Episode 2 is a whirlwind. It’s refreshing to me that it begins with GG and MJ spending time together -- sober. GG seems really embarrassed for getting that drunk at the restaurant, so hopefully I’ll get to see this side of her more.
Asa’s dinner with her family looks very lovely but the topic of conversation (Asa’s employment/degree status) is oh so too familiar of a painful conversation for most Persian kids. Asa is an artist. She creates things: music, photography, paintings. To typical Persian parents, art or music are not jobs, they’re hobbies. In Persian families, it is common for parents push their children to be either a: doctor, lawyer, engineer, or dentist. Education is valued very highly, and if you don’t have a degree and fall into one of those occupational categories you’re almost made to feel like a disappointment. I hope that the new generation of Persian-American parents will begin to drop this pressure on their children and let them embrace their dreams.
I am an attorney by trade, but a designer and entrepreneur by heart. I can relate to how Asa is feeling because I have been in her shoes. I didn’t want to disappoint my parents, so I went the good Persian girl route and attended law school after college. Once I became an attorney and satisfied their dreams, I decided to pursue mine in design and beauty (hence my swimline HaveFaith.com and my soon to be released eyelash line LillyLashes.com).
This episode you see a glimpse into my house and my daily routine before work. If you haven’t already noticed I love big Texas hair. Sometimes my hair is bigger than my whole body, but where I’m from, the bigger the hair, the closer to God!
You looked better without all that make up and super puffy hair (it's bigger than you!) PLz stay natural!! and out of curiosity how long does it take you to get ready?
As she doesn't fit into the cast, it is safe to say that she is there to promote her swim line and eye-lash line. Money wants more money.
Lilly, why are you on this show? This show is embarrassing, If i were in your shoes I would use my law degree and sue this F... Iranian for such bad image that reflect all of us in society.
You guys act like you are the only group of people who put value on education. Believe it or not most cultures do, just not Americans.
When someone lists their attributes; "I'm smart, I'm pretty, I'm rich, ...I'm a fantastic person...", I have to ask; are you assuming that the audience is too ignorant to see your attributes and so you have to tell them; or, are you feeling insecure and thus reminding yourself of how fabulous you think you are? If you say yes to either of these, you need an ego check. I found your behavior to be decent until you listed your "qualities." There is nothing more revolting than a braggart.
who is this GG girl?? i really thought she was 19 or 18 because she acts it. shes 30 and needs to grow up.
so far you seem ok. But I would have toned it down on the criticisms - to do with their drinking think it but too early at this stage to mention it. You are pretty and intelligent but to sing your own praises will set you apart and make you come off as obnoxious. Let others sing your praises as you will get backs up and set yourself up to be their target. I agree with Reza you certainly are a beauty.
good luck !
Pretty girl,wayyy too skinny, no meat all just looks sickly-anorexic. Again though I guess in California the whole rail-thin skinnyness is what's encouraged & I can only imagine how important to you it is to make society around u happy. Props to you on doing your own thing business wise, I think it's important to do what u love.
You're going to be fun to watch. And, so far I love your good manners-- I like that you find something positive to say about people and their actions. But the voice...the nasal voice...whoo! It's so easy to fix. Think about it. And hey, if you want to add a ton of 'magic hair' to your own, and cement the whole mess with a liter of hairspray, have at it!
yes you are a very pretty girl..... but your hair looks like a 12 year old fixed it. Too flat in the back sweetie..... looks silly.
So you graduated cum laude yet you say you "elude" sex appeal? I think you mean "exude" honey. Also, I was shocked by you saying there were AIDS on the bikini bottoms? What the hell is wrong with you?
I LOVE your swimwear. I went to you website but almost all the swimgerie was sold out. What's up with that?? I really want to buy the bikini that the model tried on episode 2. It is so gorgeous! Please fix the website ASAP!!! Also, the amazing tie-dyed sarong (in the sarong section of the website) is sold out :(
I'm afraid that if the only time you will be around the rest of the cast is when they are not drinking, I don't think you are going to be relevant to their storylines because it seems as though that is all they do is party and drink.
If you think you are so much better than all the others why are you on the show? They are not any different than season 1 so you knew what you were getting into.
@jellybean818 She is a business woman of course she is going to promote her products. Best advertising in the world with millions of viewers watching why would she not take advantage of it.
American is not a culture, it's a nationality hahaha and why would they speak of other cultures when it's a show based on Persians? They would be idiotic to go comment on other nationalities/ cultures dude. Use your brain! Some cultures value education more than others. Hence certain minorities being more affluent and prominent in parts of the country @kenyonmcallahan
Sorry kenyonmcallahan, the sarcasm is evident in the first sentence only. The second sentence places you in the boat with "you guys." You cannot back pedal on this one!
@kenyonmcallahan Wow, I hate to disagree, but I know a lot of AMERICANS who believe in higher education.
@lon11848 I agree! She seems pretty damn uppity. Wait awhile her skeletons will show themselves. Nobody's perfect.
@bravoarinay Who cares? Obviously she likes the way she looks.. For me I can't imagine applying layers and layers of make-up I live in California and love what it has to offer. Lilly doesn't seem very athletic which is good for me one less person at our overcrowded beach. .
@bravoarinay Stop with the skinny bashing already! All body types are acceptable, why should anyone have to force feed themselves to fit into what YOU think is acceptable? I can't tell you how many times a day I'm told to eat a sandwich or have a burger. Its disgusting to be judged that way. I don't need rolls to be beautiful!
@AmyAnthony Haha, to be fair she does elude sex appeal. What she exudes is ignorance, a voice like nails on a chalk board and an extremely offensive manner.
Well Savvyoh, Its obvious Lily is Much Much better then GG and MJ as for everybody else they seem to all get along!!!!!
@Bakergirl123 I was being sarcastic. My point is that the former oligarchy of Iran were not the only group of people who value an education.
@Reva u so clearly have self esteem issues girl,and u missed my point...I have personally met girls/models that are brainwashed into thinking they are not good enough because they need to lose weight when they already look gorgeous that it disgusts me this behavior is encouraged. It's not about having rolls to look good but about looking and BEING healthy! Bones is not pretty,google anorexia and you'll see how this girl fits right in. and btw...this wasn't about u! These people want fame and with it comes people's opinion's! It's all for entertainment purposes so simmer down or stay outta here.