Reality’s Queen Bee: 22 Reasons Why Lisa Vanderpump Rules The Housewives
Let’s be honest, Lisa Vanderpump rules The Housewives. Since the diamond-dripping housewife first graced TV screens in 2010 on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she’s proven herself to be a trailblazer with a flawless and enviable life. She’s gorgeous, has a beautiful family and has proven herself to be one savvy businesswoman.
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While the rest of the housewives are going through divorces and bankruptcies, Lisa’s life only gets better and better—just like a fine wine. Since RHOBH first aired, Lisa has expanded her empire of restaurants and businesses, and she’s even had a spinoff show.
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Ok! Magazine has all the facts about this Wonder Woman that'll make you feel like her best friend cuddling up on her pristine white couch.
She Does Her Own Makeup
One look at Lisa and it’s hard to believe that the purse-and-shoe matching, false-lash-wearing, Kate Middleton-hair diva can get ready in 10 minutes! Yet, it’s true. Lisa has admitted that it’s easy for her to roll out of bed and look put together. "Some of the girls take a glam squad with them when we go on trips. I don't do that," she says. "I have to be made up and put together every day for the restaurants, so it wouldn't make sense for me."
She Lived In France Before Beverly Hills
Her family has lived in London, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Montecito and Beverly Hills. “We are impulsive,” explains Vanderpump. “Ken and I have this relationship where we can do anything or go anywhere together. But I’m more of a ‘gypsy’ than he is.”
Her House Has Its Own Name
She’s super luxe and glamorous, so it might not come as a surprise that Lisa Vanderpump’s $15 million Beverly Hills estate —complete with a pool and swans—is known as ‘"Villa Rosa."
She’s An Actress
This reality star has wanted to be in front of the camera since she was a kid. She began studying at a drama school at the age of 9. She was in the film A Touch of Class at age 13. And by the time she was 15, she was starring in Baywatch.
But She’s Well-Known For Reality TV
Lisa's been on Dancing with the Stars, Top Chef, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and most recently Vanderpump Rules.
Lisa’s The Richest Housewife
Whether some say she’s worth $65 Million or $75 million, she’s still the richest Housewife. The second on the list is Carole Radziwill who is worth $50 million.
She’s The Highest Paid Housewife
Lisa earns $350,000 annually for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and $500,000 annually for Vanderpump Rules.
But, She Never Wanted To Be On The Show
"They asked me twice to audition, and I said, 'Not for me, thanks.”
She’s An Author
Lisa penned a book: simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining.
The Housewife Had A Whirlwind Romance
Lisa married Ken Todd when she was twenty-one and he was 37. The two had known each other for only six weeks. Thirty years later, they’re still going strong.
They Own 26 Restaurants Around The Globe
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Sur is only one of the many hot spots between London and Los Angeles that Lisa and Ken own. In LA alone they own Pump, Shadow Lounge, Villa Blanca and Bar Soho. She has proudly stated that she herself has designed all 26 restaurants.
Lisa Also Owns Several Other Businesses
Restaurants and reality shows clearly don't keep Lisa busy enough, so she branched out into other businesses. In 2015, she launched a pet accessories line: Vanderpump Pets and her own wine label called Vanderpump Rosé.
She Has Six Kids
Her human children’s names are Pandora and Max. She and Ken adopted Max when he was 6-years-old. Yet when her children grew up, she adopted four furry friends: Gigolo, Lollipop, Pikachu and Buki whom she pampers as if they were her own children.
She’s A Stepmom
When Lisa met Ken, he had had a child named Warren with his previous wife, Pamela.
She’s A No-Carbs Kinda Gal
Late night munchies never include carbs in the Vanderpump household. It’s Lisa’s little secret to staying in shape. Instead, she reaches for proteins and vegetables.
However, She Does Love Her Wine
She’s started her own line of rosé to let the world know what she holds dear to her heart. But don’t call her a wino, she once said that she has only one glass each day.
She’s Calm Under Pressure
Lisa is truly British and prefers to keep her emotions in check. “I’m not really a crier. I don’t fall apart too often.”
She Always Tells The Truth
"I don’t even lie about my age. I don’t really lie about anything. My memory is good enough not to lie about something.”
She’s A Perfectionist
“I always try to be on time. I don’t like things dirty, I love everything perfectly clean. I kind of strive for perfection, so I like my house to be perfect and I hate it when things are all over the place."
Going To The Dogs
“And dogs, I’m so passionate about dogs. I would have a hundred of them. I have four dogs, but I’m going to get another one as well. I’m dog-obsessed.”
She Shares Her Beauty Secrets
“I actually do embrace getting older. So do I fight against it? Of course I do. I have to. Do I have all the little tricks? A little bit of filler, a little bit of Botox, the Retin A, the masks, all those things. Yes I do, absolutely.”
She’s British & Dutch
Lisa Vanderpump was born in London in 1960. Although, she’s revealed in an interview that her unusual last name is Dutch.