Tom Phillips – The Guardian, 01/03/2012
Private jets and petal-filled Jacuzzis; Cristal champagne and Maltese dogs that drink mineral water; bodyguards, Chanel dresses and Lamborghinis. Welcome to the world of “Mulheres Ricas” or Rich Women,Brazil‘s first reality show to delve into the lives of the country’s growing class of super-rich.
Mulheres Ricas, which kicked off on Monday night on Brazil’s Band network, is billed as an unprecedented insight into a universe of “travel, luxury cars, jewels, shopping and lots of champagne. Get to know the lives of five women who have problems with everything – except money,” its creators promise.
The programme – South America’s answer to Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea – focuses on the adventures of five female millionaires, caught between luxury homes in Rio and São Paulo and shopping binges in Paris and St Tropez.