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Utah Native Lala Kent Reacts to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

The Vanderpump Rules SUrver shares her take on the new Housewives city.

By Jocelyn Vena

When The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres, Lala Kent may have a different experience watching it, having actually grown up in Salt Lake City..

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“I’m from Salt Lake City so this was like Christmas for me!” she told Page Six following the big announcement at BraovCon 2019 last weekend. “And I asked [Cohen], I was like, ‘What do you think about it?’ And he was like, ‘It’s going to be so good.’ And I’m not even shocked by that because people that were raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, are crazy. So it’s gonna make the best TV ever. Out of all these cities and they picked my hometown. I’m like, I told them, ‘Ladies, put on for my city. Please!'”

And while the Vanderpump Rules SURver is hardly camera-shy, she noted she doesn't expect her mom, Lisa, to make any cameos on the new series anytime soon: “She runs away when cameras come to film Vanderpump [Rules]. I can’t get her out of the bedroom. I’m like, ‘You don’t wanna film anything?’ She’s like, ‘No! All I want to do is save dogs at the animal shelter.’ I’m like, ‘Alright girl. Do you boo.'”

In 2017, Lala opened up to The Daily Dish about growing up in Utah like fellow Vanderpump Rules cast member, Katie Maloney-Schwartz.

"It was weird when you would go to school with everyone that was Mormon because they just believe in completely different things. I gravitated towards the people that were in theater class and choir. And the arts were usually for people that weren't religious in any way just because we have to say certain things that are in scripts and so those are the people that I gravitated towards. Those people also were not raised Mormon," she said. "As much as I want to say that I grew up in a state that was all Mormon people, I didn't really have much interaction with them."

The Official Vanderpump Rules Season 8 Trailer Is Here!

While you wait for The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City to hit airwaves, you can check out Vanderpump Rules when it returns on January 7 at 9/8c (preview Season 8, above).

Below, check out more from Lala about growing up in Salt Lake City.

Lala Kent on Growing Up in Utah Like Katie Maloney-Schwartz
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