Hey, I know a lot of you are “Flipping Out” fans like I am because the post I did about the show continues to be a popular one. Remember this hideous painting that Jeff Lewis commissioned of his longsuffering housekeeper Zoila? Remember how much she hated it? Well, she’s getting the last laugh now.
Bravo just auctioned it off, and all of the proceeds are going to her. Here’s the official press release from Bravo TV:
An auction for the portrait of Zoila Chavez, Jeff Lewis’ loving housekeeper from Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” broke records for BravoTV.com, raising over $10,000. The auction for [Zoila] Chavez’s portrait was announced during the “Flipping Out Reunion Special” which aired on Bravo on August 12, 2008.
The painting was featured in an episode this season and was originally given to [Zoila] Chavez as a birthday present from Lewis. The online bidding frenzy lasted for one week, finally coming to close yesterday evening. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Lewis’ devoted housekeeper.
“If I knew how much the painting was going to sell for, I never would have agreed to surrendering all the proceeds,” joked Lewis. “I am worried that with this much cash in hand, she might leave me. But in all honesty, she deserves every penny for having put up with me for so long.”
The second season of “Flipping Out” scored record high ratings for Bravo, delivering over one million total viewers for four consecutive weeks and earning double-digit growth among total viewers compared to the previous season.
Watch this hilarious clip from Zoila’s birthday on “Flipping Out” and you’ll see why she deserves the $10K, and more!
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