Metro talks to the Real Housewives of Vancouver about why they’d want to expose their families and their lives to the public through a reality TV show.
“I’ve been staying at home with my kids for 11 years. I was just looking for something new and I was going through a divorce. I kind of thought it was going to be something exciting and open up some new doors for me.”
“I was actually chosen to be in the first season, but I didn’t do it because of work schedule and I was becoming a stock broker. The second season came around and the opportunity came my way. I thought it was a great chance to go out there and explore a different area of work. I wasn’t really happy with finance work. It’s great and interesting, but my passion lies with art and being more creative. I thought the show would be an amazing platform, plus to be in a reality TV show of such caliber it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
“I was going through a huge transitioning in my life. My 17-year marriage blindsided me with a divorce. I also had just given birth to twins and one of them didn’t make it … so I was going through a dark time, spiraling down into depression at the time … I needed something to distract me from the real reality of what I felt. I wasn’t quite sure if it was going to make things worse or better, but I was willing to take the risk. I love challenges and it sounded adventurous. To be a part of a show that showcases British Columbia and that will take my mind out of my own hell, I’ll take that risk.”
“When you start a project, you have to finish it. The platform was very large and it just showed a small segment of who I was. I’m extremely strong, corporate and raised by a very independent mother who taught me very good values.”
“It was a tough decision. I think I see the good of what can come out from a show like this. Professionally, it’s been great for me. I’ve got music back out. I’ve been able to raise awareness for my charity and I have a beauty line coming out. But the main reason is because I have been able to really raise social awareness on a lot of issues. I’ve been out doing the anti-bullying campaign a lot. If ever there’s a reason I’m down or question why I’m doing this show, in my heart of hearts I know that God gave me this show because I’ve been able to gather people together and help our community.”
“I wanted to come back and didn’t want it a recapitulation of last year. I think that the viewers would be able to see a more honest side of who I really am and the mother in me. I think they will get to see that nurturing, vulnerable side and a side of me that struggles.”