So, selfies did exist before iPhones then…
Entertainment news personality Sean Borg celebrated former top model, Leilani Dowding’s impending arrival to ‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire’ with a 14-year-old selfie, taken in Los Angeles in 2006.
Ex-‘TMZ on TV’ guy, turned-lifestyle and travel expert— Sean wrote in the adorable post, featuring the ageless pair: ‘Congratulations to @leilanidowding – Leilani on becoming a “Real Housewife”! This one can’t get away from fame – it literally chases her!’
The throwback thrilled Sean and Leilani’s many fans, with the post garnering over 1800 likes in the first few hours.
‘We’ve been friends for a very long time. We have both had good times and bad times stateside, but hanging with good friends like Leilani over the years makes it a much more fun place to be,’ he said.
Dowding acknowledged her longtime friend Sean’s post on her Instagram on (Monday, September 16) by posting a throwback pic with ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and ‘Vanderpump Rules’ matriarch Lisa Vanderpump. Dowding has much in common it seems, the apparent similarity being they are both British and have spent much of their lives in Los Angeles.
On her post, Dowding, now a dress designer wrote: ‘Woke up this am to find my friend @seanborgla had sent me this photo over he took of me with Real Housewives Matriach #lisavanderpump from back in 2014 at one of her charity dog events.
She continued: ‘At that point in my life it had never entered my head that I might be doing anything with the housewives franchise. Let alone being one… What’s even stranger about this picture arriving in my inbox is that on tonight’s episode of @officialrhoch on @itvbe is that the girls ask me about the celebs I’ve met in LA… I’ve always had such high regard for Lisa because of the INCREDIBLE work she does to help dogs and the awareness she raises, and our paths have crossed a few times at her events, and other animal events #rhocheshire#rhoch#realhousewivesofCheshire #rhobh’
Leilani shot to fame in the UK in the late 1990s, after making her name as a successful model and TV star. The household name quit Britain for the U.S in 2005, turning her back on tabloid fame. However, it wasn’t long before Leilani was back on TV, appearing on VH1’s hit show ‘Tough Love: Miami‘
She flew back to England recently to start filming the hit ITVbe series. The new season had its premiere in Britain last week, with Leilani as the show’s news sexy new arrival.
On Dowding being the latest addition to the cast, ITVBe said: ‘Fans are in for a real treat with Leilani on the show. They will love her…she is set to spice things up this year. Expect sparks to fly with between her and some of the other cast members.’
Britain’s No.1 newspaper The Sun revealed exclusively that Leilani and her rock-star beau, Billy Duffy of super-group ‘The Cult’ had both started filming for the show.
The petit babe agreed to be part of the ITVBe series alongside Duffy, who already had a home in Cheshire.
Leilani told The Sun: ‘After 15 years of living in LA, my partner Billy Duffy and I decided to move back to the UK.