Real Housewives of New York City star Aviva Drescher describes the gruesome accident that took her left foot when she was just 6 years old as "something out of a horror movie." But the reality star tells the new issue of Life & Style that the childhood accident hasn't kept her from thriving. "I could be dead --so who cares if I'm missing a leg!" she tells the magazine, on stands now.
All too often, every scene on reality TV seems to be about glamorous red carpet moments and fabulous, over-the-top trips. One of the latest additions to the cast of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York (catch the season five premiere on Monday), Aviva Drescher, will tell you that life can get messy. In fact, when we caught up with her, she was trying to manage a couple sick kids, all while doing phone interviews from her busy apartment.
One of the biggest gossip items surrounding the The Real Housewives of New York Season 5 is that new cast member Aviva Drescher has a prosthetic leg. In the premiere, Aviva addresses her handicap straight-on, spilling the general story of what happened to castmate Sonja Morgan as the two got pedicures — including a fresh set of paint on her prosthesis!
Aviva Drescher is one of three new housewives who will star in the upcoming fifth season of Real Housewives of New York which debuts on Bravo next week. Drescher and her investment banker husband, Reid, live with their four children on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
Drescher isn't just your average housewife. When she was just 6 years old, she suffered a horrific farming accident which led to her left leg being amputated from the knee down. Now, she wants to spread her amazing recovery story and how she's not letting her amputation slow her down.
Aviva Drescher is coming out swinging on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New York. The cast newbie is not mincing words or trying to play nice. She succinctly calls Pinot Singer “white trash” in one clip of the series. Aviva is much more than a housewife – the former lawyer is now a philanthropist and mother of four. And she also has a prosthetic leg.
It's no secret: Aviva Drescher, Fran Drescher's cousin and newest Housewife, is an amputee.
What we didn't know, however was how or why it happened… something that we've been pretty curious about!
So Aviva explained: she lost the leg when she was six years old in a farming accident while visiting a friend upstate.
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