LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)- Say what you want about reality TV, but without a doubt its got that “I can’t turn away factor” that has reeled in the most cynical TV viewers.
It is not just you and me watching these shows, apparently there are some “royal” watchers out there who are fans too.
Real Housewife of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson, was a first-time visitor at this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.
I interviewed her on Millionaire’s Row, and I was thrilled to chat up a reality show star that really did act like a normal woman. We talked about our families, where she’s from and what she thinks of the fame that the show has brought her. She’s normal folks and approachable.
Of all the stars I interviewed, she was the only one with a line of fans waiting to take pictures with her.
She calls me on my cell phone Sunday morning to tell me that she was blown away by one particular fan, Prince Albert of Monaco. Yes, Prince Albert.
So the story goes, he walked up to her table and asked if she was Vicki Gunvalson from the Real Housewives show. She tells me she’s just shocked at this point that the Prince even knows her name.
He then goes on to tell her he’s a huge fan of the show and asks to have his picture taken with her. Even the royals are watching our reality shows.