“People think I just sit around on my butt all day drinking Red Bull and Vodka.”
The newest cast member of The Real Housewives of Miami, Lisa Hochstein, wants all the viewers to know that being a professional housewife is a real job. The former model and aspiring actress, who turned full-time wife to plastic surgeon “Boob God” Dr. Lenny Hochstein in 2009, has a different perspective and plotline than the other housewives. Yes, she’s beautiful like the other RHOM cast members and has her tiffs with drama but for the past three years the 29 year-old has been struggling to become pregnant and the Canadian born beauty is still finding her way in Miami’s inner circle.
When RealityAired.com caught up with Lisa, two things really stood out when we spoke to her; the love she has for her husband and her focus. Lisa says what is on her mind and didn’t hesitate in talking about her breast augmentation, leaving her career for her husband, or joking that she’s her husband’s “bitch.” From the tension between her and her neighbor Lea to seeing a fertility specialist, Lisa’s journey on the RHOM is something you have to tune in for.
Q: On last week’s episode you made a negative comment about Elsa’s plastic surgery. Do you have anything to say about that?
A: “Well I was just stating the obvious because when Adriana had said that she looks great, clearly everybody can see she doesn’t look great. And [Elsa] mentioned in the first episode that she had some bad work done which is obvious so I just felt like it would be ridiculous to agree with [Adriana].”
Q: You mentioned on the show that you and your husband have been trying to have a baby since you’ve gotten married. How has the process been?
A: “Well it’s been a struggle for us to conceive. He’s always wanted a family, he’s 46 now. So he was always trying to find the right woman, the right person to be with to start a family and when he met me that’s part of the reason why we got married. We said ‘great, we’re going to start our family’ and it’s been way more difficult than I ever thought it would be. I thought we would get married, have a kid, and we would be on baby number two right now but that’s not the case so that’s part of my story line and it’s also interesting to see how I’m dealing with that throughout the season. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you’re healthy or not, people are struggling all around the world trying to have children. People don’t realize that.”
Q: What’s going on with your ongoing tension with Lea?
A: “It’s interesting to see how it plays out. I guess she looked at me as a younger version of herself but who knows. Me and her definitely butted heads from the get-go. Everyone saw that so it’s no secret.”
Q: Do you think Lea is jealous of you in anyway?
A: “It appears so on the show doesn’t it? I don’t really know her reasoning but it’s interesting to see how our relationship plays out this season.”
Q: Has your assistant Daysy lost the weight yet to get her plastic surgery?
A: “Yes, she definitely has but you have to tune in to see her journey to get her plastic surgery and her goals.”
Q: How did you meet your husband Lenny?
A: “We were actually set up on a blind date, for me not for him, here in Miami. Then we encountered each other in Las Vegas for Labor Day Weekend, and then were able to see each other again when I came to visit in Miami for Halloween.”
Q: You moved to Miami for your husband?
A: “I did. I was going to move to L.A. permanently because I’m Canadian and I really wanted to pursue my career, goals, dreams and all that but I took a chance on love and so did he.”
Q: What would you say to the people who think you don’t have a real job?
A: “Well I would say that’s untrue because I have to take care of my husband, take care of this house, and I do a lot of things for him behind the scenes, like I take care of all the bills. I do a lot and people think I just sit around on my butt all day drinking Red Bull and Vodka (laughs). It’s just completely untrue. My husband can’t do anything personal for himself because he is just focused at work. That’s why I made the comment, “I’m his bitch” because it’s a funny way of saying I’m like his personal assistant. Before I got married I sometimes worked two or three jobs”.
Q: What did you think about all the drama that went down at the Mynt club 10 year anniversary celebration?
A: “I thought it was really uncalled for and unnecessary. Marta and Joanna spoke about not starting any drama, I thought we were going in there to have a good time. Of course, Joanna said that she got very emotional when she saw the DJ (who cheated on Joanna’s sister) and things got out of hand. I definitely felt sorry for Romain, he didn’t deserve that. Joanna knows that wasn’t the right way to behave and I’m sure she’s very sorry about that.”
Q: Why did you decide to have plastic surgery?
A: “For me I did my breasts because I was really insecure. I had no breasts, I was completely flat chested. I just felt very boyish. I looked at all my friends and they could wear bras and I just didn’t feel sexy.”
Watch Lisa on the Real Housewives of Miami Thursdays 9/8c on Bravo!