by Marc Malkin | Thu., Apr. 7, 2011 11:05 AM
Move over, ice-skating Bethenny Frankel!
The Real Housewives of New York City star Countess Luann de Lesseps wants a shot at competive reality TV, too. The show's resident singing royal is making no secret about her desire to be on Dancing With the Stars.
"They haven't called me yet," she told me last night over dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. "You think they would have! They should. I would love to do it."
And she already has her partner picked out—Maksim Chmerkovskiy. "I need a big guy," she said with a big smile.
Does she also need a reason to leave New York? She said she's thought about switching coasts. "What do you think of me moving to Beverly Hills?" she asked. "Imagine the Countess in Beverly Hills!"
Sounds like a spinoff to me.
Oh, her favorite dance is the salsa—because, she said. "I'm spicy."
And speaking of spicy, LuAnn is still going strong with her French wine distributor beau Jacques Azoulay. As for the ongoing question of marriage, she said nothing's in the works...yet.
As for the new season, which premieres tonight on Bravo, LuAnn couldn't give too much away, but she did tell me that the cast's trip to Morocco is full of drama. And that includes the Countess coming thisclose to being thrown from an unruly—ready for this?—camel.