You know that scene in Clueless when Cher Horowitz breaks down all the cliques at Beverly Hills High School for newbie student, Tai? Well, the Shahs of Sunset crew is picking up where Cher left off and elaborating a bit more about their own crews back in the day at the same famous high school.
"The high school breakdown is Reza, MJ, Asa and Mike, we all went to Beverly Hills High School," Reza Farahan explained. Asa Soltan Rahmati added, "In Beverly, you're either with the Persians or you're with the totally non-Persians, and I was with the totally alternative. My group was all artists and it was different people. We had some gays and artists, that was the group I was sort of with. I was never just with the Persians. The Persians at Beverly, they got a nose job and a Beamer at 16. I mean I obviously didn't fit that mold: I didn't get a Beamer and I obviously didn't get a nose job."
Asa back in the day.
And Mike Shouhed definitely loved that about Asa. "She was a refugee, so she always had her own eclectic style, and I admired that about her because she was super dope and super cute and friendly with everybody," he said. "And she was always just one who stood out in the crowd."
Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, however, ran in a completely different circle (and school) from her pals. "Other than Mike, all of them were like a century older than me. So we kind of were like in different worlds and time zones," she shared. "Never really liked hanging out with Persian people. All they did was drive their little BMWs, and I didn't like them. They went to school with all those fake Persians. I went to school with white people."
One thing that certainly wasn't fake was the love that started between besties Reza and Mercedes "MJ" Javid back in the day. "Reza and I met at a house party in Beverly Hills. He liked my style, and I thought he was straight," she shared about her BFF. "MJ had the biggest crush on me in high school. Don't let that bitch get it twisted for you," he added. She wanted me and she wanted me bad... when MJ gets an idea in her head, she's like a f***ing rabid dog with a bone. And she wanted my bone and, you know, she got it."
However, looking back on it, MJ now realizes, "It was like when Brooke Shields was dating Michael Jackson and George Michael and she thought that she was dating them, but she wasn't, it was just like that."
Check out some more throwback photos of the Shahs, below.