Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan is many things: former Hot Slut of the Day, socialite, philanthropist, entrepreneur, international lifestyle brand, homeowner, toaster oven peddler, historian, intern-mentor, “caburlesque” performer, and, of course, the straw that stirs the drink. Now you can add “magician” to Ms. Morgan’s list of descriptors, cuz last night on RHONY Sonja achieved the impossible. She downed a glass of red wine through her face mask without spilling a drop. I’m extremely confused about how this worked, because this was a sparkly fabric mask without any obvious holes in it. I guess Sonja sucked so hard and fast (heh) that the liquid didn’t get a chance to pool or spill? I’m not sure. We actually need a scientist to explain the physics of it all.
This immediately iconic incident occurred the mean streets of Salem, Massachusetts, where the ladies were on vacation this past fall. And it wasn’t even her drink! It was Trump supporter Ramona Singer’s, who was in an intense conversation with new cast member Bershan Shaw.
Here’s the video:
Sonja proceeded to fall down in the elevator of her hotel, and next week’s preview shows that the other women are going to confront her about her drinking. Le Sigh.
Sure, maybe Sonja has some issues with alcohol, but that wine moment was easily the highlight of this not-so-great season of RHONY. I don’t think the decline in quality has anything to do with Eboni K. Williams, like some Bravo fans are saying online. Eboni’s great and maybe the most patient woman I’ve ever seen on the network. In my opinion the problem is the lack of chemistry between the cast (which is too small), the pandemic, Leah McSweeney’s sophomore slump, and Ramona and LuAnn DeLesseps pulling racist/tone deaf shit and Eboni having to educate them. It’s exhausting.
But you know what’s not exhausting? The Real Housewives of Potomac, which had its sixth season premiere this past Sunday. You guys… if you’re a Bravo enthusiast who’s not watching Potomac, you are missing out on reality television (and comedy!) perfection. I recommend starting at Season 3 or 4, or just diving right in and watching it as it airs. I know this has nothing to do with Sonja and her magic wine mask, but I genuinely pity Housewives fans who’ve never experienced the hilarious, shady dramantics of the Grand Dame herself, Karen Huger. She’s Rihanna’s favorite, y’all!