Daughters Of ‘The Real Housewives’ Talk To Glamour Magazine About Their Mothers’ Fame

The Real Housewives is one of Bravo’s biggest reality hits.  The daughters of five ‘Housewives’ sat down with Glamour Magazine’s May issue to dish on what it’s like to live their life in front of the cameras.

Lauren Manzo, daughter of Caroline Manzo- Real Housewives of New Jersey:

On her improved attitude about body image…

“When the show started to become more popular, I had these younger girls say to me on Twitter and Facebook, “I look up to you; I love the fact that you’re not a size 2.” I said to myself, You know what? All these other women are struggling. Let’s put this on the show.”

On being a reality star…
“I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t get caught up in being on TV for a little bit. I said to my boyfriend, Vito, a while ago, “I found a ring that I want. Go buy it, and we’ll get married on TV.” And then I said to myself, That’s not what I want right now. It doesn’t make sense to get married. I need to become a woman on my own. And I don’t think I could do that right now with a ring on my finger.”

Pandora Sabo, daughter of Lisa Vanderpump- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills:

On whether or not to film her wedding…

“I’m a more private person than my mother is. So when Jason proposed, we had to think about how we were going to do this wedding. My mother’s life is on television, but mine really isn’t. I didn’t mind that the planning was on TV, because, to be honest, it’s quite nice to have a record of that. Who else gets to relive picking out their invitations or their bachelorette party?  When it came to the actual day, my mother said, “However you want to do it is OK.” I didn’t let Bravo film any of the wedding. I had a regular videographer like many people do. I edited the footage, then chose what I wouldn’t mind people seeing, and we gave eight minutes of it to Bravo to use.”

The hardships of being a reality star…
“I feel like my life is filled with a bunch of one-sided conversations. Everybody knows everything about me, and I know nothing a bout anybody else.”
Briana Culberson, daughter of Vicki Gunvalson- Real Housewives of Orange County:

Her attitude towards all of the press…
“The first season, we were kind of shocked because you would google our names and we’d come up. That was huge. At first we were like, “Why are we so important?” Then people would say, “Brianna looks like this” or “Vicki’s fat,” and we’d all be crying about it. Since the first season we haven’t looked at any blogs. I try not to read the press or dig around and see what everyone’s opinion is of us.”

The downsides of being a reality star…
“I’ve seen every episode that’s aired. It’s hard to watch them. Nobody likes to hear their own voice, and it’s weird to see yourself on TV. It’s really tough to see the family things replayed, like my parents split. I’d experienced it six or eight months before, then had to relive it on TV, and that’s when it becomes public. People are approaching me, saying, “I cant believe your parents are getting divorced!” And it reopens the wound.”

Victoria de Lesseps, daughter of Countess LuAnn de Lesseps- Real Housewives of New York City:

How the show affected her school life…
“At my school, everyone’s really down-to-earth. But before, when I was at boarding school, there were some instances when I thought teachers were harder on me because of the show. My roommate would ask for extra help and I would ask for extra help, and I wouldn’t get it. The teacher would make comments to me–nothing bad–but I’d notice it. I can feel when there’s a weird tension.“

Tierra Fuller, daughter of Shereé Whitfiled- Real Housewives of Atlanta:

On being too emotionally invested in the show…
“I find myself getting very angry when I watch the show. Then I’ll talk to my mom, and she’s like, “You know, you can’t get too emotional about it.””

The weird aspects of reality TV fame…
“One time I went back to Nashville for the TSU homecoming, and this older lady came up to me and was like, “Can I get your autograph?” People still give autographs? I thought that was weird.”

On the plus sides of The Real Housewives…
“My mom is doing her thing; I’m trying to get her to make her own workout DVD or her own juicer. A lot of opportunities come out of reality shows, and my mom is my role model.”

Photos by Glamour Magazine

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