I also think Ramona has a drinking problem...she's probably what they call a "functioning alcoholic." The words Ramona and Pinot Grigio are forever connected.
Carol seems pleasant enough but she's not the great beauty that she and everyone else thinks she is....why wouldn't she get her rather buck teeth fixed?? and is that upper lip her's or a little plumped up like many of other "housewives?" I can't really tell.
Sonja has changed from her first season on this show....she's so much more over the top than she was. She's become a caricature...just not very real anymore. I used to like her a lot.
I really don't understand why Gretchen or Carol are called beautiful women...I don't see it. It's like when Sex and the City was popular and everyone proclaimed Sarah Jessica Parker as a great beauty.