I’ve been putting off this story because the beginning of the week is always pretty busy and this week was even busier than usual. Plus, it’s Yolanda, so it’s complicated.
I guess we should start back in 2015 where I was being lambasted for insinuating Yolanda was faking her Lymeopause. At that time I explained why she was doing it. Yolanda is an expert at nullifying her prenups. She did it with Mohammed and she did it again with David not too long after I posted this.
There are some really controversial diseases out there that might make it necessary for the spouses to come to some sort of agreement. And then they could “grow apart” and one spouse could have a miraculous recovery after posting many, many sad shots of them getting vitamin C by IV only.
Theoretically, the kind thing to do would be to find some sort of financial agreement over the course of years and then tweet about how good one’s spouse is to the other. Because that would make everything make sense. Then one could have a rapid recovery from their brain damage in time for the next season. Um I mean soon. Allegedly.
It was less than a year later that a financial settlement was reached. Yolanda immediately flew to Bora Bora several times over the course of just a few months. That’s a long haul to do once, let alone multiple times.
And then I posted a shoutout to her miraculous recovery, “I keep meaning to give a huge shout out to Yolanda Hadid for her miraculous recovery from Lyme disease. Since her second large divorce settlement she’s got a spring back in her step as she globe trots to watch her two beautiful daughters and one handsome son take over the modeling world. Her Instagram is full of beautiful photos of all the latest fashion shows interspersed with her book and other suggestions about how you too can beat your chronic invisible illness via the master cleanse and living on the ocean amongst the lemon groves.”
Then I predicted that she was in NYC shopping a new TV show. When Yolanda first started the show, David Foster said in an interview that the only reason she was doing the show was because she wanted to showcase her home decor and healthy living skills and have her own lifestyle show like Martha Stewart. But that dream changed when she started to groom her kids to follow her footsteps and get into modeling. Now that they are all successful models, she longs for a Kardashian level of family exposure. While her kids are fine with popping on whatever show she is on from time to time, they are for the most part too busy working to be a constant presence in filming. I don’t believe for a second that Yolanda has shelved that idea. But while she waits for a time when all the kids can film together, she needs to stay in the public eye. She also needs to remove the image of all those sick selfies she posted. By the way, most of those are long gone. You have to scroll way back to the middle of 2015 to find any at all and the ones that are left are sparse. It’s almost like it never even happened.
So she’s pitched a show to Lifetime, a network that already has a lot of model shows, and as executive producer is probably financing quite a large portion of it with her two huge divorce payouts. The PR came out on Monday, I’m going to purple pen it. But first, you might want to read my longest purple pen ever on Yolanda where I got SO MUCH FLACK for exposing her fake illness, from the chronic illness folks who should have been as sickened as I was about the situation.
From the PR:
Model Moms (working title)
This will never be the title, there is already show by this name about Russian models who are mothers and still want to fulfill their modeling dream.
Former model and television personality Yolanda Hadid (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) knows what it takes to be a big name in the modeling business as the mother agent to fashion’s “IT” girls Gigi and Bella, and model son Anwar. Model Moms brings Yolanda and her expertise
I paused here to look for a post. I am not sure if it was a blind item, or a regular post about an event on a beach and a yacht in the international waterways. I was reminded of it here, #yachtgirls. I’ll edit if I can find it. Make of that what you will.
to the forefront as she coaches aspiring teen models to succeed on and off the catwalk.
I’m expecting a class on how to marry well here. #golddigging
Yolanda, along with her trusted team of experts, will put the girls and their “momagers” through an intensive eight-week training program, focused on the physical, mental and emotional wellness that it takes to build a sustainable brand.
Ah! The wellness expert. Will she fly them to Alaska for the mystery serums?
With a $5,000 weekly prize on the line to put towards their future careers, only one girl will be left standing to win a management contract with Yolanda’s company
They are trying to imply that the winner gets a real contract at the end. Is Yo setting up a modeling company to hawk on this show? I’d sign my kid with Yolanda, she certainly knows how to work all kinds of systems.
and the potential opportunity to be represented by IMG Models in New York.
Heh, “the potential” as in,,,, “You never know, it could happen…”
Model Moms is produced by Hudsun Media for Lifetime. Michael Rourke, Sean Rankine and Yolanda Hadid executive produce. Lifetime’s Mariana Flynn, Mary Donahue, Mioshi Hill and Colleen Conway Grogan also executive produce.
There are many ways to get a producer credit on a show. Sometimes stars ask for them to pad their resume but the title is an honorific and the person has no input. Other times the title means the person is a part of production meetings and does have input. A real executive producer is someone who invests financially in the show. I have a feeling Yolanda falls into the third group.
Now, after that, you know we will all be tuning in anyway. If the show makes it to air this year it will be late fall. It’s more likely that it will air in 2018.
We haven’t chatted about Yolanda’s miraculous recovery much. What are your thoughts?