Sonja said that she was "humbled" while speaking to the crowd at the event, which you can check out in the clip, above. She also thanked her fellow New York Housewives Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, and Leah McSweeney for coming out to celebrate her achievement. "It's been a long haul," Sonja told the crowd during the event. "And now let me mention my family — Dorinda, Luann, Ramona — who have been with me every step of the way."
Sonja was similarly touched by all the love she has received in a post on Instagram prior to the episode airing, where she thanked those who have supported her from her toaster oven days (which she also alluded to during her speech at the Century 21 event) through all of her fashion collections.
"Thank you to everyone who has been by my side throughout this journey!" Sonja wrote in the post. "I’ve been under so much pressure for so long. So many said I was delusional about my perfume and fashion line yet I’m still doing it and now it can be seen, felt, tried on at the two NYC #Century21 stores... I feel you guys were there front row at my first NYFW 2015 show, and then strongly asked for the Sonja by Sonja Morgan under $200 which came to fruition #NYFW 2019, and now are with me while being highlighted at C21 stores and I am forever grateful for you always believing in me."
Despite the mixup over the outfit sent to her for the Sonja by Sonja Morgan New York runway show earlier this season of RHONY, Leah proudly wore her friend's designs to the Century 21 event. "She's glowing tonight," Leah said of Sonja during an interview in the episode. "There's something different about Sonja tonight that I've never seen before. There's this twinkle in her eyes. I'm just very happy for her."
Dorinda and Luann also cheered Sonja on on social media while her big night was featured on RHONY.
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