The Real Housewives star felt the pressure of representation

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The Real Housewives star felt the pressure of representation


Between fights, friendships and fame, the life of a Real Housewife can be hectic.

And with The Real Housewives of New York City currently filming season 15, viewers can expect to get a glimpse into the lives of the Big Apple’s rich and famous.

Current star Jessel Taank spoke to the BBC Asian Network about her experience as the reality show’s first South Asian actress.

“I felt immense pressure. It was almost like all eyes were on you,” she says.

“I just want to focus on being myself and representing what being Indian means to me.”

Jessel says it didn’t help that she felt misunderstood by her castmates.

Her grandparents were born in India, then emigrated to Kenya and then went to London – which she says “was really confusing” for the other contestants on the show.

“A lot of the cast mates didn’t understand that,” she says.

“They didn’t understand why I was from Africa or thought that because I’m Indian I grew up rich.”

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