'The Real Housewives of Miami': Adriana De Moura Says Season 2 Drama Could 'Beat Beverly Hills'
The Real Housewives of Miami may have gotten off to a lackluster start, especially compared to other cities in Housewives franchise, but if cast member Adriana De Moura has anything to do with it, that will change with the next season.

Season two will begin filming within the next six weeks for Adriana and other returning housewives Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, and Lea Black. As for the other two, Bravo still hasn't announced replacements.

"Larsa [Pippen] and Cristy [Rice] are out," Adriana confirmed in her interview with The Miami Herald. "Producers didn't want this to go in a Basketball Wives direction. We'll portray Miami the way it should be portrayed."

And how the city will be portrayed apparently hinges on the women who will star in the show.

"It's so funny, when we aired, everyone said, 'Oh that show is so bad. I don't even want to watch it,'" Adriana said. "But when they were casting, all of a sudden--I'm not going to mention names--but now half of Miami wants to be in it."

Adriana claims that part of the problem with the first season was that it wasn't originally intended to even be a Housewives show, but a Miami Social knockoff, and that it was the editing process that turned it into the former.

"That's why we had shorter episodes and all that foolishness," she said, possibly also referring to the one-hour live reunion snore fest. "Now we're hoping to beat Beverly Hills."

Although the show will continue to follow the Housewives format, one topic the show will omit will be Alexia's son Frankie's serious car accident. The 13-year-old was badly injured this August and is still recovering.

"Hopefully soon she can resume her normal life," Adriana said of Alexia. "We wouldn't film something so private. The show is superficial, silly, just an escape."

She also divulges that this upcoming season will include her and her fiance Frederic Marq beginning the college hunt for their 11-year-old son, Alex.

"I want him to go to Harvard or Yale. That's what I have in mind."

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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