Sai De Silva, the fashion creator and entrepreneur behind “Scout and the City,” is taking the small screen as a new cast member of The Real Housewives of New York. Ahead of the show’s season premiere on July 16th, we catch up on what to expect.
Sai, what initially made you want to try out for the cast of RHONY?
When I found out that Bravo was looking for diverse, aspirational, and inspirational women in NYC, it felt like the perfect fit.
What was your reaction when you found out you got picked?
My jaw was on the floor! I was in pure shock.
How do you describe the vibe of this season’s cast?
The overall vibe is a mix of humor, fun, tension, and personal growth. It’s a real friendship.
Were you a fan of Housewives before this opportunity
Of course! Real Housewives of Atlanta is absolutely hysterical, but I also love Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for a dose of glitz and glamour.
Did you know any of the girls prior to filming?
We all knew of one another because we’re in the same social circle. Our personalities are all so different, and it works! The show is a lot of fun.
What do you hope viewers will learn about you on the show?
As a content creator, my life is already on display, but in a curated format. On the show I have a few vulnerable moments that will allow viewers to see me in a different light.
Who gave you the best advice ahead of the RHONY filming, and what was it?
Andy Cohen has been our cheerleader through this wild journey. He told me to not focus on the social media comments and just focus on what is in front of me.
What did you learn about yourself through your first season?
That I’m always hungry! No, truly, I never realized how much I eat. Stay tuned and you will see what I mean.
You’re one of the original fashion creators. How did you first get into the space?
In 2014, I thought it would be fun to chronicle my life as a new mother with my daughter and our love for fashion. It evolved quickly into the full luxury fashion and lifestyle brand that it is today.
How do you describe your personal style?
I’m a chameleon! I love to try new trends to match my mood. I like to have fun, and I’m not scared of change. I like to think that fashion is a way of expressing myself without having to say a word.
What are your plans for the season premiere of the show?
I have so many that I need to narrow it down! I would love to have a dinner party premiere at my home upstate, but I of course want to do it in the city as well. I also would like to party with the network because this is a wild ride and deserves a celebration. As you can see, I want to do it all, and I’m beyond excited for everyone to see the season.
What’s next for you?
Sky’s the limit! I’m working on a couple of projects that are not fully developed yet, but stay tuned because I will continue to stick around for a while.