Have you seen the promos for Bravo’s new reality series, Vanderpump Rules? It’s like The Hills but with a den mother. All the action takes place at West Hollywood’s SUR lounge which is short for “Sexy, Unique, Restaurant”. In charge of the horny incestuous bunch is none other than Real Housewives of Beverly Hills goddess, Lisa Vanderpump. By far and away the most popular woman on the 90210 edition. It’s no wonder Andy Cohen is taking a gamble at a spinoff featuring his pink-loving Giggly-nurturing prized cow.
If you’ve been watching Season 3 of RHOBH, you’ll recognize a few of the faces. The network has slowly introduced some of them in hopes you’ll tune in to the premiere of Vanderpump Rules on January 7 @ 10pm.
So far we’ve meet Scheana Marie, the man-stealing tramp who slept with Brandi Glanville’s ex-husband Eddie Cibrian. Also introduced was Stassi Schroeder who received a scolding from Lisa for mouthing off to one of the restaurant’s biggest customers. We also saw a glimpse of Stassi’s boyfriend Jax Taylor who also works at SUR. They’re not the only couple working there. Young attractive 20-somethings all working in the same place. I smell major drama. Check out the entire cast and their bios below.
Kristen started modeling and acting as a child and has been at SUR for five years, which is longer than almost anyone on staff. Kristen loves working at SUR, side-by-side with her best friends, Stassi and Katie, and her boyfriend of four years, Tom Sandoval. But her propensity to insert herself where she doesn’t belong often gets her into trouble with the staff, and her boss, Lisa.
Katie is best friends with fellow servers, Stassi and Kristen, and began dating Kristen’s friend Tom Schwartz, who is in the same circle as her co-workers. Katie is finding that SUR has become her full-time job and the center of her social life. Often pushed around by her so called “friends,” the nice girl from Utah is learning that she needs to speak up and assert herself.
Scheana still dreams of making it big in Hollywood, but unfortunately, the only name she has made for herself thus far is in the tabloids as a “home wrecker” after she famously admitted to an affair with the ex-husband of Lisa’s close friend Brandi Glanville. As the new girl at SUR, Scheana is constantly faced with proving that she is not the same naïve girl who fell for a married man and that she has talents far beyond other’s expectations.
Tom bartends at SUR to make ends meet as he chases his dreams working in modeling, acting and playing guitar in a band. Tom lives with his girlfriend, fellow performer and fellow SUR employee Kristen. As their lives become more entwined, he is beginning to question why their personal and work lives need to be one and the same.
For the past three years, Stassi has been serving at SUR while she works to become the next big thing in fashion. She has a say-anything-to-anyone-at-anytime mentality and her mouth often gets her in trouble at SUR and especially with Lisa. Two years ago, Stassi moved in with her boyfriend Jax and the two have been fighting passionately and making up even more passionately ever since. Always protecting her relationship with Jax, Stassi views Scheana as a threat and labels her a “home wrecker” to the other staff.
Jax is a working model who bartends at SUR and enjoys the freedom, easy money and carefree lifestyle he has found in Hollywood. A self-described “Peter Pan,” he and his live-in girlfriend, Stassi, often fight over his immature actions and inability move to the next level in their relationship. But if he wants to be with Stassi forever, he is going to need to make a change, and fast.
As SUR’s co-owner, creator, designer and boss, Lisa has the task of wrangling the restaurant’s staff of dynamic but reckless employees. Although Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, have owned 26 restaurants and bars in their native London and Los Angeles, SUR stands out for its sexy atmosphere and backstage fireworks. Lisa constantly tries to instill her values of hard work and professionalism to the SUR staff, who view her as a tough but caring mentor. Still, everyone knows that when a server crosses the line, Lisa’s unafraid to crack the whip… or hand out the pink slip.
Are you going to check out Vanderpump Rules? I’ll definitely sample it out. I wonder if I or Lisa Vanderpump will eventually tire of her waitstaff’s affairs and conflicts? As long as a few gratuitous shirtless scenes of Jax Taylor airs every episode, I’ll keep tuning in.