‘RHONY’: Leah McSweeney Reveals Why She Chose Her Tagline

by Jeremy Spirogis
Leah McSweeney

In a brand new interview, Leah McSweeney, the latest solid member on The Real Housewives of New York City revealed why she selected her tagline for the present opener.

McSweeney did a playful interview with Ramona Singer for Interview Magazine. Singer drilled McSweeney on quite a lot of matters however actually needed to know why she selected, “I may float like a butterfly, but I sting like a bitch.”

Leah McSweeney
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Singer additionally requested McSweeney about why she needed Singer to be her “surrogate” mom. McSweeney laughed, replying that she doesn’t recall asking Singer that query. But mentioned she and Singer have a really robust connection and hit it off from the start.

People don’t notice she’s more durable than she seems to be

McSweeney instructed Singer she selected the tag line as a result of generally individuals suppose her character matches her bodily aesthetic. “Well, I love to box. It’s a play off the Muhammad Ali quote, clearly,” she mentioned laughing.

“A lot of people look at me and they think I’m from L.A. because of the blonde hair and whatever else,” she added. “They automatically think that I’m some kind of valley girl. But as you know, I can have a tough sting if I’m pushed into a corner. Aside from that, I am very kind. I’m a personable person. But if I do feel like I’m being disrespected or threatened in some type of way, I can turn up a little.”

Singer responded, “I feel I discovered you to be sort of such as you mentioned, la-di-da, la-di-da. A whole lot of younger individuals don’t notice that you’ve got quite a lot of depth to you. You’re very good. You’re very savvy. If somebody pushes you too far you’ll snigger proper again or sting proper again like a bee.”

 She additionally loves the phrase ‘bitch’

McSweeney added that she loves the phrase “bitch” too. “I’ll sting right back like a bitch. I also love the word bitch. I think it’s a good word,” she mentioned. That’s when Singer requested McSweeney about her “surrogate mother” remark.

“I actually don’t remember asking you that,” she mentioned laughing. “I will tell you this. I think that you and I had a connection right away. You’re self-made, which I don’t think a lot of people give you enough credit for. It’s one of the things I admire about you. I also really admire you and Avery’s relationship. You guys are a great mother-daughter team and friends. I see the way she admires you. So I think that’s why I asked you to be my surrogate mother.”

Singer provides that McSweeney is smarter than individuals could notice. “Just as I’m talking to you right now—you’re much smarter than people realize. I think after that crazy weekend, you needed to get out of it, and to get in my good graces was to say, ‘Can you be my mom?’ Because then you knew there was hope. Then you knew I couldn’t hold any grudge, and I’d have to forgive you.”

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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