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Summer House’s Danielle Olivera Thinks People Will Have ‘Opinions’ About West After Season 8 Reunion (Exclusive)

Summer House’s Danielle Olivera is wary about how fans will react to West Wilson’s treatment of Ciara Miller after the season 8 reunion.

“There’s going to be opinions,” Danielle, 35, exclusively teased to Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 4, while promoting her recent Arm AirSculpt journey.

Danielle joked that the other season 8 newbie Jesse Solomon will “always” be the bigger player, but after the reunion she was surprised by West and Ciara’s dynamic.

“I was emotional because I didn’t know what was really going on with Ciara,” Danielle explained. “I had hung out with West, and he was very surface-level about it, and so I did not expect them to talk about it the way that they did.”

Danielle Teases Fan Opinions About West Post-Reunion
Danielle Olivera, West Wilson Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Jocelyn Prescod/Bravo

She confessed that after what transpired on camera, her “heart was broken for Ciara.” Although Danielle said she thinks “West is a good guy,” she revealed that “he went about it [in a] not so great way.”

During the season 8 premiere of the Bravo series, which aired in February, newcomer West, 28, formed an instant connection with Ciara, also 28. Throughout the season, which filmed in summer 2023, the twosome grew closer but didn’t have sex.

Ciara expressed concerns about West’s “casual” approach to their relationship during the May 23 episode. She told BFFs Amanda Batula and Paige DeSorbo that West is a “jokester kinda guy” who thinks “everything’s a joke.”

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Even though they didn’t define their status while filming, West told the cameras that he would “like to see maybe our lives intertwine a little more than just this group of friends” and planned to keep seeing Ciara that fall.

West and Ciara’s romance, however, appears to have fizzled out after their summer in the Hamptons, according to the season 8 reunion trailer that dropped last month.

Danielle Teases Fan Opinions About West Post-Reunion
Ciara Miller, West Wilson Felix Kunze/Bravo; Todd Williamson/Bravo

“Take me through what happened after the cameras went down?” host Andy Cohen said in the preview for the upcoming episode. West replied, “The Bravo fanbase is all women. There’s just these things that I never …”

When he trailed off, Amanda, 32, chimed in, claiming there were “too many temptations” for West, which he didn’t deny.

“I just think overall people are going to continue to love Ciara,” Danielle told Us on Tuesday. “People are going to continue to love West. I’m rooting for them, but I think that people are going to say some stuff.”

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Danielle revealed that while there was drama at the reunion, she was feeling good after receiving Arm AirSculpt earlier this year. “I was maybe two weeks healed by the reunion,” she said of her procedure. “So that was great because I wore this very — I think very cute, glam, beautiful [dress].”

She recalled, “It was just a single strap, and I didn’t think about my arms the entire time, which was really, really great. Especially at a reunion where there’s tension, there’s a lot going on. [So] one less thing to think about was great.”

Danielle Olivera AirSculpt

Danielle, who was an athlete until she went to college, told Us she had “softball arms” that she’d “always been self-conscious about entering Summer House on TV.” That is what led her to seeking treatment from AirSculpt.

“It’s so weird to talk about a procedure and describe it as ‘so much fun,’ but it really was,” she shared, noting that although she was “hesitant at first,” she had tried “so many different things” to achieve skinnier arms that hadn’t worked.

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Once she decided to do AirSculpt, Danielle said she realized that there’s “beauty” in accepting that with age there are some things that cannot be changed without help. She called the procedure a “minimally invasive way” to get results.

“I truly cannot recommend it enough, especially if you’re going into summer and want to feel your best self,” Danielle concluded.

Summer House’s two-part season 8 reunion begins on Bravo Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET. Part 2 airs on Thursday, June 13, at 9 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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