Lizzie Rovsek Reacts To Tamra’s New Nickname For Her


Lizzie Rovsek is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss part one of this season’s Real Housewives of Orange County reunion. Lizzie reacts to Tamra’s nickname (Kentucky Fried T*tties) for her and explains she has body image issues.

Lizzie writes, “We have finally made it to the Reunion and I am happy to say I survived my first season of Housewives. . .Well almost. Next week is Part 2 of the Reunion and I have to admit I pretty much left in tears. I am not a large part of this week’s reunion, but I would like to take this week’s blog and focus on female bullying and body image. As women, I think it is our job to build each other up. We are all mothers, sisters, and daughters. There are so many body image issues among young women and I write this blog for any woman who has had insecurities about her body. If it talks to any of you than it will not have been a waste of time.

I am sure everyone is aware of Tamra’s nickname for me, “Kentucky Fried Titties.” When I first heard her call me this I thought, “Nah, I won’t even give it energy.” It really is trashy and frankly low-class. However, it was a trigger for me and it really touched on something that I had been self conscious of for my entire life. It sounded exactly like the pre-pubescent boys in my middle school P.E. class. “Hey Lizzie, can I get some fries with that shake.” The girls would snicker, “Lizzie’s sprouting!!” I grew up hearing a lot of derogatory names targeted at my large chest. I was the girl in fourth and fifth grade that cried when friends had pool parties and wore T-shirts over my swimsuit to cover up my chest. My mom’s friends would laugh and say, “One day you will love your assets.” But I was always self-conscious.

I grew up dancing and cheerleading and finding uniforms and dance recital costumes was always such a struggle for me. I literally thought about quitting just because of my boobs — I was so self-conscious and embarrassed. Thank goodness I have such a loving mother that made me feel so much more important than that and didn’t let me walk away from something I loved because of body image issues. Even when I started competing in beauty pageants the swimsuit competition was a big thing for me to over come. Some mothers assumed my mom bought me implants at 15. My boobs have always been “up for discussion.” At Miss Teen USA, I had to have a special seamstress come in and sew cups in my BodyGlove competition suit because I was bouncing all over when I walked. When I competed in Miss USA, I also had to call in a special seamstress to alter my competition bikini top so it fit my little back and large chest. And, as many of you naturally larger chested women know; real boobs do not “stay put.” After I moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career I found myself victim to my large chest yet again. I would only be called in for “Hot Girl #2” and roles like that. How could anyone take me seriously with these 34DDD natural boobs at age 21? I had a college degree. I graduated top of my class, I was so much more than “Hot Girl #2″, or so I thought.

At age 23, I couldn’t take it anymore, I cried enough over being insecure about my body. It was time to do something about it. I talked to my mom and she took me for my first breast reduction. It was the best thing I ever did. I felt free! It felt so great to go swimsuit shopping and to buy dresses that I didn’t have to wear a minimizing bra with! I can honestly say it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I am 5’7” and I always had boobs, so one thing I didn’t want to do is get rid of them completely. I still wanted to feel like me and keep some of my natural curves. Perhaps going 34D wasn’t small enough or maybe I just have incredible growing breast tissue. Whatever the case, my boobs were huge again six years later. I decided to have another breast reduction right before my wedding. I was the perfect size. Not too big and not too small. . .and then I had kids. So, now I have very large boobs again. I will probably get another reduction when I am done having children, but we want more kids so now is not the time. I guess God wants me to have big boobs! So, excuse me everyone for finally embracing my body.

I know some of you are probably thinking, “Oh poor Lizzie and her big boobs.” But it was a real thing to me and I think as women we all struggle with insecurities. We have all struggled with body image issues at least one time in our lives. I have always been a big believer in beauty shining from within. Think about it. How many people do you know that have such beautiful personalities that it shines through and makes me them even more gorgeous human beings? How easy is it to overlook an attractive person who is mean and ugly inside? People start looking like their personalities sooner or later.

How does all this translate into adult female relationships? I think there are many similarities. I think it has a lot to do with self-esteem, acceptance, and respect for others.

I am sure there are tons of people that applaud Tamra for her name calling of me, or of Alexis when Tamra coined the term “Jesus Jugs.” I see nothing more than a 47-year-old bully when I see Tamra. I see bullying. Tamra didn’t just call me a name in a fit of anger. She made up the name and announced in her interview. Later, she announced on Watch What Happens Live. My question is why? Why is she so proud of this name? (Which, I have to be honest, I have heard before, it’s not even original.) What kind of message does this send to young women? I don’t have girls, but I have nieces and I would never want to teach them to be “mean girls.” This may seem trite, but I always felt sorry for the bully. Why do they act like that? It always seemed like bullies have a difficult time connecting with people in meaningful ways and thus use relationships for manipulation. Look, if we can put someone on TV and afford them fortune and fame for being a bully, we are exalting that poor behavior, and sadly we as a society give it life.”

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19 Replies to “Lizzie Rovsek Reacts To Tamra’s New Nickname For Her”

  1. Tamra really is a bully. I loved the look on Tamra’s trashy face when Lizzie called her out for being low-class and crude. Tamra thinks she’s so witty and funny with these nicknames. She’s not funny or clever. She’s gross.

    1. Well said Lizzie. I know Tamra is going through custody woes. I do wonder if it has anything to do with her vile and juvenile behavior as she flaunts it about. Frankly, children should be able to look up to their mother. I see nothing in Tamra that is worthy of that. She is vile, a true bully, ridiculously in need of attention at all times and a notorious liar. Get your act together Tamra, keep it up and you’ll lose Eddie too. In fact, I predict it. A good guy like him will only tolerate your childish antics for so long.

  2. An important and meaningful blog. Well done Lizzie. I hope Tamra’s daughters read this blog someday, and hopefully, they will be able to avoid the cycle of hate and jealousy that is so ingrained in their mother.

  3. You are an amazing lady Lizzie. All the women on these shows make their breasts look ridiculous (yes Vickie I mean you). I know women who have naturally large breasts who later in life have very bad back problems and wished that they had had breast reductions. I applaud all that you said about bullying.

  4. trampa is uber jealous / shallow / juvenile / vindictive / stupid.
    I don’t know of any mature grown women who behave like a stupid child the way she does, and yes, she thinks she is funny, but everyone is laughing “at” her because she is trailer trash…… And I feel sorry for her children because one day they will be attacked viciously by a bully (like their mom)….

  5. Lizzie really shut down Tamra when she said, “only mean girls talk like that (Tamra)”. I would be so ashamed if I had a mother like Tamra.

  6. Tamra is bitter and miserable. For all she cares about the outer image somebody needs to tell her that bitterness is increasingly showing in her face. And I can’t for the life of me understand how some of these women think “class” is cosmetic, and that their tacky comments and tacky behavior don’t prove how low class they are. Lizzie seems to have some depth of character Tamra will never understand.

    1. I agree. I just wish Lizzie had told Shannon sooner. And wish Christian had opened his mouth when David looked to him for help that nite. I do understand exactly what Lizzie is talking about being made fun of for boobs. It’s bad and it hurts to be really just a child with big boobs. Or any body problem. Ty lizzie

  7. Lizzie handled it great. Anyone that Tamara is threatened by, she uses the bully tactic. Lizzie was right, Tamara is an insecure woman. What can you expect when you’ve been married several times, your children want nothing to do with you and you have no friends and a fake marriage? She is a bitter person.

  8. Tamra probably was the mean girl in high school. Tamra still is the mean girl. she is nothing but hateful. Her own family knows this, and even her own brother said she was horrible to grow up with.

  9. Lizzie is a beautiful woman!! And Tamra is so threatened by her! Resorting to name calling is so childish and really makes Tamra look the fool. If she’s going to be mad at someone…. Blame Eddie! He’s the one who said he’d shag Lizzie! But even then she should’ve just laughed it off!! Like Lizzie would go for Eddie when she has a sexy husband who she’s really happy with!

    1. That’s why tamra was trying to flirt with David. Yes trashy Tamar is very jealous of Lizzie. I knew that from the start. Lizzie I like a lot. She is a nice young lady.

  10. Women who try to diminish other women with horrible (name calling) are the worst kind of person out there.
    The world is bad enough so we should try to lift up one another not tear them down.
    Only a jealous, bitter, unhappy, brainless, person does this……..
    Tamra needs to get a clue, that she is not funny or cute, her behaviour embarrasses herself and her family…..

  11. What is tamra’s problem? What is her fixation with the womens breast? First she gets breast implants, then she gets them removed and then criticizes the other women’s breasts? And even took her (implants with her on WWHL & tried to give them to miss Andy), and he wouldn’t even touch them (gross), who does that? Talk about bi-polar……. Trampa needs meds. ASAP……. BTW, tamballs has kentucky fried brain……….

    1. Andy has Tamara’s implants. Think just one. But he does. It is sick. Such a jealous tamra . That’s cause she thinks all women are like her. And she really makes me sick. Appreciate Lizzie very much . Wish they had known sooner about tamra. Thought everyone knew. Plus the foo ropes.

  12. I am missing the joke with the name?? I don’t understand what Kentucky fried chicken has got to do with boobs?? Now don’t everyone get all upset but why do I not believe this blog quite being as dramatic as lizzie has made it..why is because she always talks about her own boobs during the season why draw attention to them if you have the body issues?…and why do you always have your boobs out Lizzie I feel that you are quite proud of them!! so you should be…who cares Tamra if you are going to come up with a nickname at least make it funny it doesn’t even make sense!!!

  13. If you don’t like the comments about your “girls”, then wear a top that doesn’t spill. Your leading with your assets instead of your brain and cute personality.

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