Friday, December 4, 2015

Sonja Morgan Wants To Be The Next Bethenny Frankel


Inquisitr.com:
It is no secret that some of the cast members that appear on the Real Housewives franchise are just as successful in their personal lives as they are in reality TV. This includes Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, who has been very successful in the restaurant business, and Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel, who is well known for her Skinnygirl alcohol products. With that in mind, it appears as though Sonja Morgan is attempting to follow in her RHONY co-star’s footsteps.

According to Christian Today, Morgan is partnering up with Peter Guimaraes and have announced plans to launch a new liquor line, Tipsy Girl. Morgan first came out with her business plan during her 52nd birthday celebration, where guests were given the opportunity to test Morgan’s new wine.

While the focus of the new wine should have been on its taste, many of the guests immediately noticed how similar Morgan’s brand name is to Frankel’s Skinnygirl product. “Skinny Girl, Tipsy Girl?” one source stated. “Sounds pretty similar! Is Bethenny going to take that?”
Although Frankel has not said anything on the matter, Guimaraes recently revealed that the brand has been taking heat over its choice of wording and not its similarities to Skinnygirl. In particular, many are criticizing the name for its attempts to glamorize alcoholism.

“We got some flack that the name’s ‘promoting drunkenness,’ ” he shared. “It’s not—it’s tipsy! You can be tipsy in love … tipsy in life.”

In addition to the prosecco, the new brand will also feature its own take on tequila, wine, and vodka, and will be released in several different locations, including Miami, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, aside from filming Season 8 of Real Housewives of New York, Frankel may have good reasons why she hasn’t responded to Morgan’s latest venture into the business world. In fact, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Frankel is busy launching a number of new series on FYI network.

It has already been announced that Frankel would be working on a new series with Leftfield Entertainment, titled Food Porn. However, Frankel’s deal with Leftfield Entertainment has now expanded, and the reality star is set to produce two more series, titled Cocktail Porn and Closet Porn.
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