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Up Close and Personal with 2014 Reality Rally contestant, and Real Housewives of Orange County reality star, Peggy Tanous

Peggy Tanous Real House Wife of Orange County, (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Peggy Tanous Real House Wife of Orange County, (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Mother of two, entrepreneur, model, reality star, and fitness guru Peggy Tanous paused her busy day to chat with Temecula Grapevine about 2014’s upcoming Reality Rally.

Real Housewives of Orange County throws out the ball for Temecula Valley Polo Club (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Real Housewives of Orange County throws out the ball for Temecula Valley Polo Club (c) Shawna Sarnowski

“I’m in Temecula a great deal,” stated Tanous.

READ: Real Housewife of Orange County Peggy Tanous on hand at Temecula Valley Polo Club

“We have family in Murrieta, so you can find us in Temecula Valley Wine Country at least once a month.” When she was approached to participate in 2014’s Reality Rally, Tanous said she jumped at the chance. “I met Gillian several years ago, through Charity Prestifilippo of Charity for Charity, in Temecula. Now that the kids are bigger, I feel like I can really make a difference with competing in Reality Rally.” Peggy, who uses her Real Housewives of Orange County platform for philanthropy, advocates for Post Partum Depression, and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen.

Peggy Tanous (r) with Burke, Geraldine Strunsky,  at Temecula Valley Polo club 2013 (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Peggy Tanous (r) with Burke, Geraldine Strunsky, at Temecula Valley Polo club 2013 (c) Shawna Sarnowski

A hard-working entrepreneur, and former Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tanous is all about making a difference. “Most reality stars love a good competition, and winning, of course! but Reality Rally is so much more than that.”

Tanous now promotes her workout dvds, and health and fitness talk show, starting this February.

“My main job is being a mom,” stated Tanous, who includes her daughters in her Total Body Work Out with your Toddler work 0ut videos. “It’s something we do together, as a family. Using your kids for weight and resistance came naturally for me, and now I can share that with everyone.” The video DVD boasts 30 minutes of work out and play time with the kids, if they are between ages of 6 months to 5-years-old, and under 35 pounds. “This is not hardcore or complex and crazy, just time well spent with your little ones. I’m having a lot of fun getting it out there.” Tanous said.

Peggy Tanous of Real Housewives of Orange County (courtesy)

Peggy Tanous of Real Housewives of Orange County (courtesy)

Though she no longer appears on Real Housewives of Orange County, Tanous now solely watches reality shows for research and development. “I’ve been in the business all of my life, modeling at 14, hosting, doing commercials. I watch all of the Housewives franchises.” Tanous said.

Regarding Reality Rally, she is full swing in her fund raising efforts toward her Reality Rally team. “Fund raising is something truly important to me, and we love Temecula.” stated Tanous. “My husband and I were married at Thornton Winery, and I’m involved in many local events.” Tanous recently attended Charity Prestifilippo’s ‘Stars of the Valley‘ event, raising money to benefit  Ashlynn McGowenSteven Kroeger, and Kaitlyn Parra. “The Stars of the Valley benefit is such a worthwhile event, and we were glad we could make it.”

Peggy Tanous with Bold and Beautiful's Ron Moss at Stars of the Valley event in Temecula (courtesy)

Peggy Tanous with Bold and Beautiful’s Ron Moss at Stars of the Valley event in Temecula (courtesy)

As a frequent Temecula visitor, Tanous may have a leg up on her fellow reality rally entrants.

“I know Temecula, especially the wineries. I’m learning my way around Old Town, and may have an advantage for the race.”

Like most Reality Rally contestants, Tanous has her driven side. “Competition in Reality Rally is all in good fun. Michelle’s Place is such a worthwhile charity, and we’re raising money for the best of causes.”

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For more information about Peggy Tanous, visit her web site: http://www.peggytanous.com/

Watch Peggy Tanous’s reel: http://www.peggytanous.com/reel/

For more information on Reality Rally, 2014 visit: http://www.realityrally.com/

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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