In season 5 we welcomed Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, and Heather Thomson to the Real Housewives of New York City
. This season, there's another new face coming to stir things up: model mom Kristen Taekman.
BuddyTV recently participated in a conference call with Kristen and Heather to discuss the upcoming season of Bravo's RHONYC
. Here's are seven facts about Kristen that will help you get acquainted before Tuesday's premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City
1. She is BFF with RHOBH's Brandi Glanville
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she didn't get any advice from her before filming. (Thank God.)
know, I think I'm going to shock people with how much I'm not like her."
She is an Elvis Fanatic
Some might call her Elvis-obsessed, and we
will see this side of her on the show. She even named her daughter
Kingsley, as a tribute to "The King."
3. She's "Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed"
Her tagline of "I may
not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'm pretty" has some viewers
all riled up...but it's all in good fun.
"I just can't believe that
people are having an issue with it," says Kristen. "I take my work and
my family seriously. But everything else is just--it's silly, it's
funny, it's a reality show. I'm 36 and I'm still a model and I kind of
play off the fact that...not all models are the sharpest tool in the
shed."4. She Didn't Have Preconceived Notions about the RHONYC cast
"Obviously everybody was talking
about what happened in St. Bart's. And I really didn't remember exactly
what happened. So, you know, of course I'm hearing all this stuff and it
was really hard to sort of filter through it and say, 'Listen, I'm just
meeting this woman. She didn't do anything to me. So...I'm just going
to take everything with a grain of salt and just kind of move forward.'
And that's what I did."
5. She is Not Concerned about "The
Housewives Divorce Curse"
Even though viewers
will see Kristen and her husband Josh fighting this season, she
considers their relationship solid.
"We fight, we bicker. We have a two
and a five-year-old. So, you know, we're still changing diapers. And my
daughter still gets up some nights. And that just really weighs heavy on
us as a couple. And then towards the end of the season, I decided that
our bickering is our personal form of flirting."
6. She Only Occasionally Watched the Previous Seasons of RHONYC
found out she was cast in the show's sixth season, her friends told her
she needed to watch the past episodes to prepare.
Her reaction? "I don't
need to do anything. I'm just going to go in there. Heather's
introducing me to her friends. This is real life to me and that's just
how it was."7. She is Not Afraid to Voice Her Opinion
asked if she gets involved in the other ladies' drama that stems back to
last season, Kristen responded, "I mean in the beginning, I think it's
hard because you weren't there and you kind of hate to give your two
cents on what happened. But then after you hear so much about it, you
feel like you were there."
Indeed, we see from the previews of this
season that Kristen has confrontations with both Ramona and Heather.
To see what other kind of trouble Kristen gets into this season, tune into the season 6 premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City
Tuesday night at 9pm on Bravo.
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