It's very unfortunate, but it's a risky business. I am selling my house in France and keeping my daughter in her childhood home in New York. I'm managing a lot while being on this show and doing my 20-minute red carpet and 20-minute recipes, press junkets, and meetings with potential investors for my lifestyle brand -- and I'm just fine. My charity work means a lot to me, and I didn't appreciate Ramona's comments at her cocktail party. My art is my way of expressing myself through self deprecating humor, and I was surrounded by 90-plus off-Broadway and Broadway performers who all donated their time to the cause.
I have been an artist, performer, and comedian my entire life, since my pageant, modeling, and acting days. All of my friends and the hundreds of people that came to the Sonja In The City Caburlesque charity event enjoyed my cameo that we used as a calling card to sell tickets. I didn't like when LuAnn said that it could have been more polished.
I was not naked on stage. I was in a swimsuit and bustier when the dancers didn't deliver a costume as promised. I'm not a quitter. If it were more polished, there would be no money left for the charity; it wasn't Broadway, we were at the beach raising money the the Long Island LGBT youth center! Many Broadway producers were there and loved it. I was invited to perform at Birdland with Josh Flagg after Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli when Lorna did a breast cancer fundraiser and we had a ball. We only gain by experience. I would do it again! I've signed up for dance classes again.
My comment to Ramona about her Rose wine is much more than you see. I know that Ramona is going to try so many more bottles and fine tune everything. Once it is perfect, then the Ramona Rose will be out! That is the essence of our friendship. Ramona and I can make these comments and look back at them and not get ugly towards each other. I got through ToasterGate with Heather without name calling as well. We trust each other.
The next day I found an earring in my dress and thought it was LuAnn's. It actually turned out to be Ramona's! It fell down my dress as she was hugging me. I like to say that it is from LuAnn screaming in my ear though!
LuAnn is a performer as well, and I know that she understands why I was upset when she didn't support me in my argument with Ramona.
When she wore that headdress at Jill's birthday party (and in general when she performs all glammed up), with her height, it's like the glamorous drag queens -- tall and glamorous! She does have a beautiful girl's body -- but she did piss me off. She hates when I call her LuMann. Hates it!!!