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Lilly Ghalichi is opening up about why she quit The Shahs of Sunset.
The self-proclaimed “Persian Princess” is keen to set the record straight, following numerous reports that she was fired from the Bravo show.
The way Ghalichi tells it, life on the reality show off-camera was every bit as drama-packed and toxic as it appears on camera—and it’s pretty clear there’s no love lost between her and her former castmates.
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Ghalichi claims reports she was fired from Shahs stem from those castmates talking smack behind her back—alleging she was canned for being “too boring.”
But not so, according to Ghalichi, who insists she actually chose to leave the show shortly after production on the third season started—but was persuaded to stay on by producers until the end of filming.
“MJ and everyone else is going on TMZ and talking about how I got fired because I was this and that," she says. "So Bravo did release a statement on Bravo.com and said it was my choice to leave the show and I’ve just publicly never said one way or another…
“I mean, I’m saying it now because I don’t think they will care this long out of it. But no, I quit the show in the middle of filming. I didn’t want to be a part of it anymore—it’s a very hostile, negative thing to be a part of it and I’m just not emotionally equipped for it.”
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Despite suffering through the real life Mean Girls for two long season, Ghalichi says she has no regrets over agreeing to appear on the show—although, she’s relieved to be away from the reality TV spotlight now.
“[It’s] very toxic, but I don’t regret doing the show," she says. "I think that although I had established brands in businesses, it definitely exposed me to a whole market of people who would never have known I fucking existed, but I definitely don’t regret quitting the show.. it was the best thing I ever did.”
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The fashion designer/attorney went on to talk about why she believes her castmates turned on her, claiming they’re the kind of people who are willing to do anything for a ratings boost—and not, as Richie tried to argue, because she is “skinnier and better looking” than them.
“I think that they just love to hate," Ghalichi says. "I think the difference between me and everyone else on the show is that I have a real life outside of the show, real responsibilities and businesses, Vs they have the show..
“So they take the show so seriously, and they are willing to throw you under the bus, lie, kill, do whatever they have to do for ratings and I wasn’t… so I think that’s the difference between us.”
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Richie, being Richie, had to interject himself into the story at some point—so he went on to claim that he was interviewed by producers, in a last bid attempt to keep Lilly on the show—because, duh, Nik fucking Richie is such a savior and protector—not to mention real life Shah, of course.
“They were trying to keep Lilly on the show, and Lilly says, ‘I’ll stay on the show if Nik comes on the show, because we’re both Persian,'" Richie explains.
“So I went through the whole session, and they kinda interviewed me and all this stuff, but Lilly’s mind was pretty much made up… she wasn’t going to do the show, and I even told you, you shouldn’t do the show."
"Lilly needed protection,” he continues. “Everyone was targeting her and they kept saying Lilly wouldn’t hang out with people—I wouldn’t want to hang out with them either. All they do is.. like, this Hispanic vibe. It’s not true Persian.”
Yeah, whatever, Prince of Persia.
Meanwhile, Ghalichi says that despite being offered her own show “many times” she has no desire to return to reality TV—because, she just wants to be a “regular family person.”
“I’ve been offered [my own show] many times now,” Ghalichi says. “I got very close to doing one, and I decided against it, because much like you [Nik], I want to be a regular family person, get married, have kids, and that just isn’t what you do on reality shows.”
Hahaha, more like desperate fame whore if you want to be like Richie.
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