By Jessi Roti
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Since September, Erika Jayne has been on the “Pretty Mess” tour, traveling from Jersey City to the West Coast and back again through December. She is focused on sharing a special message to women everywhere,”live out loud.”
In cable network Bravo’s arsenal of binge-worthy television, no franchise is quite as captivating as “Real Housewives.” And on its Beverly Hills edition, there’s never been anyone like Erika Girardi aka Erika Jayne, the no-nonsense, full glam, electro-pop mistress she unleashed just over a decade ago who has since had her way with popular culture’s collective consciousness.
After joining the cast in 2015, Girardi/Jayne has become one of top reasons to tune in every week. Not just for the drama, but for the authenticity she added to the high gloss of the show with her fast-and-hard truths and keen self-awareness, and to catch a glimpse at what’s next for the performer, who was already established in the world of dance music.
Jayne had eight No. 1 singles on Billboard’s club charts between 2007 and 2015 before being introduced to the world of “Bravolebrity” (her ninth, the biting “How Many F _ _ ?,” came in 2016).
Since September, Jayne has been on the “Pretty Mess” tour, traveling from Jersey City to the West Coast and back again through December. While she says she’s enjoying every minute of it, she remains focused on executing her vision and sharing her message with whoever’s on the dance floor.
Defined by six words (fantasy, love, escape, glitz, glamour and fun), Erika Jayne is less of an alter ego and more of a breathing, strutting state of mind: the belief that women, everyone, should live out loud, and not let others dictate when your best days are or when you’re too old to express and explore yourself.