If there is one true star on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules, it has to be Stassi Schroeder. Schroeder consistently finds herself at the center of the drama, whether it's defending her best friends or shading her former boss, Lisa Vanderpump. But there is more to Schroeder than you know. Whether she is unexpectedly popping up on other Bravo television shows, hosting her own podcast, or simply Instagramming her incredibly fabulous life, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Schroeder that we should be discussing. Immediately. Like, right here and now.
There's a few things that we've gleaned about Schroeder's personality on Vanderpump Rules. We already know that Schroeder is intensely loyal to her best friends; on Vanderpump Rules, those besties are Kristen Doute and Katie Maloney-Schwartz. We also know that she used to date bad boy SUR bartender Jax Taylor, but that's ancient history. And if you didn't witness Schroeder's amazing redemption tour in Season 4, you should probably go watch it now because it is an amazing plot line on an already wild show.
But do you actually know anything about her life that isn't caught on camera? Here are some of the surprising tidbits I'll bet you didn't know, but you'll definitely be the wiser for reading it. Go on, take a look. You know you want to.
1. She Has Her Own Podcast
When she isn't stirring up drama on Vanderpump Rules, Schroeder hosts Straight Up With Stassi, which is, according the description on iTunes, a "biting and hilarious look at the world and everyone in it." If you've been tuning into Season 5 of Vanderpump Rules, then you saw Schroeder's hosting skills at work as she interviewed her ex, Jax Taylor. Other highlights include interviews with Rachel Zoe, Kristin Chenoweth, and Bachelor Nation All-Stars Olivia Caridi and Chad Johnson.
2. Her Mother, Dayna Schroeder, Has A Jewelry Line
Schroeder's mother owns Georgi Jules and handcrafts each piece to total perfection. According to the short bio on Etsy, Dayna Schroeder has been crafting jewelry since 1998 and used to take Schroeder to Venice to pick out material for different designs. Her pieces can occasionally be seen on Vanderpump Rules, where they're usually worn by Schroeder, Doute, and Maloney-Schwartz (who wore a pair of Georgi Jules earrings on her wedding day).
3. She's From New Orleans
Did you know Schroeder is a total Southern belle? The New Orleans-native traveled a long way to get to Hollywood, but we're glad she made the move. Can you imagine your life without Schroeder and her Vanderpump Rules antics? I definitely cannot.
4. She Loves Wine Just As Much As You Do
Schroeder may be single (for now) but she is in a very committed relationship with wine. The vino-obsessed Schroeder even jokes on occasion about being "basic" because of her love of and with wine. I've never related to a reality TV star more in my life.
5. She Crashed Katie Maloney-Schwartz & Tom Schwartz's Honeymoon
It was a hilarious turn of events that surprised nobody: Schroeder crashed her bestie's honeymoon. What could embody newlywed bliss better than an unexpected visitor? Schroeder is devoted to her best friends on- and offscreen; don't you forget it.
6. She Is Friends With Some Surprising Bravo Celebrities
Oh, you thought Schroeder only hung out with her Vanderpump Rules cast-mates? Think again. Schroeder has been spotted with Ladies Of London star Caroline Stanbury and Southern Charm's Shep Rose. The Bravo family is definitely ride or die, that's for certain.
7. She Appeared On The Amazing Race
Yes, you read that right: Schroeder appeared on The Amazing Race with her father, stepmother, and brother. She's almost unrecognizable in that intro with black hair, too. Her family came in seventh place, but let's be honest: she earned first place in our hearts.
8. She Was Also On A Reality TV Show Called Queen Bees
Make no mistake: Vanderpump Rules isn't Schroeder's first reality television rodeo. She was also on a reality show called Queen Bees, where young women all lived under one roof and tried to reform their Regina George-like selves while competing for a grand prize. Unfortunately, Schroeder did not win.
9. She Has Psoriasis And Is Open About It
Unless you follow Schroeder on Instagram, you may be surprised to learn that the Vanderpump Rules star has psoriasis. She will occasionally post about it and recommend helpful tips towards battling a breakout, so make sure to follow her if you're in the same boat.
10. She Has A Degree In English
Schroeder has a Bachelor's in English Writing, which she earned at Loyola Marymount University. If you've been watching Vanderpump Rules since the very beginning, you may remember that Schroeder actually working with Pandora Vanderpump on Vanderpump's fashion blog. She may have left fashion blogging, but she should definitely pen a memoir if the drama on Vanderpump Rules has even one iota of truth to it.
11. She Loves Scream Queens, But Mainly Chanel Oberlin
Schroeder is a total Scream Queens fans and it may come as no surprise that her favorite character is the most glamorous of them all: Chanel Oberlin. Schroeder regularly channels Chanel on her Instagram and even got the chance to interview Emma Roberts for her podcast. How fabulous is that?