Technically translated this means: Hi, are you fine? Nontechnical it’s Persian for what’s up.
We’ve gotten word this so called “Persian Jersey Shore” is done taping and is set to air under the name “Shahs of Sunset” on Bravo. For our readers living outside of L.A., Sunset refers to Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills where many mansions have been built, torn down and re-built with the notorious ‘Persian mansions’ … In one case, a house belonging to a royal Persian family on Sunset burned to the ground — much speculation circulated over the cause of the fire.
This show probably would have been better in the 80s but whatever, for us in Beverly Hills — this is amazing. For some background on the Persian community in Beverly Hills, we refer you to this 2009 W magazine article which includes many friends of the Truffle.
Cast members include: Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi (29, Persian princess), Mike Shouhed (33, real estate agents recovering from the financial crisis), Sammy Younai (35, real estate developer), Asa Soltan Rahmati (35, singer), Reza Farahan (38, gay real estate agent), Mercedes “MJ” Javid (30-ish, party girl real estate agent).
Oddly none of the people in our Truffle circles know any of these people which is a little strange considering that encompasses 4 generations of Beverly Hills natives … do you know them? Comment below if you do.
Click here to read our casting call from April 2010 when we were first asked to help refer some good L.A. Persians for the show … guess Bravo did not heed our advice. (For new readers at The Daily Truffle we are regularly asked to help cast shows such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, real estate shows, cooking shows, and more. If you have a casting call — send it in.)