Meet Erika Jayne. She's got a BIG personality and she's not afraid to tell it like it is.
Erika Jayne, played by actress and singer Erika Girard, is best known for her role in the popular tv series, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that's heading into its eighth season.
The 44-year-old beauty, who joined RHOBH in season 6, is a "pretty mess" with blonde, poofy hair and a persona that balances down-home charm and upper-crust luxury.
She's not afraid to stand up to the other housewives. She has her opinions, but underneath all the confidence, glitz and glamor, there's a nice girl with a gentle soul.
Alongside RHOBH, the flamboyant star is also a Dancing With The Stars contestant and dance singer. Her 2007 single, "Rollercoaster," hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
Below are five memorable moments from the reality show starring Erika Jayne.
"You don't know what I deal with every night"
No one speaks poorly about her son, even if it is by mistake! Erika's son is a law enforcement officer who puts his life at risk every day and works to keep the people out of harm's way. She wins Mom Of The Year award for this one!
The other ladies did not see this reaction coming. Watch episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, only on Bravo!
"Erika Girardi Gives Eileen A Heartfelt Apology"
But Erika did apologize to Eileen for her meltdown about her son. We told you she had a good heart. She cares about her friendships and she's not about to throw away what she has with Eileen.
Erika explains her meltdown in Hong Kong. Watch episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, only on Bravo!
"Here's Why Erika Girardi Is Guarded"
Erika's mother raised her through the eyes of her life- a single mom who was left by her husband. It was hard for Erika to see her mother hurt. And Dorit- another housewife- understands that. Erika doesn't want to be judged. She's guarded and protects herself because she realizes the world can be a cruel place. Looks like she isn't following in her mother's footsteps. But even better, she's learned from her.
Dorit Kemsley is trying to understand why she can't make a connection. Watch episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, only on Bravo!
This Is the Kyle Erika Loves To See
We all know that Erika has no problem showing off her stylish shades, sexy curves and long blonde hair that falls right over her vibrant cheetah-spotted bathing suit. Now, she's ready to see Kyle display that kind of upbeat, pompous behavior. Erika wants to keep the party alive!
Erika Girardi helps bring out Kyle Richards' inner sexy. Watch episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, only on Bravo!
Erika Girardi Likes To Go Fast
Unlike Kyle, the daredevil Erika Girardi is a risk taker! For her, there's only one way to ride a jet ski and that's wide open! Erika has no qualms about moving too fast, even though she falls right off. But that's okay. She'll get right back on the horse!
But has her need for speed gotten the best of her? Watch episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, only on Bravo!
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