Last night at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards partnered with Barefoot Wine & Bubbly to auction off a “Dream Day” for a chance to live a day in the life of a Beverly Hills housewife. The lucky bidder will be treated to a round trip, first class airfare to Los Angeles, a one-night hotel stay in a suite at The Beverly Hills Hotel, spa treatments at La Prairie Spa and of course, a champagne lunch with Kyle Richards at fellow castmate Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant Villa Blanca.
A longstanding ally to the LGBT community, Kyle and her husband Mauricio made the trip from Beverly Hills to San Francisco for the awards to show their support. The duo walked the red carpet hand in hand, Kyle in a beautiful black ball gown and Mauricio looking dapper in a pinstripe suite, and Kyle was proud to say, “My family and I have always been strong supporters of LGBT equality and we’re excited to continue that support by joining Barefoot Wine & Bubbly at the GLAAD Media Awards to help raise money for this great cause.”
The show started with Amazing Race contestants and chippendale dancers, Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, presenting the night’s first award. To everyone’s surprise and delight, Kyle Richards stood up from her table and shouted “take off your shirts,” leading to a surprise live auction moment in which the duo were auctioned off for a kiss raising $4,500. Jaymes later tweeted, “Pretty sure @kylerichards18 just yelled “take your shirts off!!” to me and @james_MNE while we were onstage at #glaadawards.”
After Jaymes and James warmed up the audience’s bidding paddles, Kyle took to the stage for her own live auction moment to garner bids for the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Dream Day. As the bidding rapidly progressed, Kyle brought her husband Mauricio onto the stage to up the ante and make him part of the Dream Day package. She even joked that he should take off his shirt like Jaymes and James. The couple tag teamed and ultimately brought the winning bid up to $13,000 with all of the proceeds benefitting GLAAD.