Here's How Lisa Vanderpump Went From Restaurateur to Reality TV Tour de Force

The L.A. Real Housewives star is also a brand builder

Lisa Vanderpump isn’t what you’d call a typical housewife. More obvious descriptors would include businesswoman, style icon, activist and, of course, reality TV tour de force. But thanks to Bravo, it’s the title of housewife—or rather, Housewife—that’s made Vanderpump a brand name and national celebrity.