Why Jenna Lyons Might Not Be Cut Out for Real Housewives

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Jenna Lyons is the woman we all aspire to be when we grow up. She’s also the newest star of the Real Housewives of New York reboot. She is chic, warm, and seems to have a little bit of that Millennial anxiety most of us suffer from. However, she may be too good for the series. Episodes have shown her feeling uncomfortable trying to navigate the world of girls and their cliques.

Now, I don’t want to see Jenna departing from the reboot since she is mostly why I tune in, thanks to her fashion advice and calm demeanor. She is a rose amongst daisies, though the other women aren’t bad either. But Jenna stands out thanks to her omniscient presence.

However, there are clear moments where viewers can feel what Jenna is thinking thanks to her face. The one question she probably keeps asking is, “Why did I sign up for this?”

Jenna Is Reserved

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Jenna is a bit older than the other women at 55. While some of her new besties are 36 and 44. She recently shared that she grew up in a very quiet household due to her mother’s Asperger’s. Jenna’s childhood experience caused her to become more “guarded” as an adult.

During an uncomfortable dinner in Anguilla, Jenna dropped a bombshell. She told her friends, “I have been fu*ked so many times, and that has nothing to do with you guys. And, like, if that comes off as not wanting to participate or not wanting to try or not wanting to be a friend, I apologize. That’s not my intention at all.”

The mother of one has been trying her best to connect with the other women since the season started. But it feels like sometimes it isn’t good enough. The ladies claimed they just wanted to get to know Jenna better, it also looks like they enjoy bringing on the waterworks. For this reason, Jenna may be better off slowly retreating from the group and sticking to those who know who she is.

Jenna Is Too Cool To Be a Housewife

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When Bravo announced Jenna would be in the lineup for the RHONY reboot, the fashion world and Bravosphere were utterly bewildered. Especially since Jenna is considered the epitome of everything cool. I mean, she dressed Michelle Obama for years; no housewife before her has done anything that impressive. It’s almost like a walking contradiction seeing Jenna hold a golden apple, because Real Housewives stars we have come to know and love often show off their wealth, partake in high-octane fights, and actively want to be in the spotlight.

Quite literally, Jenna is too cool for school and brings so much clout to the franchise. Her position of power within the fashion world has never been questioned. But she may find it hard to relate to the cast, who have impressive resumes of their own. That said, none have the experience and connections like Jenna.

What’s Wrong With Business Class?

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As a Bravo fan, you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to silly arguments. The ladies of RHONY took their issues to another level after Jenna revealed she went early for the girls’ trip because she refused to fly coach. Honestly, the choice was hilarious and totally a Jenna Lyons move. Jenna was also anxious about being in her bikini since she has the genetic disorder, incontentia pigmenti.

The rest of the cast really zeroed in on her absence from the plane instead of grasping the severity of her anxiety about her skin. Jenna isn’t creating a false narrative and actively covers herself in cotton cover-ups while the others take a photo shoot in the white sand.

Honestly, if I was headed to a tropical island, was a bit on edge, and had the money, I, too, would be traveling well and ensuring I did everything possible to ensure a good trip. Frankly, I love that Jenna is stuck in her ways and unwilling to change it up in the name of a girl’s trip.


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