‘RHONY’: Leah McSweeney Says Being Able to ‘Thrive In Chaos’ Is Part of Being a Good Cast Member

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, Leah McSweeney

New solid member Leah McSweeney from The Real Housewives of New York City just lately shared that not solely is the present extraordinarily actual, however it’s additionally an atmosphere ripe for many who thrive in chaos.

She shared with The Cut that regardless of some viewers’ insistence the present is scripted, this can be very actual. “Sometimes people wonder if this s**t is fake,” she mentioned, referring to the solid fights. “It’s not. It’s happening when the cameras are not rolling, it’s happening 24/7. It’s 100 percent real.”

Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, Leah McSweeney
Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, Leah McSweeney | Heidi Gutman/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

McSweeney additionally shared that she was able to dive headfirst into the drama. She shortly defended her friend, Tinsley Mortimer when Dorinda Medley got here for her at a celebration throughout episode one. Medley badgered Mortimer and eventually, McSweeney, who was sitting subsequent to Mortimer mentioned to Medley, “Why are you acting like this?!” The social gathering was McSweeney’s first time assembly Medley on the present too.

Thriving in chaos on the present

McSweeney mentioned having the ability to thrive in a chaotic atmosphere is what makes for Housewife. “I thrive in chaos,” she informed The Cut. “It’s part of being a good Housewife. Like, you better love chaos and conflict, because it’s part of the show, and it’s part of the dynamic between the women.”

Although she will be able to thrive in chaos, watching RHONY freaked her out. She admits to being a fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Beverly Hills. But she had a tough time watching RHONY. “Watching it while stoned I would start freaking out. I would have to turn it off,” she mentioned.

She additionally shared with Ramona Singer in Interview Magazine how she selected her tagline, “I may float like a butterfly, but I sting like a bitch.” She mentioned, “Well, I love to box. It’s a play off the Muhammad Ali quote, clearly. A lot of people look at me and they think I’m from L.A. because of the blonde hair and whatever else. 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.” 

This isn’t her first Bravo present

McSweeney additionally appeared on The Millionaire Matchmaker as Patti Stanger’s consumer in 2010. Stanger criticized her for having masculine vitality, The Cut recalled. When she appeared on the present she was 27 years outdated with a web price of $2.5 to $3.5 million.

Despite referring to McSweeney as being too masculine, it isn’t the worst factor Stanger has mentioned a few RHONY solid member. She was pals with Bethenny Frankel however mentioned in 2017 that the Skinnygirl founder didn’t deserve love after apparently getting concerned in Frankel’s feud with Jill Zarin.

“[Bethenny] is not kind,” Stanger informed View co-host, Michelle Collins, People recounts. “We were really good friends, the three of us. And what she did to Jill — threw her under the bus, told her to get a hobby … it was awful. So, I said, ‘Don’t do that. [Jill’s husband] Bobby gave you the world, let you travel with him, paid for you, did [so much] for you.’ When people are mean to other people, they don’t deserve love. Sorry!”

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