'Southern Charm:' Are Cameran Eubanks' First Observations of the Men On the Show Still True Today?
Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm provided viewers with some early insights into the cast, especially the men, of the show. The witty OG offered some pretty astute observations of not Southern men in general, but specific cast members too.
Eubanks, who has been the constant narrator since episode one also made predictions about at least one of the male cast members too. At the time, she too was still finding her way in life. When the show debuted, Eubanks was single and trying to break into real estate.
Ultimately, cameras followed Eubanks on her journey to finally become a successful real estate agent. She also not only got married but became a mother. But what about the men on the show? Did they evolve too?
She said Charleston men have this ‘syndrome’
During the first episode of the show, Eubanks said men in Charleston have “PPS” to the tenth degree. She defines “PPS” as being Peter Pan Syndrome. While she and cast member Jenna King explain what Southern men should be, cameras capture the male cast members saying and doing just the opposite.
Peter Pan Syndrome refers to someone who simply won’t grow up, according to Psychology Today. “Symptoms” include being unfocused professionally, not networking with the right people, and abusing alcohol and drugs for instance.
Producer and cast member Whitney Sudler-Smith explains off camera, “Here in Charleston, we say no problem, bless your heart,” he says while filmed playing guitar. “And then stab you in the back.”
Did Eubanks’ prediction come true?
The show debuted in 2014 and showed all the cast members as young (ish) single people living in Charleston. Eubanks expertly introduced viewers to the cast with her confessional interview observations, which provided a flavor of the entire cast.
On the first show, Eubanks was determined to ensure close friend Shep Rose would be married in two years. She insists she could groom Rose to become a proper husband and she stuck to this promise throughout the show.
Eubanks certainly tried to transform her friend (bless her heart). She fruitlessly played matchmaker with friend Chelsea Meissner, but that fell flat when Meissner opted for Austen Kroll. Even though the two broke up Meissner already put Rose in the friend zone. Eubanks also ushered Rose through his spin-off series, Relationshep. But that didn’t produce a serious girlfriend for the tousled-haired playboy either.
Do the men still have PPS?
Eubanks’ observation still seems to hold true today about the original men, five years later. None of the men are married, even though a few have tried to have serious relationships.
Plus, many are still finding their way professionally. After tirelessly trying to finish law school, Craig Conover realized being a full-time corporate lawyer wasn’t his thing. He pivoted to sewing, which literally had the cast in stitches. And while Conover’s first few attempts to launch a real sewing business fell flat, he may be one of the few men to be finally on his way professionally.
As for Rose, he still dabbles in a variety of business ventures, such as opening bars and restaurants. “Bars are rocking and rolling. I had another investment that I did with my bro and did really well,” he told Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “So things are really good. I have really nothing to complain about.” Of course, though, Sudler-Smith may be the most professionally successful cast member–he produces the Southern Charm franchise for Bravo.
This cast member took a more serious turn
While Rose and Conover are still keeping it light and fun, Thomas Ravenel’s Peter Pan Syndrome took a darker turn. While he appeared to try to grow up during the early episodes, he is now facing serious criminal charges.
Professionally, he made a second run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 but brutally lost People reports. While he has family money to keep him financially buoyant, he still found trouble. After having two children with Dennis he tried to make a relationship work, but that exploded.
His social behavior was often featured on Southern Charm as someone who could not handle his alcohol. He would often lash out and become belligerent with cast members when he was drinking. Most recently he was arrested for alleged sexual assault and is no longer on the show.
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