Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, lots of people in the United States have taken to watching marathons of television shows from the past. One of those programs is the Bravo TV series Real Housewives of Miami. The reality show aired from 2011 to 2013. One of the main personalities on the series was entrepreneur and philanthropist Lea Black. Known to many as the Social Mayor of Miami, the past CYInterview guest told us recently what it felt like to have TV viewers get a chance to revisit her reality TV past:
“You know what? I really didn’t watch it, but my social media blew up and so I did go into the kitchen a few times when Freda had it on as she watched it. And, honestly, it seems like a 100 years ago. So much has happened since then, you know. Time goes by so fast.”
After Real Housewives of Miami ended, Lea created her Lunch with Lea video chat. There she talks about everything from current events to her skin care products. And of course, her delivery is witty and humorous as always. You can watch Lunch with Lea on her Facebook page by clicking here.
Lea spoke with us about what inspired her to start to start Lunch with Lea:
“It’s just a little bit of everything. I try to mix it up because I feel like if you can educate people on what’s going on in the world, you have a better chance of making it better. So, that’s kind of the reason I do it. But I mix it up with a lot of really superficial gossip and nonsense and jokes and so on, you know.”
On her Twitter account, @LeaBlackMiami, one of her most passionate areas of conversation is the state of politics in America. Lea Black loves to give her thoughts on current event topics, particularly when it comes to the goings on in Washington, D.C..
As for reality stars with large social media followings, Lea is arguably one of President Trump’s biggest foes. On what she is most concerned about leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election, she shared this:
“My biggest concern is that Donald Trump is basically a fraud and a con in my opinion. And I think there are millions of people around the world that would agree with me. … He is a desperate person who will do anything. So, my number one concern is that he’s going to try to delegitimize the election and he’s already started tampering with the post office.”
Ms. Black went on to speak about the Democratic nominee for president, former Vice President Joe Biden:
“I do love Joe Biden. I know him personally. He’s been in my home a couple of times, had fundraisers for him. I think he’s an amazing human being. So, if he drops out of the race tomorrow and we put Bugs Bunny on, we gotta put Bugs Bunny in instead of Trump.”
In 2015, we attended Lea’s book signing, in Coral Gables, for Red Carpets and White Lies: A Novel. At the signing was former nightlife entrepreneur Ingrid Casares. She rose to prominence owing to her work with popular South Beach hotspots, as well as her friendships with celebrities including Madonna. Lea says she keeps in frequent contact with Ingrid. The Social Mayor of Miami revealed to us that Ms. Casares recently dealt with Covid-19.
“I talk to her several times a week. You know, she just recovered from having the virus and her son is my son’s age. They grew up together. And she lived across the street from me up until about two years ago, three years ago when she moved into the [Coconut] Grove. But I mean, we’re very close. I consider her like family. … It took her four to five weeks to get over it [Covid-19]. … Her mother also got the virus and so, you know, she’s doing well. She recently broke her leg, so she has to have that surgery, but she’s doing well and she’s a good girl. This is a girl that has a big heart.”
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