Let the record show, we are officially Team Shannon Beador.

We have to admit, we were pretty stunned when the Real Housewives of Orange County star beat out long-time favorites like Nene Leakes, Lisa Vanderpump and Bethenny Frankelbecause she's only been on her show for one season! 

But hundreds of thousands of fans voted in E! Online's first annual "Best Housewive Ever" bracket-style tournament—which pitted all the former and current Housewives cast members against one another—and deemed Shannon the most loved Housewife of all time. And now, after meeting her in person, we can see why. She is arguably the most real and normal Housewife that has ever been on any of the shows. She even credits the show for actually helping to save her marriage, while the other ladies have...not have much luck. She's the rare unicorn-leprechaun of the Housewives world!

Kristin dos Santos, Shannon Beador, Best Housewife

Lindsay Scheinberg

So what does Shannon herself think of the win? What was her fantastic and ridiculous prize? And what's the latest on her marriage and the "off-the-charts" drama with her RHOC co-stars, Tamra and Heather?

Check out the video above!

You can also see more of Shannon on tonight's E! News at 7 pm.

Congrats, Shannon. And pro tip: That trophy can double as a weapon. Just sayin'.

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