Real Housewives of Salt Lake City: Jen Shah is what we’ve all needed

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY, Jen Shah (Photo by: Chad Kirkland/Bravo)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY, Jen Shah (Photo by: Chad Kirkland/Bravo) /

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is a wild bunch, but we’ve chosen Jen Shah as our Head Housewife in Charge for the first season.  Buckle up!

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City ladies are finally on our television screens!  Lisa Barlow, Mary Crosby, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose, and Jen Shah are bringing it all the way from Utah.  Viewers weren’t sure what to expect from a place like Utah, but these ladies brought a whole different vibe to the already existing franchises.

Jen Shah is a force to be reckoned with already, cementing her status as queen bee when she threw a birthday party for Meredith but made it 100% about herself.  One of her friends even brought Jen a gift even though it was Meredith’s birthday.  Between her chalet, her over-the-top fashions, her husband, and her gaggle of assistants, Jen was made for reality television.

Meredith is fabulous, obviously, but that gets boring.  She seems to be having issues with her husband, Sean, who spends a lot of time on the other coast and even missed her birthday.  There’s something funky going on there and we can’t wait to find out what it is.

Lisa, who looks ridiculously similar to Meredith and vice versa, claims she is “Mormon 2.0” and owns a few different tequila companies.  She’s busy trying to be perfect, too, but that doesn’t make for a very interesting storyline.

Mary is just straight-up strange.  She says she loves fashion and is obsessed with dressing to the nine’s, but she looked messy and spaced out during every scene.  Her outfit for the party looked like a lettuce wrap appetizer from P.F. Changs, and she tried to play off her marriage to her grandfather like it was no big deal.  It’s also speculated their church is basically a cult that worships her as their God.  Count me out.

Whitney had a vow renewal during episode one (and what do we say about vow renewals?) and has been excommunicated from the Mormon church because she and her husband had an affair while married to other people.  Heather says she is a “purebred, pedigree, pioneer” Mormon and follows all of the rules, but she seems to fit in the social scene well enough due to her beauty treatment business, Beauty Lab + Laser.  Who knew Mormon women were so obsessed with plastic surgery and other beauty treatments.

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The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is what we’ve been missing all of our lives.  It has drama, wealth, insane fashion, giant homes, bitchy ladies, and some wild religious theatrics that we can’t wait to watch unfold.  Get out your Gucci ski gear because it’s going to be a wild ride.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is on Bravo every Wednesday at 10 PM.