Lea Black

Lea needs you to make the show a hit, and she wants you to know she's in it for the good time.

on Feb 23, 20110

I saw myself and the girls through your eyes for the first time. I think you will agree: we're a little bit Miami, a little bit spicy, maybe a bit naughty, but nice), a little bit rock ‘n roll, hopefully a little bit fab on the surface, somewhat curious, and abnormally normal underneath.

I think housewives and women in general come in all different packages, and are the source of the most good in the world. While doing the show, I realized how much I really like adventures. I mean what was I thinking? A "Real (public) Housewife"? Wow! Sometimes I jump in and then figure it out. Did I hold my own? I hope I didn't make a complete fool of myself! So far, so good don't you think?

People often ask me why I took the Housewife plunge, and I often wondered myself. After doing the show I realized that like the song says, "Girls just wanna have fun," and it seems we did that, or at least I did.

After watching tonight's episode, perhaps Adriana will take a few "hits" about her sexpot image, but don't judge a book by its cover. She's one of the most genuine people and best moms I know.

Marysol's mom is quite the character, and definitely don't judge that book by its cover either. She's endearing and fun.

As for Marysol, "the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree." You never know where her story may go. She will have some interesting surprises for you in upcoming episodes. And FYI...I know Marysol's French fiancé Philippe didn't need a green card, more about that Miami "inside joke" later.

51 comments
Adi5353
Adi5353

Lea, will your husband ever be on the show?

sfhot
sfhot

Lea I think you are awesome! Team Lea!!!!

Smoky Joe
Smoky Joe

We have lots of beautiful, smart ladies in Texas, and we're proud to have Lea representing the Lone Star State, even though she now lives in Florida. Love the show! Keep it coming!

Mountain Rose
Mountain Rose

You are still the most beautiful, most sincere, most humorous, most family-oriented, most exciting, most hard-working of all the Miami Housewives. I hope that your show continues, as I'm so anxious to see more of you livening up the show in your unique way!

Claudine Ingram
Claudine Ingram

Lea i liked you when the show first started but now i think you talk too much! you act like you have Adrianna's back but you dont, you put her business out there to make you seem big but you end up showing the world what you are made of, no true friend would tell the world on national tv that when you met Adrianna she was sleeping on the floor in her Art gallery with her son, it involves her child that should be told to the world by Adrianna only if she chose to, when she spoke about you on the show regarding you alls friendship without going into indepth details she simply said Lea has seen me At the very highest and the very lowest points in my life and we got it! you are no friend! and i wonder what else does your charity support!

LeylaJRM
LeylaJRM

I have been watching all the housewives for years...you top the cake Lady!! I live a housewives life and make my kids and hubby crazy. Finally you came along and I can see myself as a true housewife..lol. I love you!

Mountain Rose
Mountain Rose

Bravo, LEA! You are still the best and most beautiful housewife in my books! You seem to have the most stable family, so I'd love to see more of you with your family--RJ and Roy. Looking forward to next week!

Tennis Guy
Tennis Guy

Lea,

Your charm and beauty on this series is intoxicating - probably more so in person. I would love to have been at your Annual Gala, watching you work your magic with high rollers of Miami society. Then dealing with Cristy and her two floozy friends. Stay cool and real and make that woman pay!

Roy is a lucky man!

PAEDUC8R
PAEDUC8R

Lea, I just wanted you to know that you are by far my absolute FAVE housewife! Not only because you are so real but because you are doing a wonderful thing for education in a time when it is needed most! I am a 5th grade teacher in an urban school district in PA and I applaud your efforts for education. Hugs to you and your husband!

Eve McCandless
Eve McCandless

Lea, My husband and I loved your first two episodes.. This is our first BRAVO reality show. The beautiful women and your fun loving personality and hard work for fundraising has kept us interested. Looking forward to next week. Keep the drama coming...

Eve McCandless
Eve McCandless

Go!! Lea. My husband and I loved the first two episodes. He has never watched a Bravo reality show before...The beautiful women and their colorful lives keep him interested..You really shine with your fun loving personaltiy and hard work for fundraising.. Keep the drama coming..HA!! HA !!.We can't wait for next week.

1dollface
1dollface

Lea,

Love the show, Love the fact your Charity means so much to you. Love the way you are no-nonsense, yet beautiful & smart & can hold your own. Best of Luck on the show........

1dollface
1dollface

Lea,

Love the way you are so Bubbly & energetic, a breath of Fresh Air, no nonsense type of person. Love the fact that Your Charity means so much to you. Your truly a Lovely Person & it shows.

nightpainter
nightpainter

Lea,

You are a very beautiful women, but I saw a pencil portrait of you and wanted to tell you that I could do a portrait of you that would be placed in your most cherished place in your home. I have been doing portraits since the early 70's and I think you would love my work. If interested just contact me. I want no money, no publicity, nothing, just the pleasure of you seeing yourself as you REALLY look.

Hitched in Texas
Hitched in Texas

Lea, You are a classy, sassy women! I enjoyed watching you on the show, you are a great inspiration to many women. No wonder everyone wants to be surrounded by you and help out in the causes you believe in. Please just don't get caught up in the vicious web that many can weave! You truly are my favorite Housewife! Rock on Sister!

cfuller
cfuller

Great episode tonight...Go Lea' for standing up for what you believe in....

hotintexas
hotintexas

Lea' you are the best! Can't wait for tonight!

hotintexas
hotintexas

We can't wait to watch you tonight, you seem so classy. Hopefully we'll see your husband & precious son soon!! Love it!

Waco Kid
Waco Kid

Lea, you are definitely my favorite Miami socialite!! You apear to be the leader of the pack & most respected by your co-housewives. I'm looking forward to watching the next episode!!

San Antonio Rose
San Antonio Rose

Watched the show again, and I love it. You look beatiful in the blue w/the blue necklace.

sanantoniorose22
sanantoniorose22

The show was great~ we are looking forward to more Lea' Black for sure!! You were great! Loved it!

virgosister
virgosister

Lea,

Your home is absolutely stunning!

BadMammerJammer
BadMammerJammer

Was it really necessary for you to let us know that when you met Adriana that se was sleeping on the floor of a 300sqft studio with her son....You sound like Camille of the RHOBH. You should know better since you are much older.

CNB8179
CNB8179

You came across as a sweet and genuine person, but the show overall was very boring. Hoepfully it gets better, wouldn't want you to go the way of the DC cast...

Layla20
Layla20

Lea, do NOT worry about your appearance you looked fabulous!!

I think you're going to be surprised at Christi's blog, she called you rude, not nice, especially when you invited her to your gorgeous home.

I thought you came off as sweet, interesting and quite a lot of fun. I also adored you on Watch What Happens Live. Adriana is going to have a tough time if she keeps up her stuck up image, just stating that right now, but she doesn't seem to mind. I think she is trying to become the break out star and the one they talk about . I find it very admirable that she has a degree in art and is following her passion.

Your son is adorable and I honestly loved watching you! I am hoping that Miami brings it because Beverly Hills has set the bar so high it will be hard to follow, but am looking forward to it.

Lisa S
Lisa S

Lea,

I know Adriana may take some hits, but she seems like a very nice person and very beautiful! It's good that you take up for her friends. You seem genuine, smart and grounded. I love that about you. I think you will be one of my favorites! Okay, I do have to say that maybe it wasn't the greatest of idea's to be on the phone all the time when you had the girls over.. but I understand you are busy and run a business. Isn't it okay to just take messages for a couple of hours?

memupch
memupch

I agree with everything you said! It felt like I wrote it. I am not sure how many episodes I will watch, but I will give it another shot. Hopefully these girls won't be so full of themselves all the time.

Tina H
Tina H

Minus the cell phones----loved you!

Cubanita4Ever
Cubanita4Ever

I'm on the fence about you. You seem nice BUT honesty and using "inside" jokes to express yourself are two different things. Hopefully, you prove me wrong......

SF Fan
SF Fan

Loved you. Loved your blog. Love love love. I am a RH addict and cannot wait to "interact" with you and the other ladies this season! CHEERS!

Wine Pro
Wine Pro

RE: Giant wine glasses

Amazon.com has the whole-bottle glasses for like $14. Vat19.com has one for $12 perpetualkid.com has it for $15

Not that hard to find ladies. Just google it.

RealViewer
RealViewer

I WASN'T going to get hooked on another one.......but, I am. I think the hook was your cooking class dinner which looked like great fun and was a good chance to get to see you ladies interact. So far, no one is mad at another one, I hope that remains. New York tired me out. As much as I like Ramona and Alex, I just won't go back for some of the other twisted thoughts and opinions. So! Don't let me down, Miami ladies AND Bravo! A little drama is ok but sick drama is not ok.....and to keep the sick around thinking it will draw us back in? Well, it might draw a few but not me and there are countless like me. I'm sorry...... Back to Miami! I'm ready to enjoy and have an open mind.

Jenn_911
Jenn_911

HA HA, just read your comment, very similar to mine. If you find out, please let me know!!

Jenn_911
Jenn_911

U ladies are too cute, i think it could get interesting and i can't wait to tune in! BUT... the big question is, where can i score some of those BIG RED WINE GLASSES you girls were sipping on?!?! Loved them! tee hee

Sarah B
Sarah B

Loved it! Love Miami . Cant wait till next week!

Sarah B
Sarah B

I enjoyed watching the Miami Housewives. I will definitly keep watching. I love going to Miami. I live in Naples so its not far. Can't wait to see more episodes! Way to go girls!!

Alicia373
Alicia373

I've watched the premier episode of this show twice. As to whether I will become a fan of the show, the jury is still out. I'll invest in the first three episodes to see how relationships and situations develop and evolve, after that no guarantees.

All of these housewives seem to be nice, decent people and caring mothers. However,what I found irritating on more than one occasion, was their lack of humility and an 'over the top' attitude that quickly became grating. Perhaps people could relate to them more if they didn't 'try so hard' all the time. Are they star struck perhaps?

ROBH, was such a great show; it is going to be an extremely tough act to follow for any franchise. I miss each and every one of the BH cast and crew, especially the Gigster.

San Antonio Rose
San Antonio Rose

You are beautiful and your son is adorable. The show was great, love your home.

miagrl
miagrl

Please adopt me Lea! I do like you be nice to the fans when you encounter them around Miami!

Kvammer9
Kvammer9

It was very rude to be on your cell phone(s). You should be paying attention to your guests and the phones should be locked away. I like you though and think you have a great big wonderful personality.

Kvammer9
Kvammer9

Hi Lea, You are so fun and happy to be you and me! You are my favorite so far!

Karen Kinsey
Karen Kinsey

Where did you get those wine glasses, they are fabulous!!! Thanks, Karen

Gabby P
Gabby P

Lea you are practically my neighbor! You are definitely my favorite housewife! I loved you on the first episode!

MIRIAMBEJIN
MIRIAMBEJIN

I HONESTLY DID NOT THINK I WOULD LIKE MIAMI, I LOVED IT ! ALL THE LADIES ON THE SHOW LOVE AND RESPECT YOU. YOU REMIND ME OF MY MOM. YOU SEEM LOVING GIVING HONEST AMBITIOUS AND JUST WANNA HAVE FUN. GO FOR IT MIAMI!

Janet M
Janet M

Lea I like you ,your funny and happy . You are the only one who is pretty

Krystyna
Krystyna

This show stinks-take it off the air. The women are obnoxious, trashy, shallow and contribute nothing to society. I turned it off after 10 minutes.

Fiorebella
Fiorebella

Hi Lea, I like you, I think your funny and you seem very real. Good luck on the show.