Alexia Echevarria

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There's no shortage of drama on Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami, but it looks like blond beauty Alexia Echevarria is ready to jack things up a notch.

The Bravo series' resident cool cat opens up exclusively to E! News about the show's third season, which premieres tonight and which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. And she's got a bone to pick with her fellow cast members, including a few unlikely nemeses.

Starting with Joanna Krupa.

"You know, Joanna's been going around saying everyone is fake except for her and Lea [Black]. She should look in a mirror. I think it's funny," Echevarria tells us when asked about trying to stay authentic during the show—something she apparently doesn't have any problem doing.

"Out of the entire cast, the most real is definitely me," she says.

She also doesn't mince words about Lisa Hochstein, who joined the show during its second season, and what tensions may lie ahead between them this season.

Real Housewives of Miami, Lisa Hochstein, Lea Black, Adriana De Moura, Joanna Krupa, Alexia Echevarria

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"I have a thing with Lisa. I really felt like she came into this season wanting to attack me," Echevarria reveals, adding that she thinks that Hochstein is "bored with her life so she has to stick her nose into other people's lives."

"I don't know if she started with me because she thought I was the weakest link but, no, I'm the strongest," Echevarria promised. "You'll see, we go head to head."

But it wasn't all tough talk for the Miami magazine editor: Last season, the mother of two dealt with her younger son Frankie's near-fatal car accident, and last fall, her older son, Peter, was arrested for allegedly attacking a homeless man.

Recently, a report surfaced claiming that the 21-year-old Peter had been arrested again, this time for marijuana possession.

"He was lost at the time," Echevarria says of her older son. "But it was a turning point for him and it will be addressed on the show. You know, he's just 21, he's still a work in progress. But the show has helped my relationship with him tremendously."

She also sounded off on the suspicious timing of the news about her son's most recent arrest, which reportedly happened four months ago but only recently made headlines.

"I'm not going to name names but someone clearly knew about it and purposely waited until the show was coming back to leak it to the press," she claims. "That's Miami for you."

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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