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Josh Flagg from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stands by earlier remarks about Selling Sunset, sharing that he doesn’t think some of the agents on the show are real.

Flagg and other Million Dollar Listing cast members shaded the show in the past and Flagg made a similar statement about Selling Sunset on the Watch What Happens Live After Show. “I have never seen any of those people in real life, except for the boys,” he said in 2020, referring to Jason and Brett Oppenheim. “I’ve never seen one of those people. At any listings.” 

Josh Flagg from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles chats with broker Mauricio Umansky
Josh Flagg from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles chats with broker Mauricio Umansky | Nicole Weingart/Bravo

He doubled down on those 2020 comments in a recent interview on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast. “I think it’s just weird,” he said. “I mean, it’s like, it’s like, I don’t even think half of them are really agents, but like, it’s just weird and I’ve never seen any of these people’s names on listings.”

Tracy Tutor echoed Flagg’s 2020 remarks on WWHL. “I will say that I’ve not met them yet at a listing that I’ve ever been to,” she said. “Or an open house or anything of that manner. To me, it’s like a totally different animal. And I will get crushed for this, so I have to walk a very fine line.”

“I will say this, the boys [the Oppenheim brothers] are great,” Tutor added. “They’re super successful. And rightfully so. The women on the show are beautiful, engaging in their show. And I wish them the best of success.” She then winked at the camera.

Most recently Fredrik Eklund, who joined the Los Angeles cast also made negative comments about Selling Sunset. Like Tutor and Flagg, Eklund praised the Oppenheim brothers but had no love for the other agents on the show. “The brothers are actually really good brokers,” Eklund said. “The girls … I’m not sure … if they’re brokers. But the guys they’re really good. They’re talented.” 

Selling Sunset agent Amanza Smith addressed the comments with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about why some people think the agents on the show aren’t real. “People ask me if they only pick the pretty people to work there,” she said during an interview in March.

“I’ve seen a million real estate agents in this city and 90% of them are beautiful,” she shared. “And this is my theory, it’s because people like myself, Mary [Fitzgerald], Christine [Quinn], Heather [Rae Young] … we’re all ex-models or trying to be actresses.”


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“You get to a point in your career, whether you were successful or not successful in that industry that you kind of age out,” she added. “If you’re not Gigi Hadid, you’ve got to figure it out. So real estate is something that people can go into. And if you work really hard, you’ll make just as much, if not more money than you did doing that.”

 “People come to L.A., pretty people come to L.A., they come to be famous, they come to be on television, they come to be models, actresses, actors, whatever,” she continued.

“So there’s a lot of pretty people in L.A. and then a lot of them don’t make it as big as they thought they would when they packed up their two-seater and hightailed it from Michigan to LA,” she said. “Then you go into something else, like real estate. Something you can get your license quick and you can make a lot of money. So that’s why it’s not just our office is pretty. A lot of agents are pretty.”