Vancouver’s role in the movie-making biz has long given the city the moniker of “Hollywood North”, but will a new reality television series make Vancouver even more comparable to SoCal?
The Real Housewives of Vancouver—a spinoff of the popular Real Housewives series that has been set in Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Miami, and D.C. —will premiere on the Slice channel on April 4. The identities of the five Vancouver “stars” were recently revealed, and it doesn’t get more blonde, tanned, and Botoxed than this.
In a promotional video, where the five women introduce themselves, West Vancouver’s Jody Claman says, “I wish god just gave me one personality, but I have many depending on the situation.” Meanwhile, Reiko MacKenzie, who raises two daughters in Shaughnessy, says that she “loves luxurious, beautiful things… fashion, cars”. Mary Zilba, a single mom in Yaletown, says that she was a Canadian pop star for more than 10 years with seven top-40 hits. Ronnie Seterdahl Negus is a mother of five and a winery owner, and perhaps the most outrageous of them all, Cristina Kiesel, claims that she’s 29 years old and that her “primary source of income is two divorces”.
Do you think that these women represent “real housewives” in Vancouver, and more importantly, will you be watching the show?
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