Erika Girardi Believes There’s a Little Erika Jayne In All Of Us

Ever since Erika Girardi appeared on RHOBH, she has been a breath of fresh air and something out of the normal women we usually get to see.

Erika recently talked about how there is a little Erika Jayne in everybody. “Listen, no one is gonna be their performance persona 100 percent of the time,” Erika Girardi told The Daily Dish about her songstress alter ego. “At my core, I’m just a normal human being, and that’s my job. That’s what I do.”

“I think you find your Erika Jayne within when you’re being your most authentic self, when you’re going after your dreams, whatever they may be for you,” Erika explained. “We have one life to live, and as much as you can put into chasing your dreams and making the most out of your life, that’s honoring your Erika Jayne.”

Erika talks about how when she is not on stage she is just like everybody else. “What do I think the biggest difference is? Clothes and makeup. Erika Girardi is at home wearing sweats and a ponytail and no makeup, and Erika Jayne would have on a costume and, like, a whole situation,” she said. “I’m just a normal human being. It’s so crazy to me that people ask me these questions.”

Do you have a little Erika Jayne in you? Comment below.

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Tina Cerami

Tina is from Chicago, Illinois and loves The Real Housewives. She's even met several of the ladies while traveling. This sweet Italian girl is currently a student, and loves to blog in her spare time.

  • Karoline

    I don’t understand Erika. She is always talking like Erika Jayne is an all powerful woman to look up to. Its odd. This two different people thing is silly to me. Lady gaga doesn’t separate herself from the person onstage. I’m not saying Erika is comparable to Lady Gaga, believe me. It’s a joke at this point. I don’t see anything to admire, at all.

    • Rain

      I don’t think she’s seeking to be ‘admired’. She’s saying we all have different facets to our personalities and not just monotone. It’s a metaphor rather than a literal interpretation.

      • Karoline

        I get that. I see your point. I’m just not a fan of her stage personality. I might be quick to dismiss her opinion that all women have a little EJ in them.

  • I don’t know when they get to see the talking head commentary from the episodes, but if it’s often, this might be in response to Dirty Dorit’s snide remarks about Erika and her persona. Dorit is so jealous of Erika that it is eating her up inside. I also think Erika simply loves herself, which is a good thing, IMO. She gets these kind of questions probably as often as she gets asked anything at all. This is her pat answer. And, in a way, it’s true. Any name could be substituted, but someone else might not appreciate having their name used in such a personal way. She sees her career as the dream that she followed. She does have quite the audience, and following. Whatever the reason she uses herself as an example of following dreams is not that big of a deal to me.
    I meant this to go in “Reply” to Karoline, but I goofed.
    If Dorit wasn’t green with envy, she wouldn’t bring up Erika’s name, and her faux pa every time she speaks to camera. Sadly, what she is too dim to realize is that we all see that and it puts the spotlight right back on Erika, not on herself. Her and her pervy husband can stop talking about it now, maybe just in private where it belonged in the first place.
    Receiving a rose gold Bentley doesn’t guarantee that in 18 years, they will have the happy marriage that Erika and Tom have.
    Lady Gaga and Erika Jayne likely have nothing else in common either, so I kind of don’t understand the reference. But, it’s always fun and interesting, genuinely, to read the opinions of posters. That’s what this is all about after all. ☮

    • Michelle

      3D’s….your right on every point. I’m a fan of both Erik as.

  • Karoline

    Thanks rain, you too.

  • DaysofWineandRoses

    It appears that I can relate to the viewpoints of Rain, Karoline, and 3Ds looking at all the different perspectives…and it’s another case where context is everything. Yes, Erika’s stage persona is very racy, but being around the same age as she is, it looks like we may have been fans at some of the same performers growing up (what was considered Old School as well as NewSchool at the time), & I see where she draws her stage influences from. It doesn’t bother me, as it’s clear she’s a dance music diva that plays to an adult audience (strongly bolstered by the LGBT community because she is a club artist). So in that regard, maybe Erika Jayne won’t be for everyone. Though I’m in the same age range, and was all over the club scene in the late 80s to mid 90s, even I can’t get with her music -because I’m when it comes to dance and club music, I just don’t like anything outside of when I was young. She’s doing all the new music that today’s generation of club goers like, and I hate it, lol.

    But insofar as what she means when breaking down the concept of Erika Jayne, I think it’s pretty clear and lord knows she’s repeated it ad nauseum; a woman comfortable enough in her own skin to pursue her creative talents and go after dreams at any age, no apologies. Erika Jayne loves music, life, love, laughter, sultriness, is quick with quip, and not above poking fun at herself. It’s not entirely a bad thing and she just happens to do it all dressed like a showgirl who knows the latest lingo. I grew up in the 70s when our top entertainers dressed in Bob Mackie glitter-yards, so her stage outfits don’t bother me…I mean, do we remember the kind of costumes we saw week to week for women 1970s stars like Ann Margaret, Lola Falana , and Cher, lol?

  • sundayhare3

    Personally, I love her on this show and I love her spirit. I wouldn’t go and see her and frankly have only seen her performances as far as RHOBH go. But I love that she is out there trying new things, living her dreams, I love that she stands her ground and that she doesn’t let people intimidate her. I find her refreshing and down to earth. Far more than LVP and Dorit for sure.