Lisa Rinna and Teddi Mellencamp were shocked when they found out about Erika Jayne’s go-go dancer past during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 10 premiere episode. Erika emphasized that she had a bathing suit on the whole time, which bored Denise Richards.
Meanwhile, Lisa remarked that she couldn’t imagine her daughters dancing for money. That’s when Erika eloquently slammed her friend. Erika told Lisa, “Maybe if I grew up with wealthy parents, I wouldn’t have been working at a place like Shakers.” Exactly. In contrast, Lisa’s daughters leveraged their parents’ moderate fame into modeling careers. Of course, they couldn’t understand the pressure young Erika was under to provide for herself financially.
While the Beverly Hills Housewives were shocked by Erika’s previous line of work, I’m more stuck on the follow-up information. Real Housewives of New Jersey OG Danielle Staub also performed at Shakers, in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Recently, the Instagram account Best of Bravo pointed this out. And, I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty shook.
People quoted a chapter from Danielle’s book where she dished on “[hanging] up [her] stilettos for the last time.”
The ghost writer wrote Danielle wrote, “I stopped by my old employers, Shakers and Satin Dolls, but I didn’t take the stage.
She wrote, “I’d already had my last dance. I could feel it in my heart that my dancing career was over. Ending it was actually easier than I thought. I imagined I would miss the spotlight, but that wasn’t the case.” Well, we all know that Danielle ended up missing the spotlight. Just see her Real Housewives of New Jersey appearances and her social media accounts for evidence. Just like most reality TV stars, Danielle adores the limelight.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like there was any time overlap with Erika and Danielle at Shakers, but I sure wish there was. I would also love to talk to someone who was at Shakers during both those eras. I have a lot of “compare and contrast” questions about their performances, and (if they wore) clothing.
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