The Sur Dish

See what Stassi, Jax, Scheana, Katie, Tom, and Kristen thought of the first episode of 'Vanderpump Rules.'

on Jan 7, 2013


Stassi Schroeder Give us a quick primer, how long have you worked at SUR? How did you end up there?
Stassi Schroeder: I've been working at SUR for three years now. When I was still in school, I had a few friends who worked there, so I would spend my weekend nights coming in for drinks to pay them visits. After a while I realized that I was coming there so much that I may as well start working there, and voila! Why do you have such a problem with Scheana? What about her rubs you the wrong way? Did you feel sympathetic for her after watching her confrontation with Brandi?
SS: I'm someone who takes relationships and marriage very seriously. I've been cheated on, so when I hear about other girls who have been "the other woman" in situations, I react very strongly. I know what it feels like to be in that situation, and it is the most heartbreaking feeling. I'm very protective of my friends and my relationships and will stop at nothing to make sure no one hurts them. After seeing Scheana confront Brandi, it wasn't sympathy that I felt for Scheana, it was respect. It was very brave of her to do and I believe that it was a huge step that shows she truly is sorry and is trying to do the right thing. What did you think of Lisa's comments about your behavior? Do you think you were out-of-line at work?
SS: I'm the first to admit that I'm a bit of a handful to deal with. I probably should find that filter that's lost somewhere inside me, haha. I was out-of-line, and I've apologized since. Luckily, I have a very close relationship with Lisa. She's kind of like a mom to me; she gets me. I think she is one of those few people who understands me, and has always looked out for me. She's saved my ass many many times, and I'm thankful for that. She still busts my bum and gives me a hard time, but it's always warranted. Tell us a little more about your relationship at Jax at that time? Were you, as he described you, "a jealous girlfriend"?
SS: Jax and I obviously weren't doing very well at that time. And after watching the first episode and seeing him hit on the server at The Parlor, I think my insecurities were justified. I wasn't feeling secure in my relationship, so that in turn made me act jealous. I'm not a jealous person, but Jax wasn't making me feel assured or stable in our relationship, so I think it's only natural for me to act out and get jealous. What would your dream career look like?
SS: I've wanted to write about fashion for as long as I could remember. I already have a fashion column online for Lisa and Pandora's online magazine, I just want to keep moving up in the fashion industry; write my own style book, be a fashion commentator. . .you know conquer the world (of fashion, that is).