New Real Housewives Of NY: I Was Embarrassed By My Castmates

May 23, 2012 By:
New Real Housewives Of NY: I Was Embarrassed By My Castmates

Meet the newest “Real Housewives of New York” castmember: Aviva Drescher. She’s not a “skinnygirl,” she doesn’t release crappy music videos about being rich, and she’s not trying to launch her own “fashion line.”

Drescher, 38, is a lawyer, a mom, a born and bred Upper East-Sider, oh and she’s also an amputee.

Brandi Glanville’s crutches ‘aint got nothing on Drescher.

The newest NY cast member hopes to bring awareness and humility to amputees.

“If I can take the silliness of the show and use it to get a message out to other amputees particularly young girls — yup, I’ll take it,” Drescher tells the New York Post.

And if you ever thought the women of the "Real Housewives" were crazy, you are not alone.

“I was embarrassed by my castmates [from earlier seasons]. Very embarrassed,” says Drescher, “They have been social climbers. I was born and bred here. I don’t think my predecessors have done a good job of representing Upper East Side moms.”

Drescher says when she decided to join the show she prepared her kids for the backlash of being a “Real Housewives” family.

“A lot of people don’t like this show,” Drescher told her kids, “It’s very possible your friends will make fun of you, but I want people to understand people who have a ‘special leg.’ That’s what we call it.”

Drescher seems to be the real deal. Fake leg and all.