‘Real Housewives’ Aviva Drescher on St. Barths: ‘I Really Become Unhinged’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

By: Cory Lopez / September 3, 2012

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For new castmember Aviva Drescher, stepping into Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City society has been like reliving the horrors of high school.

“It felt a lot like Mean Girls to me,” the reality star told Celebuzz. “I got sucked in by the mean girls, and then I discover that they’re not such nice people.”

Since the fifth season kicked off June 4, Drescher — a show newcomer alongside Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwill — has found herself facing off with co-stars Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.

And Drescher reveals that brewing battle comes to a head on Monday night’s drama-packed episode.

“Monday is, I think, sort of the crescendo of my storyline,” Drescher admits. “We need a whole hour to discuss Monday’s episode. I really become unhinged. All that biting of my tongue when I was in the pool, or when I was going in the Jacuzzi, or when Ramona was in my kitchen, sort of comes out.”

And a heated exchange between the castmates pushes Drescher over the edge.

“I was very hurt, and very angry with Ramona and Sonja and, unfortunately, I called them a name in the heat of the moment that I regret,” she said. “Here I am teaching my children every day not to name call and then there it goes, it slips out. And I feel badly about that.”

“With that said,” she continued, “these women didn’t behave like friends or even acquaintances as far as I was concerned. I think that they were very, very mean and selfish and it was very disappointing to me. I pick and choose my battles and this was not a battle that was going to go and be stuffed under the carpet.”

As for the cast’s now-controversial trip to St. Barths, “I would not have gone if I had known that the ladies felt even a little bit uncomfortable about having Reid in the background,” admits Drescher. “Never in a million years would I ever want to make anyone fell uncomfortable.”

Though she “went on this trip because the ladies had been pushing me and pushing me and pushing me for weeks,” Drescher regrets “taking the time to go away with them…. Only to get there and be abused.”

Watch more from our interview with Drescher above.

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Mondays at 9 PM on Bravo.

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