Lydia McLaughlin

Lydia introduces herself and explains why she was wearing that fake engagement ring.

on Apr 15, 2013

So wow. OK. This is happening. It is very weird to see yourself on TV. First of all, I don't like the way my voice sounds -- but who does? I'm new to this whole thing so bear with me. The fact you are reading my blog shows you have sort of an emotional investment in who I am, be it good or bad, or at least some curiosity, so I appreciate that.

I hope this season shows a good balance of who I am. I am a hugger, and you see that when I first come onto the scene and meet Heather. I am Italian. I am friendly. I am warm, and I go in for a hug when I first meet someone. This is totally who I am. Not for everyone, apparently, but I'm cool with that.

Heather's home is breathtaking. It is grand and classy and has a very peaceful vibe to it. It is a perfect fit for the architectural feature for our magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle. It is not uncommon for someone to want the coveted cover spot and we get approached all the time from agents, publicists, and managers of people vying for the cover. I am not taken aback by Heather's request at all. As I say on my date with my husband Doug, I don't like being the bearer of bad news and would feel better with him taking it from here...which he does.