Cast Blog: #RHONJ

'Real' NJ Life: Lauren Manzo

Caroline's daughter Lauren dishes about the new man in her life and insists she's not a ditz!

 

Bravotv.com: How has your life changed since starring on The Real Housewives of NJ?
Lauren: On a personal level my life hasn't changed that much since staring on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I get a lot of emails asking me advice about hair and make up. I also get a lot of emails from people telling me that I made their day because of something I said on the show and that always makes me happy too. Overall, my life hasn't changed that much. I still go to school and I'm still the bride's bitch!

Which storyline (besides your own) do you find most interesting on the show?
Teresa's storyline is my favorite. Teresa and Joe crack me up! Her girls are just as adorable in person as they are on TV.

What's your take on Danielle's book scandal?
The Danielle book scandal is none of my business. My momma taught me to respect my elders and always take the high road and she's a lot older than me! LOL.

Are you single? What do Jersey girls look for in a boyfriend?
Currently I am not single...I have my Vito! We started dating just recently and he's Albie's roommate from Fordham and also his best friend. Jersey girls like guys with big muscles, fake tans, and spiked hair, but not me. I like me some big Italian family boys that make me laugh, work hard, and are loyal.

Are there any misconceptions about you that you'd like to clear up?
People have some misconceptions about me. I'm not THAT ditzy! I do love school, and I've had a full time job from the day I graduated high school to the day I started beauty school. I just didn't have a career choice. I am also a lot more outgoing than I look on the show. I can't seem to ever get myself to stop talking and laughing.

Have you ever watched any of the other Housewives series?
Other than watching the Jersey Housewives, I've watched most of the OC, most of NYC, and maybe 1 or 2 episodes of Atlanta, just because when the season aired I was just starting school and couldn't find the time relax and watch!

VIDEO: Watch Lauren in a Real Kids of New Jersey Webisode: Crazy Anorexia Diet!