When New York City dwellers Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell purchased a farm upstate as a weekend getaway, they couldn’t have known how much their lives would change.
Ridge was a vice president with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Kilmer-Purcell was an advertising executive, and neither knew anything about the country life. A neighbor named Farmer John was losing his property, and his 80 goats, and asked the couple to take the animals. They did.
The resulting learning experience turned into a reality series for Planet Green called The Fabulous Beekman Boys, now entering its second season.
Perhaps more surprising to Ridge and Purcell than the goats was their pet llama Polka Spot, whose “narcissistic” ways quickly turned her into a viewer favorite.
“She was the breakout star of Season One,” Ridge tells PEOPLEPets.com. “She is definitely a character.”
In season two, Polka Spot escapes from her pen and starts eating all the apple trees, which somehow leads to the diva llama getting her shaggy coat shaved.
“When I went back in the office on Monday, everybody asked me what I did,” says Kilmer-Purcell in the clip above. “You know, I shaved my llama. Doesn’t everybody?”
The duo also Tweets on behalf of their sassy llama, who has some unflinchingly honest opinions about red carpet dresses. Her classifications are as follows: she either llikes, lloves or spits on the gown choices. Most of the time, she does a lot of spitting.
On April 1, Polka Spot will be named a Bendel Girl for the high-end department store Henri Bendel. The role will allow her to do beauty reviews and celebrity interviews, because, after all, “She knows it. She knows what’s what.”
The Fabulous Beekman Boys returns for its second season tonight on Planet Green at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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