Real Housewife of MIA & Hialeah
According to the Miami Herald, it is OK for Real Housewives to bare their claws in the show’s trademark fights, but it is definitely not cool when they bring Hialeah into it. This is the hard lesson that Alexia Echevarria had to learn…you might know her as the “Cuban Barbie.”
After dissing the city’s residents, Echevarria was quick to apologize (considering her husband was a former Hialeah City Council President). Last Wednesday, she apologized for the comments she made about Hialeah locals being “lower.”
How did this conversation even come about, you ask? Well, if you didn’t know, she is the Executive Editor of Venue Magazine, a local MIA magazine. She referred to Hialeah’s residents as “lower” and wanting to live vicariously through the socialite’s portrayed in her magazine, which caters to Hispanics.
We all know that Hialeah takes pride in their city. There is even a bumper stick with the statement “My Pride Hialeah Mi Orgullo.”
This is Echevarria’s statement on Facebook and Twitter: “The question was if Venue Magazine was only for the upscale people of Miami. My answer was no, our magazine is for everyone. I explained the fact that Venue Magazine caters to everyone regardless of who you are, where you are from and what your socio-economic level is.”