"She really flipped my Barbie bitch switch this season," Barbara Kavovit vents on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."
Barbara was introduced to the group through her longtime friend and "RHONY" OG Luann de Lesseps, and when the two stopped by "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" Wednesday night, Babs finally got her moment to respond to all the jabs Ramona's taken at her this season.
Among Ramona's many issues with Barbara is the latter's fashion sense, so when a caller asked Barbara how she felt about Ramona's style, Barbara said, "I don't like the way she dresses, particularly."
"You know, she really flipped my Barbie bitch switch this season, I have to tell ya!" she added. "I don't like the way she dresses, but I would never demean another woman by telling them they don't dress in the way I would wanna dress. Everybody has their own, individual style, and I think everybody needs to just embrace and support each other -- which, she doesn't."
Barbara went on, "It doesn't matter what Ramona does and doesn't do. I run a multi-million dollar construction company in New York City -- in the toughest city in the world -- and I was ready to bring my bulldozer. I just feel like she says a lot, but she doesn't contribute anything."
Later on, a caller asked Barbara how she "tolerated" all the "mean girl" jabs -- not just at the hands of Ramona, but of everyone. A few episodes back, Dorinda Medley kicked Barbara out of her house after the two had a disagreement; however, they managed to patch things up on Wednesday's new hour. Barb also extended an olive branch to Ramona, who was willing to receive it but not willing to hug it out.
"I'm trying to take the high road, and I think, like I've explained, it'll play out," Barbara said. "I just feel like I'm new in the group, and they haven't embraced me at all. So I feel like it's just an uphill battle."
"But that's why I try to deflect Ramona a little by apologizing to her to try and just simmer her down because there's a way of dealing with people," she continued. "And I think running a very large construction company in New York City, I think there's a way of dealing with people who talk a lot and talk derogatory to people. I'm just trying to do my best in a tough crowd."
Barb also revealed that Lu didn't give her too much advice or warn her about anyone in particular prior to her joining the cast because she wanted her to form her own opinion and navigate her own way.
"It's kind of odd going from watching a show to now being in a show," Barbara said. "But now I really understand the dichotomy of being with a group of women and what makes each other tick and what pushes each other's buttons. Now, I'm a little more prepared for it."
Earlier this season, Ramona told cameras why she didn't like Barbara and therefore spent a decade snubbing her at social settings: "I met Barbara around 10 years ago through a good girlfriend of mine, but she wasn't really my type of girl 'cause Barbara's kind of a little masculine and manly and rough around the edges." That's it. That's literally why Ramona doesn't like Babs.
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