(from the archives) The Real Housewife cast member who became a viral sensation last year for appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair was not always a part of the reality television world.

On Feb. 23, 2012, a video of Lisa Vanderpump appearing on Vanity Fair’s cover went viral after she posed for a photograph with actress-turned-actor-turned TV personality-turned Hollywood producer Kelly Preston, whom she met at a Beverly Hills restaurant.

After the photo was shared online, the video went viral and was viewed nearly a million times.

Lisa Vanderpan’s first major acting role was as a waitress on the reality TV series Housewives in 2008.

She later appeared in the 2009 movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as a guest star.

Vanderpump has since appeared on the show multiple times, most recently as a housewife and business owner in the 2011 season finale.

After she was released from prison, she was spotted at a wedding, where she posed with her two sons, who she is now dating.

Lisa Vanderpumps son, Ryan, is also a member of the Real House.

In February, Vanderpumped told Entertainment Tonight that she and Preston have a lot in common: “They both are women and have the same passion for creating content and trying to help people in the world.”

Vanderpan also shared her personal advice for aspiring TV stars and producers: “If you want to be a reality TV star, you have to get your foot in the door and try to get a show.

Get to know people and learn what it takes to be an agent or a producer.”

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