Lights. Camera. Kiss up to the editors?
Bri Dellinger, an editor on the hit Bravo show, appeared on episodes one and eight of the “Twisted Plot Podcast” with Evelyn Marley and revealed exactly why Shay’s gotten a seeming lion’s share of embarrassment in the show’s final cuts.
“If Scheana knows what’s good for her, she’d befriend me because my favorite game is finding all the embarrassing things that Scheana does and putting them all in,” she quipped on one episode.
She later joked that if Shay was to write a memoir, the title should be, “Death by a Million Embarrassments.”
And while she didn’t state which cast members she gives more favorable edits to, she admitted that she manipulated a scene between Shay, 35, and Stassi Schroeder’s teenage brother Nikolai at Schroeder’s engagement party.
“It was so funny,” she began. “We were watching the scene and were like ‘Okay, this is over the top, I realize that, but how can we resist?’ … Yes, I set it to funny music and I added a funny [sound] bite, but she did that.”
Dellinger continued: “We asked her in the interview, ‘How young would you go?’ and we didn’t tell her it was for the Nikolai scene, of course.”
An insider revealed to Page Six on Monday after the episodes were mysteriously removed from Apple Podcasts that Shay has been upset by the way Season 8 has played out.
“Scheana’s definitely frustrated with how she’s been portrayed,” the insider said. “She’s not the type to pop off when she feels slighted by an unflattering edit. She signed on to be a part of a reality show, which requires her to share her life highs and lows; she just wishes audiences got to see a bit of a more balanced view of her life, not just the most cringe-worthy moments.”
“She’s been assured by the network and production that she’s part of the charade,” the insider added. “She’s going to be absolutely crushed by hearing that she’s actually the butt of the joke.”
Both Bravo and Dellinger did not immediately get back to us.