The Donn Gunvalson parody account began innocently enough … a snarky remark in this article, a salty remark there. But what started as fodder for Jordan Ross Meyers, the mastermind powering the Donn Gunvalson and Lee Radziwill parody Twitter accounts,. With near to 17,000 adhering to Lee and more than 43,000 pursuing Donn, Meyers designed exaggerated alter-egos for two unassuming public figures.
Meyers’ accounts became the storyline at one particular of the Housewives reunions. And he has angered and frustrated a slew of, including Vicki Gunvalson.
But it all started out with Lee …
Just before there was pretend Donn Gunvalson, there was bogus Lee Radziwill
Meyers spoke solely with Showbiz Cheat Sheet and shared that his parody account fascination commenced with American socialite Lee Radziwill. He released the Lee Radziwill parody when she was however alive and reported her daughter-in-legislation, Carole Radziwill from The Actual Housewives of New York was amused with the account … to begin with.
“At initial Carole appreciated it, adopted, we messaged,” he recalled. “Then we kinda experienced a slipping out. At the New York reunion the place Luann [de Lesseps] tells Carole like, ‘I never think the Radziwill spouse and children approves of what you’re carrying out on the show’ or a thing. The stage is, what she was doing was making use of my tweets wondering I was Lee. And it created a! And that’s when Carole set two and two alongside one another and blocked me. In advance of, she considered it was amusing. But then when Lu introduced it up and imagined I really was Lee, I grew to become problematic.”
The Hilton loved ones might have assisted Lee Radziwill go viral
Meyers unveiled that 1 of phony Lee’s earlier followers was Kathy Hilton from The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills. “She’s essentially been a big assist to me,” he reported about Hilton. “I’m not buddies with her individually, but she was one of Lee’s very first followers. That’s probably wherever my entire parody sport started out.”
“In the early times of Lee, Kathy assumed I genuinely was Lee,” he dished. “Told her Beverly Hills mates about me. They adopted me. Paris and Nicky [Hilton] adhere to me. It’s awesome.” He added joking, “I haven’t been to her manor, but.”
A Donn [Gunvalson] parody account is born
“The Lee account was using off,” he recalled about how Donn Gunvalson arrived to fruition. “But Lee is a little bit classy [laughed]. And I required one thing in which I could be a bit edgier. A small little bit additional offensive or crass. And so I was thinking of other random names people would not think to register in the Bravo neighborhood.”
“And Donn was readily available,” he laughed. “He was ideal mainly because he was generally peaceful on monitor. Nice guy. And I think which is why men and women are constantly so stunned [when they see Meyers’ tweets as Donn].”
No a single is much more irritated with the Donn Gunvalson account than Vicki Gunvalson. “Vicki is a entire problem,” Meyers dished. “Not problem, but she understands about it, and she did an job interview probably a thirty day period or two back on Entry Hollywood exactly where they talked about my account. She explained like Donn himself has tried using to choose it down a number of times. Twitter will not do it. I obviously condition I’m a parody and I’m inside the policies. And she however hates it. But he’s grown to come across it humorous. I really do not assume he’s on social media, so when individuals tactic him about it, like at this position he just finds it humorous.”
Bethenny Frankel and PK Kemsley did not locate Pretend Donn Gunvalson to be amusing
The real Donn Gunvalson could be in on the joke, but the accountfrom RHONY and PK Kemsley from RHOBH. Meyers referred to Frankel’s tirade versus him on Twitter as a gift. Faux Donn pointed out that Frankel’s new For good Youthful wine model had been on the market place for a long time and she lashed out, indignant that Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-husband was being so snarky.
“Bethenny, they pointed out in the center of her meltdown on social media that it was bogus,” he laughed. “Then she identified as me a loser.”
“But also PK, I pointed out that they don’t,” Meyers recalled. “Think with their initial property in Beverly Hills. I looked up the title and was like they don’t even personal it. And that begun to snowball. And he too thought I was serious. That was a couple of months ago. And he known as me once more an effing loser and continue to be out of his and his wife’s organization. And I really don’t imagine they know they’re just fueling me! It’s great. Excellent or lousy. Any acknowledgment just will get people’s awareness.”
Many thanks to bogus Donn and phony Lee, Jordan Ross Meyes has a podcast
And though Meyers had angered a couple of Bravolebs, he’s produced some Bravo good friends thanks to pretend Donn and bogus Lee. “I designed close friends by means of it, too,” he shared. “Because of that, I have a podcast,. And it is about getting persons inside reality Tv with my ordeals and my function and things. And I’ve manufactured good friends by it, like Jerry O’Connell, Brandi Glanville. I’m great pals with Brandi, we hold out!”
Meyers also functions in the enjoyment organization and admits he has a voracious urge for food for Twitter. “I am a social media supervisor. So no matter whether it’s for Donn or Lee or operate, I’m generally on. I have an encyclopedic memory of stupid Bravo trivia,” he reported.