10 Things You Didn’t Know About RHONY Star Carole Radziwill
Carole Radziwill is definitely not like the other Real Housewives, or any other reality star for that matter. This housewife is an award winning journalist and best selling author, who also happens to be a princess with a connection to the Kennedy family. Carole is one of the best things to happen to The Real Housewives of New York City because she brings an element of realness to this group of women, has a great sense of humor and doesn’t take things to seriously. She definitely goes against the grain of the typical housewife with a unique story of going from a ABC News journalist to a widow,to a best selling author and then starring on the Real Housewives. We hate to pick favorites, but Carole is definitely one of the best on Bravo, so here’s a look at 10 things you might not have known about RHONY star, Carole Radziwill!
10. Humble Beginnings
Unlike some of the other women featured on The Real Housewives of New York City, Carole is a New York native, born and raised. She grew up an hour north of the town, Suffern, in “a sleepy town” as she would say. Her life now is all about being on television, fashion, parties, vacation and living in a huge two-story apartment, but growing up her childhood was much different. She definitely wasn’t raised with a silver spoon; in fact her parents often worked two jobs just to support the family. She was the typical ’70s kid and began working when she was only 12-years-old as a babysitter in the neighborhood and then lied about her age at 14 so she could get a job flipping burgers and making frosty’s at Wendy’s. When she turned 15-years-old she worked at a local department store doing returns and managing customer complaints. Clearly she’s always been a hard worker and a busy bee! She never dreamed of being a superstar or anything out of the ordinary, but when she graduated high school she jumped at the chance to head into the city where she attended Hunter College on the Upper East Side and that’s when her bright future started to take shape.
9. Her Signature Scent
As if Carole wasn’t already cool enough, she also has her own signature scent and it can’t be bought in the nearest department store! She told Elle in an interview, “It’s original Egyptian musk oil. I used to get it from the men in the subway who sell the incense, but now those guys have all been run out of town. For a long time I was despondent because I didn’t know where to get it. But then I was walking along Third Avenue right by the Ace Hotel, and found it at one of the perfumeries.” She said it’s the perfect unisex smell, but still very feminine. She buys it in a medicine jar, then pours it into her own little bottle.