As the sole woman going into season six of "The Real Housewives of New York City" as a new housewife, Kristen Taekman at least had her friend Brandi Glanville to help prepare her for what was coming. In an interview with OK! Magazine, posted on Tuesday, August 5, Kristen revealed the one advice that Brandi, who already had a few seasons of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" under her belt, gave her prior to filming.
Kristen said that the only advice that Brandi gave her was to not "pick on the girl with one leg," an obvious reference to Aviva Drescher. Kristen didn't elaborate on why Brandi told her this. Perhaps Brandi watched season five of the show and saw how vicious Aviva could be when she feels as if she's being picked on? Or perhaps Brandi thought that viewers would turn on Kristen if they saw her fighting with Aviva?
Brandi Glanville, accompanied by her co-star Yolanda Foster, appeared on the New York City show once to have lunch with Kristen and her co-star Carole Radziwill. Perhaps one day Kristen will appear on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with a co-star in tow?
Kristen also explained in her interview how her journey to becoming a New York City housewife started. She said that she accompanied Brandi, with whom she has been very good friends with for years, to a work party. When they ran into Andy Cohen, Brandi joked that Kristen was his next New York City housewife. After Andy found out that Kristen knew housewife Heather Thomson, who used to work with Kristen's husband Josh Taekman, that's when the ball started rolling.
Kristen also revealed whether she's up for another season of "The Real Housewives of New York City." She said that she would "definitely" return for another season. If she does get invited back, viewers can expect an even feistier Kristen, as Kristen pointed out that she's "just getting warmed up" and has finally learned to be more confrontational when it's needed.
One person with whom Kristen Taekman may be more confrontational with, if both return, on the next season is Ramona Singer. In her interview, Kristen seemed to throw Ramona a dig over her refusal to not discuss her marital problems on the reunion special when she said that "you see people’s true colors when they don’t answer questions" and that unlike others, she doesn't "sugercoat" her marriage.