by Lauren Garroni on
Cutting out early friends, have a good weekend. Here’s a little treat for you to start the weekend right.
Remember the MTV reality show Rich Girls? If you don’t the title pretty much says it all. It was the orginal: ‘Just because I’m rich doesn’t mean I don’t have problems too.’ The show revolved around Ally Hilfiger (daughter of Tommy, yes he’s straight apparently) and her BFF at the time Jaime Gleicher as they pondered what to do with their lives after high school. They mused about each others existential crisis during various shopping trips and weekend excursion to their parents various summer homes. We have these two girls to thank for shows like The Simple Life and the juggernaut that is The Hills.
Well I did some Google-stalking to see what Ally has been up to, as the broad concept of the show Rich Girls was about these two girls ‘finding themselves’. And it turns out I’m not the only one who’s smitten, she is a favorite subject of Gawker and NY Mag’s blog. She says is no longer a shallow-rich girl but a serious artist. She even wears glasses now, geek-glasses no less!
She said of her work in Page SIx Magazine: “I do a lot of different versions of the number 8″. She went on to say: “You know what’s cool? I don’t have to work, because I saved a lot of money from summer jobs and from the MTV show” Yes I’m sure the money from her summer jobs is paying the mortgage at the house she has in the Hampton’s.
Wow do I want to hate on her so badly, but I can’t. Everything she says, shows how much she lacks perspective about the world around her, and you have to feel sad for her. Also she’s good material. In that regard I hope she never changes.
On that note, and to further prove my point, here is my favorite breakdown of hers from Rich Girls: Where Ally sobs to her father (although I imagine at some point he handed the phone off to an assistant) about the lack of direction in her life and the lack of food in the Hampton’s house with equal importance. Something she has evidently been dealing with all her life….