Cast Blog: #RHOM

Joanna's "Model Meltdown"

Ana Quincoces shares her thoughts on the Mynt drama.

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde

It seems we’ve exhumed the dead horse. The poor thing was quietly decomposing when we dug him up with yet another "romantic Skype session." It seems that all of Kadolfo’s (move over Brangelina!) romantic Skype sessions involve conversations about me. Could I be the fuel that ignites the fire in that relationship? If they didn’t have me to talk about, would they cease to exist as a "couple" all-together? He did admit to wanting a "harem," even if he did put the emphasis on the wrong syllable.

All kidding aside, the scene was a little sad. What woman has not felt the pain of unrequited love? Even if you are a 7-year-old in the second grade and Javier gave every single girl in the class a valentine with a pink, heart-shaped Sweet Tart lovingly taped to the back of the card except you -- and that made you feel completely invisible and ugly and chubby and buck-toothed and awkwardly tall, or something like that -- I vaguely remember. I believe we all deserve to be genuinely loved and appreciated. I hope that in time Karent will come to realize this and move past the mockery that Rodolfo has chosen to make of their "relationship." She deserves better, everyone does.

Lisa is a real life Barbie doll living a charmed life with her live-in cheerleader, companion, and pet project, Daysy. I like that Lisa doesn’t apologize for who she is. She likes her life and lives it as she deems fit. Good for her.I loved seeing Marysol in action. I especially liked seeing her subtle (as a freight train) flirtatiousness. Hmmm, I think she’s ready to move on, no?

I especially loved seeing Joanna and Romain together. Independently they are gorgeous, but together they look like the product of genetic manipulation. Yes, I am a fan. I think they should get married and produce equally genetically-gifted offspring.

OK, on to another uncomfortable kitchen scene with Beba “the loose cannon” Rodriguez and the sperm donor. First things first, Preparation H DOES NOT work! I looked like a blow fish experiencing water retention. Enough said. I’d like some brownie points for allowing the cameras to capture me in that state. So any comments should include something like: “You didn’t look that bad” or “You were so brave to put yourself out there that way.” Just some suggestions, feel free to come up with your own unique form of adulation.

Robert always came over at the most inopportune times, and while his dig about his girlfriend who is 15 years my junior (Age again? Really?) may sound mean-spirited, it was all in good fun. He has his own particular brand of humor. It is the only way he knows how to make light of a difficult situation. You will see this almost Pavlovian reaction again and again throughout the season. I let him get away with it, because the poor guy is having bowel movements which include rainbows, lots of them. I think he’s suffered enough.“Sore thumb,” “fish out of water,” “square peg in a round hole” -- clearly, I did not fit in at Mynt. I couldn’t even fake it. Even Lea looked more at home “in da club” than I did. Heck she even danced! To see me sitting there was like watching someone observing an uneventful tennis match. All I remember was a lot of he said, she said, he-she said, or, well, you know what I mean. Basically it was Wimbledon for drag queens. That whole debacle will take an interesting turn as the season progresses, so stay tuned for that.

Finally we get to what I like to call “model meltdown.” I tried to stay out of it, because I did not feel that it was appropriate to advise, console, or otherwise interfere when I had just met these people. For Lisa to offer an opinion or a helping hand made sense. Everyone else? Not so much.

Watching Joanna’s breakdown was both strange and endearing. Strange because her squeals and bouncing were very disturbing, but also endearing because she came to her sister’s rescue. As the mother of sisters, I appreciate the fierce loyalty that Joanna exhibited towards Marta. I now know that Joanna didn’t have an easy life and had to practically raise her sister. She probably witnessed Marta suffering through an awful break-up. It is clear that seeing Mr. DeeJay conjured up all those bad memories. I wish Marta could have appreciated that instead of yelling at Joanna. That being said, I felt awful for Romain. It was his big night. The 10-year anniversary of a club is a feat in itself, and he should have been able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Those two have a lot of issues to work out before they can focus on that genetically gifted family. I really hope they do. OK guys, I am off to the hair salon to get just a few more highlights. Like the rest of the blondes, I want to “do it better” and “wake up beautiful!” Till next time…


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Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea shares he status with each of the girls post-reunion.

It’s a Wrap!

It’s been an interesting season. I've been as honest and authentic as possible. I feel I owe that to myself and to you, our viewing audience. I've defended myself when wrongly accused or misinterpreted and in the process unfortunately, ugly truths have been exposed. I haven't gone out of my way to hurt anyone, but if I have, in the spirit of defending myself or setting the record straight, then so be it. I've had some fun, a few laughs, and experienced a lot of unnecessary stress.

I've showcased as many of my friend’s businesses as I could and got in a few shameless plugs for However, I haven't traded on the show or received any freebies, other than borrowing jewelry a couple of times! LOL! Some have interpreted it as being materialistic, I call it marketing. LOL!

I've listened to people re-invent the past, camouflage the present, and stoop to insults, foul language, and ugliness, all of which make me cringe. I've made closer bonds with some and made new friends along the way. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the work that goes into being on the show. Of course, I don't like what I see from time to time, but I hope I've maintained my integrity and what was important to me.I cracked a few jokes at others expense, made a few sarcastic remarks, and rolled my eyes a few times. I just can't (or won't) stop being myself. LOL! I've loved reading all of your comments and tweets. Even when I disagree, I'm OK with it if you were being intellectually honest. But the few comments which were mean-spirited, based upon uniformed conclusions, bias, or outside influence, I disregarded, ignored, and deleted. I have a low threshold for pettiness and unnecessary maliciousness.

Now, for the girls, in my usual style, let me be as honest as I can be.

Lisa: I feel she and I have a lot in common, and I'm closer to her than the others. I think she has a good heart, but is a little too sensitive. I think she often takes things too personally. She wants to have fun; she has a wonderful spirit and loves a good party. She did get on my nerves while attempting to be “the connector" but I understand the reasons and know her intentions were good. She can always depend on me, and we enjoy a loving and brutally honest relationship.

I'm the next closest to Joanna. I love a lot of things about her. Her love for animals, how much she works , her willingness to speak publically about her very personal problems, endure public scrutiny, and the manner in which she let's things go and moves on are all admirable. She doesn't live or die based upon the opinions of others. I am disappointed with some of the things that she said things during the reunion shows. I know she has suffered for it, regrets it deeply, and wishes she could take it back. But because of some of her choices, I have a reluctance to fully embrace or trust her. She knows exactly how I feel.
Alexia: For three seasons I have defended her, had her back, and given her the benefit of the doubt. Watching her all season, week after week, speak one insult or mean-spirited comment about me, knowing many of them were lies, causes me to wonder if she did it to patronize the hate club, play all sides, or if she has some hidden resentment towards me. Perhaps she did it for air time in an attempt to make herself more relevant? Maybe she just doesn't like me and doesn't want to say it? Whatever reason she got her digs in, it is not justifiable; they were uncalled for and she should regret it and say so.  Whenever the cameras weren’t rolling, she’d tell me how much she loves me and what great friends we are. So even though she threw me under the bus several times, as recently as the reunion, I'm not interested in going tit for tat. I wish her and Herman well, and I have a lot of empathy for her personal issues.

Now to Adriana:  Everyone knows how I feel about her. The one thing she did which showed her real inner self is when she ripped my son’s heart out and stomped on it. She intentionally, out of hatred, kept her son away from my son. To this day, I know that I’ve done nothing but try to help her or defend myself against her lies.  She has expressed her gratitude by stabbing me in the back. Whatever her motivation (I have my own conclusions), nothing will ever put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I can put the past in the past and be amicable towards her, but let me make the following point crystal clear: I will never fully trust her. And I really just don't like who she is. Since the show either she has changed or who she really is showed up. Either way it’s not compatible with who I am and what I want in my life.
Marysol: Again, I've called Elsa many times over the months, and I've continued to do so, whether Marysol chooses to believe it or not.

And to set the record straight, yes Frankie is a friend of mine. He is a comedian and has a You Tube channel of impersonations, he is a Broadway star and an entertainer. He only impersonates people he finds interesting. No, he never knew Elsa was sick and no, I didn't see him make the video, and no, I wasn't in the background. All of which can be proven. But if it was a big secret, he wouldn't have posted it on You Tube.

And by the way, he made the You Tube video months after the show was no longer filming. But of course Marysol brought it up about 5 months later, so she could justify and explain away her behavior of the season.

Overall, it’s been a learning experience. I've been surprised to discover how people will behave and how far they will go for attention, relevance, a storyline, or to make someone look bad. I've always said reality TV brings out the best and worst in people, and I stand by that belief.

My tag line “I live my life like everything matters, because I think it does" is true for me. As easy as it may be for some to just live in denial and brush things aside, I believe everything we do matters, including who we are to ourselves and to others. And who we are produces consequences, both good and bad. I choose to live my life trying to create good consequences and limit negativity.
Not all drama has to be negative. One doesn’t have to criticize others in order to justify their own poor behavior or make themselves feel better about their lives.

So maybe I'm a fit for reality TV or maybe I'm not, that would be up to the viewers. The one thing I am certain of is that my real friends, my family, my son, and my husband understand me and are more important to me than anything and everything else. They know that my charitable work, being true to myself, living like everything matters, giving more than I take, my sense of right and wrong, making a conscious effort to live a life of purpose, setting a good example for my son, and being mindful of future generations are the most important things in my life.

I love nice things and love living the good life, and sharing it, and I've earned every right to do just that. I will never apologize for my lifestyle, but I won't be defined by it either.

Thanks for watching. Life is time, and you took time out for us, and for that I am forever grateful. Whether you enjoyed me on the show or not, know one thing, I put as much into it as I possibly could, and then some. LOL! Thank you POP, our amazing producers and their incredible team, the Bravo Network, and the viewers for the opportunity to cross paths. Did we bond yet? LOL!

Spread the love and keep the peace.

Love, Lea

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