‘Big Rich Texas’ Part 2-EXCLUSIVE interview w/Pamela Duarte

 
Part 2 of  ‘Big Rich Texas’-EXCLUSIVE  interview w/Pamela Marin-Duarte
 
 
 

BIG RICH TEXAS-- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Poe, Maddie Poe, Connie Dieb, Grace Dieb, Dr. Bonnie Blossman, Whitney Whatley, Leslie Birkland, Kalyn Niccole Braun, Hannah Gelbert Martin, Pamela Martin Duarte -- Photo by: Kwaku Alston/Style Network

Surely, you did’nt think I was finished ? There was no way that I could stop with just ONE.  Before I get to my interview with Pamela Martin Duarte, allow me to dig a little deeper into the reason I like this show. I grew up in a middle class community in North Dallas. Throughout the course of my life, I became more ‘acquainted’ with the Social Set. Being a Teen and then Adult  Beauty Queen, in Texas, may have helped. But, honestly these ladies remind me of…some of my friends. There. I said it. No shame in it at all. There is a REASON for the running joke that Texas should be a seperate country. We ARE different. Accept it, or reject it, but you can’t change it. With the exception of  New York (Broadway, Ellis Island, Historical Landmarks), and California( HOLLYWOOD), why has TEXAS been so talked about ? So scrutinized? And, in many ways, so envied ? Certainly not just because of November 1963. It is because whether we wear Pearls with our Blue Jeans, there is a pistol in the glove box, insist there be Macoroni and Cheese at the Holiday Table, or refuse to wear white shoes AFTER Labor Day, we send the world a joint perception: WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK ? WE’RE FROM TEXAS!

As I said in yesterdays blog, the two who really caught my attention were ‘Pannie’. That is short for, Pamela+Bonnie=Pannie. I had to do it. Not sure how they feel about that term, but, hey this is my blog. Please continue reading.

Now, that brings us to my interview w/Pamela Martin Duarte (Badass Boss Blonde or BBB is how she will be known in this blog), one of the stars of ‘Big Rich Texas’. My Twitter and Facebook are clear to receive the ‘Hater Messages’, which this lady is NO stranger too. First on Dallas Divas And Daughters (Reality Show last year) it was no suprise that she was brought back for another show. Just one little thing: Not EVERYONE likes her. GASP! Pamela is part of ‘Pannie” (refer to yesterdays blog with Bonnie.) a nickname I gave her and Bonnie, because they have the type of  honest, pure, understandably real dislike for each other that I crave. Get it out, ladies…Put it all on the table ! Pamela made quite an impression on Dallas Diva’s and Daughters, with her ‘tell it like it is’ crystal clear approach. No, of course she may not alway use the ‘gentleness’ that some people prefer(in a nutshell, she will put you on BLAST) but I would rather know UP FRONT where I stand with someone, at the starting gate, and not after I’ve been left in a cloud of dust. Come on, you want to watch someone be fake? That’s Real Housewives of Orange County, dear. The Texas women I know, can sweet or ‘less than sweet’, and still never lose their fancy. A little ‘hair pulling in the pasture’ does not make you any less lady like, or any less Southern. It will get you a Reality Show! I don’t think I would tune in to watch 5 women gardening, kniting sweaters (do any of you knit?), or bonding every week in some quest for Supreme Sisterhood. For the $ 89.95 I pay in Cable each month…I want some ACTION! Oh, yeah, and quality, thought provoking programming. Yeah. That too.

 Today, it’s Pamela’s turn. In the words of the BBB herself:

Pamela Martin-Duarte, Big Rich Texas

 
 
1. Since we first met you on DD, How did you get cast on Dallas Divas, and the only cast member to return for BRT ?  
Allison Grodner asked me to return and I could not turn her down.  She is a pleasure to work with.
 
2. Did u have any history with other cast members prior to filming ?
We have a unique commonality that comes together at the country club.  : )
 
3. There has been a lot of criticism, that ‘Dallas Women are not REALLY like that.’ Or, that you ladies are too snooty. How do you respond to the Haters?  
Most Texas women have a wild side and they well know it !  The criticism will come with any thing that you do.  This is entertainment and people should keep that in mind when speaking out negatively about the show.  
 
4. Are you concerned about negative stereotypes from viewers across the country?
 I hope that viewers and fans will grin during each show.  If they have a belly laugh then we have done our job.  We all spend long hours filming these shows and it really is a lot of work.  We are not insulting anyone we are having fun with a great opportunity.
 
5. What would you like viewers to know about you ? 
I would like for the viewers to know that I am a serious business woman and novelist  who happens to be blessed with a fantastic sense of humor and happens to be part of the reality docu drama movement.  Turn it up and enjoy !
 
6. Can we expect more fireworks between you and Bonnie? Or  Do you bond over the season?
  Boom Pow Smack Doink !

Well, alrighty then…I will be tuning in each week, to watch my neighbors do it ‘BIG’. As I end , please take with you once piece of valuable advice, that you should carry with you throughout life: Don’t mess with Pam.  

That’s The View from ‘A Real American Girl’

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Posted on July 20, 2011, in Entertainment, Pop Culture, REALITY SHOWS, Television, TEXAS and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. tammy griffith

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY PAM AND HANNAH HAVE DIFFERENT LAST NAMES.AM I MISSING A TEXAS SOCIETY THING OR IS IT JUST ME WONDERING.PLUS WHY IS THERE NO MENTION OF PAMS HUSBAND AND IS HE THE FATHER OF HER 2 CHILDREN.THE HOUSE SHOWS UP AS PAMELA AND HANNAHS HOUSE.I THOUGHT MEN WERE MEN OF THEIR HOMES.JUST CURIOUS WHO ARE THE DADS OF THESE VERY SPOILED OVER THE TOP GIRLS.ESPECIALLY HANNAHS.PAMS PRETENDS TO BE THIS BIG WIG ,AND THE LATEST COMING OUT YOUNG GIRL,(HANNAH)SO WHY ARE THE MEN KEPT HUS H HUSH

  2. You stated that you think people are jealous of Texans? I don’t think once have I ever heard anyone say “gee, I wish I lived in Texas”. I don’t think anybody is jealous. And Pamela considers herself funny?? Guess the editing left that out. This show is garbage, along with the trash on it.

  3. Pam seems to think she is a “serious business woman & novelist”. I’ve yet to meet a serious business woman who doesn’t have some degree of manners or at the very least, the ability to keep their mouth shut. As far as I can tell, Pam has neither. She tries to give the impression that she was raised with wealth & has some sort of “pedigree”. Yet she acts like white trash who won the lottery with money she got selling her food stamps or hooking. She is constantly talking bad about people or being cruel TO them. That is the height of bad manners. It’s amazing to me how she keeps friends. In fact, I have to wonder how much of that is staged for the show. We all know how unrealistic “reality” shows are these days lol

  4. So, I can not help but reply to Pam’s comment…… “I hope that viewers and fans will grin during each show. If they have a belly laugh then we have done our job. We all spend long hours filming these shows and it really is a lot of work. We are not insulting anyone we are having fun with a great opportunity.”

    It is very evident that her education about life only came from text books. The only “BELLY LAUGH” happening is about Pam’s lack of class. Apparently, Pam has a strong belief that money can buy class. She has made a fool of herself on each and every episode. It is really sad that she feels the need to degrade and attack others in public to make herself feel better. It is so obvious that she is a very lonely person that feels threatened by other women that can clearly carry their lives with poise and confidence “CLASS”. Something Pam clearly can’t do. Clothing, shoes, purses and cars do not determine anything other than personal taste. People that live their lives juding others because of their personal choices are only covering up their own lack of confidence. I would say it’s sad to see someone so lonely like Pam, but it is clear there are some great people that she is very fortunate to know, whom she could learn a lot from. It is clear they just tolerate her (they probably feel sorry for her), but she has chose not to recognize that all of these women have at least one great asset that Pam fails to see as a wonderful strength (something Pam needs to learn to develop to truly be someone). Oh, and I really love her comment “WE ARE NOT INSULTING ANYONE” she failed to include that she and her daughter are not included in the “WE”. It truly is a great thing that her daughter does have the opportunity to go away for college so she has an opportunity to be around positive people.

  5. Texas, armpit of the earth

    You are correct, this is exactly how Texas women act, notice the fan favs are not from Texas? Bonnies family is from Louisiana and Leslie from Washington. Pam is true-blue, typical Texan. I have seen women act that snooty in some of the smaller towns like San Angelo and Abilene because the own a $150k home lol. Ashame the world will think Pam represents America

  6. Pam is such a bitchy horrible person. She says she doesn’t care–after insulting everyone. But didn’t she go to grade school, where she would have learned that when you point a finger at others, there are 4 more pointing at you?

  7. Give me Pam over insipid false sugar coated imbecilic women anyday. At least she is honest and says it how it is, that is what I call class!

  8. As an English person I have seen this show a few times hoping to get a glimpse of Americans. Fortunately I have met very few people like Pamela Duarte – what a dreadful women. She is so bitchy spiteful and trashy. Money certainly doesn’t give her class – I really hope all Texan women are like her. I have traveled a great deal and met some Americans on my journeys and have never met anyone quite so vile as her.

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