Courtney Kerr, breakout star of Most Eligible Dallas, navigates the lively Dallas social scene, while building a brand new career Bravo's newest docu-series, "Courtney Loves Dallas." This season follows Courtney through an emotional rollercoaster ride as she juggles her search for the perfect southern gentleman and a fast moving fashion career filled with amazing opportunities. After having her heart broken by best friend, Matt Nordgren, Courtney continues to try to find the love of her life. Love life aside, Courtney took a leap of faith by quitting her stable job in fashion retail to pursue her exploding fashion blog (What Courtney Wore) full-time hoping to make her mark on the industry she’s obsessed with. Courtney is also faced with shocking news that her mother may have a cancer, which only strengthens her bonds with her family and best friend, Tori. However, as Courtney’s career rides high, she neglects important friends and proves that having it all sure isn’t easy. Examiner.com had the chance to chat with the southern belle herself as she gave us the inside scoop on this season, finding your own confidence within yourself, and how she isn't giving up on love. This southern Sex & The City reality series will have you laugh, encourage you to follow your dreams, and see a show about a group of real friends. "Courtney Loves Dallas" premieres this Thursday December 5th at 10/9c on Bravo. Read my full interview with Courtney below:
Examiner: How are you?
Courtney Kerr: “I am so good.”
Examiner: How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
Courtney Kerr: “Like a true Dallas, Texas girl, I went to the Dallas Cowboys game with my glass of chardonnay in my hand (laughs).”
Examiner: What is your definition of a southern belle?
Courtney Kerr: “I think people underestimate southern belles, they think that we are very sweet and kind, and that is true for the most part. However, I think southern belles are like Georgia peaches, we’re sweet on the outside, but then we got a really hard pit. If a southern belle ever says to you, “bless your heart” that is not a compliment. Southern belles are good until we are tested, and we fight back. I think a modern Texas southern belle is out to challenge that preconceived notion about Texas women, and what I love about us is that we are sweet, kind, and loving, but at the same time we are also very independent when it comes to our business dealings.”
Examiner: Why haven’t you given up on love yet?
Courtney Kerr: “I was raised to think that there is that one perfect person for me out there, that tone person that I am meant to be with, and I am not going to give up looking. I might not find him until I am 40, but I still believe in the fairytale and I believe in true love…and not that the fairytale will be perfect, but to find someone that will challenge me and someone respects me, and thinks that my craziness is adorable. I thought I found that in the past, but it has taught me to realize what I do and don’t want in my next partner.”
Examiner: Do you feel like you and your friends resemble “Sex and the City” the Dallas version?
Courtney Kerr: “I have three best friends, and when I used to watch the show, I was always in awe of how the friendships between the girls got them through everything, and I definitely feel that I have that some connection with my girlfriends. The fun thing about our friendship that viewers will get to see is that we are all different and we fight like sisters, but we are all consistently honest with each other. I think the viewers will enjoy watching that dynamic and then look at their own friendships and find something that they themselves can relate with one of us. I love the fact that on my show, we don’t call each other bitches or whores, we really love each other like sisters. We’re real girls who drives Volvo’s and Honda Accords and I think a lot of women will be able to relate to us and identify with the struggles that we go through.”
Examiner: What do you look for in your own “Mr. Big?”
Courtney Kerr: “I love southern men; I want somebody who is a dynamic person, confident, secure, and loves me for myself. I want someone who doesn’t want a poster wife…because that will never be me. I know that he is out there, I just have to weave through all the douche bags before I find my Mr. Big (laughs).”
Examiner: Your fashion blog is amazing, and with so many fashion blogs out there, how does “What Courtney Wore” stay current?
Courtney Kerr: “I think style is so much of what you like, and not what necessarily is popular. I think that is what people get caught up in the hype with blogs, and they see what’s trendy and buy that…if you like something, just buy it and rock it! I think the readers of my blog appreciate my confidence and I only hope that they are inspired with confidence when they read my blog.”
Examiner: Do you feel like your married friends “single bash” you or pity you because you’re not married?
Courtney Kerr: “I do, but I think that they want me to be happy. They see the wife that I want to be and they see that it is a dream of mine to be married one day. I think that they do pity me a little bit sometimes, but I think that it comes from love because they want me to have the same happiness that they have found.”
Examiner: How would you describe “Courtney Loves Dallas” using three adjectives?
Courtney Kerr: “Fun, I think anyone who watches will be put in a good mood…Inspiring, women are going to look at their relationships and friendships and really be thankful for their own support systems…Confident, viewers will see certain levels of my life challenged this season.”
Examiner: What is your message to the single girl of 2013?
Courtney Kerr: “If the dreams you have don’t scare you, than they’re probably not big enough! If you are not dreaming to leave your corporate job to do something that you’ve always wanted to do then you need to dream bigger, if you’re settling on a guy, you’re not dreaming big enough. I would say to dream big and don’t care what people think about you! Don’t fit into a mold, those girls who are in a mold are boring, and no one wants a boring girl!”
Examiner: Lastly, how is your mother?
Courtney Kerr: “She is doing amazing, she is such a trooper. She is a single mother and she has taken such good care of me, and has taught me to be a brave and confident person. She is amazing, and her health is great and I am very thankful for that.”