The Housewives of New Jersey: Ranked

Spoiler alert: Amber Marchese is not number one.

I actually finished this series a while ago, but let’s pretend that this is fresh in my memory and I only completed it like five minutes ago. (Why does this sound familiar?)

Real Housewives of New Jersey came highly recommended from my sister, and once it was time for me to begin a new city, it was an easy decision for me because I really wanted to see why Teresa Giudice is so iconic. And how blessed was I to see the table flip was in the very first season.

As of writing, RHONJ has had 15 full-time housewives, however I will be ranking the twins together, so let’s begin the rankings!

14. Amber Marchese
No shocker here really. Besides having sympathy for her for being a cancer survivor, there was nothing likeable about Amber at all. To make matters worse, she came with her husband, whom was an even more horrible person. I’m glad she only lasted one season.

13. Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano
Look, truth be told, I didn’t mind the twins. They were shady and engaged in drama when needed. Season six was just such a fever dream, and sometimes I don’t believe their time on the show was real.

12. Margaret Josephs
Marge is the Lisa Rinna of RHONJ, and I don’t mean that in a nice way. She never really provides any personal storyline, and her sole tactic to remain relevant on the show is to interfere in other people’s lives and stir up drama and then walk away (after pushing a grown man into a pool). To make it worse, she then cries in that horrid accent.

11. Siggy Flicker
Siggy was cute on her first season, as we all know I love the sweet peacemaker housewife archetype. And then her second season happened, and it went downhill ever since. Let’s not get into her social media antics; we’d be here all day.

10. Jackie Goldschneider
I want to like Jackie, and not just because her husband is foiiiine. I appreciate that she came into the show and was not scared to engage with the big dog Teresa, but she came across as very calculating and malicious, and then she’d cry when someone retaliated against her.

9. Melissa Gorga
As much as I want to like Jackie, I doubly want to like Melissa. She’s pretty, she’s… pretty, and she’s… pretty. Honestly, I don’t know what else she has to offer on top of that, besides being the gateway for Joey being on the show, because let’s face it, he contributes a whole lot more to RHONJ than Melissa does.

8. Caroline Manzo
Caroline almost doesn’t seem real to me. During her time on the show, she had such an untouchable mob boss air to her that it was so interesting to watch. She would be a whole lot higher on this list if she didn’t side with the guy who put a hit on her sister, but go off sis.

7. Jacqueline Laurita
To be honest, I really liked Jacqueline prior to season seven. She was funny, relatable, and watching her journey with her son was one of the most heartwarming things I’ve ever watched on any franchise. And then season seven happened. Enough said.

6. Teresa Giudice
It’s no secret that Teresa is that girl of RHONJ, and she is so iconic for a reason. She’s a natural in keeping the storyline and drama going, and really is the alpha of this franchise. As much as I adore Tre, I do acknowledge that she is deluded and struggles to take accountability for her wrongdoings. Excellent mother, though.

5. Kathy Wakile
Again, it’s no secret that I love the sweet, peacemaker non-confrontational housewife, and Kathy served this role during her time on the show. I loved her and I loved her family, and when she had to bring it, she did. An unbothered queen.

4. Dolores Catania
Not every housewife is meant to be the alpha, and there are different roles for everyone to fill. Dolores does a great job filling her role as the best friend of the alpha. She’s beautiful, funny, not scared to show us her real life, and will take a bitch down if she has to. And giving us Dolores means we also get Frank, and I would take a bullet for that man.

3. Jennifer Aydin
Jennifer serves as the Heather Dubrow of RHONJ, and I’m absolutely here for it. She’s hilarious, unashamedly herself, shady, and will get into it when she has to. Her fights with Melissa and Marge are so iconic. I stan a queen.

2. Danielle Staub
True to her tagline, you either love or hate Danielle, and I loooove Danielle. I think she’s the most misunderstood housewife of any franchise. As much as RHONJ‘s success is attributed to Teresa, I think the same argument could easily be made for Danielle. Without her, the first two seasons wouldn’t have soared like they did. Also, I was totally on her side when she dragged Marge. Don’t poke the bear if you don’t want the bear to snap.

1. Dina Manzo
Dina was my first favourite, and throughout the entire show, she still remained my favourite. As shady as she is stunning, Dina could go into her namaste zone as quickly as she could go into going toe-to-toe with someone. Honestly, I would’ve hated season six if it didn’t contain the return of my New Jersey queen.

Now that we’ve endured the same cast without any major changes for four consecutive seasons, I’m excited to see what the next season has in store for us. Hopefully more table flips tbh.

– by The Black Widow

The Housewives of Dallas: Ranked

Would you believe it… more Real Housewives content!

Because this Sydney lockdown is never-ending, I’ve had all the time in the world to catch up on some Real Housewives franchises. After finishing Atlanta, I decided to watch Real Housewives of Dallas because I have such a love for the Southern charm that’s in Texas.


While the other franchises that I’ve reviewed and ranked on here had featured several women across a lot of seasons, RHOD has only featured nine housewives across five seasons. While the future of the franchise is up in the air, I am still excited to rank these iconic housewives in order of personal preference.

Without further ado… the Real Housewives of Dallas ranked!

9. Kameron Westcott
Kameron’s whole thing during the show is that she puts on a character when she’s really an intelligent woman behind the mask, but quite frankly I think she is one of the most pretentious women on any Real Housewives franchise ever. You could just tell that everything she said and did was rehearsed and fake and at no point did I ever find myself liking her. Also how is a white woman going to tell an Asian woman she’s racist against Asians and that Chinese food isn’t part of Chinese culture.

8. Kary Brittingham
I feel as if Kary was an addition that didn’t really add much to the show at all, besides being a drunk mess in season five. I had no real connection with her at all during the show, but I can say I was 100% on her side during the season four xenophobic drama.

7. Leeanne Locken
Every franchise has that one Housewife…and if you’re a Real Housewives fan then you know exactly what I’m referring to. Leanne is that Housewife for Dallas. She stirred up all the drama for the seasons she was in, she was the catalyst for most if not all of the fights, and she was that bitch. Which is exactly why she’s near the bottom of this list. Plus the xenophobia of season four… yeah, no.

6. Tiffany Hendra
I really liked Tiffany in season one, and I was kind of confused why she was dropped straight away. I thought she was a straight shooter and wasn’t scared to put up a fight, especially against her own best friend Leeanne. She comes in at sixth for lack of time in getting to know her.

5. Brandi Redmond
Brandi really was the life of RHOD, constantly being featured in storylines and promotional materials. Her big smile and red hair are pretty synonymous with the franchise. Hers and Stephanie’s friendship is without a doubt my favourite friendship in any of the Real Housewives shows. In saying that, her attitude in season five prevents her from going any higher on this list.

4. Cary Deuber
Watching season one, Cary was immediately my favourite. She was sassy, fun, glamorous, and you could just tell that she was super comfortable being herself. Her failed attempt at being the Bone Collector in season three a la Sheree Whitfield of RHOA does stop her from going any higher on this list however. However, homegirl always had some killer taglines.

3. Tiffany Moon
I wanted to start watching RHOD because I had seen so many glowing reviews for Tiffany Moon, saying she made season five and she was a breath of fresh air for the show. And after finishing the show, I can definitely see why fans seem so enamoured with her. She is brilliant, stylish, and so entertaining to watch. I need RHOD to come back just so we can see more Tiffany Moon!

2. Stephanie Hollman
Knowing that I was always going to do a ranking post for RHOD, Stephanie Hollman would’ve ranked at number one had season four and five not happened. I love her and Brandi’s friendship so much, but of the two, Stephanie is way more preferable. She’s unapologetic, funny, and just a great blonde ball of energy, while keeping a Southern Belle charm to herself. She managed to stay out of the drama while not being a total snoozefest which is a rare feat to accomplish.

1. D’Andra Simmons
Obsessed is an understatement. D’Andra Simmons made the entire franchise for me. What I absolutely loved about D’andra was that she was from a classy Dallas dynasty family, but still had the most infectious sense of humour and personality. She wasn’t afraid to be herself even when others seemed to judge her because of her last name, and that will always get brownie points with me. And even though there was a ton of body shaming done to her, I think D’andra is one of the sexiest Real Housewives of any franchise hands down period end of discussion.

Now that I’m thinking about all of the iconic stuff that D’andra has done on the show, I now need her and Tiffany to have their own spin off show to capture all the amazing shit they would do together without having to share the spotlight with other dumbasses like Kameron.

Please and thank you Bravo.

– by the Black Widow