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Is it a coincidence that every girl that Lea has attacked is a Cuban girl? Cristy Rice during Season 1, Marysol during both seasons, and me during the reunion? I think not. She stood idly by while Alexia’s Cuban husband was being badmouthed, but stood up and defended Thomas Kramer, a misogynist who has acted in a despicable manner for many years. Yes, I was angry and reminded Lea that at her age she needs to behave and not be a disingenuous hypocrite. But, if you watched closely throughout the season, I rarely became involved in any of the petty drama. I spoke up when it was necessary and made a difference (i.e. Thomas Kramer). I stood by and defended my friends. I had the same friends at the beginning of the season as I had at the end. I opened myself and my life up to the viewers at the risk of falling flat on my face -- even enduring being called a fool for mourning the loss of my 23 year marriage. I was honest, I was open, and I was real.
Looking back on the season there are some things I may have done differently. Looking back on the reunion there is so much more I wish you had seen. What you saw was a microcosm of the 10 hours we filmed. Had you seen it all, everything would be much clearer for you.
I’m glad the viewers saw my wonderful family this year -- my beautiful girls Kati and Beba, both of whom are well on their way to success -- Kati will be starting law school in the fall, and Beba will graduate next year at the top of her class from the University of Miami with a degree in Motion Pictures. And they both are great cooks, chips off the "old" block.
You had the opportunity to see a bit about what I've accomplished. I'm proud of my success as a lawyer for many years, and now I'm excited about my new plans to continue writing my books, launching my food line, and toying with the idea of opening a small restaurant. Unlike others, I have not sought to pimp my wares each and every week here on my blog, but instead shared an appropriate recipe that you might want to try. So, just in case you are interested and want more of my recipes, yes, you can buy either one of my books, Cuban Chicks Can Cook and Sabor, by going to this link: http://www.anaquincoces.com/shop/.
You were horrible to her and a shame to yourself and your family the way you talked to her. This dumb ass two paragraph blog doesn't explain your behavior. It glosses over the facts. You need a fact checker and to be schooled about ageism and respect.
Loved getting to know you this season as well as your family -- you and Robert seem to have a very complicated reality and I hope that, over time, it gets easier for you. Speaking of, LOVE the picture of you at the end of this blog -- girl, you look FANTASTIC! That being said, I REALLY wish someone in the Bravo Editing Room would have pieced what took place at the reunion a little better; I was SOOOOOO puzzled at your digs and comments towards Lea. She looked BEYOND confused/stunned. Granted, if she had plans to come after you, what better tactic for a lawyer to have than a file of information (which I love, by the way...bringing actual PROOF to one of these things! What a concept!). You're clearly strong, independent, self-sufficient and FIERCELY loyal to your friends; people can say/think whatever/however they want, but at the end of the day, Ana, you don't hold back, speak from the heart and tell it like it is. It's admirable, especially in the public forum you're in. Keep it up!
Am I the only one still waiting for Ana to back up a single claim? The proof is in the pudding. This chef must not know how cook anything but lies.
Your blog didn't make sense to me, your reasons for attacking Lea don't make sense..
and you dare insult your viewers' intelligence and you claim that lea hates cubans??
if anything maybe you attacked lea cuz she's white, can you see how that statement sounded absurd?? You owe Lea an apology...
i used to like you but after the reunion show and this blog, i completely dislike you and very annoyed by you...
I don't get you. You seem like such a wonderful person, great Mom, professional, good to your friends, all around winner!! On the reunion you were jealous, bitter, unprofessional,and just plain ugly human being. I do believe that you do not like anglo americans. I was born and reaised on Miami Beach and I know how that goes in all of Miami.You were coming from a very deeply rooted feeling of resentment for Lea and women like her. Face it, accept it and get on with it. Let go of all that poison, you'll feel so much better!!!
As the myriad of people below me commented, I would like to say that I totally liked you and thought you were respectable until the reunion. Wow. You claim that Lea attacked you during the reunion which spurred your atrocious performance. Well, all Lea did was say your husband was seeing other people, which YOU know, which HE knows, and which the WORLD knows. How does that warrant the diatribe you spewed?
Please don't corrupt Marysol with your bitterness and apathy. She deserves a better friend than you.
I can't understand why in the world your ex-husband would ever want to divorce YOU!! You are so pleasant and someone who looks for the positive in everyone. Just ask your ex-husband, I'm sure he is positive that divorcing you is the best decision he ever made! I have been trying to teach my daughters that there is nothing uglier than a beautiful girl with a hateful personality. After watching you at the reunion, with that hateful look on your face and spewing out the insults about Geritol, breaking a hip, etc. they understand totally. Since you are single now, you should rethink Rodolfo....you two are made for each other.
Disgusting...I have no words for this level of insult to your viewers' intelligence. I thought I clicked on 'Cast Blogs' and not on ' College Mock Trial: Witness #2' since Adriana is the first
Some of these blogs really strain credibility. I find it especially hard to believe that anyone, other than a paid minion, could feel bad for Lea who is, by far, the most calculating and cruel member of the cast. If ever someone deserved to be taken down it is she. All the mean comments she made followed by "JUST KIDDING! were deliberate and hurtful. She has zero class, just a shrill brassy voice and some very low rent friends that she also used to do her dirty work. What really amused me was that once Ana got her rattled, Lea acted like she was on the Jerry Springer show jumping up, pointing her finger and yelling threats. Her analogy about throwing a skunk in the jury box and then asking the jury to disregard the odor is pretty ironic since it was she who continually tossed stink bombs before screeching, 'IT'S A JOKE!"
sek1987 Lea's insults throughout the season were bad. I don't really read of too many people defending that. And she does hang with some questionable people. However, that does not give Ana the excuse to stoop to her level badger someone the way she did. If she wanted to give Lea a taste of her own medicine she should have said one or two insults followed by a "just kidding." But to do what she did and to take it to the level that she took it was abusive and inexcusable. If you live your life trying to be vindictive doesn't that make you just as shameful as the people you are trying to seek revenge from? Who is she to try and "take someone down"?
You have to realize that when these women sign up for the show that their every action is going to be scrutinized and analyzed. Being called out when they do something wrong is just the nature of the beast. So I am not really sure why you find it hard to believe that people that aren't being paid wouldn't find Ana's excessive tirade was going way overboard? or why she doesn't deserve the backlash?
Lea's comments were more than insults on many occasions. She did her best to ruin Marisol's business by her incessant negative remarks and by trying to ignite a battle between Marisol and Elaine. People in the public relations business know better than to get into ugly public shouting matches and Lea bullied her all season because she knew Marisol wouldn't respond in kind. Then there were all the judgemental comments about Marisol's marriage, being in denial, and being a victim (all of these to her supposed friend). Lea also brought the creepy Joe Francis to the lingerie party and to her gala and I believe Ana when she says Francis admitted they planned the attack on Joanna and her sister. With the way Lea was jumping up and yelling at Ana at the reunion it did look like she might trip and it certainly wasn't ladylike. She deserved every word she got from Ana, all of which were hilarious in my opinion.
sek1987 You make valid points about Lea and I am in no way condoning or defending her behavior throughout the season. I know that because I have been so outspoken on Ana people automatically assume I am a fan of Lea, which I am not. But, a lot of the points you have mentioned are other people's issues and I don't understand why Ana took it as her responsibility to fight Marysol's battles. I also do not think that anything Ana said to Lea was humorous, nor did it do anything to explain to Lea how she has been offensive. All she did was belittle her to the point of badgering the woman. Yes, Lea has said some below the belt comments and I was happy that she was called out on it. But to the extent and frequency that she was "attacked" I think was completely distasteful, sleezy and inappropriate. If Ana wanted to be the knight in shining armor for the unfair persecution of others, she should have also gone after Alexia for the way she hounded Karent unfairly.
Also, something makes me doubt Francis admitted they planned an attack, even though that is what Ana said on the show. Thus far, it is all been hearsay. And as they say, "the proof is in the pudding." So far Ana has not produced a shred of evidence to support anything she has alleged. I guess I will believe it when I see it or hear it directly from the horse's mouth, or until Ana can back her allegations up.
....geez, just knowing you have that cruel side in you, and it WAS cruel, I will never be a fan..always liked you Ana, I did, and I felt sorry for you. I used to think "wow, she says her husband is "masking" his feelings of hurt about the break up with brevity because he really is torn up" and I'd feel bad for you because it's obvious he's not torn up about the divorce. For someone who's such a strong femisist, that was pitiful. But I would have NEVER written this in until you pulled that mean spirited reunion number. That was really bad. never thought I'd be a Lea fan but I sure am now.
I had a lot of respect for you till I really saw the mean side of you...WOW is it ugly.
It made you look small and foolish.
I have always thought you were boring now I think you'
are disgusting ! Your attack on lea showed your true colors
and I hope she repays you in kind ! I also hope not to see
you next season.
I was shocked every time Ana opened her mouth to attack Lea. She corrected people about bullying and then I don't care what you say but it sure sounded like she insinuatedLea's son was socially awkward (how do you get socially awkward from Lea saying your daughter's had potty mouths?), its people like you that make comments like that that encourage others to bully. That being said when does Andy put on his big boy pants and tell people to stop talking like that, I understand the show is supposed to be sensational but she kept going over the line. I don't think Lea is that much older than Ana so maybe Ana should start taking Geritol or pulling out a walker. She just seems like an angry, unhappy woman, if she did work for me in the past, she would not be welcome back.
Ana, what happened to you? I liked you from the beginning. During the entire season you stayed below the radar pretty much. You were a loyal friend to Marysol,. you stood up for yourself at the Thomas Kramer dinner, all great. However, your attack on Lea was not only shocking but ridiculous.
Children are off limits, don't you know? You attacked RJ, Lea's age, that's hitting below the belt. You are over 40. Don't you think you are going to be getting older too?
I was sickened by your behavior and although I am not a great fan of Lea, I agree that you were just trying to make yourself relevant. There is nothing Lea could have said to you personally that warranted your actions.
If you and yours are so proud of being cuban then go why are you living in the USA? Go back there!!
You are ridiculous Gigi. Every American Citizen's family are from somewhere. We are a country of immigrants. We celebrate ST. Patty's Day, Oktoberfest, etc.... There is NOTHING WRONG with being proud of one's origin.
What you are is an ignorant bigot.
Looks like Ageist Ana got iced out of the lost footage show. As boring as she was on the show, what didn't make it on must have been a REAL snooze-fest.
@booblugbob - The whole Lost Footage was a snooze fest anyway, except for Elsa's segments which were already available here on the site. 2/3 of it being about Adriana rehearsing lines and talking about the birds and the bees. Ugh!
okay, I know I'll take a LOT of heat for this and its unpolitically correct, but I'm not an Elas fan. Her attack on Joanna really surprised me. It was very personal, the name calling she did on Joanna, calling her a disrespectful oung woman, and more...AND what Elas said Joanna called her (prostitute) was not accurate. Do we have to like Elsa because she's the oldest and had bad surgery? seems it....
@louise123- Of course you're entitled to your opinion, and to like or dislike whoever you want. I happen to think Joanna WAS disrespectful to Elsa for no reason and "fresh". I disagree that Elsa "attacked" Joanna- and what names did Elsa call her? She was asked what she thought about what Joanna called her (devil IS worse than prostitute) and she answered honestly, imo. In fact, when asked to choose sides between Adriana and Joanna, Elsa said it wouldn't be fair for her to do so because she knew and liked Adrianna and didn't really know Joanna- which I think was a wise and fair comment.
You were hilarious during the season and hilarious during the reunion. I love how you broke Lea off a piece - good job!
Ana... Throughout the season I admired you for seeming to be above the bullshit that the other ladies constantly indulged in. I found you to be the most intelligent and sound-minded woman on the show. However at the reunion I lost all respect for you. Your vicious attacks on Lea's age were hateful and disgusting... and frankly, you should be ashamed of yourself. Remember that one day you will be Lea's age (not that she's even that old) and at that point I hope you look back and realize how hurtful your comments were. The elderly (and I'm not saying Lea is elderly) should be the most respected group in our society, and your comments represent how poorly treated they are. Shame on you Ana... I truly thought you were better than that.
Love you Ana! Thanks for keeping it real! Lea is a total snob...she can dish out the comments but can't take them! I admired the way u stuck up for yourself at the Kramer's party... what a pig he is & the fact that Lea is friends with that creep speaks volumes about her character. Hope to see u again next season or better yet get you own show...u are too smart & normal to be hanging with all of those crazies.
Are you dating the Former US Attorney? I worked as an AUSA under him in 2003-04. He is a great guy and cute too! Now the two of you have 5 girls! The Cuban Brady Bunch! Love it. Congrats!
Wait, you thinkmLea doesn't like Cubans? That is silly. you should not have called her son socially awkward. Your girls don't seem to be perfect to say the least. And you should have taken a hint and stopped speaking for Marysol. She obviously did not want you to. I think you are sweet but i dont know.
Ok, I said I wouldn't do this again, but I have to: ANA DID NOT SAY THAT LEA'S SON IS SOCIALLY AWKWARD!!!!! THAT'S WHAT LEA SAID ABOUT ANA'S DAUGHTERS!!!!
@elicat @LizyLiz. I keep hearing about this blog....please provide the site where these comments were made from Leah? As of yet, I have not come across it!
gideon808 I don't remember where or when I heard this but I know Lea has said numerous things regarding Ana's daughters off-camera also. I believe in interviews she has done. You can probably GOOGLE it.
@elicat @LizyLiz your confused sweetie. Ana clearly insinuated that Lea's son was socially awkward
9japride No, I believe you are the one confused sweetie. Ana has never been around Lea's son long enough to form any opinion. But since this is all coming from Lea's camp, I would have to believe it is Lea's fans who are thinking her son is socially awkward. In fact, I have read that some actually thought he was but that it was normal at his age!
@pelargonium @elicat @LizyLiz UMMMMM ya she did. By going down a list of how much her accomplishments are better than the accomplishments she credits Lea for, she is basically creating a zero-sum list. She certainly was stipulating that since it is apparent that her daughters are not socially awkward, the whole socially awkward statement inadvertently falls on Lea's child. If not, why mention that her daughters are not socially awkward ? Was Lea ever accusing Ana's daughters of being socially awkward? No.
ana, It saddens me that you wanted a divorce because there wasn't passion anymore, you gave up on a wonderful marriage, for passion? Marriage is a sacrement, and I feel sorry for you, because the love will grow and grow and you are going to miss what was coming.
Ana, I think you're awesome. But...you don't understand what self-made is. Selling cold cream out of a truck in Texas is what Lea started out doing, what you did was----your parents PAID for college AND law school, that's what you said at the reunion---that makes LEA selfmade, and you were just lucky to have parents sending you to college--that does not make you self made
well there's an "americn saying" you can take a horse to water but you can't mak him drink ? right ? well they may have paid or HELPED pay for college as most Cuban parents do especially for a child that you see has potential, intellngence and driven to succeed in life and Ana applied herself and became an attorney didn't just marry one !
Maya2 maria89 and lea sold coldcream out of her pinto and owned several skincare lines BEFORE she got married to roy didn't she? u should do your research before u say stuff. Ana married an attorney also. so are u saying it makes a difference because she is also an attorney? lea owned a small business when she married roy. so are u saying she is less of a person because she was not a lawyer? not every one wants to be a lawyer. u can b successful doing other things. lea had drive. just because she did not do what ana or make the money ana did does not make her less of a person period.
RealiTcheck Excellent point! Ana also married a lawyer. Lea can't help it if Roy was just way more successful or earned more money than Ana and Robert (idk if that's his name) combined.
@MissMiamiHeat @RealiTcheck - I think what Ana was saying is that what Lea had before Roy was thanks to her ex-husband? How ironic is it that getting picked for jury duty turned out to be Lea's lucky day? Ha!
reality4real I still don't see how what you are implying makes her less of a person. I guess she is lucky. Her husband hasn't divorced her to date younger women.
@MissMiamiHeat - Read again. I was not implying it. I'm saying I think that was what Ana was saying. I don't think it makes her "less of a person", but it sure doesn't make her better or more important than anyone else either.
reality4real I'm sorry if I misinterpreted what you said. I thought the "how ironic is it that getting picked for jury duty turned out to be Lea's lucky day? Ha!" were your thoughts and not Ana's and that you were making a dig that Lea was "lucky" that she met Roy, because she'd be less of a person without him. My mistake. I apologize if that was not what you meant. =)
@MissMiamiHeat - Thanks! :) What I meant with that is most of us hate and complain about jury duty. Don't you think she was lucky that day?