Last month, Bravo announced that the poorest rated show of their Real Housewives
franchise, The Real Housewives of Miami
, would return for a second season
. Now in an interview with the Miami New Times
, Adriana de Moura, one of the three returning housewives, talks about the upcoming season.
First off, Adriana confirms that the cast has started filming the second season.
"We have been filming for a couple of weeks now. It's going great," Adriana said, "We have a handful of new girls. Let's say, more than two, less than five."
Rumored new cast members include Joanna Krupa of Dancing With The Stars
and Lisa Hochstein, the wife of prominent Miami plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein, who starred in the short-lived Bravo reality show Miami Slice
. No matter who they are, Adriana seems glad to be rid of the cast members who were let go (Lasa Pippen, Cristy Rice and Alexia Echevarria).
"I don't want to point fingers," Adriana said, trying to explain what went wrong with the first season. "I think there were two people that ruined our chemistry. When people are dampers, it's hard to make things happen. They affected the whole season." Despite the low ratings for season one, Adriana says she was always confident about returning for another.
"I always knew we would come back," she said. "Miami is such a destination that everyone wants to be a part of. We just needed the right elements to make it right. I knew given the right direction, right people and support, it was going to be a home run. The [new] producers are amazing. I think we are in for the best season yet."
And no matter who is going to be included in the new cast, Adriana promises to keep it real and be true to herself.
"I am as real as they come," she said. "At the reunion, I was just fed up. People just sat around, criticized and just brought the whole season down. I don't deal with that whole mean girl, high school attitude. If you are going to criticize, at least bring it."
While Bravo has yet to set a premiere date for RHOM
, Adriana knows that this season they will do a better job of living up to what has become the Real Housewives
"It has been a great experience. I am proud to be a part of it," she said. "We had half of Miami trying to get on this show after season one. It made me realize how special this show was. I mean, it's a national franchise." Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)