Jessel Taank: I’d like a ‘spoiled brat’ like Nicky Hilton to join ‘RHONY’

“Real Housewives of New York City” star Jessel Taank spilled the tea on who she’d like to see join the reality show.

“[I] would just like to see a spoiled brat — like an heiress — like Nicky Hilton,” the Bravolebrity shouted during an interview with Page Six’s Evan Real and Danny Murphy at Wednesday’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” live taping at Chelsea Table & Stage in New York City.

“You know what I mean?” she asked, before clarifying that she meant “spoiled brat” in “the best way.”

Taank was then asked by a fan if there was a particular celebrity she “wanted to emulate” when she started on the reality show in 2022.

“Paris Hilton,” the fashion publicist said. “I think I kind of plot along kinda like her without the dollars assigned to me and the heiress title.”

“Real Housewives of New York City” star Jessel Taank claimed the reality show needs a spoiled brat like Nicky Hilton on the show. Dave Allocca / StarPix
“You know what I mean? “In the best way,” she told Page Six during Wednesday’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” live taping at Chelsea Table & Stage in New York City. Nicky Hilton/Instagram

The reality star, 44, then said she and the socialite, 40, were evenly dense as she is “very unaware.”


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“I don’t know how to fill gas,” she quipped.

Taank, who according to Variety has been dubbed the show’s “villain,” never shies away from saying exactly how she feels.

The Bravo star was then asked if there was any celebrity she wanted to emulate when she started “RHONY” in 2022. Dave Allocca / StarPix
“Paris Hilton,” Taank responded. Paris Hilton/Instagram

For example, the Bravo newbie referred to “RHONY” alum Bethenny Frankel as the “most overrated” Housewife during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen in October.

“I think Bethenny Frankel is going off the rails,” she said, referring to the Skinnygirl founder’s recent harsh remarks about Cohen and her interview with “Vanderpump Rules” star Raquel Leviss on her “Just B” podcast 

Frankel, 53, called her once good friend Cohen, 55, “gross” and “problematic” in September.

The fashion publicist seemingly referred to herself and the socialite as dense. jesseltaank/Instagram

She also defended Leviss following the former pageant queen’s bombshell affair with Tom Sandoval while he was in a long-term relationship with Ariana Madix.

Frankel later clapped back at Taank’s comments, claiming the reality star was only bashing her to stay relevant.

“If you have someone who’s on the New York ‘Housewives’ now in a post-successful era, they’re gonna wanna squeeze that sponge for any of amount of liquid they can squeeze it for,” she said on her “ReWives” podcast in October.

“I don’t know how to fill gas,” Taank claimed. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen/Youtube

“And you can never blame them. You cannot blame the talent because they need the relevance, the fame — it’s why they went on the show.”

The podcaster further bashed Taank and her co-stars’ performances on “RHONY” by saying they really “need the press” because the show only gets a “couple hundred thousand” viewers per week.

The Bravo star doesn’t tend to shy away from speaking her mind. Christopher Peterson / SplashNews.com

A production source told Page Six that Frankel’s comments about Taank being “not relevant yet” are false as she has “become a breakout.”

“Jessel, in particular, has recently been on the cover of Vogue India, done interviews with Variety and CNN, has been a guest on ‘Access Hollywood’ and Crooked Media’s ‘Keep It!’ podcast, among several others,” they told us.

Taank even appears to know how popular she is as she joked that she made Tribeca relevant during an interview on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast in October.