Fans came from all over the area, even as far as Brooklyn, to meet Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile who was at Saturday afternoon to sign bottles of her new Red Velvet Cosmo.
The star spent time interacting with each fan, signing autographs and posing for photos. Fans were excited to also meet Kathy’s husband Richie and cousin Rosie who also appear on the show.
One couple came all the way from Brooklyn to meet Wakile. Millie Arlistico and her husband said they were in the area visiting and while they were here came out to meet the Real Housewives star.
Most fans had the star sign their Red Velvet Cosmo bottle but young Hope Gatto of Saddle Brook had a different idea. She walked away with some shimmery silver ink on her hands – she had Richie sign her left hand and Kathy signed her right.
The Wakiles are not strangers to Hasbrouck Heights. Richie Wakile says he once owned a business right up the road on Route 17. In about two weeks an episode of RHoNJ will feature their visit to . Richie and Kathy say they are longtime friends of the pizza shop's owner, Celestino Gencarelli.
While waiting in line to meet the star, patrons could sample the Red Velvet Cosmo, which is described on her website as an infusion of Wakile’s favorite dessert, red velvet cake, into a cocktail.