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Again, I apologize for her behavior. I am a mother of five and I am appalled at the words she used to describe me! Class is something that money definitely cannot buy.
Back to this episode.
We had a nice time at Cafeina with the girls!! It's always good to listen to music and dance--healthy for the soul!!!
I also had a nice time at Adrianna's event. I love art and I was excited to see what she had in store for us! I thought it was really cool to see all the local celebs portrayed!
She got there really, really late, which was awkward, being that she was the host. But I saw that she made up for it at the end of the night...
Larsa and I had dinner plans so we left after viewing all the art, socializing and having a cocktail! We missed the drama of her yelling at the artist and so forth in front of all the guests!!! WOW!!!
Larsa and I had a good laugh on the way home. Lea's outfit was "totally whacked" Still not sure if she was for real or was that a joke? Who knows?
You have to be kidding me, right? Your only saving grace in this issue is that she made that phone call. Had she not made the call then you would have nothing to deflect your behavior on! I may not have called you those names, but you deserved to be called out. You are a petulant child. Your behavior was disgusting. Who on earth would pay you to show up at an event. I had never even heard of you before now. You aren't "being nice" by freeloading at a charity event. Wow! You behave like a really spoiled child and clearly have no home trianing. I am sad for you as you are making a FOOL of yourself. You are NOT fabulous by any stretch of the immagination. Grow up and get some class.
I'm embarrassed for you! You were decked out in a gown, but you say you were not planning on attending? You ran to the bar, but stated you did not eat? The drinks were not free, and probably cost more than the food!!! Lea's right, you are tacky and classless.
Did you find it odd that Alexia felt the need to say "Cristy fell in love with an African-American but one is not better than the other...." It seems like if she didnt think one was better than the other, this thought wouldnt have even entered her mind! Did you notice this?!
Listen, it is what it is....I see your side and I see hers. In your mind you were being supportive by popping in, I understand that. But, I see her side too, think about it this way, if everybody could have skipped on paying the $500 dollar ticket by just popping in for a drink, then most of everybody would have done that. There was no need to call and talk all that smack on air, that was rude.
You shouldn't have gone to the gala if you knew you were expected to have purchased tickets before hand.. regardless of how long you were staying, your intentions or change of plans. It didnt look good for you to do that!
It wasn't a keg party; you don't just "show-up".
Completely understandable that you may have other charities you donate to and cannot take on another one, however you should have steared clear. It's obvious to any viewer that this charity is close to Lea's heart and your behavior and attitude were both very dissmissive.
Christy, Please stop trynig to defend youself because there is no excuse in the world that could make this better. Just say sorry and that you made a mistake. In life you should take responsiblity for your own action. Lea has the right to say what she said. It was classless what you did.
Lea was the inappropriate one. Not Cristy. I think she handled herself with lots of class when Lea called in and attacked her on TV and hung up before Cristy could say anything. There is always two sides to every story! Cristy knows alot of people in town, so of course when she entered the gala she was busy running around saying hello to her friends. She paid for the tickets....get a life
I have helped with fund raising auctions and it seems there is always someone that thinks they are above everyone else and should not have to buy a ticket to get in. It is stealing from the organization when you do that. Very many, and there is no point of putting on the event. I was shocked by your behavior.
Cristy you need to take responsibilty what you did was wrong and stop trying to explain and make it right.You need to grow up.
THANK YOU!!! Someone finally said it. There is more racial notations on this show then any other housewive franchise. I know that everyone needs to be proud of who they are and where they come from, but damn do all of you guys need to remind us every show what your nationality is or what someone else's is (there's alot of talk about the french/black community)? WE GET IT. Lea hasn't told us once what she is or what she thinks about other nationality, thus far she just loves people. You other women need to get a grip... you guys are annoying. And you also need to tell Alexia that if it weren't for that African-American man you wouldn't be able to run around town pretending to be fabulous... because you're not. You're pompous and ostentatious.
I kind of agree with Lea on this one. It was tactless what you did showing up at a charity event without paying to enjoy cocktails! Come on, its Charity!! You then stated they should have paid you. Wrong even if you weren't going to make it she is your friend and it was for a good cause you could have given a donation. I also hate the way you talk it is so annoying. I'll keep watching, but right now I am not feeling you.
OK, Here's the "skinny"... I respectfully say, I think you're still missing the mark. As a founder of a NON-PROFIT foundation...Time, hard work and MONEY matters. Regardless if you had ANY intention of attending..You attended! Point being... If you had no "intention" in attending a restaurant for dinner and you suddenly decided to stop and eat...Wouldn't you expect to pay for your meal?..Much less a charity dinner! It's the principle of the matter... To project a careless and cavalier disposition regarding the matter only further deepens the "offensive" wounds. When a person puts that much of themselves into a charity, they take it very seriously AND personally. That being said: Mistakes are made every day whether intentional or not. In order to achieve a full sense of peace we must be mindful of the feelings of others around us... Apologies, can also be form of closure...Work on correcting the mistakes instead of working so hard on the excuses.
Going back to last week's charity event that you inadvertently looked like yoru freeloading at: you probably should have approached Lea at the event and told her that you were happy that you were able to make it after all, and let her know that since you didn't pay in advance, you would be sending her ticket money for you and your two frineds later. What else was Lea supposed to assume when you just showed up? The way of "showing support" at a charity event is not to "show up" it is to donate to the cause. Duh!
I find it absolutely absurd that you think Lea is the one who looks bad in this situation. You got dressed up in a formal gown and crashed a charity event, and then had the audacity to insinuate that your presence alone was gift enough. Really? Who are you? No one knows, and you were not doing anyone any favors. Certainly not the charity. Stop throwing around insults and blame and own up to your mistakes.
The comment about how you feel embarrassed for Lea's phone call reminds me of caddy talk from mean girls from high school days. Do mature adults still say these kind of things? I think not.
You realy don't get it ? It doesn't matter that YOUR plans had changed that YOU only had a few drinks ,that YOU didn't even have dinner ! it's not about YOU! it was rude to crash that event and the fact that you brought 2 more ladies was appalling, i don't even know how you can justify yourself? 3 PARTY CRASHERS!! this was a charity event. YOU were not doing them a favor by showing up and You kept saying i know everyone here, everyone here that has a table knows me SOOO??? they PAID YOU DIDN't !if there were any doubts that you didn't think twice and your a carefree ind of person and forgot to pay or say you were coming? that's a BIG IF but with the way you acted like you were doing them a favor No your intentions were to ENJOY the event and not pay! as for dinner im sure you and your friends WOULD OF EATEN IF NOT FOR THE FLAT TIRE! y not walk up 2 her at the event and say hey my check will be in the mail or better yet HERE'S MY CHECK ...SORRY FOR CRASHING WITH FRIENDS !!! anyway you look at it.. hay chica you were wrong!
I agree that your behavior was classless. Who shows up to a charity event only for cocktails? You say that Marisol suggested that you stop by for cocktails, but really? You should know better. Also, you and your sidekick Larsa were very rude by leaving Adriana's art gallery without saying goodnight. It's okay that you guys had to leave because you had the dinner plans; however it is very tacky to leave without saying goodbye. Everyone knows, at any level, that before you depart, you always say goodbye and thank you to the host that was so gracious to invite you. With that said, we are all humans and we live and we learn from our mistakes. So Christie, por favor, lest you end up being the most hated housewife of Miami, own up to your mistakes so that people will not perceive you as una niña petulante". Trust me, I've been watching The Real Housewives from the beginning of the OC, and the most hated housewife is not the title you would like. Good luck chica.
Several comments... First, I do not like Cristy at all. I think she is fake and cannot stand how she always is looking into the camera. Who is she and why is she on the show?? I have to agree with Lea on the gala issue. If you are on the show you should have a substantial amount of money, therefore you should have paid the $500 for the tickets (or $1500 for three). After all, we are not watching the "Real Poverty-Stricken Housewives of Miami." I think now that she's been called out she is trying to cover to save face - too late. Cristy should have thought things through or at least talked to Lea prior to crashing the party.
Honestly, next to the D.C. cast, this is probably my least favorite.
Lea's right, if you did not buy a ticket you should have stayed your ass at home!..END OF STORY!! flat tire... yeah right!. Just tell the truth, you didnt want to buy a ticket so you came late.
Why is everyone so hard on this girl. She looks like fun and seems real and down to earth. She has a nice lifestyle, as do I, mine is not as large as hers. But hey I keep it real as well. Give the girl a break and enjoy the entertainment. Cristy I think you are Fab and my friends and I enjoy you. You are our favorite!
Here is the thing--it was not very classy to show up at a charity event without purchasing a ticket. It actually looked quite cheap. Honestly, I am not feeling this group of ladies yet. When Adriana, albeit who has her own dramas I am already tired of witnessing, told the group her ex-husband had another wife when they were married, the majority of you laughed at her. Yes, she may have been naive in her marriage, but what kind of women laugh at a "friend" telling that story during a ladies' lunch or dinner?
Christy Rice- the only way you show support to your friend at the Gala is 1) you make a donation to her cause, if you were not planning on attending or 2) you purchase tickets ahead of time and bid on some of the great items car, trips etc.... by you showing up in a dress with your hair and make-up done and consuming the alcohol at the Gala....is not showing support. Please stop trying to clarify your actions...all your doing is making yourself look more and more like a fool...
Totally! I am white and engaged to an African-American man. Comments like that (people that make comments like that) really rub me the wrong way. I guess it's true what they say: money can't buy class...
well I too understand both sides.if I were cristy I def would of covered my ass n saved face by greeting lea or someone with ties 2the charity event n walked in with a check.just because ur going 4cocktail hour doesn't exempt her from donating not2 mention she kept saying she wanted2 show her support.showing support means donating $ not fromping around socializing.it was a charity event they want your $ how does she not get that?weather you go 4 an hour or 5 hrs she went n it was beyond tacky that she came empty handed.someone in her shoes living off of alimony and child support ought 2 b doing a little charity or volunteer work and should know better.she obviously lives comfortable enough 2 afford the bently lease big baller style, however the countess has it rite " $ cant buy you class!" if she didn't bring a check the nite of the event she should of dropped a check off first thing the very next morning 2save face at the very least..
Fans??? LOL you are too much! I see you look for the camera when you are doing things as they film. I think perhaps you are thinking you are going to have a little more time in the limelight than you are going to get. Your intentions of showing up were for nothing more than camera time and you did not care if you paid or not.
What everyone needs to understand about Miami is that its all about "being seen". Clearly Cristy went to the event just to be seen and used all her BS exuses to not pay.
I understand you meant no harm and that you did pay for gala tickets, albeit after the event. That was the right thing to do. I am not endorsing Lea's phone comments directed to you on WWHL, but I think Lea's nerve's might have been a little frayed at the time and I think she was disappointed in you on a personal level, outside of the monetary element.
Lea obviously worked very hard on making the gala a success. Admittedly, she spent very little time on herself, so that the majority of her efforts were spent on helping others. Perhaps, she felt slighted personally, as from what I've read you really hadn't helped her at all with the event.
Lea may very well have viewed you as a 'taker' as opposed to a 'giver'. It might have also been helpful had you offered her an apology for your actions, however well intentioned they may have been. People seek to be acknowledged; as that lends an element of appreciation and respect to a situation.
Offering a sincerely and heartfelt apology also diminishes the need to become defensive and offer what comes across as excuses for poor judgment.
I like you, you are pretty. You may be a "mean girl" but I like that type, you keep it interesting, and you are funny. I cannot comment on Lea's event, I am not sure I totally understand what happened? If you paid what is all the fuss about? Why did she mail you an invoice if you had already paid? Oh well... still like you!
If you did or if you didn't crash Lea's event, who cares? Why is she still going on and on and on about it. I found Lea's rant on the Andy Cohen show excessive and childish. If she still has a problem with you she should talk to you privately about it and not try to humiliate you on tv.
She only paid because she was caught sneaking in without paying. And she didn't even pay for all her guests she brought with her.
It was clear that Lea was set off again by that night's show, where Cristy said "they should have paid me" to attend. She showed up in a gown w hair & makeup--with 2 friends. She had not paid, and made numerous comments on film that made it clear she didn't think she needed to pay--she was showing her support. Support for a Charity Event is PAYMENT--period!! If Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, and all the athletes in that room PAID--then Cristy needs to pay. If it really was a mix-up or change in plans--you show up with the check in hand and an apology. Cristy did none of these things and then was apparently still "telling her own truth" on WWHL. She didn't respond to Lea's call right away because she was caught red handed! Lea then hung up. Anyone who has ever slaved over a any kind of charity event or raised money for charity would feel exactly as she did.
I agree, What kind of people laugh at something like that? I'm not feeling these ladies either. we will see..,,,,
Got to side w/Lea on this one! All bets are off when it comes to fundraisers. As Phadre Parks would say, "Everyone Knows" that you pay before you play.....simple as that! It has nothing to do w/friendship. Only a Basketball Ball Housewife would crash a fundraiser gala! Sorry Christie, but you are Cuban Ghetto!
Sounds like you are trying to convince yourself and the viewers that Lea embarrassed herself when really you are the one that is (still) embarrassing herself...hope you get it together...
You hit the nail on the head. She thinks more of herself than she should. That is why she felt like she could come by without paying. Just the way she talks, etc., you can tell that she thinks too much of herself. She needs to humble herself a little more. Her claim to fame is marrying someone rich.
The question that you should ask yourself is why should she not have to pay when everyone else did? What makes her special? If you answer that question, you will probably think about the situation differently. Just a thought.
I don't think that the frustration is all about the money. It is the nerve of someone who would come without paying, when the people (Lea & Roy) who throw the fundraiser pay for their tickets. Also, if Lea did not NIP THIS IN THE BUD, this kind of thing would get out of hand next year. Sometimes you have to shame people into doing the right thing. She kind of made an example out of Cristy. I doubt anyone will have the nerve to pull that in 2011