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Monday, January 20, 2014

Countess Luann de Lesseps - Real Housewives of New York

Luann de Lessepps is best known for the Real Housewives of New York.  She is the author of an etiquette book titled "Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair".  She is also known as Countess Luann and received the title from her last marriage until her recent divorce. She is a unique and elegant character on the Bravo series.   She is yet another housewife who has a song called "Money Can't Buy You Class,"  This is the perfect song for Countess Luann.  She flaunted her title at every opportunity she had on the series, but her personality and lifestyle are fascinating.

She lives  in New York City where she sometimes resides in a penthouse that is separate from her permanent residence. She currently  lives with her two children, Victoria and Noel.  On a recent Housewives of New York episode she displayed creative paintings by her daughter, Victoria. 

Occasionally, Luann will engage in  confrontations, but she usually has a sophisticated flair when she interacts with the other cast mates.  When her temper escalates she maintains composure and keeps her voice at a constant pitch so that she never sounds distasteful.

I like Luann's intriguing voice, mannerisms, and her gorgeous jewelry.  I doubt the jewelry is from the local department store, but well chosen from the finest jeweler.  Even if the Countess were penniless, the average person would not know.  Luann gives the impression that everything she has is well deserved.   

Most people would probably agree that they liked Luann, and wanted to know more about her.  You might even choose to have lunch with her.  Much like royalty she knows the appropriate things to say and is quite charming.  Bravo fired four other cast members for season five but kept the Countess for good reason.