Summer House’s Paige DeSorbo and Southern Charm’s Craig Conover unofficially broke the Bravo-obsessed internet earlier this fall when they made their relationship public (the couple will next appear together in Winter House, debuting Wednesday)—and no one was more surprised, and somewhat stressed, than 28-year-old DeSorbo.
“I’d definitely be lying if I said I didn’t have any anxiety about it, but I chose to put my life on a reality TV show,” she exclusively told us, while sharing her equally as public skin-care and beauty tips. “I did not choose to fall for someone on a reality TV show, but it makes sense. We just have so much in common, and he’s very successful on his show, and I love doing my show. It’s just natural that people would want to know what’s going on between the two of us.
Sometimes, it really is fun, and other times, I’m like, ‘I don’t want to post anything because I don’t want the questions,’ but it’s my real life, and I am very happy. It’s an exciting time.”
On her Maybelline partnership: “I did a TikTok about doing my makeup one day, and on that particular day, I was like, ‘I’m going to do a video getting ready, because my skin is horrible.’ I wanted to be really transparent and show girls that perfect skin is just not a thing. I had so many pimples that day, but I just went for it. Maybelline saw it and reached out to me, and it was, honestly, a dream come true. I think 10-year-old Paige was freaking out inside—and so was 28-year-old Paige.”
On her skin-care favorites: “My followers know that I’m obsessed with skin, so they will message me saying, ‘Oh my God, you have to try this, you’ll love it.’ One of the things a bunch of girls were DMing me was these pimple patches, from a brand called Hero. I thought there was no way they could actually work, but I started using them, and I’m not kidding, I take them everywhere. I will wear them on the streets of New York City because you can’t even see them. Anytime I travel, they come with me.”
On the facial treatment her friend gives her: “One of my girlfriends is a nurse at a dermatologist’s office, which could not be better. She gives me a lot of HydraFacials and, at first, I was like, ‘This doesn’t really do anything, whatever.’ Then I started going to her consistently, and they are life-changing—honestly life-changing. The amount of stuff that comes out of your skin when you think it’s clean is disgusting, so I’m really into those right now. I would probably say I get them like once every two months or something.”
On the product the Kardashians influenced her to buy: “I was absolutely influenced by the Kardashians yet again, and I did buy that LED face light mask. I have no idea if it works, but the placebo effect definitely works for me. Sitting on the couch and watching TV while I wear that just feels right.”
On her wellness routine: “During the pandemic, I worked out a lot more than I did in the past, because I just had nothing to do. Since life is back to normal, my eating habits aren’t great, but as I get older—and I never thought this would happen to me—I’m a lot more conscious of drinking my probiotic juice in the morning, and I try to do Pilates two to three times a week. Getting a really good night’s sleep has become way more important to me, and so has drinking a lot more water. I’ve totally seen such a change in my skin with how much water I drink…and I always thought that was just something people say to get you to drink more water, but if it helps my skin, I’m going to try it, and I’m going to do it, and it helps so many other things, too.”
On the beauty mistake she keeps making: “Most of the time, I’m not done up at all. I would say Monday through Friday, I have no makeup on. I do outfits for the weekends to go out with my girlfriends or to go out with my boyfriend, but the rest of the time, I’m in sweats pretty much all-day long. Beauty-wise, I sleep in my makeup a lot. I am so lazy sometimes when I get home, and I’m just like, ‘Whatever, I’m falling asleep.’ It’s horrible, but that is a bad habit I have that I need to break!”