Although new Real Housewife of Orange County Peggy Sulahian hasn't fully gotten into the swing of things yet being only a couple of episodes in, what we've seen of her has been truly remarkable. Most people would know Peggy Sulahian as the wife of Diko Sulahian, successful owner of a high end designer wheel and rim company. She's been seen driving fancy fast sports cars and lives in the highly exclusive Crystal Cove community in the OC, but what sticks out to viewers most is her story behind all of the glitz and glam. This housewife's main story line surrounds her recent double mastectomy.
Now, a double mastectomy is a very serious and fragile procedure. Sulahian underwent the surgery as she had previously lost her mother at the age of 51 to breast cancer. With her rate of potentially having breast cancer being increasingly high, she decided to take preventative measures. She is a mother of three children. The Armenian housewife has plans to have reconstructive surgery and these plans will play out every step of the way on the show.
This is a very authentic and relatable situation that many viewers have been instantly drawn to. The RHOC has plenty of mansions and sports cars and businesses, but undergoing something like a double mastectomy is a very sensitive subject to feature for the world to see. Being an advocate and bringing awareness to cancer after her personal struggles is what sets her apart from being just a typical housewife. So props to Peggy for putting a little more "real" in the Real Housewives.