BEVERLY HILLS (KTLA) -- The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" makes headlines time and time again. Just this season, from suicide to rehab -- the racy reality show captured the attention of millions.
Lisa Vanderpump, a restauranteur, author, designer, mother and wife, has been fielding rumors she may not return next season.
Wendy Burch: People love looking at your lifestyle but they also love criticizing it.
Lisa Vanderpump: Well I don't feel I have to defend it really. I feel I'm down to earth, I'm really philanthropic. We work hard. Nobody ever gave us anything. I certainly didn't inherit it. You know you put yourself on a platform and people will criticize but do I indulge in things sometimes other people wouldn't? Yes,
WB: How did you feel about sharing [your daughter Pandora's wedding] with the world -- or at least the 4.8 million people that watched?
LV: Right, it was a very sensitive subject. I never wanted to be accused of it being about housewives and it being our day. We shot it ourselves and Pandora had complete control of the footage.
WB: Let's talk about reality. What's the best part about doing the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
LV: A lot of people had said to me why would you do this, why would you hold yourself up to scrutiny? There are moments, like the reunion, where I question my judgment and my sanity too. But there have been so many opportunities.
WB: What's the worst part, having your life out there for all to see?
LV: I don't mind. I put my life up for public consumption and I've been kind of fine with that. Even my bottom, people say I have butt implants.
WB: I've known your derier for a number of years and it has not changed.
LV: Well it's actually getting lower, Wendy, but thank you for your kind words.
WB: Rumor patrol, lots of talks that you have a pilot in the works and that you will not be back for season 3.
LV: Well, the pilot I can't comment on at all, and you know I can't comment on so that very naughty and very bad behavior for asking about season 3! I don't know really
. My husband's not as in to it as he was because for some reason I've managed to fool him for the last 30 years in to thinking I'm perfect and he hates to see me criticized. After the reunion, I felt blindsided and I went out of town for a week because I really did feel devastated and it wasn't just the accusations it was the silence of my friends that's what was really hurtful. I think a lot of people see these 6 women and they choose a character they identify with and they break it down
. I would watch it even if i wasn't in it.
WB: Let's talk about when you were 22, and you were a video vixen.
LV: Well I'd hardly say I was a vixen when I look back at it.
WB: I love that whole attitude, not a whole lots changed.
LV: No I know, except I don't kind of throw my coat down the stairs anymore. It's very funny actually, looking back.
WB: Let's talk about how in Beverly Hills, everyone has someone for hair, makeup, an assistant, etc. But you're a one woman show.
LV: Well I do everything myself. I'm just kind of always on the move, probably which is why I look like such a hot mess, haha. I'm always like "Oh my God, why didn't I have somebody do my hair!"
WB: What are your beauty secrets?
LV: Well, I have good health, I'm very honest about that. I have a little bit of botox, I don't have very much right now, this is a phenomenon, but I need some.
Producers of the real housewives have extended an offer to Lisa to return. While she hasn't confirmed or denied a return next season, Lisa is keeping very busy running two successful restaurants in Beverly Hills, Villa Blanca and Sur.