Alexia Echevarria

Alexia discusses Herman's bidding strategy, and her advice to Adriana.

on Mar 1, 20110

First of all I would like to thank all of you for all of your sweet and kind comments. I am truly touched. Thank you for watching and I hope you continue to enjoy the show.

The Black's Annual Gala is always one of my favorites to attend. Herman and I have been going for years. I especially love to support this noble cause because it benefits at-risk children. Being a former Special Education teacher, children and education are very dear to my heart. Lea works so hard and does an extraordinary job putting it together. As you saw, my husband Herman loves to bid. I was so nervous when Herman started bidding on the car. I even spoke in Spanish LOL! I really didn't want or need that car (too expensive). I love to bid on trips because that is the easiest way to get Herman to go on a trip. My boys and I love to travel, but Herman doesn't care for it. Anyhow, I ended up with a beautiful watch from Haimov (crocodile strap with diamond bezel inside and out) that I wear a lot. Herman is a very generous human being and we don't feel guilty spending money on a watch, because it's a generous contribution for the children.

I loved seeing Marysol working the red carpet. She always works so hard and does great. (By the way, Marysol looked stunning.) I was so surprised to see Cristy at the gala, not because she hadn’t purchased the tickets (I didn't know at the time), but because she doesn't participate in these charitable events where you have to give a generous donation. My husband and I are involved in social, philanthropic community events in Miami and never run into her.

31 comments
rchl62
rchl62

Marysol and yourself, are so true!! Self confident women who don't need a man to survive!! So refreshing......there are only two that really need to leave the show, seeing they think they too good for Charities and their presence is what matters, not the Charity itself!! Blessing to you and your family in Mississippi!!! :):)

Maggie Johnson
Maggie Johnson

Alexis

You are beautiful, but please focus more on what you say or how you say it, actually, I hink you are focusing too much, relax and speak more natural, you will sound much better. Don't fake it, I am sure you are a great person with great feelings,,,the act is making you look bad. I'm not from Hialah or even Florida, but I did some reasearch..Hialeah's populatio is 85% cuban-cuban american, the average househould income in Hialeah, is 35% greater than the rest of the country.

dg67
dg67

THank you!!! I am not from Hialeah but even I recognize the beautiful hardworking people from there!!

CrisV
CrisV

Up until you made the comment about HIALEAH you were my favorite of the housewives. The comment you made was out of place, and ignorant on your part. I was very disappointed and insulted by your comment.

rebeca
rebeca

dear Alexia despite the bad comments that people are saying about you it was very endearing to see you talking with Adriana about her situation with her boyfriend it show that you had had strugles in your life and you overcome them christy and larsa are spoiled brats but you never know what lifes has in store for you good luck with the show

Mexigirl7
Mexigirl7

Alexia first of all you are gorgeous, but most importantly you seem to be grounded. You showed that on the episode when you all had lunch at Christy's house. You gave Adrianna good advise about her fiance. You don't dump a good man just because he does not jump when he is working hard to keep you happy. He is a man, not a puppy. Like you said he is working all day and you are out with your friends, you can pick up the child. Giving that type of advise instead of being intimidated by Larsa and Christy shows that you do think beyond the luxuries. Being beautiful and grounded shows the rest of the world what Latina are really made of. Thank you for that.

LoLo72
LoLo72

You & Marysol are the only ones I would want as a friend out of the entire cast. Your advice is honest & you were the only one to speak with reason & true concern. The "mean" girls are just that. What you said about Adrianna's boyfriend & work etc was spot on. Please don't let their drama drag you down.

RH Fan!
RH Fan!

I think you're GREAT!

The situation at Christy's lunch about how Adrianna and her BF had an issue of picking up her son at school showed your character. You are a down to earth, mature person and I'm glad your gave your opinion, it was reasonable and showed how foolish the other girls comments were.

Glad to finally see housewives from Miami!!

carolina33
carolina33

Hi Alex ,remember we in Miami ,Hialeah or Gables Cuban-are generaly good People and this City when I came i remember the cows over Miami Lakes and Hialeah ,I am a Professional Cuban-American and please do not make us luck bad and we are blue workers ,white collar worker professional but this beautifull City was rebuilt by us Thank You Love. A lady from Miami.

CarmenK
CarmenK

You use to be a teacher at a not so ritzy school where you made a teachers salary and you want to talk down Hialeah? You weren't born into money sweetie and you didn't earn it, you married it! Keep that in mind we you make degrading comments about the hard working people in Hialeah.

gr8tful 4 wutigot
gr8tful 4 wutigot

Alexia, Having now watched a second episode of rhom, you appear to be both grounded and of a balanced nature. I believe a person's motives are much more important than are their choice of words at times. I understood what you were trying communicate to the viewers when you said "lower people" and am not of the opinion you were not implying any one was less than the other. You were referring to socio-enonomic ability to afford a given lifestyle and nothing more. The reality is I too, fall into this lower status. I am not offended and see no need to read more into it. Good luck to you and your family. I appreciate your intelligence, honesty and hardwork.

AlexainCali
AlexainCali

I'm still on the fence about you, however I LOVED the advice you gave Adriana (sp?). You might just turn into my FAVORITE :) Take care

Hialeah123
Hialeah123

Alexia,

What poor choice of words..........you really need to check yourself and figure what type of latin women you are. We all know you live in a fancy house like many people would love to have and dream of living a lifestyle like yours. But why have to speak down on others like if you were on a peddle stood. I believe your wealth has gone to your head and soon your biggest buyers will turn out to be your fewest.... The words you say will reflect the person you truly are. My image of you has completely changed... By the way, why do you claim to be the executive editor when we all know your not. This is just to impress more people about who you are when your name has not even come up once as a executive editor have the magazine. The worse person who can be is a fake one...

 rhiannon
rhiannon

That was such an unsophisticated comment about "lower people", referring to people from Hialeah. There are cities in the U.S., where people might refer to you as a lower person. With that said, stop the social scale measuring it is very ignorant. Money does not raise a person's worth, only their bank account can do that. Get off the high horse, and act like a person from old money.

fiorebella
fiorebella

Love you Alexia! I think you are a very real level headed woman, you seem like a great mom too. Stay the way you are and keep speaking up to those two immature stuckup housewives, Larsa and Christy!

Alexia takes care of business!
Alexia takes care of business!

Alexia, you are such a sweet, caring, and understanding woman. Even though you are beautiful, you proved your point to Larsa and Kristy about Adriana's fiance. When they started telling her that she is beautiful and he should be the one to pick up her son, you put them in their places quickly. You said that it's not all about beauty, it's about taking care of business and you are so right! Beauty only takes you so far, you have to have something else going for you because it makes you a well rounded individual.

It was so true when you said that Adriana's fiance was working and she was hanging with her friends; therefore, she could have left a little earlier to pick up her son and not blame her fiance. I couldn't believe how Larsa and Kristy kept telling her to leave and how bad of a man her fiance is. I'm sure Adriana didn't mean any harm, but Kristy and Larsa does not know what goes on between she and her fiance. Later on, it was revealed that he was in a meeting and had to hang up because his phone was ringing! They were way off track! Continue being you and take care beautiful lady (inside and out)!

rebeca
rebeca

what alexia meaned was people from a lower socioeconmics status

Dana from NJ
Dana from NJ

Love your personality so far you're my favorite, you seem well grounded....Larsa is too arrogant, she trys to pretend she's well grounded, cmon we all know why she's happily married. $$$. Christy seems like she needs therapy...but the rest are pretty cool. We will see what happens...

nicole Michigan
nicole Michigan

Alexia, You are my favorite thus far. You are so down to earth and level headed. I am glad you stepped up and spoke for Fredrick. What was she thinking, knowing her son is sitting in a parking lot? Hello get off your ### and go get him. Fredrick had every right to be upset. I love how you balance work, motherhood and wife. You are doing a great job and I can't wait to see more.

dm from queens
dm from queens

Alexia you have quickly become my favorite!! You are very down to earth and that is very refreshing to watch!!

realatlhousewife
realatlhousewife

Well said re. Adriana's situation - you were def. voice of reason on that one. I thought it was really kind of you to check up on her the next day. I like Larsa, my jury's still out on the other one, but I agree w/you on picking up your own children if poss. even if you have means to pay someone else. It's a great time to connect w/them - events of the day are fresh and they can't run off.

RoseNy
RoseNy

Why bring up the race difference in spouses regarding Christie , what was the need to even mention it? Watch your words, don't be the one who becomes known as the culturally challenged one ala kat from dc housewives.

Ginger Garcia
Ginger Garcia

Hi Alexia, Tonight was the first time I have watched the Miami housewifes and although I can't relate much to your lifestyles (since I'm not rich...lol), I can relate to the advice you gave Adriana regarding mothering versus leaving the parenting job to nannies. From just viewing this very small glimps into your life and what I have read on your bio, I find you to be a geniune down to earth, caring, beautiful woman, who didn't let the money ruin the person. Kudos to you Chica!

jian
jian

Loooooove you!

Classy, classy blog. Lea should take notes!

rhwfanamandaxo
rhwfanamandaxo

love u even more for being a spec ed teacher (i am one too!). love the rhom, except the social climber- cristy.

Viewer118
Viewer118

What was up with your "lower people" comment? You just said a lot of the people who buy your magazine are from Hialeah and yet you stated they were "lower people." I understand the whole socioeconomic status comment but the "lower people" comment was out of line, that definitely needed rephrasing. Even though I don't live in Hialeah that comment offended me. Other than that great job at representing the Cuban-American community.

nikitabby
nikitabby

Just wanted to say after watching this episode that I appreciated your level-headedness, particularly in contrast to Larsa and Cristy, who seem a bit clueless and contrived. After seeing the first episode of RHOM, I almost decided not to watch further, but I'm glad I tuned again in since I find you and Marisol both to be interesting, yet classy and relatively down to earth, unlike some of your other fellow housewives. I am looking forward to seeing how this all plays out! Be well.

Rhonda ET
Rhonda ET

Alexia: I enjoyed watching tonight's episode, and I thank you for supporting Adriana by telling her what you thought about her situation with her son and Frederic. I also applaud you for standing firmly by your position when the other ladies continued to attack Adriana. Larsa would not take the advice that she was dishing out because her wealth and her lifestyle are the result of her husband's basketball career. You are a beautiful, strong and confident lady. Adriana is lucky to have you as a friend.

Jane Gold
Jane Gold

Your fabulous.... please, please dont stoop down to Lea's level. Stay positive.

Viewer_1234
Viewer_1234

What did you mean when you suggested that the people of Hialeah are "lower people" ?

Jane Gold
Jane Gold

You're turning into my favorite...