Monday, March 14, 2016

Julianne Wainstein Could Be LuAnn de Lesseps' Greatest Enemy
Wainstein grew up in Cresskill, NJ, before moving to Boca Raton, Fla., in high school. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in fashion merchandising and women’s wear.

She then worked as an event planner until 2008, when she married her nine-years-older hubby, whom she had known as a child growing up. (Wainstein’s father, who worked in the apparel business, was a mentor to Michael.)

“I couldn’t work anymore, because we were traveling all the time,” she says.

Back to the glamorous grind again, Wainstein — who never wore the same outfit twice while filming — admits she had some early jitters about joining “RHONY.”

“Everyone says, ‘Just be real, just be you,’ ” she says.

And while she loved working with the women, she and Bethenny Frankel “had our moments,” she admits.

“She has a strong personality . . . so you expect it,” says Wainstein, who crowned LuAnn de Lesseps the show’s biggest diva and newly divorced Ramona Singer the biggest flirt.

And how would she describe herself? The luckiest, says Wainstein.

“My whole life, everyone said, ‘You need your own reality show.’ But I never thought it would actually happen,” says Wainstein.
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