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She’s not my cup of tea, but I tolerate her
What do you think about Gizelle’s shade at you when she said she liked Candiace better?
Monique Samuels: Everyone has their cup of tea and people they prefer or dislike. I didn’t mind the shade considering the feeling is neutral as it pertains to Gizelle. She’s not my cup of tea, but I tolerate her.
Tell us about the bubble soccer – how was it?
MS: Bubble soccer was so much fun! If it wasn’t so hot outside the game would have lasted more than 3 minutes. Inside the bubble was so hot, you could barely breathe or see anything. I really enjoyed it. I love running around and participating in athletic games.
It’s important for her to earn the respect she deserves from this group on her own
What did you think about the ladies’ “grilling” new girl Candiace?
MS: Grilling is all a part of getting to know someone. Personally, I thought Candiace was giving way too much information to these ladies too soon. They enjoy judging people and I don’t think at that moment she was prepared to defend herself. I feel like the Candiace that I met at Ashley’s event was far more capable of handling the shade than bubble soccer Candiace. Maybe the heat, pressure from the food being late and lack of napkins left her unprepared to “clap back.” I was hoping she would have put them in their places right away that day.
You mentioned that Candiace is getting it worse than even you did — do you still think that? Did you feel the need to help her out?
MS: I definitely felt like Candiace got the heat a little worse than I did, especially when she began telling us about how much her mom does for her. Most of us are or were married to successful men so we’re accustomed to hearing stories of the man being the provider, not our mommy. I think it was a little shocking for the group since most of us have been caring for ourselves since our teenage years. I wanted to help Candiace out because I really do like her, but at the same time it’s important for her to earn the respect she deserves from this group on her own. I’ll definitely be giving her some advice moving forward if she wishes to receive it.
she handled that wig shift with class and dignity!
That wig moment… what are your thoughts?
MS: OH MY GOD!!!!! I couldn’t breathe let alone help Karen with that wig! That was the perfect way to take away the negative focus that was on Candiace. We all laughed so hard! Karen is hilarious and she handled that wig shift with class and dignity! I could only imagine what would have happened if Karen had actually played bubble soccer! Her wig would have still been in the bubble!