White House gatecrasher gets reality TV show



WASHINGTON- Just as she had hoped, Michaele Salahi, the female half of a couple who slipped into a White House dinner uninvited, will star in a reality TV show.
The platinum blonde former model, 44, has been hired by Bravo television as one of five stars of its series "The Real Housewives of DC" which starts in August.



Michaele Salahi in January 2010
Michaele Salahi in January 2010
As in its related Real Housewives series filmed in New York and Orange County, California, viewers get an inside look at the lives of wealthy women who appear to find plenty to keep themselves busy.
Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq, who have a wine business outside Washington in the state of Virginia, stirred things up in Washington last November when they poked a hole in White House security and barged into a dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The couple paraded around greeting people and being photographed with famous guests such as Vice President Joe Biden, and finally shaking the hand of President Barack Obama.
A big fan of the party circuit and charity events, Mrs. Salahi made it publicly known on her Facebook page that one of her goals was to become famous enough to be picked to star in a reality show.
Bravo says on its website that "through her involvement in the Polo Cup, which has become one of the largest and most high profile polo events in the US, Michaele has met numerous political leaders across the globe."
Seven months on, authorities are still determining whether they will prosecute the Salahis.
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Wednesday, June 16th 2010
AFP
           


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