On to tonight’s RHODubai Recap, which should be lots of fun because I only know who Caroline Stanbury is and the obnoxious “model” Chanel Ayan. Speaking of Ayan which is apparently what they call her, in my photos chart cheat sheet her photo looks extremely masculine. Perhaps it’s just a bad photo but I believe she posted it on Instagram. Just an observation.
Brooks and Lesa go on a mommies date to celebrate that the kids are back in school after doing distance learning during Covid. Lesa tells us that Brooks nationality changes from week to week. She actually looks much lighter on camera than her photo so that is not helping me at all. Anyway, she apparently comes from mixed background. I think Lesa is Emirati. Then, the topic turns to Nina and her Instagram. She wrote, “every blonde needs a brunette bestie.” The implication is that Nina is besties with Caroline Stanbury. They find that odd because Nina used to talk shit about Caroline Stanbury all the time.
Then the gossip moves on to Ayan. Brooks is apparently besties with Ayan but is also frequently annoyed by her. I’m always annoyed by her. It seems Brooks has more of a love/hate friendship with her. Meanwhile, Caroline Stanbury and her boytoy husband are wandering around their house holding dogs. Then, two more people come over carrying dogs. The chyron very helpfully points out the dogs names, but not the people. Because, Bravo. One is Ayan, the other one could be Sarah. They bitch about Brooks. I really need to learn the teams.
OMG I am not ready for wigs yet! Y’all know I have to go by hair and not faces! Nevertheless Ayan arrives in a short platinum blond wig at some restaurant. And a fur. In Dubai. Just as I was thinking how ridiculous she looks, she says out loud to absolutely no one, “I look good, I fucking look good.” Delusional party of one. Delusional? I have no idea who just joined her for lunch. Oh it’s Nina. Ayan makes fun of Nina’s totally appropriate for lunch in Dubai’s look in her talking head. Ayan is an awful human.
I’m trying to remember what we did in Libya for Thanksgiving. Ham certainly was not an option. Neither was Turkey. Sometimes people would go to Malta and bring things back. Maybe we just had lamb or something? Anyway, Ayan continues to whine about not being invited to Caroline’s event. And secretly trashing Nina behind her back.
Thanksgiving In Dubai
Lesa is cooking Jamaican food for Thanksgiving. But she has event planners to what? Set the table? Nina is having her family Thanksgiving on the Dubai Eye, it’s the biggest ferris wheel/Observation Platform in the world. Dubai is really big on having the biggest, the tallest, the prettiest, everything. Sophia’s daughter isn’t thrilled by the heights. I like Nina. Oh Lord. Ayan and her family are arriving at Lesa’s house with a live goat. When I was six or seven years old my mother and I were invited to a Libyan wedding. This was a big deal because Americans were generally not invited. They killed a goat right in front of me and I had a nuclear meltdown and embarrassed my mom. The women thought it was funny. I did the same thing at the bull fights in Spain. I used to be tenderhearted. lol
Oh good. They are not going to kill the goat. It’s a hostess gift for Lesa. Um, okay. Ayan has love for Lesa. Everyone loves Lesa’s cooking. They were shocked she cooked the whole meal herself. Nina has a loving husband somehow. Suddenly, the goat goes for a swim in the pool. Crap, a huge storm is blowing through the ATL. I hope I don’t lose power. This is my first big storm and possible tornado without Banjo. 🙁 Anyway, Ayan starts trashing Nina to Lesa. Nina seems really jealous of Nina. Meanwhile, the goat seems to have run for his life. Smart goat.
We Get The Background on Chanel Aydan
Later, Chanel Ayan arrives at Sara’s house. I can’t even describe what she is wearing. The wig of the day is an afro. She brought Sara onions as a gift. They both tell their backstories. Ayan says that her father abandoned the family and her mother was uneducated and didn’t know who to support them. So she that left Ayan to raise the other kids and take care of her mother. Ayan says she can never forgive her father. He tried to marry her off at 14 years old. He tied her to a tree when she was seven and left her out in the rain. Eventually, he beat her so bad that she and her sister ran away. Sara talks about her two marriages that were filled with abuse. She’s does hypnotherapy and it helps her. She will recommend her to her therapist.
Ayan is on WWHL. I’ll update that in comments. I need to find something I will eat.