But at the end of the day, I want to be taken seriously as an artist.“I don’t just want to be the promotional little pop tart who has no credibility with writing their own stuff (and is just) lip-syncing their own stuff. Jo De La Rosa sits in a nondescript music studio on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles.She is listening to some of her recently recorded tracks with a group of music producers and a high-ranking record label executive. The bass notes are thumping and the production values are slick.Jo mouths the lyrics and smiles while her colleagues – they’ve become good friends now – nod their heads to the beat.“I’m very, very excited about the album,” says Jo, a longtime Orange County resident who moved to Los Angeles earlier this year. While the other cast members are in their 40s and 50s, Jo was the sexy 20-something who, for two seasons, filled the show with spice, mischief and diversity.The intricate arrangements, produced by hotshot Bryan Todd, sound like something you might hear on a Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake record.
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“I think people are expecting me to fall on my face real hard. Since the resumption of “Real Housewives” earlier this month, a multitude of pining souls have been querying, “Where is Jo? I had an amazing two-season run,” said De La Rosa, who says she’s 24 but is probably closer to 27. Now I’m graduating to a new one.” That new life includes working out, taking dance lessons, rehearsing and recording her debut pop album, which is virtually done.
And I’m just excited to not say anything and let the music and the live performances speak for themselves.” • • • When we last saw Jo De La Rosa, she was making an exit – from Orange County, from the hit Bravo reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” and from her engagement with Slade. Though she was offered a part, she is not on the current cast of “Real Housewives.” Tamra Barney of Ladera Ranch has taken her place for season three, and the show appears to have done well without Jo. She now shares an apartment in West Hollywood with two roommates. The songs have a slick, up-tempo beat similar to Britney Spears or the Pussycat Dolls.
He used to play at restaurants and clubs and ask Jo to join him.
“I would hold the mike and sing in front of all these customers,” she said.
The two are no longer “together,” but they’re still good friends and see each other almost every day. A couple of eager people approach them and ask for pictures and autographs.