‘Selling Sunset’, the critically acclaimed 2019 reality Netflix TV show, showcases the volatility of the Los Angeles real estate market through a peek into the daily goings-on at the Oppenheim Group’s real estate brokerage firm. Christine Quinn, a Realtor Associate, is known as both the villain and by some accounts, the best part of the show.
Quinn, the self-proclaimed antagonist of the show, has started a Tik-Tok trend with her iconic phrase “Bitch, you don’t even cook!” As for herself, Quinn prefers to cook healthy meals at home, budgeting a large amount of time to making much of her food from scratch.
Despite being a real estate mogul, with over a million followers on Instagram, Quinn still makes time for the things she enjoys. Newly betrothed, she and her husband enjoy spending time at home.
Staying True Despite the Fame
Quinn’s rise to fame is as dizzying as it is exciting. In an industry flooded with fine dining and personal chefs, she prefers to stick to her pre-fame ways.
She tells Express, “I enjoy horseback riding and reading books on manifestation. I cook dinner every night.” Quinn presses the importance of near-daily home-cooked, from-scratch meals.
This season 1 top earner is not only passionate about home cooking, but she has a surprising obsession with beverages. While some sources simply have a hot tea or a matcha tea latte listed as her favorite drink, the obsession actually goes much deeper.
Reportedly, Quinn utilizes four different types of coffee makers and methods of making coffee in the office, leaving the daily decision of what to drink up to her mood: “Depending on my mood, some days I make a cappuccino, somedays french press, and if I am feeling crazy I will have a hot tea.”
In true Quinn form, this is sometimes topped off with a Marilyn Monroe frappuccino stencil.
Hailing originally from Dallas, Texas, Quinn moved away from home to pursue a career in fashion design. After traveling the world, she fell in love with architecture and came back to the states in hopes of pursuing a career in realty.
Eventually, after joining The Oppenheim group, she went on to be ‘typecast’ as the ‘Selling Sunset’ bad guy; however, she takes this in stride and even goes on to say that she likes being the villain.
Constantly drawing a line between her TV persona and real personality, Quinn speaks frequently about her true nature outside of ‘Selling Sunset’. She embraces the silver lining of the quarantine, even after being sick with the novel Coronavirus:
“I’ve been cooking. I’ve turned this ho into a housewife, and I’m Martha Stewart-ing, every night, making homemade pasta and doing the stuff I never had the time to do before. It’s actually really great. I do enjoy it.”
Recounting her experience with the home, Quinn speaks of manifestation: “I remember prior to meeting him, I would sit in that open house every Sunday and picture myself living there, getting coffee with my husband, and that manifestation came true—I now live in the house that I envisioned myself in with my husband.”
Balanced Meals – Balanced Lives
Even though her reality TV persona is polarizing, Quinn values overt balance in her personal life. Whether it be in food, exercise, or personality, she urges viewers to remember that reality TV isn’t really reality.