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Vicki Gunvalson Reveals How Producers Plotted Storylines on the RHOC and Shares if Her Drama With Kelly and Braunwyn Was Real, Plus She Dishes on Behind-the-Scenes Secrets!

Vicki Gunvalson Reveals How Producers Plotted Storylines on the RHOC and Shares if Her Drama With Kelly and Braunwyn Was Real, Plus She Dishes on Behind-the-Scenes Secrets!

Vicki Gunvalson revealed tons of behind-the-scenes secrets from her time with The Real Housewives of Orange County during the premiere episode of her new Westwood One podcast series.

After confirming she’s been approached about starring in another Bravo show, Vicki explained what it’s like filming a reality series, dished on the way producers create stories and feuds between cast members, and addressed her drama with Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke.

“You film hard for four months,” Vicki revealed on the March 5 episode of Whoop It Up with Vicki. “You have Sundays and Mondays off but every other day they have access to the calendar.”

According to Vicki, she and her co-stars would film one-on-one or two-on-one scenes for RHOC on weekdays. On weekends, they would attend group events with the entire cast where producers would fill them in on what others were saying about them and encourage confrontations.

“[They’ll say], ‘Kelly said this about you,’ and then when you get to the all-cast party, you have to go confront her,” Vicki explained. “The producers have an incredible way to create a story… How they got us to pit each other up against each other was very interesting.”

“It’s not that we have a script to follow, because we don’t. We just go on our own emotions,” she continued. “Bravo knows I’m emotional. If someone talks bad about my children, my company, my integrity, I’m going to go ballistic. I’m going to bring out a can of whoop-a** and I’m going to defend myself. That’s when you see me screaming.”

During a past visit to the Evolution Media offices, Vicki claimed she discovered the area where producers create storyboards for the cast.

“There must have been 20-40 people typing out every single word we [said] and [creating] a storyboard from our own reality. That’s how they created our story,” she explained, adding that she was warned not to talk about what she saw.

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As for Vicki’s intense drama with Kelly and Braunwyn, she suggested that while it was real, it was something producers fueled.

Ahead of RHOC season 14, Vicki said Braunwyn was told by producers, “When you get to see Vicki for the first time, you should be upset with her about how she treated Kelly.”

“When she told me that they told her to be upset with me on how I treated Kelly, I was like, ‘You weren’t even part of that situation. You don’t know how Kelly treated me.’ That’s how they can pit one up against one another without you even knowing,” Vicki disclosed.

Vicki then revealed that producers allegedly encouraged Kelly to continuously refer to her as a “pig” because they knew it would get under her skin, which they denied.

“I gotta believe Kelly was asked to keep calling me ‘Miss Piggy.’ I asked her off camera, ‘Do you really think I look like a pig?’ She goes, ‘No, they wanted me to say you look like Miss Piggy,’” Vicki explained.

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