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This Is What It's Really Like to Attend a 'Real Housewives' Reunion

Jules Wainstein gives us the inside scoop on what really happens on those reunion couches.

By Megan Segura

Real Housewives fans wait all season long to watch the ladies go head to head and confront each other over the issues that have been stirring throughout the year. But what is it like to be the one on the couch? First-time Housewife Jules Wainstein spills all the details.

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Watch The Real Housewives of New York City on Peacock and catch up on the Bravo app Housewives usually get their own hotel room the day of the reunion to get ready in. What time did you arrive at the hotel, or did you stay overnight?

Jules Wainstein: I stayed overnight. My Priv makeup artist Brian actually stayed with me for support! I got NO sleep, Haha. What did you have for breakfast that morning?

JW: I kept it light, light, omelette, maybe, not much more. How long did hair/makeup take?

JW: OMG HOURS. Every five minutes there was another camera crew or another someone or something wanting behind-the-scenes moments and interviews. How were you feeling that day? Nervous, anxious?

JW: Ready. With the help of my crew, I was ready to go. But anxiousness did set in right before. Some of the ladies bring notes and articles with them so they can remember everything they want to say. Did you have anything like that?

JW: Of course! I practically wrote a book! Haha. What was the most surprising thing about actually experiencing the reunion?

JW: I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it. It was good to see everyone to "clear the air." How many breaks did you guys get through the reunion? How did you spend your breaks?

JW: One full lunch break and maybe a two-minute break every few hours. It was a 12-hour day! Did you eat lunch with any of the other Housewives or did everyone separate themselves?

JW: Dorinda, of course! And our crews convened and relaxed. How did everyone leave the reunion? Did you all go out to dinner together or did everyone leave upset with one another?

JW: I don't know about the other ladies, but I was a ball of energy! Went straight to WWHL with friends! What time did you go to bed?

JW: Not. A. Clue. Haha. Did the reunion give you a headache or sore throat?

JW: Not at all! I did get very hot, though, under the lights and in my GORG dress. I was shfitzing!

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