Cindy Barshop

Cindy reflects on her first season as a Housewife and thanks the fans for their support.

on Aug 2, 20110

Mirror, Mirror on the wall. . .

Seeing myself on TV for the first time this season was overwhelming but it absolutely made me realize me for who I am. I realized a lot of characteristics about myself that I didn't necessarily see day-to-day which leads me to thank everyone for this opportunity to be a Real Housewife of New York City. I was able to expand on the classic definition of “housewife” and show everyone my story, from being a single mom and having my beautiful twin girls, Jesse and Zoe, managing and expanding my business, completely bare, and introducing myself to a new group of friends and/or frenemies.

More importantly, I wanted to say how amazed I am by all of my fans and followers. Without your constant support (#TeamCindy) and loving words I couldn't have done it without you!

But wait! It might have been the reunion but I am still ready and waiting for all of your questions and thoughts through my Facebook and Twitter @CindyBarshop!

63 comments
merriberries
merriberries

Why you didn't let Jill have it is beyond me,you are a very cool lady. I hoped they would keep u on.

rhw viewer
rhw viewer

Cindy tries to hard to fit in with the brunettes, she needs to be herself and stop being so fake !! Cindy thinks she she is better then the other girls on the show especially the blondes. Grow up and realise you don't belong on this show...

Crystal Claire
Crystal Claire

I could not believe this person!!!! Quick someone give her a reality check - you were rude rude rude and not all special - the thing with Sonia and her assistant attending breakfast - so bad

Sonia Routs
Sonia Routs

The housewives were much better to watch before Cindy was added. Shes trying to be interesting, when really shes not. Who is she? obviously thinks shes a very important person.. Get rid of Cindy, and bring back betheny!!!

Viewer789
Viewer789

Cindy has involved herself in gossip with the other brunettes about the blondes and she has stirred the pot and then sat back and watched. What a creep.

Jen Mac
Jen Mac

Cindy you will be missed !!!!!! I seems that Bravo axed the most unpretentious cast members. They have lost this fan!!!!

paula621p
paula621p

You will be missed. :( Good luck in all you do and I hope you have continued success with both your kids and career. You have real class, never let Sonia tell you otherwise! :)

raphael1962
raphael1962

why cant i get an answer from Cindy? I have asked several times about the leather and pearl lariat style necklace she is wearinf in several of the interview portions of the show. I would like to know where she got it, aho makes it etc... Pamela

ViewerBeverly
ViewerBeverly

Wll I'm sorry to end the love fest but I dint think you were that great!!!

Helen Bateman
Helen Bateman

Cindy you are too good for this show. It is hard watching you have to deal with the school yard bullies. You will eventually go insane girl.

Patricia109
Patricia109

You are a really nice person. Stay exactly as you are. All the other girls are pretentious and obvious. They made a good choice with you.

Yippieeee!
Yippieeee!

Good luck with this group of girls! Jill and Lou Lou were never taught how to play nice in the sand box! Hold on to your pail and shovel!

DaizyGirlz
DaizyGirlz

You were a favorite right out of the gate...but as soon as you lost touch to the down-to-earth you and jumped on the bashing wagon...you lost a lot of respect! If you are back next season....I hope you remember what your fans and frenimies have said about you.

Lil' J
Lil' J

I think you are a breath of fresh air on the show. I cannot believe how out of hand the reunion got,,,,, next season should be interesting!

leleinFL
leleinFL

Cindy, please stay real and honest and don't get yourself involved the high school type drama! In the beginning of the season you seemed like another real, genuine person (like Alex) and I hope that you stay that way. The reunion made everyone on the couch look like clowns, though!

jasmine1959
jasmine1959

I thought I was going to like you ...but as the seasson played out...i saw that your are just like the other 3 ...that you have chose to be friends with. ( self centered, baby's ) You all ack like high school girls.. (the mean ones )

SoCalSurferGirl
SoCalSurferGirl

Enjoyed you on the show, great job handling Ramona too. Sure hope you come back!

CubanDiva
CubanDiva

Cindy, You handled these drama queens like a pro! You are professional and sweet...don't change! See you next season! Go Team Brunettes!

Helena (Philly)
Helena (Philly)

Cindy, I loved watching you this season. You were a great addition, and love your no-nonsense attitude. Your baby girls are beautiful also. It would have been nice to see more of you in your family life and less bickering with Sonja and Ramona, but I guess that's where the drama is. Anyway, I heard you on our local radio station, Q102 - Elvis Duran in the Morning, and would love it if you would be willing to expand your Completely Bare business to a location in Philly. Something to think about! Have a great rest of the summer!!!

TaiChiJes
TaiChiJes

I enjoyed you! 80% of the time someone was talking over you, so it was hard to hear your voice... from what I was able to hear, was interesting and fun. You instantly reminded me of the "very cool" girl in the movie, Eddie & the Cruisers II ( I hope you take that as a compliment, because I love that movie, and love the girl's character!).

Watching the Reunion this year was... Awful, Awful, Awful (I'm talking about everyone, but you). ...we have women in business, whether they are selling products or being a spokesperson, asking us to be interested in their business... yet, the people that they are on a show with, that can generate "buzz" around their products, don't get along! ...I couldn't finish watching the Reunion show, it went from bad to worse.

Positive energy attracts positive energy (I think you get that!)

Will you sign up to do another Season? ... can't blame you if you just said, "AAAAAAaaaaaaagh"!

Enjoy those sweet babies! ~ Jes (a fellow twin)

Viewerrampgirl
Viewerrampgirl

Cindy, I think you have the most common sense out of everyone on the show.

Lynn in St. Louis
Lynn in St. Louis

Cindy, I think you are a truly genuine person. Thank you for showing working women in a real light. We can have the life that we choose with no matter the amount in your bank account.

Good luck to you in all you do.

mom22boys
mom22boys

You ARE the weakest link. Goodbye!

south texas
south texas

Cindy You seem like a strong lady that has a lot on her plate and doing very good.

You might get a chair next time and set by Andy,

Do not become a Jim, Luann or Kelly please

Upset
Upset

Hope you're coming back next year. You were refreshing and approachable. Best wishes to you and your beautiful babies.

JPatmyhouse
JPatmyhouse

I have to say I believe you were the most real of the housewives this season.. it could be because you were new and the "fame" hasn't gotten in your way yet but I loved the way you took every moment as it came, no feeling of rehearsal or setting up. The rest of the cast you could tell that they were very aware of the system and how it worked. Good Job.

Angie_Ohio
Angie_Ohio

Kudos for getting in there with the big dogs this season. However, during the reunion I felt like you resorted to name calling and put downs rather than stating your point of view.

Samantha03D
Samantha03D

I really enjoyed watching you on the show this season, but at the same time I feel sorry for the fact that you had to come in to such a group with so much against each other and you walked in to years of backstabbing, I hope to see you on the next season, maybe a fresh face and new imput on how they need to ask liek ladies is what they need, a hip chick with a rocker style

jk jersey girl
jk jersey girl

I think this is not for you. YOu can see it on your face when you have to deal with these ladies. RUN...

Erik-a
Erik-a

You picked the wrong side.

Tessie22
Tessie22

Loved the way you stood up for yourself! You are one of my favorites.

becky C.
becky C.

You are on the top of my list... and it's not a pecking order list.

LorettaViewer
LorettaViewer

Hello Cindy,

Am very happy to be your first commenter. I absolutely love your ability to be so genuine. You and Kelly are my favorites. You live in the real world. I loved you pointing out the ladies on the opposite couch looked like talking chickens. It cracked me up. So fitting. Keep on keeping it real!

debbieinmissouritx
debbieinmissouritx

Cindy, hope you come back next season, I like the way you stood up to the blonde bullies!

pgh house wife
pgh house wife

I think your awesome! Sonya is she acting like you did something so horrible to her. OK you took a business call, you apologize several times so I am not sure what she wants from you...

jillejo
jillejo

Cindy,

You are a beautiful and amazing woman. You brought class to this trainwreck of a show!

Going to Dallas to get a CB treatment!

Love you!

smedley410
smedley410

WOW. That was a painful show. You guys must prepare for days. I watched because I loved the interesting people and relationships. I am not judging and you shouldn't either. I think these phone calls and cat calling/ name calling issues are beneath you all. Cindy, a lot of people are watching, don't you have a bigger message for all of us than, "I can find anything to hate the blondes".

Laurie from Temecula, CA
Laurie from Temecula, CA

Cindy you are my favorite housewife along with Kelly and Jill. Alex is totally weird and I don't know why anyone even listens to her!

absoluteViewer
absoluteViewer

i was glad to see you stand up for yourself at the reunion. you were so low-key during the season you seemed to blend into the wallpaper. good job, see you next season.

karentc
karentc

I think you were the only one who didn't make an ass on the reunion show.

Rhonda O.
Rhonda O.

Cindy...Gotta say, you became a favorite of mine on the show. I'm glad you were on Team Brunette too. Because quite frankly, the other team BLEW!

pepper
pepper

your beautiful and your beauty could only have been made in heaven

Naru
Naru

Get out while you're still a nice, normal person. New York has gone from being my favorite city to being one I can't even watch any more. Don't let them drag you into their craziness.

Beebelle
Beebelle

Dear Cindy,

I like in the season that you do not go over board wth the drama. I do think that you need to reevaluate the way you behave on a personal level with people. It was understandable why you did not act respectful to Sonja at her breakfast but youy should own up that your behavior was not right!!! YOu are like the other housewives self righteous so stop acting like your the only one who is down to earth that is not the case. Oh and darling, 11am is not they afternoon it is exceptable to have brunch at that time, once in a while with friends or family. I guess you live by McDonalds standards about breakfast ending at 10:30!

jerianne
jerianne

For a rookie, you did a terrific job. In this group their are too many competing for attention. You invited the women to your business to share your expertise and the countryside party with horses was terrific. I hope you come back but if you don't I understand.

Lydia B
Lydia B

Cindy I think you are a wonderful hardworking mother. And I glad that you stand up for yourself and your family!!

tbd4950
tbd4950

Cindy, everyone knows that you are a very strong and powerful business women and you have the life that you always dreamed of, but honey, CHILL OUT! Stop taking yourself so seriously!

sandi b
sandi b

You were the one character I found truly real this season. IF you choose to return next year, please keep on keeping it real.