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We watch reality television, like, all the time, so when we got invited over for an exclusive interview with Countess LuAnn at her home (yes the Countess from The Real Housewives of NYC), we couldn't contain ourselves. But then, we pulled it together, accepted the invitation, and started counting down the days. If this sounds extreme, let us all just remember that this is the lady responsible for "Money Can't Buy You Class," "Chic C'est La Vie," and the extemporized the catchphrase, "Even Louis Vuitton makes mistakes."
Behind all of that glitz and glam and "oh dahhlings" though, we found that Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is really just like any other
Countess NYC mom. Sure, she's not one for public transportation, but she's so much more than the caricature of a mom who bustles her kids back and forth from activities, year-round. She supports them in their creative endeavors (her daughter, Victoria is a very talented artist), scolds them for Countess no-no's like gratuitous gum chewing, in addition to being a very successful business woman (with a new top-secret project in the works). Oh, and she even has time to catch up on some reality television herself. Click through to read our juicy interview — find out which A-list hunk LuAnn once locked lips with, steal her royal beauty indulgences, and get to know all the other reasons why we're calling the Countess the original Posh Spice.
Check out our exclusive Q&A with this NYC royal — and get the scoop on her unreal life.
Ed Note: This article was originally published on March 22, 2012.
Photographed by Sam Horine