Kim Zolciak is known for her occasionally strange behavior (eating pizza while under a “fat zapper,” anyone?) but why did the Don’t Be Tardy star douse Bravo exec Andy Cohen with a bucket of ice water during her August 13 appearance on Watch What Happens Live? The reason might surprise you!
As you may have heard, The Today Show’s Willie Geist nominated Andy for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which meant the Bravo host had 24 hours to get a bucket of ice water dumped over his head or donate to ALS research. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a terminal disease of the nerve cells which has no known cure.
Being the good sport that he is, Andy elected to take an ice shower and donate to the worthy cause. The Bravo bigwig enlisted Kimmie to do the ice bucket honors, and although she seemed pretty gung-ho at first — “This is for ALS and every single housewife out there!” she declared as she placed the freezing bucket over Andy’s head — she felt a little tinge of guilt before the big dump.
“I feel so bad!” she shouted. “In a way.”
Luckily Kim went through with it, and in turn Andy nominated Jax from Vanderpump Rules, stipulating that the hot server must do his challenge sans shirt. Jax has already accepted the challenge (with Andy’s caveat, no less) and so the charitable cycle of raising money and awareness for ALS continues.
Want to hear what else Kim did during her interview? Check out the clip above and consider donating what you can to ALS research or the charity of your choice!