Exclusive Interview! RHOM Reunion: Ana Quincoces Speaks Out!


Real Housewives of Miami cast member, attorney, chef and author Ana Quincoces has decided to speak out after the airing of the first reunion special in an exclusive interview with The Daisy Column.

Most people watching the RHOM Season 2 Reunion special were left confused and wondering what happened during the blistering exchange between Ana Quincoces and Lea Black. Social media was buzzing like mad with people asking, “Did I miss something?” Halfway into the taped reunion show, host Andy Cohen seemed to abruptly change topics and address Adriana de Moura just as Chef Ana had served up some more freshly skewered Lea Ka-Bob.

Knowing these reunion shows as we all do, Cohen would have drilled the battling housewives with probing questions to add fuel to the growing inferno. Hellooo? Ratings?! But no! What viewers saw in the final edited version, just as Lea jumped off her seat on the couch to once again try to take a swipe at Ana, was a change of topic so jarring that I needed a neck brace.

According to sources close to the production who wish to remain anonymous, what viewers saw as a finished product was nothing like what really went down on the Bravo RHOM reunion set. We saw a drastically edited version. According to another source, although Lea tried to hit Ana with what she thought were damaging comments, Ana swatted them away like annoying flies and coolly retaliated, unleashing one salvo after another.

Ana questioned Lea, challenging the statements that Lea has made over the years to the public about her background, the gala and her business. Ana had come to the set with a thick file purportedly filled with documents supporting her “case” against Lea.

Adds the source who witnessed it, “Ana was like the Terminator, a machine gun, didn’t even look in the file, had it all in her head!” Furthermore, the source says the show was edited completely out of sequence. This all took place in the first ten minutes of the taping. The source adds that Lea was left in tears and for most of the taping “looked like a zombie after Ana blasted her. Lea had no comebacks! She was speechless. She almost fell off her shoes at another point.”

The taping took place November 30th over a period of approximately nine hours and there were many more people on the set in addition to the housewives — makeup artists, hair people, people who took care of the housewives’ every whim, production people, camera people, regular security, security for the borrowed jewelry and so on. And people talk. Oh yes… they talk! Even as the housewives were sitting on the set still taping, word of what was really going down spread like wildfire to Miami via emails, voice mails and texts.

Another source close to the production said they believe Lea’s husband attorney Roy Black took measures to force Bravo network executives to cut out a lot of the exchange between Ana and Lea. The source continues, “It must have taken a couple of days because the Bravo people were very, very excited because this would put ratings through the roof. Apparently there was some sort of legal type action that shut that down and everything was edited out.”


DAISY: How were you put in a position to have to research and gather that huge file of information on Lea Black? You two never really interacted or had any drama during the entire season!

AQ: The week before the taping of the reunion, I heard from many different sources, including two other housewives, that Lea was gunning for me hard – personally and professionally – and I should prepare. I don’t draw first blood. She attacked me twice and I retaliated.

DAISY: Just as it made no sense for Lea to repeatedly try to trash Marysol, this made even less sense. There was no conflict between the two of you that we ever saw. It seemed to me you two spoke, what, three times the entire season?

AQ: The only thing I can imagine is that Lea felt threatened. On social media, viewers had dubbed me the “thinking woman’s housewife” and the “voice of reason” and that clearly upset her. I don’t pretend to be the youngest or most beautiful. For God’s sake, there’s a 30-year old supermodel in the cast. To me it’s important to bring levity and resolution to a situation. In the first season, Lea boasted that she was the only “intelligent one” and the “voice of reason.” But once I came on board she looked like a cackling hen. I never raised my voice, only spoke when necessary or when it was important or added value, like speaking up at and then leaving the dinner at Thomas Kramer’s. I didn’t waste words on unimportant things.

DAISY: What did you mean when you said to her, “to whom much is given, much is expected?”

AQ: She was vicious in her attempt to ruin Marysol Patton’s business, and I was suggesting that she should use whatever influence she thinks she has for good and not evil.

DAISY: Why do you think Lea tried to attack you? You’re way too fast on your feet. It’s like trying to out-funny Letterman.

AQ:  In addition to being threatened, it seems that Lea attacks the Cuban girls on the show. Last season it was Cristy Rice. This season it was Marysol. And I guess it was my turn during the reunion. But her plan backfired. (Laughs) Now she knows she picked on the wrong Cuban.

DAISY: How has your opinion of Lea Black changed since you first met her at the start of the season?

AQ: I didn’t know her before the show, but now I’m convinced that she is devious and a master manipulator.

DAISY: What would you say to Roy Black now after the reunion?

AQ:  I have nothing to say to him.

DAISY: What do you expect from this week’s upcoming Reunion Part 2 on Thursday?

AQ: I’m not sure what they will show. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Daisy Olivera


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