LeeAnne Locken of Real Housewives of Dallas poses for a portrait on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at The Dallas Morning News studio. 

LeeAnne Locken of Real Housewives of Dallas poses for a portrait on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at The Dallas Morning News studio. 

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LeeAnne Locken is just as animated seated in the newspaper video studio as she is on Real Housewives of Dallas every week.

Drama follows in her wake. And so does a new assistant, Taylor, whom she calls a "mini me."

Fresh off co-hosting a private viewing party at Highland Park Village for Monday's premiere, the reality TV star sat down for a free-wheeling chat about everything from her besties to the different jobs she had on the carnival circuit to this new, second season of Real Housewives of Dallas.

D'Andra Simmons was the co-host for last Monday's party. She and Locken took questions at the the show. 

But y'all know how we do. We had some questions of our own. 

Watch the chat on the GuideLive Facebook page and take a peek at some pictures from the event.

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