Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kara Alloway Opens Up About Her Friendship With Kyle Richards And Reveals Whether Or Not She’ll Return To RHOT For Season 2!

Kara Alloway is sharing her thoughts on her first season of The Real Housewives of Toronto. The blonde beauty tells all via a recent interview with Slice as she reflects on her first season and weighs in on all the show's drama.

Kara on Social Media
Q: Have you been looking at social media at all? How has the response there been for you?

A: Well after the show [premiered] I went private because my number one concern is my kids. So I literally went to my social media and I kicked everybody off that I didn’t know. So I scaled myself all the way back to only people that I knew. Then recently I hired a publicist that said “Number one – we’re going public,” so I felt like my kids were ready for that… I was really concerned about them seeing some of the negative stuff that would come up, and I wouldn’t want that to hurt them. So I went public, and you know a lot of bad stuff comes in, but I had somebody tell me that [it’s] Monopoly – just move on.

It’s funny, when I was in LA, Lisa Rinna took me by the shoulders and said “what are you doing, don’t look at your Instagram!” So I don’t really look at my Instagram, which is hard for me because I would communicate with my friends that way, and I had to get my head around [the fact] that it’s not to communicate with [my] friends, it’s more of a marketing tool… it’s a little bit out of space for me but I understand it’s all in my best interest so I’m cool with it.

Q: How Does it feel having to think this way – where you’re more like a character or a brand now?

A: I don’t want to be trite and way “oh it’s a loss of privacy” because that’s stupid. It’s a loss of privacy the second you sign your contract, so you have to anticipate that’s coming. But you find other ways to communicate with your friends. At the end of the day it’s not an Academy Award winning movie, it’s a reality show.

Q: When you signed that contract, where you expecting the season to be the way it was?

A: No.

Kara on Her Relationship with Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton
Q: How do you know Lisa Rinna, and how did you ladies end up hanging out?

A: Lisa knows Kyle [Richards], and Kyle and I went out for sushi. Lisa was there and Kyle introduced me. They actually kind of laughed at me a little bit because I had just gone public on Instagram and was reading my comments. I got the same thing from Camille Grammer, I got the same thing from Heather Dubrow, I got the same thing from Adrienne Maloof, and my friend Kyle [Richards].

Q: Can you walk us back through how you and Kyle Richards met?

A: Kyle and I met in acting class in Beverly Hills… and we just hit it off. At the time she was a single mom and we lived together for I think, two years or three years. I was working at Allure magazine at the time. And before I worked at Allure magazine when I was living with her… I worked at a restaurant as a private party coordinator in Beverly Hills, and then I met Kathy [Hilton] and I worked at her store The Staircase for a while, and then I ended up working at Allure.

Kara on Season One
Q: What’s it been like to watch this season back?

A: Interesting but I’m glad it’s over.

Q: Do you keep in touch with any of the other women right now?

A: No

Q: Was there anything that shocked you watching this season back?

A: I’d have to say how shiny we all were. It was a really hot and I guess there were a few times where I should’ve used more powder.

Q: What does it feel like to be the most talked-about topic of the season on The Real Housewives of Toronto?

A: It’s interesting, but I’m glad it’s over.

Q: Was it hard for you to watch at all?

A: Hmmm. No.

Q: Would you say you’re pretty thick-skinned, or it just wasn’t that serious to you?

A: All of the above.

Q: Do you think there’s anything you would’ve done differently this season?

A: Not to sound like a broken record, but no, I’m glad it’s over.

Q: When you were going into that lunch in Gusto with Joan, how did you see that panning out?

A: I don’t know, I’m glad it’s over. It’s a fine line because you understand what the show is about. You understand the show needs drama. So you want to be yourself, but at the same time – we used to say in the magazine business “it’s not a yearbook;” you don’t open a magazine to see a yearbook, you open a magazine for a little bit of escapism and voyeurism. And that’s how I approached this, and that’s how I approached the entire season. It’s not a yearbook, people don’t want to see me brushing my teeth.

Q: I would say you gave the people what they want then?

A: [Laughs] Yes.

Q: Have you learned any lessons from this whole experience?

A: I’d say I learned that everybody has a story, so just remember that if you’re talking to someone and they seem like they’re not reacting in a normal way, then there’s usually more to their story than what you’re seeing on the surface.

Q: Do you think you’ve grown from this experience?

A: 100%! You can’t ever go through anything and not look at it as a learning experience. I would never say that, that would be foolish – what a waste of time. You have to always look at it positive and say “I’ve grown, I’m a better person for it,” and then move on.

Q: Would you ever come back for season two to see how your character plays out?

A: No.

Full interview courtesy via Slice

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