Join Holly & Nolan as they host David Yontef, Bravolebrity! David is the “it guy” when it comes to the Real Housewives. Listen in as we grill him on his top interviews, funniest stories and most hilarious moments in his career.
He guides us through his record breaking podcast, Behind the Velvet Rope and his exciting new book on how he turned his passion into a lucrative career. We leave no stone unturned in this episode as we soak in every moment as he spills the tea on fashion and insider secrets. We are so honored and so psyched to call him our friend and our “in” into the amazing world of Bravo TV!
Listen to the episode as we discuss who the best-styled housewife is, plus Nolan and David share their hilarious shopping adventure!
- [ 1:16 ] Introduction of David Yontef
- [ 3:17 ] How Behind the Velvet Rope podcast started out
- [10:41 ] Nolan and David’s shopping adventure with Margaret Joseph
- [16:38 ] David’s favorite watches and bags
- [ 21:43 ] Housewives plus fashion style. Who is the best-styled housewife?
- [ 31:36 ] Fashion memories from the season
- [ 39:08 ] What the future holds for David Yontef
Meet David Yontef
David Yontef is a self-made millionaire, Reality TV Insider and Host of the Award
Winning Podcast ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’.
Some of David’s guests on ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ have included but are not limited to: Tamra Judge (Real Housewives of Orange County), Heather and Terry Dubrow (Real Housewives of Orange County), Scheana Shay (Vanderpump Rules), Leanne Locken (Real Housewives of Dallas), Patti Stanger (The Millionaire Matchmaker), Jenni Pulos (Flipping Out), Sutton Stracke (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and Perez
Hilton among other celebrities and industry insiders. For that reason, Behind The
Velvet Rope Podcast has been talked about in publications, on websites and television
shows including, but not limited to: People, The Daily Mail, US Weekly, Perez Hilton,
Access Hollywood, Fox News, USA Today, Just Jared, Life & Style Magazine, Watch
What Happens Live, Entertainment Tonight Canada, The Sun, Yahoo, MSN, Bravo’s
The Daily Dish, Bravo TV, and The Blast .
When he’s not interviewing the biggest reality TV names on his podcast, David is filming
with the casts of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey. In fact, you
can see David in over twenty episodes. Subsequently, David has become very
connected to the reality TV world, specifically ‘Bravolebrities’. In fact, he’s attended
over three thousand events for Bravolebrities and has amassed thousands of photos
with Real Housewives and other Bravolebrities.
David is currently writing a book about his experiences ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ in the
Bravo world. In it, he reveals all of his secrets and tips on how he went from super fan
to super friend of the biggest Bravolebrities. David explains how he transformed being
a fan and friend into a revenue generating business as host of Behind The Velvet Rope,
one of the fastest growing Bravo podcasts to emerge in the past 12 months.
David has a tremendous social media presence with 37 thousand loyal followers on
Prior to David’s current career as a Podcast Host, Reality TV Insider and Social Media
Influencer, David was an entrepreneur who ran his own Recruiting Staffing agency. He
refers to himself as a “closet smart person” since he holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law. He is a Licensed C.P.A in the
State of New York and a member of the New York and Connecticut Bar Associations.
In addition to appearing as a contestant on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, David has
filmed countless hours on Reality TV shows such as The Real Housewives of New
York, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and he was even a guest on the highly rated
Dr. Phil Show. David travels the country as a speaker on topics such as the pitfalls of
reality TV, the addiction of fame and adjusting to life in the public eye.
In his time off, David enjoys travelling. He’s toured 55 countries and has been to all 7
continents. Also, he is an avid concert goer of 80s bands.