You we are into it big and will watch!
You are the kind of girl we would hang out with.
I have no problem with your weight. But it didn't appear to me, anyway, that Lynda was attacking you at all. She just seemed genuinely concerned because she thought it looked like you had recently lost 10 lbs. Maybe it was your friend who misrepresented her intentions, hmmm?? Also, I really cringed when I saw you talking to that woman at the Polo Cup, totally not paying attention to what she was saying and you just walked off. Very rude, hostess or not! I would never give you the time of day if you did that to me. Hope that was just an error in judgement and not your usual way about you!!
I'm from the DC area and was very excited for your show but I must admit it was rather boring. First of all there are so many races of people and different nationalities in DC. I cant understand why there is only one minority on a show in a town nicknamed "Chocolate City". On another note why would you be surprised at something someone says about you in their interview? Havent you ever seen an episode of any other RH show? The drama has to start somewhere.
Not sure about what occurred backstage AFTER the View appearance, but I thought you handled yourself very well during the interview. I find it ridiculous that any of the hosts on the show would ask you to "stay on topic", when they are constantly interrupting every answer with a new question or a judgemental, snarky comment (Joy). Good for you!
Well, its only the first show but you have way too much energy for me. Just watching you got to be a little annoying with all your hugging and kissing. Some people just dont want to be touched. And I agree with another viewer, Paul may be another Kim G because he didnt deliver the message the way it was intended. linda was genuinely concerned. She wasnt attacking you so please dont start drama.