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Not everyone is desperate to be a Housewife.

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Not everyone is desperate to be a housewife. Insider learned that shoe designers Ruthie Davis and Lisa Pliner have turned down offers to join the drama-filled casts of “The Real Housewives” in New York and Miami, respectively. After being trailed by camera crews — Davis around Manhattan and Pliner during FN Platform in Las Vegas — both women decided that venturing into TV as part of an ensemble cast just wasn’t the right fit. “Being a shoe designer running [my] own brand is too much of an all-consuming career to also be a Housewife,” said Davis, an admitted fan of the Bravo reality shows. “Too much career and not enough house.” Still, Davis could pop up in the housewives’ behind-the-scenes lives. New York wife Jill Zarin has been spotted sporting the designer’s looks, and newcomer Sonja Morgan (above, right) mingled with Davis during Fashion Week in New York. Pliner, too, has decided to forgo “Housewives,” but not because she’s camera shy — she just wants to be in the driver’s seat. “I wasn’t interested in being made out to be [someone] I’m not,” said the designer and wife of Donald Pliner, adding that she is instead pitching her own show to networks about “the lady behind the green soles.” Pliner remained mum on the specifics, but said the show would revolve around her life in the shoe world.

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