New Housewife Lydia McLaughlin makes her big debut on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 3. It’s been awhile since any new blood has been introduced into this fearsome group of women. So what do the longtime RHOC cast members think of Lydia so far?
For Vicki Gunvalson, Lydia’s youthful energy was jarring, to say the least.
“The first impression I had meeting Lydia was, ‘Are you 15? Did you get your period yet?” Vicki said.
Alexis Bellino was struck by Lydia’s positivity about virtually everything.
“She’s constantly smiling and she’s super positive,” said Alexis, joking that Lydia would be even be enthusiastic about burning her pot roast.
Gretchen Rossi poked fun at Lydia’s “happy dance,” which looks to us like a cross between a shimmy and some raver-inspired arm movements.
“She was very specific about doing it around girls,” Gretchen added.
“Lydia is the kookiest,” Vicki chimed in.
The ladies also weren’t shy about envying Lydia’s tiny frame.
“She’s like a size zero and eats cheeseburgers,” said Alexis. “It drives me crazy.”
“She’s just got the skinniest, tiniest little butt and you just want to bite it,” said Tamra Barney.
Despite all of her adorable qualities, the housewives warn that Lydia McLaughlin isn’t someone to take lightly.
“Lydia on the outside just looks like this sweet little angelic girl that just couldn’t hurt a fly,” Tamra said. “But when you get to know Lydia, she’s got a spark. And if I were you, I’d be very careful not to light it.”
Holy smokes! We can’t wait to see what sets off Lydia’s spark as we get deeper into Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8.