Arena Blog to dish on this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Sydney. Matty Samaei opens up about Victoria Rees' white party and her heated confrontation with Athena X Levendi.
"What can I say? Things have gotten heated quite quickly this season, which I guess isn’t too surprising when you have seven strong-minded, feisty women together. While I respect that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I have to admit there are certain characteristics in certain people that occasionally push my buttons. And as you can see, during episode two, my buttons were definitely pushed!
The white party, hosted by Victoria, seemed like a perfect way for us to start afresh. Victoria collected me on the day which was great as I was really looking forward to getting to know her better. She is a straight shooter, and what-you-see-is-what-you-get. I thought it was lovely for Victoria to organize the lunch at Ormeggio at The Spit, though I think the white theme was very ambitious, considering what happened at the last event.
The aim for us was to have a nice lunch and for the girls to get to know each other better and it got off to a great start with Athena and her olive branch extension to Victoria. As we probably all already know, Athena is definitely knowledgeable about the field of spirituality. I have personally enjoyed having conversations about this with her in the past and I know she is well versed on this topic. Only problem is she often speaks about coming from a place of peace and love but her actions seems to contradict her words.
During this episode she describes herself as a deep ocean while others are more like shallow puddles. She does allude to the notion that I am also shallow for working in the cosmetic industry. Having earned the title of Ms. Botox Queen, she really offended me with her comment “one jab for me, one jab for the client” which was incredibly rude.
To be honest what I do is really no-one’s business. But if I am going to be accused of being shallow I should make it clear that I am actually in the business of making women feel and look good. After more than 20 years in the industry I am a well-respected, professional and educated cosmetic nurse who doesn’t pretend to be something I am not. I do what I can to make women feel good about themselves. Fair enough, some women may be content to age gracefully – and good for them, I respect their decision – but if someone wants to maintain a more youthful appearance, I am more than happy to help them achieve that.
I personally think women should be able to do whatever they like with their faces and bodies. I don’t judge anyone else for their decisions so when I get judged myself by someone who doesn’t have all the facts, it does aggravate me. Athena has some very strong opinions – something she is great at lecturing to others about – but unfortunately she can’t always take what she dishes out. As they say, you should never judge a book by its cover which is a life lesson that maybe we should all take on board.
I guess the final straw which led me to get up and leave the lunch was when I realized how petty the conversation was and that there was nothing to be gained from engaging in it. I would rather spend time with my family than partake in an empty ridiculous conversation. To get lectured about shallowness by someone who runs a luxury jewelry business and speaks about her six-to-ten-carat diamonds pretty much defines irony to me."
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