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Teddi Mellencamp is seen in her 'RHOBH' season nine cast photo.

'RHOBH' Star Teddi Mellencamp Looks Back On Her 'First Season Smile'

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By Lindsay Cronin

Teddi Mellencamp joined the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast in 2017 for the series' eighth season and in a recent Instagram post, she opened up about her time on the series while looking back on her very first cast photo for the Bravo reality series.

Three years after being brought to the series on the heels of Eileen Davidson's exit, Teddi shared a throwback post in which she mentioned her first season smile and explained the journey she's taken with the show.

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"#TBT to that first season smile. You know… the good ole days when you got that Season 1 underdog status [and] confidence," Teddi began in an Instagram post shared days ago.

"Then," she continued, "[Season two] hits and you realize it’s impossible to be everybody’s cup of tea (especially the internet’s) and so you say eff it."

According to Teddi, she started to care less about what her critics were saying online and decided to let her true colors shine after getting her legs underneath her after her debut season.

Teddi Mellencamp Has Decided To Allow Her True Colors To Shine

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Since her first season on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Teddi has been "showing the good, the bad and the ugly" because that "is what’s real and authentic."

As she explained, people can't expect herself to be perfect on the show, nor can she expect herself to not make any bad decisions when cameras are rolling.

"We all make mistakes (especially when on TV), it’s how we choose to learn and grow from them that shows who we are," she explained.

Teddi Mellencamp Was Her True Self During 'RHOBH' Season 10

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In closing, Teddi told her fans and followers on Instagram that she will be watching the remainder of the 10th season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" knowing that when it came to production, she was always her true self.

"So as we approach my 3rd midseason (starting back July 8th, don’t forget!) I’ll be watching, knowing I was true to me," she wrote.

Teddi then asked her online audience members, "Who else is excited for the return of #RHOBH?!"

Teddi Mellencamp Welcomed Her Third Child Earlier This Year

Teddi Mellencamp is seen with her two kids, Slate and Cruz.
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In February of this year, after filming the 10th season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" pregnant, Teddi welcomed her third child with husband Edwin Arroyave, a baby girl named Dove.

The couple also shares daughter Slate and son Cruz and Edwin has an older daughter, Isabella, from a previous relationship.

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" season 10 is currently on hiatus but is expected to return to Bravo with brand new episodes next Wednesday, July 8, at 9 p.m.

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