Stassi Schroeder is not a fan of her new Vanderpump Rules cast mates. The 31-year-old reality TV veteran has revealed she can’t relate to the young newcomers on the Bravo hit show.
In addition to its veteran cast members the eighth season of the show will introduce Charli Burnett, Brett Caprioni, Dayna Kathan, Danica Dow, and Max Boyens as new cast members. Several of the newcomers are in their 20s, while most of the veteran Vanderpump Rules cast members are in their 30s — Jax Taylor is in his 40s.
Stassi told Entertainment Tonight the newbies don’t have the history and real-life friendship that the longtime cast has and described them as “people that met at the restaurant.”
The Bravo veteran also accused the newcomers of stealing the original cast’s moves.
“I’ll be honest, it looks like they watched seasons one through seven of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and just, like, reenacted everything that we’ve already done,” she said.
Stassi also said it’s hard for her to connect with co-stars who have their phones in their faces all day long.
“There’s a lot of, like, taking selfies in bikinis, and belfies and, like, they’re like [mimics doing selfies] all day long,” Stassi added. “I’m like, can we have a conversation for one second? There’s a lot of that. It’s really hard for me to relate to 20-year-olds.”
There has been buzz that the addition of so many newcomers to the already large ensemble cast could pave the way for a spinoff. Most of the original Vanderpump Rules stars have moved into expensive, family-friendly homes and are either married or engaged and talking about having babies. Stassi said viewer response could determine the direction the show goes in or if it will eventually split in two.
One thing is certain to happen on the upcoming season — Stassi’s wedding to her fiancé, Beau Clark.
When asked about whether or not her wedding would be featured on the hit reality show, Stassi told ET, “Listen, I grew up on this show. Of course, my wedding is gonna be on Vanderpump Rules!”
Stassi is not the only Vanderpump Rules star who has a problem with the youngsters, either. Her co-star and ex-boyfriend Jax has also said he doesn’t like “the new people” and has called some of them “thirsty,” as previously shared by The Inquisitr.
Fans will meet the new Vanderpump Rules cast when the show returns to Bravo on January 7.