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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

A Reader’s Thoughts on Real Housewives of DC

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Dear Miss A,

On the topic of Real Housewives – I have been watching the show since its Atlanta season (and obviously caught up on the seasons before that via ALL the marathons Bravo constantly runs) and the show has really evolved, only to take eight giant steps backward with this New Jersey season. This NJ season is not diverse, seeing as three of the women are part of the same pseudo-mafia family. It is not unique, being from Clifton in NoVa, the houses aren’t all that special and the story-lines are even less distinctive. However, I still watch it, call it guilty pleasure, or expert marketing on Bravo’s behalf. But back to RH of DC, as a Georgetown student, but growing up in the burbs of NoVa, I have just recently been turned onto the DC social scene. I have met a lot of great people and I really think we need respectful, stylish women to represent DC well. I don’t want Bravo to be scraping the bottom of the barrel and end up with trashy, wannabe women (a la NJ ladies). And thus, I really do hope you consider taking the opportunity to be on the show. While Bravo ultimately can edit the show however they please, don’t give them any room to portray you in a negative light. I think this can only boost your profile, and come on, it would be a hell of a lot of fun too!!

All the best,

Hoya Carey

Dear Hoya Carey,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I will definitely take my readers thoughts into account when making this decision.

One thing that I really hope is that Real Housewives of D.C. will show the wonderful cultural and ethnic diversity that we have in Washington. Because DC is the nation’s capital, we are fortunate to have people in our community from quite literally from every nation on Earth. I hope that Bravo also highlights all the strong, sophisticated, successful African-American women in Washington. 

– Miss A

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