Sooner or later every Real Housewife learns what Alexia Echevarria learned on The Real Housewives of Miami tonight -- there is no middle ground. You can try to play all sides for awhile, but sooner or later, you'll be forced to choose. Tonight, Alexia chose the Lea Black haters, and there's no going back now.
After Lea begged Alexia on her knees to attend her gala for the children (while attending Alexia's event to promote her own magazine), Alexia agreed. She'd gone every year previously, and there was no reason for her not to this year ... or at least there wasn't until she entered the leaking disco/party/stripper bus with Marysol Patton, Adriana de Moura, and Ana Quincoces.
Even though Alexia seemed legitimately under the weather, still she joined them for a day of gay polo. She decided not to tell them that she was going to be leaving from the event and going on to Leah's gala until it was time to go. When she finally broke the news, it turned into a scene right out of any junior high, with the mean girls trying to bully and badger some poor girl into hating someone else.
"Whose side are you on?" they demanded. At first it looked like Alexia was actually going to show that she possesses a spine and go to the gala as she intended. "You guys need to grow up, because this is not about winning or losing," she told them as she left the bus.
Once home, however, she thought otherwise. She called Lea to tell her she was too sick to attend the gala; and she told the cameras that her decision not to attend was based on her "friends" making her question Lea's motives. So she can't blame it on the cold alone. She made her choice, and she really had no reason, other than the others wanted her to do so. As Lea said, it was just a bunch of "hating on the prom queen."
I keep waiting to see Adriana and her posse's side of things and for my eyes to be opened to the evil of Lea Black they profess, but I don't see it. Much more starkly I see their jealousy and pettiness, and it's too bad they sucked Alexia into it.
Do you think Alexia made a mistake in ditching Lea's party?
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