Kelly Dodd reveals which of her Real Housewives of Orange County costars she considers a "snob"

By Lindsay Kimble
July 24, 2017 12:49 PM

One season as a Bravolebrity was almost enough for Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd.

Dodd reveals to PEOPLE Now that she considered not returning for season 12 of the hit franchise because of her issues with former cast mate Heather Dubrow.

“I was, like, not going to do it,” she admits. “Just because, you know, I thought Heather was going to be there and she’s kind of a snob.”

Dubrow, however, ultimately didn’t sign back on for a sixth season. Says Dodd, “Once I found out she wasn’t coming back then I was like, ‘Okay, I’m doing it.’ ”

Premiere Party For Bravo's "The Real Housewives Of Orange County" 10 Year Celebration - Red Carpet
From left: Kelly Dodd, Vicki Gunvalson, Meghan King Edmonds, Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow in 2016
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Even without Dubrow, though, Dodd says she returned to filming with a new mindset — and decidedly left behind the “screaming and going crazy.”

“Looking at the way my behavior was, you know — I don’t think anyone understood why I was like that,” she says of her first season, adding that viewer reactions also took a toll. “It was terrifying because every little thing that you say, people nit pick at it. It’s just the strangest phenomenon.”

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Overall, Dodd says season 12 “was a funny season. It was more lighthearted this season, not as dark as last year … I mean, I really had a great time this season. I think everybody did.”

That doesn’t mean RHOC is drama-free, though.

Admits Dodd, “I kind of get into it really bad with the new girl [Peggy Sulahian] …. You have to watch! Claws are coming back out.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.