Cast Blog: #RHOM

Rice to Riches

Episode 2:'s Associate Editor was a big fan of all the alternative methods of attracting marriage.

Miami is a place full of magic. It is a place where you can get a pheromone-inducing rose petal massage, find love through a rice-throwing ritual, and through the wonders of modern technology discern whether your boyfriend is texting other ladies. So let us dive into this week's episode and see what my sixth Housewives sense tells us is to come.

Karent's looking to get married, and Rodolfo wants to talk about anything other than marriage. Never the best situation to be in, but Karent's got some tricks up her sleeve. And one of those tricks involve a "massage" that consists of getting slathered in honey and having someone strategically place rose petals on your body.

I couldn't help but wonder whether Karent had gotten to the masseuses beforehand to not so subtly mention that it ups your libido and after this "you need to get married." Rodolfo's response is to notice all the roses in the room.

Prediction: Karent's determination and willingness to explore unconventional seduction options leads me to believe she'll eventually get that ring from Rodolfo.Lisa decides it's time to give Lenny's office an extreme Lisa makeover. And by that I mean she wants to put pictures of herself EVERYWHERE, so that any lady looking to get their boobs examined by her husband knows he's off the market. I especially loved the placement of there wedding photo on his desk facing prospective patients.

What Lisa may not have realized is that all these women's do not have perfect breasts. That's why they're coming to Lenny. So how could anyone ever compete with Lisa's cleavage AKA his finest creation?

Prediction: I'm guessing the photos (at least some) have come down, and that Lisa really has nothing to worry about.

So the awkward part about having your sister live with you is clearly unexpected nudity. Romain flashes his "ding dong and his forest" to Marta accidentally and she flees in terror. Understandable, because seeing your siblings significant other naked? Bleh. But now I think we can say definitively that Joanna and Romain may be the hottest couple ever seen on a Housewives show (or probably any show ever).

The thing I don't understand -- how do they not have an active sex life? Look at them!

Prediction: Romain seemed a little too comfortable flashing Marta. I'm thinking we'll be seeing more nudity at some point.Is Adriana going to marry Fredric? It looks iffy. She's not wearing her engagement ring when she checks out yachts with Lisa. Elsa picks up on some hesitant vibes from Adriana, and I'm with Elsa on this one. When you're hoping that yacht remodeling will hold of your marriage, you're probably not that attached to the idea.

This did also lead to some wonderful Elsa wisdom when Adriana said she didn't want to depend on a man: "What you have to do is learn to put your head in the right pillow honey. And the right pillow is the one that is full of money." No scrubs for Elsa!

Prediction: Seems that Fredric's got a long wait ahead of him before Adriana is ready to walk down the aisle.

I love a good Elsa energy ritual. Last week we had her energy box, this week we get to witness her bad energy cleansing ritual. Elsa swings by Marysol's office to rid her of the bad juju from the Smith and Wollensky party (although really I think it's Elsa who needs some good vibes after the fainting incident). So armed with some rice and a perfume spritzer, Elsa throws and sprays the office (staff included) with her cleansing supplies. Single ladies take note -- the key to finding your husband is to have someone (preferably Elsa) throw rice at you.

Prediction: I'm hoping we get some new Elsa energy tip each week.Is Ana texting Rodolfo? Is Rodolfo texting Ana? It seemed that when Adriana brought Karent and Ana together a conclusion would be reached. Nope! Instead we've only added some Valentine's Day Facebook posts to sordid the list. My question is, since Ana already has a boyfriend, who cares? Everyone should just cease and desist on the texting.

Lea however had my favorite response to the whole business -- saying that Romain has been texting her for years.

Prediction: This is not the last we will hear of Textgate.Next week we finally get to go to Romain's nightclub, Mynt! But Adriana's flirtatious ways are going to get her (and Romain) in big trouble with Joanna...
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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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