White House Party Crasher Michaele Sahali Lands ‘Real Housewives of DC’
Posted by Media Outrage on March 26, 2010
Party crasher Michaele Sahali got exactly what she was shooting for – a reality show.
The White House gatecrashers are being rewarded for their cheesy chutzpah with a gig on reality TV.
Michaele Salahi, 44, will be one of the “Real Housewives of D.C.,” the Daily Beast reported Friday.
That means we’ll also be seeing a lot of Salahi’s pudgy husband, Tareq, 41, in the upcoming Bravo series.
The Virginia-based social climbers got what the instant fame they’d been craving when they bluffed their way into President Obama’s first State Dinner last November.
The Bravo cameras were already trailing the Salahis and recorded some of the stunt, which ultimately cost White House social secretary Desiree Rogers her job.
The fakers were even photographed doing the grip and grin with an unsuspecting Obama.
The Secret Service didn’t realize they’d been snookered until after Michaele Salahi posted photos of the herself at the fete on her Facebook page.
“These people should not have gotten through the gate,” an irked Obama later said in a “60 Minutes” interview.
The Salahis pleaded the Fifth in January when a House committee tried to quiz them about how they got into the soiree without invitations.
They remain under investigation by a federal grand jury.
Meanwhile, the Salahis are preparing to hit the road to promote the show, which is expected to premiere in July. That includes a May 27 appearance on the “Today” show with Matt Lauer.
The Salahis are also writing a tell-all book.
“People will be surprised when the truth about the Salahis is finally told,” their agent, Sharlene Martin, told the Daily Beast.