Alexia Echevarria

Alexia didn't like Lisa's comments about Cubans.

on Sep 10, 20130

It's so uncomfortable to be in this position. I want to be friends with both sides like I've been until now. I don't feel I have to take sides -- this is not a trial and I'm not a juror. I have nothing to do with their problems, and I'm getting tired of it. I have my own problems, which are much more important than theirs for that matter.

What I'm also very tired about is Lisa talking about the Cubans. What kind of ignorant comment is that? Miami, like many cities in the U.S., was built by hard working immigrants like my parents, who had to flee their country because of political persecution and lack of freedom.  Seriously Lisa, Lea vs. the Cubans? I'm appalled and disgusted. I'm sure Lea was as shocked as me. Where is this coming from?  I’m thinking it's you that has the problem with the Cubans. And Lisa calls herself the peacemaker? I CAN'T!   

I was happy to see Lea doing her thing and raising the money she does for her charity. That is a cause that is very dear to my heart being a former special education teacher who taught at risk children in Dade County Public schools. Furthermore, no matter what differences I may have with Lea at this point, I commend her for all of her efforts and dedication throughout the years with her organization. She will always have my support.

158 comments
blbensinger
blbensinger

OMG now I see why they call her the Cuban Barbie - her head is plastic and filled with air! Seriously - Lea vs. "the Cubans" didn't mean the whole Cuban community - just the Cuban girls on the show - a funny nickname! And did you seriously brag about what you do for people and then say you don't publicize it - uh, you just did.

doublecmom
doublecmom

Some people are strong enough to stand alone and do what is right and not choose a "SIDE", that's not you, you like being a mean girl bully follower, and that shows. DO you tell everyone you talk about and trash you love them. WOW

 

marialina1
marialina1

Lea has been and is a good friend to you! She is decent and nice to you and your family! Do not fight the battles that have nothing to do with you and your family! Just let them handle their own fights and battles! You do have enough in your plate!

bajarosa_82
bajarosa_82

Why is it so hard to believe she was sick?? She sounded horrible with almost no voice to start with and after a day in the sun watching polo chatting, cheering, yelling and laughing any person would be tired unless they were ready to party and drinking like the other girls adriana, marysol etc. Alexia had already been feeling sick for awhile so by the end of the afternoon of course she would be feeling worse!! The only thing she is guilty of is being a people pleaser trying to accommodate everyone. Like she said polo wasn't about lea and her gala so she didn't tell them cause she did not want to ruin the day, not because she has no backbone! 

Kymmie
Kymmie

Trying to shift blame onto Lisa won't work, girlfriend.   Be authentic, that speaks volumes! 

Barb62
Barb62

Alexia, Really,I think you are jus trying to start some crap.  The comment about the Cubans was not said in a mean way at all.  Aren't you Cuban?  Also, the real reason you didn't go to the gala is b/c you have no back bone.  If you were that sick  you wouldn't have gone to a polo event. By the look of the comments already posted no one bought it.

Dreid123
Dreid123

I can't STAND Lisa but I noticed you go after the weaker women. First Karent now Lisa. You say you're outspoken and speak the truth, then why would you sit on the bus of bullies scared to say ou were going to Lea's gala?? You're nothing but a follower. Great example for your boys who you claim to love so much. Good job!

patcaseygold
patcaseygold

You are very good at wrapping a lie into a lie. I am sick of hearing you talk out of both sides of your mouth. You are full of excuses and I cannot gather any compassion towards you.

sarahmarmor
sarahmarmor

"I'm not gonna lie..." said the person who then lied on the phone.  Not the brightest bulb in the pack, here.

po
po

GO HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR BOYS... It is obvious they need you and it is quite clear that you are not doing anything more important.

sellmeit
sellmeit

First I'm so sorry about your son & I commed you on helping him get through his ordeal. It must have been heartbreaking. As far as you missing the gala because you said you were sick I don't think is totally true. When you were at the polo show you were fine, at the table when the subject came up you kept quiet saying you didn't want to start anything at that time. But that should have been the time to set the girls straight. That you weren't fighting with her & it's for a charity, that that wasn't the time or place to get revenge. Your car was waiting for 2 hours. You should have left when it came instead of waiting til it was time to go with the girls. If you left on time you could have made it to the gala & went home early. But you didn't want to tell them & you didn't go because you didn't  want to be out of your little group. Nice friends you have. If I have  problem with a friend I don't tell my friends not to be freinds with her. It's my problem not theirs. Don't let them rule you. You have your own mind. Don't be afraid of what others think. As my mother taught me, "don't get involved becasue they'll make up & you'll be on the outskirts".  

 

 

selena78
selena78

I don't understand what Lisa said that was so bad. You are Cuban and so is Marysol. She didn't say anything derogatory against Cubans. Sorry, I just don't get it.

Nebfan22
Nebfan22

Leah has your support verbally, now back it up with actions!  You didn't go to the gala because of peer pressure.  That is pathetic to see in a middle aged woman.  Too bad your husband didn't go to the gala without you.  At least there would have been one representative from your family for a cause that you supposedly believe in.

franmer
franmer

I don't really get where you stand.  One moment you are upset over a comment that allegedly Lea made and then you are upset at the other women and calling them immature.  It almost seems that you are trying to find your place amongst these women who can't lie to save their lives and who latch on who is the weakest of the group at the moment.  You need to find your identity,, because you don't seem to have one.

 

Sucked_in
Sucked_in

Oh my- how silly of you to recant now, what you said in your comment after you pulled the 'no show'.   Yes- you were sick but, if you were THAT sick, why not miss the polo knowing you had this event.  I mean if in fact it was 'for the kids'.  I am thinking that would have been the more likely to attend.  Yes?   You decide to listen to the girls?  How old you Alexia?  Stop now following those horrible women (Marisol and Adriana)  before you ruin the strong woman image we see you as holding your standard to.  . 

joynj
joynj

What a sad sad group of shallow, jealous, pathetic women who have to much time on their hands obviously.  I believe Lea's heart is in the right place regarding her gala & charity.  I also believe she should absolutely expect & receive everyones support & attendance, no excuses.  Suck it up for one night & make nice. What's so hard about that?

balmoralgal
balmoralgal

When Lea was being DIPLOMATIC and COURTEOUS to those mean girls at your event, you called her hypocritical. Actually, her behavior, dear Alexia, though these characteristics might perhaps be unfamiliar qualities to you, Ana, Adriana and Marysol, are known as GRACE and MATURITY. So, since you say "I love you" to Lea when, by your own admission (and it's pretty evident by your words and actions), you don't even genuinely like her, then doesn't HYPOCRISY actually apply to THIS? 

 

Dr.Di
Dr.Di

The only "illness" that kept you from attending the gala that night was an acute case of peer pressure followed by an outbreak of full-on cowardice.  You need to work on your acting skills.  Your coughing spells were far from convincing.   Not fooled.

donna.bartnickimontalto
donna.bartnickimontalto

I know you were not feeling well, but it sounded like in the end you didn't go because of your friends.  You say it at the end of the show.  You said they are my friends and I am going to believe them and not go?  I was so surprised by that!  You seem like you're the only one in the group who has any sense in this Lea thing.  Adriana is low class.  She's a  liar and regardless of what she says, her story makes no sense and there is NO reason to lie to your friends about such an issue.  It's not like she was lying about what she ate for lunch!  She's acting ridiculous and heading an attack on Lea for something she is at fault for!  Unbelievable.  I think you have more class than to hang around someone like that.  I do commend you for standing up to them about the gala!  I don't think you should give into bullying and that's what it's called when a bunch of people get together and start a "hate" campaign against someone.  They were definately trying to turn you against her.  That's bullying!  Anna & Adriana need to get off this show!!!!

rudy90210
rudy90210

I think part of the reason why your friends were giving you such a hard time as were leaving, was because they were so jealous of the nice ride you got to go back to Miami in, while they had to go home in that "smooth ride" of a limousine van, somebody rented or got taken by, from some sort of discount rental place!

Holycrap
Holycrap

Marysol, Adrienne and Ana are way below you Alexis, why you felt the need to explain yourself to them is beyond me...the only thing you said that made any sense was "grow up"....the three of them are like a high school bully club...thinking they're fooling everyone.  Don't think so....they are ugly, mean, and jealous....and liars!!

 

JanicePrado
JanicePrado

The girl was sick. If any of you have been sick you know you feel better in the first part of the day than you do in the latter. I found nothing offensive abput Lisa's " Cuban" remarks. The gals you went to the polo match with are juvenile and meaningless. Frankly there is no side to take Adrianna is a liar and scheemer. Her merry band of jealous housewives are infact acting like a Cuban gang.

rebels18
rebels18

I find it funny you were healthy enough to go hang out with Adrianna and the other girls but somehow became 'ill' after the girls started harassing you about it. No matter what you should have shown your face to support Lea's charity. Shame on you for allowing other people control how you support such an important cause.  You need to remember how you ladies support each other because what goes around comes around, ten fold.

muffey
muffey

She was in Palm Beach one hour before the gala started.  It takes more than an hour from Palm Beach to Miami.  Then she would have to get dressed, and drive to the gala.  She knew what she was doing.  By the way, if she wants to sustain the so called lifestyle she claims to be enjoying, she better stick with Lea.  Keeping company with ugly Marysol, old Ana, loud mouthed Adrianna will not add value. 

drshelt101
drshelt101

Its so discusting!  These girls forget this is for charity. Mean, mean, mean!

Down_home
Down_home

I can't believe you, Adrianna, marysol and the transgender were acting like pathetic high school clicks. Very immature. You chose going to a gay polo party instead of going to the children's gala that helps the little ones. Yeh, we see what's deep inside of you. You had rather keep a click of girls happy being mean than helping children that can't help themselves. I'm sure that if it matters, Miami can see where your motives are. Joanna, Lisa and Lea show a little class and try their best to put pettiness aside and try to do the right thing. You could all take Class lessons from Lea. She's a tiny bit older and is married to a wonderful man, husband, father and a very well respected attorney. Take a picture and learn from it. Your tiny group says you are fake and vindictive. You have some maturing to do and it looks like you have a long way to go. In perspective, you guys are quick to bash the other girls but try to explain your buddy faking her non-marriage, when all along she is married. Is it alright to lie about that and just keep on lying about it? Maybe someday you and your little buddies will grow up. I'm not going to bank on it!

Figaromeezer
Figaromeezer

OMG! Alexia grow up! You are in your mid 40s and it's time you stop acting like "Las Plasticas" clique of Miami Senior High circa 1978! 

 

I am writing this as a true Miami native housewife married to an Italian from  Northern Italy, and from a  family that is part Cuban. I did not find what Lisa said "Cuban Gang" offensive at all, nor do I get upset when people mention the "oh your husband is Italiano, what kind of business is he in?" followed by a wink, wink.

 

In fact, after watching the shows, I believe you four DO act like a gang, refusing to let outsiders in, and the gang leaders seem to be you & Ana - remember your comment about Karent last season at the luncheon- "she needs to learn her place with you clapping your hands and pointing your finger...?"  You four - Marysol (who was actually born in Miami) Adriana (Ok, she's Brazilian & South American), especially Ana & you - when you get together are BULLIES!

 

Delusional bullies! Adrianna was married according to the state of Florida for 5 years and lied to Lea, Marysol and her Tarot reader spiritualist mubo jumbo - Mira, not all Cubans practice "santeria" or withcraft nor do they believe in that crap, and Ana is just an angry, bitter, old bully.  Be very thankful you met Herman (who happened to be an ex councilman of Hialeah of all the sophisticated places in Miami!)  - you got very lucky indeed.  Look at the lifestyle you led before - married to a convicted Cuban drug dealer...Yes, you were young, but you liked the Miami Vice lifestyle of the 80s.  You know the old saying - people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? Wake up mamacita, and think before you speak because the fantasy  image of grandeaur and sophistication you have created for yourself is falling down in ugly jagged shards everytime you open your mouth.

 

BTW, that comment you made about Adrianna's State Of Florida Marriage Certificaet as being "...just a piece of paper" I found to be extremely offensive and ignorant!  This Miami Native Housewife has been and felt very married more than 30 years, and is very proud of her Hawaii Marriage Certificate piece of paper!

bravoliscious
bravoliscious

OMG, you said you had reconsidered the gala after what the ladies had to say and now you are trying to rewrite the truth.  Seems very similar to Adrianna rewriting the truth about her marriage.  No wonder you get along so well. 

BettyBoob
BettyBoob

Here is the thing that I don't understand, you can have friends and they can have their friends and enemies and you don't have to get involved or be led by them one way or the other.  Stand firm in your own convictions.  The way Marysol and Adriana are going after Lisa is obscene. 

anniefromMD
anniefromMD

Alexia - you're lying in your first sentence of your blog...you may have been sick but you even said on the show you were thinking about what the "girls" said and had second thoughts.  Marysol and Ana are bitter divorcees and Adriana is just overacting for the show.  Grow up.  I don't think Lisa meant anything bad about Cubans - you're overly sensitive.  But you ladies do act like a gang sometimes!!!!!  Own it!

muffey
muffey

You need to get a spine.  I truly understand where Lisa is coming from.  I was based in Miami on corporate business and I find the Cubans, to be rude, you have your own clique, disingenuous,  corrupt, and take everything America has to offer without giving back.  Dodging taxes, paying bribes to get things done is not patriotic. You claimed "Cubans built Miami", I don't think so.  Jews, West Indians,  other Central and South American immigrants also played a part.  I became friends with great people from Russia, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil,  who find the Cubans offensive and selfish.  Your characteristics is playing out very well in this show.  By the way, I attended several polo matches in Wellington and Palm Beach and you girls did not fit in.  Stay in Miami.  I am so disappointed in the Brazilian.  She should know better and stick with Lea.  You are using her.  You probably contributed to kids from Cuba only.

 

Mature
Mature

Wait, didn't you say in your comment you decided to listen to your friends and not go to the Gala after you called Lea? These people think fans are stupid. Now that you see fans won't reward mean girls tactics, you were very sick. CALLING BULL! We can see through your Fake anger at Lisa, you're Cuban Barbie, Right?

angelwings9195
angelwings9195

If you think for a second that Lea didn't at the very least think those comments about Peter you are living in denial.  Everything about Lea is shady, she cries on cue, and tells everyone how she "loves" them so much as she's throwing insults around about those she professes to love so much, oh and not to forget the two-faced clean up job she does to deny all of those snarky comments when she gets called out on her manipulative behavior.  " oh, I would never say those things about you, because I truly love you"   Quack!  Do you really believe Lea showed up at your event for any other reason but to use it as manipulation for her upcoming GALA?  

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

I bet all the people you used to teach with at the public school watch you on this show and think--wow what an immature childish and insecure person she really is.  Aren't you supposed to stop the high school behavior soon after high school?   You go running on the bus after the women trying to make sure they still like you and that you are still in the clique. If you were classy and mature and confident, you would explain that you are not choosing sides, that you are going to the gala to support the charity and help the children ---NOT because you are taking Lea's side.  If Marisol and Adriana and Ana had any class--all of you ladies would've put your differences aside and gone to the gala and given some $$ for charity.  You don't have to be on Lea's "side" to attend her charity event.  (my opinion anyway)

marialina1
marialina1

 @selena78

 Saying Cuban Gang is not a nice thing to say! And that is what Lisa said! And Alexia has all the right to like it or not!

Dreid123
Dreid123

@selena78 she's like the Pomeranian dogs. All she does is bark and no bite. She likes to hear herself talk and makes no sense. Nothing but contradictions.

Relo-HOM
Relo-HOM

 @Dr.Di ...she felt good enough to strike a pretty pose bedside for the cameras...

blbensinger
blbensinger

 @donna.bartnickimontaltoI don't understand why she would want to be in the company of Adriana - she is a compulsive liar and obviously a hustler who really doesn't have the means to live the lifestyle she pretends to live. Anna is so bitter over her divorce she does nothing but lash out at people and Marysol is sadly insecure with too much bargain basement plastic surgery, too many husbands and fights with women like a teenager. Not the best side to pick.

Relo-HOM
Relo-HOM

 @rudy90210 ....that limo/van thing is perfect reflection of that group....both trying to be something they're not, classy.

 

 

blbensinger
blbensinger

 @Holycrap Marysol, Adrianna & Ana have become such a poor example of Miami. Its a town full of life and fun and they just are making it a joke. We want to watch people living a lifestyle we all want to live - not plastic, sad, petty women dragging us all down. Bravo on casting Bravo!

rudy90210
rudy90210

@muffey -I agree, and if she is any kind of business woman, she should know better than to let herself be filmed with such an ignorant group of people, saying such stupid things! It shouldn't matter who runs the charity, put the fight aside, and be a big girl, and do the right thing!

marialina1
marialina1

 @Figaromeezer

 You are right in the sense that Alexia should keep away from the problems that the others have against Leah, it is not her Problem! I am a Miami Housewife and Mother and Grandmother, too and it is everywhere that people makes stereotypes, it happens to friends that are married to Colombians and it happens to us Cubans, too! How many times I had been told that we are plastic and that we have money and lots and lots of stupid things! I do prefer to ignore to all those stupid comments!

marialina1
marialina1

 @muffey

 Waoh! For sure you are a Cuban Hater! Good that you do not live in Miami! Please! Learn a bit about US History and how all of us Cuban are not at all as you just described us! And yes Cuban help to Build Miami! It is proved and for your dislike it is the Truth! Continue with your Cuban Bashing! Myself could care less! Your comment is another ignorant comment to add to the Cuban Haters list!

bicoastalhousewife
bicoastalhousewife

 @angelwings9195

 What? What show are you watching? The rest of America is on TEAM LEA!! Alexia is NOT friends with Lea. Merely for business. She listens to her gang of thugs, I mean, "girls".  Pathetic. Cuban Barbie? I think not. More like Cuban Barbarians!