We recently had the chance to spend some time on Mike and Tricia Mornings with our favorite housewife of Orange County, Gretchen Rossi, to talk about her life as a reality TV star. There are a ton of upsides to being on television every week, Rossi told us, but haters come with the territory as well.

She speaks candidly about it all, as well as her appearance at the first ever How to be a Reality TV Star workshop and seminar at the Wyndham Hotel of El Paso on June 23. In Part One of our interview, Gretchen talks about all the doors being on television has opened and her night as a Pussycat Doll …

Part Two, Gretchen discusses her handbag line and the misconceptions people have about her because of the TV show …

In the final segment, Rossi talks about The Fame Game and the How to be a Reality TV Star workshop and seminar ...