We’re only two episodes into The Real Housewives of Toronto but that doesn’t mean we don’t have our favourites: Jana Webb already seems like one of the coolest Housewives ever and in this latest interview promoting RHOT, she only grows on us.
Jana’s storyline this season focuses on her balancing her mom duties with being a powerhouse business person and in a new interview with Slice, she reveals what it’s like to now officially be one of The Real Housewives of Toronto.
“It’s exciting,” she tells the network. “There’s some nerves because you don’t know how your character is going to unfold so there’s definitely some nervousness there. But in saying that – accountability. You just have to be accountable for everything that you do and say.”
A lot of times Housewives like to blame editing for their bad behaviour but Jana tells Slice that doing so is only normal. “My instincts will definitely be like ‘I said that, but it wasn’t in that context,'” she explains. “Of course, but that’s human instinct, right? It’s to protect yourself.”
Jana created Joga (yoga for jocks), which will be launching its first location in Toronto this April cleverly named Joga House and she says that it’s crucial she be able to balance her new business, RHOT, and being a mom, appropriately. “It’s important because I think people will look at my social feeds and be like ‘oh my god, that woman is like Wonder Woman.’ And that’s just not attainable, that’s not achievable, and that’s not true,” she clarifies. “Even Wonder Woman has adversities and challenges, and doing all of this as a single mom… it’s hard. A lot of the times we just show the shiny stuff because that’s what the consumer likes to see, but definitely there’s ebbs and flows. And the point of showing that is definitely to inspire other women to get out of their comfort zone.”
It’s been a while since we’ve had our own Canadian Housewives and you can definitely tell that Jana is definitely feeling the pressure to deliver. “You’re definitely like ‘oh, Jesus!’ [laughs] You’re definitely hard on yourself because you look for all the imperfections – again, by nature, that’s what we do,” she says. “But as soon as I feel myself doing that I just have to stop myself because if I start [being critical] now, it’s going to be a long 10 episodes. A lot of people are already going to be trying to break you down, so I think that I have to really own my stuff.”
This season, Jana says that we can expect great fashion and great sights. “I mean, if I had it my way, I’d probably just show up in my runners and my snapback,” she says of the shows glamour. “I’m not really one to get all done up.”
“The viewer is going to get a really good scope of Toronto on so many levels,” she continues. “From not only the people that live here, but what there is to do here. From the food, to the culture, to the entertainment, Toronto is an amazing city. From working in sports, my athletes LOVE coming here for a reason. It’s one of the best cities in North America.”
Jana seems to be taking the show in stride but does allude to some of the upcoming drama. “There’s definitely some things I say without thinking… and with too many glasses of wine in my belly,” she jokes. “But I’m just going to have to be accountable for it now. Oh – and I wish I had gotten more spray tans.”
We’re already obsessed with RHOT and the more we hear from the cast, the more proud we feel. These women truly are delivering and bringing a perspective to the Housewives franchise that we haven’t seen before. Being based out of Toronto, we can’t wait to see how the ladies showcase our beautiful — and ever-changing — city.
The Real Housewives of Toronto airs Tuesdays on Slice.