Today, model and pageant queen LeeAnne Locken is better known as "the mouth of the South" on Real Housewives of Dallas on Bravo. She's the one to love and the one to hate. Suffice it to say, she's the star of the Dallas show.
We visited her home on Valentine's Day in Dallas, where Amy Vanderoef interviewed her about love, fashion and Real Housewives. In true Locken style, she told surprising stories of her past and offered real talk about what it's like being over 50 and in the spotlight.
At the beginning of the interview, Locken's fiance Rich Emberlin tossed her a fabulous Valentine's Day gift: a purse from Gucci. They've been together for nine years and are planning their wedding.
Watch the interview with LeeAnne Locken of 'Real Housewives of Dallas' here:
The most important question Vanderoef asked was whether Real Housewives of Dallas is headed toward a third season. Locken has a good poker face.
"Let's hope!" she says. "It's a definite maybe."
(Even if she knew there would be a Season 3, Locken wouldn't tell. Bravo "has good lawyers," she says.)
Locken revealed that she was the Arizona contestant for Miss USA in 1989 and has the crown to prove it. Her fiance even has a "man cave" filled with Locken's modeling photos and old cheerleading trophies. (Amazing, am I right?) Currently, she is working on getting dresses sold on HSN.
Here are a few juicy questions with Locken, as seen in the Facebook Live video:
Do you have any regrets about Real Housewives? Not really, she says. "If we regret what we go through, then we can't appreciate where we're supposed to be."
Fashion question: What's the deal with the sneaker wedge? Locken likes them. She's into "street fashion" or "street wear." She suggests pairing the sneaker wedge with a jogger.
Are there any Real Housewives of Dallas castmates you want to see gone? "No, I'm not that person. I'm not intimidated or afraid to film with anyone," she says.
"Do I think that some of my Housewives would love to see me gone? Yeah. ... But you know what? I think, in the end, that's an immaturity."
Who would LeeAnne Locken add to the Real Housewives of Dallas cast, if she could? "I would love to see some people who aren't afraid to be themselves. ... I think when the cameras roll, people change. I'm just too old and too tired to care."
Where was Rich taking her for Valentine's Dinner? Nick & Sam's Steakhouse in Uptown Dallas