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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Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

Marysol shares what she hopes will come out of the reunion.

For me the reunion is a forum to hash things out and engage in verbal mud wrestling and hopefully come out cleansed from the tension and disagreements. I would like to make it clear that I do not hate anyone; I am not a person that likes to live in anger as it only makes you miserable and takes away from the precious moments of our lives. It is no secret that I have spent a couple of years being accused of lying by Lea when we do not see eye to eye on something. It is very frustrating to have issues with someone and always end up at the same place of “her word against mine.”

Unfortunately, my father this year has also had a rapid decline in his health and has spent the better part of the past few months in and out of the hospital. While dad was in the hospital with nothing else to do besides sleep, read, and watch TV he watched every episode of RHOM. He was very upset when he saw Lea saying I was lying when I said she didn’t call, write, or send flowers to mom for 8 weeks. He called me and said to figure out a way to video tape me and put it on that show of yours because I’ve had enough of the lies. My father was by mother’s side every day from the moment she went into the hospital to the day she came home (2 months later). He saw everyone who passed by, saw every flower and card that was sent etc. I truly was uncomfortable videotaping him in a hospital setting, but I was leaving for the reunion and he called relentlessly several times a day insisting I let him speak his mind for the cameras. If you thought Mama Elsa was tough, guess who she learned it from, that’s right, her husband of 52 years, Donald Patton. You never met anyone more ornery, stubborn, or tough, but I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

I have said my peace, which is what I went to the reunion to do. I have moved forward and forgive those who have hurt me and I forgive myself for those I may have hurt. I truly want to move forward to a better place with Lea to the best of our ability. We may never be best friends, but I’d like to think we can at least be in the same room, be cordial, and maybe even share a laugh someday.

It has been a fun season with the ladies and it provided a great distraction from the personal emotional struggles I was going through with my parents’ declining health.  I hope you enjoyed the season, thank you for all of your support and best wishes for my mother as that has been the greatest gift the show has brought us.

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