California native Quinn Fry, the latest addition to Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County
, is hoping that her appearance on the reality series will help debunk some of the public's perception of the women of Orange County.
"I'd only watched the show once or twice before, and I really didn't like the way Orange County women were portrayed," Fry told the New York Daily News
. "I've been here my whole life, and there are so many amazingly wonderful women around, with wonderful lives and careers and morals, and they don't have plastic surgery. I was hoping to show that."
Fry makes her debut on The Real Housewives of Orange County
tonight, with all the ladies gathering for drinks as a way to welcome her into the group. The meeting, however, quickly turns into a grand inquisition into Fry's personal life.
"Catty is a good word," Fry said. "I have other words, but catty is the one I'll use. I didn't expect them to be defensive about me. I didn't expect them to ask certain questions right off the bat that even girlfriends I've known forever wouldn't ask.”
Fry also said that during the course of filming, the show's producers had them traveling to different places in a group, though she admits that it did little to help her get to know the other women.
"I don't really know them and they're really hard to get to know,” she said. “They know each other already, and I'm the new girl. It's kind of like high school.”
Quinn Fry, a successful Internet marketing manager and managing editor of an Orange County entertainment website, is a divorced mother of two. She is currently seeing two men – a 40-year-old and a 26-year-old.
"I guess I must embrace my cougardom, if that's what they're throwing at me," she said. "But I thought that cougar women were older women that went out and chased after younger men. Well, I don't do that. I go out, and the guys that approach me are younger, and it's not my fault."
Throughout the show, Quinn Fry does not reveal her age, although she does tell anyone who asks that she's “29 and holding.”
"My friend Glory, who's in her 80s, has got me saying that," Fry said. "She tells everybody she's 29 and holding, and you know what? Age is just a number, and I think once you start telling people you're 60 or 80 or whatever you are, they put you in this category and in this mold and I think its all in your head. So I just tell everyone I'm 29 and holding and I plan on doing that until I'm 95 years old."
The Real Housewives of Orange County
airs Tuesdays at 10pm on Bravo.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Daily News
(Image Courtesy of Bravo)