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I was thrilled to hear that Marysol and Philippe were engaged. Marysol is a wonderful girl and friend that deserves to be happy like everyone else. And I am very excited for them both and wish them the best! I am a romantic and believe in love. . .love is the answer. I agree with Marysol: so much better to elope. Besides, you can’t please everyone. People will talk and criticize regardless, so at the end of the night you have to do what you think and feel is best. I can’t wait to see their winter white wedding.
Lea is such a riot! I loved watching how she shops. LOL! I love fashion and shopping. I enjoy trying on everything! I won’t buy a thing unless I try it on, and I online shop almost never. I like the whole shopping experience. . .looking for it, feeling it, and trying it on. I like to go in the morning right after the gym in my work out clothes (comfortable). There’s usually not too many people. I must admit, I’m shopping a lot less now because of lack of time, not because I don’t love it. (Herman’s real happy).
Until next week my friends!!
Thanks again for all of the nice and sweet comments. They brighten up my days!
I really love the housewives shows, yours is really entertaining and just as good as the others, but I felt the need to say this. We could have absolutely done without the live/dead pig scene. Seeing it in the kitchen was "ok," as I understand that's something the Cuban culture does. Seeing someone carry the pig that had just been slaughtered out of the slaughterhouse was, however, over the top. I am not saying this as a stab against you, you're gorgeous and you appear very smart and established on the show, but perhaps it can be forwarded to production... I don't believe your average American audience would love it. Very respectfully, Julie.
Good job Herman! I am not a big meat eater, but if I go to someone's house, and they have put the effort...in your case a LOT of effort into a meal....I think you should politely have a taste. That is just good manners. Proof money can't buy you manners. Add the fact that she made the green card comment....send her to McDonalds next time.
I've really enjoyed the show so far! I think Miami is a keeper. I like you a lot too! I think sometimes you say things that sound controversial but it doesn't seem like you have any ill intentions. I'm sorry but I do have to say that it is really gross to go try on clothes after the gym. I hope you shower beforehand. :-)
I understand that roasting a pig is part of your culture, and I don't think you were wrong in doing that. I myself eat meat. The part I have a problem with is Bravo showing you going to the slaughter house, and then waiting outside for them to bring your dead pig out. I have never seen anything like that, and it was disgusting. It almost brought me to tears. I'm definitely becoming a vegetarian!
I just want to say that I am completely disgusted at watching your husband pick out that poor alive pig and seeing him alive as he picked it out!!!! Then seeing it dead after... That seriously put such a bad taste in my mouth and I will never watch The real Housewives of Miami again. I mean I am sick about it... Don't show that on tv come on really!!! Respect what you eat!
The whole pig thing was truly disgusting and I still can't believe it was aired, it was so not right.
You are by far my favorite. I enjoy watching you. You seem to be sincere, so far. Hope you stay that way.
I never met a cuban who didn't like "lechon" i guess now i have, you! it looked delicious! too bad your husband worked so hard for people who din't appreciate it !
Love you, Alexia! And don't worry about the pig scene. where do people think meat comes from? I think only strict vegetarians should have the right to complain. I, for one, would prefer to have meat that fresh and that humanely killed. Who knows how the big farms do it? Keep doing what you do!
For someone who claims the whole pig thing is part of her culture, you were certainly acting like a neophyte about it.
I live in the South, and we roast hogs all the time. I thought the way Lea acted at your dinner was ridiculous. I understand she does not eat meat, but she did not need to react the way she did, and the comment about the green card at your dinner was out of line. Love your family, you seem very down to earth.
Where do people think our food comes from - Mars? I think the roasted pig was a marvelous effort on Herman's part and kudos to him. It is nice to see other cultures keeping their traditions. When a guest in someone's home, at least take a small taste .....compliment them on a beautiful meal (and shut up, Lea!!) Even if the food were bad (and it wasn't) a good guest would find something complimentary to say, even if it was what beautiful cloth and decorations were there. I thought we Texans were brought up with better manners, Lea? And the remark about a green card for Phillipe - way out of bounds, and insulting!! You should offer the newly engaged couple your congratulations and keep your other thoughts to yourself!
Hi Alexia, Being Cuban I am glad to see four of you on the show. Even though Elsa only comes on once in awhile, but she is still part of the bunch. I think Bravo has done a good job in selecting the ladies that they have for the show. I like to see how you ladies carry on with your lives but yet act like women with manners and values. I hope your show picks up more steam, I think the problem is that people are use to the "falta de clase" (lack of class) in disagreements that the other ladies have in the other shows. Don't get me wrong I watch them too, but the Real Housewives of Miami so far have shown how women with money should act. Love your show, keep up the good work.
Do I think this episode was offensive?! Yes, it was disgusting! Just because something is considered a "cultural" thing does NOT mean the practice should be continued. Throughout history, "cultural" practices have changed or stopped because they were considered abusive or hideous--this is one of those practices. Shame on the editors at Bravo for allowing such a thing to be viewed on this episode.It was disturbing to watch and I turned off the show once I figured out what was happening. I will not be watching again. You seem to think by pushing the envelope you will be gaining more viewers. Fortunately, most of us viewers have a modicum of common decency. You crossed a line with this slaughter.
LOVE YOU LEX!!! You're a very intelligent and strong woman who is a great friend to everyone you're around. Blessings to you!
We Love Lexi in Louisiana!!!
I have to say I can understand why people could be upset with the pig scene but being filipino american I can remember when I was little and I had to sit next to the dead pig that my parents bought for a roast. I mean where do you think your beef comes from, a dead cow people you just dont buy the whole thing. Its definetly a cultural thing but thats why I think they chose miami because finally we have a show that isnt dominated by an average american cast. Also Alexia, I'm starting to really think of you as one of my favorites there is definetly more to you than loos.
I agree. Shame on you, Bravo! We would have been fine without that whole slaughterhouse scene. Just seeing the pig spread eagled on the kitchen counter would have been enough.
if you eat meat, you should understand the process of dispatching the animal and harvesting the meat; same for eating seafood. going to a grocery or ordering in a restaurant may remove you from witnessing this process, but how it gets on your plate still exists. I appreciate sharing one's culture and customs. is it really that different or offensive as a cochon de lait, kalua pig, maori hangi, bbq, sunday roast, chili cookoffs, fish fry, clam bake, or a shrimp, crab and/or crawfish boil?
I have been a fan of the RHWO series since it started. I have watched and loved each franchise. I was not sure about Miami when it started, but I wanted to give it a fair chance. After last night's episode, I am done. I could not have changed the channel fast enough during the slaughter house scene. I understand that this is a part of your culture, but certain aspects could have been edited out. It was enough for me to stop watching the show last night and possibly for the rest of the season.
Hello Alexia, Roasting a pig is something that is done routinely in many cultures and in the South. No big deal. @Julie have you never attended or heard of a pig roast before? Meat products in the grocery store don't die of heart attacks. They sent to the slaughter house a simple fact of life.
First you got to see the pig walking around and looking up at all of the people "shopping". Next you see a lifeless pig in a CLEAR plastic bag, slumped over someone's shoulder w/ the freshly slaughtered pig's head and limbs bobbing up and down as the person walke to the awaiting car. It was disgusting and I wish Bravo would have given some warning.
ALEXIA U WERE CELEBRATING CUBAN NIGHT OR CUBAN CULTURE. U ARE CELEBRATING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS!... I DON'T FIND IT CHIC & OR ENTERTAINING TO WATCH DEFENSELESS LIVESTOCK BEING SLAUTERED AND OR MADE A MOCKERY OF. U and your husband are barbaric & self indulgent. Maybe we should strip the two of u down naked, remove your amunition, and chase u around the kitchen with a weapon for entertainment.
WILL NEVER WATCH THIS SHOW AGAIN...Beverly Hills does it right!
I absolutely LOVED seeing the pig roast, and learning about Cuban traditions and cuisines. This is why I watch the Housewives shows - they are windows into other cultures, people and places. Also, as someone whose family has lived in South Carolina (I live in Colorado now) since the 1600s, I can tell everyone that the only barbecue is pig! If it isn't pig, it isn't barbecue! I had not cared for you all that much before tonight's episode, but I loved that you worked with Herman on the pig even though it kind of grossed you out. MMMMMMM - I would love to have been there to taste the pig. It was very rude of Lea to act the way she did. I normally like her, but when someone invites you into their home, you do not complain about the food or drink or anything. Tacky! If you don't like it, just take a little and quietly don't eat it.
Alexia, I totally get you and would feel exactly the same. First of all, celebrating a Cuban tradition doing it so carefully with details was just GREAT, I love it, it makes the show rich and shows you guys indeed appreciate your culture and origins. WAY TO GO! Second, you did not have to go pick the pig, that was hard to see, but I understand it is a way of making us part of it too. After the poor animal was dead, though, I really do not understand why you can't hold his legs open for a few minutes for your husband to butcher it, LOL... Just close your eyes, you will be fine. It was the best episode of you, pretty. Really. I appreciate the way you value family, tradition and friendship. XOXO
I would like to point out that in certain cultures the eating of pork is not allowed. It has nothing to do with manners.
Ahhhhhh you knew people were going to have things to say about it for sure! Now when you make CHURRASCO and Chimichurri sauce just the kitchen will do! LOL You are great no worries!
I really LIKE you! Your personality is very refreshing & endearing! I also like the way you talk with your hands! Keep smiling!
Traditions should be honored! Bravo (no pun intended) that y'all had the feast. Lea could learn some manners, though. So far you and Marysol are displaying more class than the others. Keep it real, Girl!
You should be a vegetarian!!! Its so easy, and there are so many delicious cruelty free meat replacement options out there. I'm sure people are going to go on and on about how Lea was rude to not eat the pig, or how her reactions were inappropriate, but it really is emotionally devastating to see a dead pig carcass like that when you have personally decided to never eat meat. I understand completely that it is a pork occupies a cultural importance in the Cuban community, but there are people out there who do not eat meat and think that to do so is very cruel.
Geez you are so beautiful! Kudos for you for being a hands-on mom! It also gets on my nerves when women pop out kids left and right then don't give them the proper quality AND quantity attention! It's so easy to have kids and assign a sitter and chauffer for each of them while mom's go shopping and mingle! Anyways, can't wait to see more of you...(love your makeup!)
I love, love, love the fact that a "lechon" was roasted on the show! Although, I'm with you, I don't like pork, unless it has A LOT of mojito, I believe it was fabulous you and Herman incorporated a piece of Cuban culture into a Housewives Episode. I can totally relate because I am Cuban American, I grew up with a Cuban family that literally roasted a pork for every occasion (Noche Buena, Baptisms, Birthdays) they always found an excuse! I did not continue this heartwarming tradition with my children, however, I still admire it and it seeing on TV, brings me very good memories. Your husband Herman is 100% Cuban, no doubt about it and I look forward to hopefully seeing many more of our traditions on Bravo - for all the world to see.
I agree with other posters about the pig scene being completely unnecessary. I understand that it's part of some cultures but I don't think it needed to be shown on TV out of respect to viewers who are more sensitive about the subject. It seems so completely heartless for someone to be able to pick out their pig while its living and then wait for it to be slaughtered. I know the scene got viewers talking - and I'm sure that's exactly what producers wanted - but I think airing this scene was completely disgusting and has really turned me off from continuing to watch this show.
I agree with previous posters that the pig scene was completely unnecessary. It shouldn't have been shown on TV out of respect to viewers who are a little more sensitive. It seems so completely heartless to me that someone could see a living animal and then stand around and wait while it is slaughtered for them. Alexia, if you were uncomfortable with it then why did you go? I have enormous respect for animals and there is no way that any man would get me to do something like that. I'm sure this scene got viewers talking - and that's exactly what producers were going for - but it disgusted me and really turned me off from the show.
I love Miami!!! Am so glad there is finally some Latin on RH!!! And the thing about the pig is not a BIG deal every culture is different personal to me it looked delicious :q take care!
I can't believe the hypocricy of the posters here. If any of you eat meat, I have news for you. Your ham sandwich was once part of a live pig! Gasp! As far as Alexia goes, your act was not convincing. Being a proud Cuban ans all, I'm highly doubt that this is your first encounter with a whole pig being prepped for roasting.
I have to know what that purse was Alexia took to get the pig!! That gunmetal silver with the gold was a dynamic duo!!
You are my favorite, I love everything about you. I thought you looked great trying on those beautiful gowns for the fashion show. You and your husband obviously know how to entertain, however next time you should have a few vegetarian dishes for your guests who do not eat meat. I would love to know more about how you and your husband got together (I think you two make a great couple).
Cultures or not. There was no respect for those of us who do not believe this should of been shown!!!
I totally agree with Alan. I don't understand how Bravo could air such a disgusting thing. It may be in some cannibles cultures but for most of us it isn't. Very disgusting and in bad taste. This was my favorite Housewives show but I am unable to watch it now!!!!!
This housewives was my favorite one, but after watching the pig episode I don't think I can watch it any more. It was so totally disgusting. I can't understand how Bravo could air such a horrible thing! It may be some people's culture to murder pigs and eat them but for most of us it is totally gross. To bad it doesn't happen to a human sometime, then they would understand the pain and fear that poor little pig had to go through.
Growing up in Hawaii, we too have the same tradition of pig roasting; we use an underground oven called an "imu". While it may not be everyone's cup of tea to see the process of picking, purchasing and preparing, how exactly do those of you who object think that what you purchase at the grocery store or order at your favorite restaurant gets on your plate? Of course it has to be killed. No sense adopting an ostrich's habit. Expand your way of thinking and watch what happens!
Puhleez - I'm watching the Miami housewives on Bravo, not the nature channel. If I wanted to see the reality of where our food comes from, I'd visit a slauter house. I had to turn the show off. I'm not sure that is what you want from the viewers. Enough of that Bravo!!
How can you say you were uneasy and uncomfortable with the pig scene??!!?? You seemed quite comfortable when choosing which one you were going to kill and consume. I can't believe Bravo showed this. I am a huge animal lover and a vegetarian; only due to ethical reasons. Pigs are very smart and loving creatures. What humans do to them is abhorrent and I will never understand. I think people have an easy time eating meat, because in a grocery store, you only see this meat material packaged as if it were never alive - it does't look like an actual animal. If we saw the live faces of the animals, I don't think people would eat them so easily. I can't belive you saw that beautiful, sweet creature and could actually kill and eat it. Just because it is traditon, doesn't make it right. Many traditions need to be stopped!