Come step ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ with all your favorite TV stars and pop culture icons with host David Yontef as he asks his guests all the pressing questions YOU want answered!
David’s relaxed, friendly interview style has welcomed a wide variety of guests -- from Real Housewives, musicians, comedians, actors, reality stars, designers, Bravolebrities and more!
Behind the Velvet Rope has been featured in publications and media like Vanity Fair, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, ExtraTV, Marie Claire, the Wendy Williams Show, Life & Style, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, The Daily Mail, Bravo Daily Dish, E!, The Sun, Just Jared, InStyle, Watch What Happens Live, Architectural Digest, Fox News, Hollywood Life, Rolling Stone and more!
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David Yontef is a self-made millionaire, Reality TV Insider and Host of the Award Winning Podcast ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’.
Some of David’s guests on ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ have included but are not limited to: Tamra Judge (Real Housewives of Orange County), Heather and Terry Dubrow (Real Housewives of Orange County), Scheana Shay (Vanderpump Rules), Leanne Locken (Real Housewives of Dallas), Jenni Pulos (Flipping out), Sutton Stracke (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and Perez Hilton among other celebrities and industry insiders. For that reason, Behind The Velvet Rope Podcast has been talked about in publications, on websites and television shows including, but not limited to: Watch What Happens Live, Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Bravo TV, Refinery 29, Reality Tea, The Blast and Showbiz CheatSheet.
When he’s not interviewing the biggest reality TV names on his podcast, David is filming with the casts of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey. In fact, you can see David in over twenty episodes. Subsequently, David has become very connected to the reality TV world, specifically ‘Bravolebrities’. In fact, he’s attended over three thousand events for Bravolebrities and has amassed thousands of photos with Real Housewives and other Bravolebrities.
David is currently writing a book about his experiences ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ in the Bravo world. In it, he reveals all of his secrets and tips on how he went from super fan to super friend of the biggest Bravolebrities. David explains how he transformed being a fan and friend into a revenue generating business as host of Behind The Velvet Rope, one of the fastest growing Bravo podcasts to emerge in the past 12 months.
David has a tremendous social media presence with 32 thousand loyal followers on Instagram.
Prior to David’s current career as a Podcast Host, Reality TV Insider and Social Media Influencer, David was an entrepreneur who ran his own Recruiting Staffing agency. He refers to himself as a “closet smart person” since he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law. He is a Licensed C.P.A in the State of New York and a member of the New York and Connecticut Bar Associations.
In addition to appearing as a contestant on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, David has filmed countless hours on Reality TV shows such as The Real Housewives of New
York, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and he was even a guest on the highly rated Dr. Phil Show. David travels the country as a speaker on topics such as the pitfalls of reality TV, the addiction of fame and adjusting to life in the public eye.
In his time off, David enjoys travelling. He’s toured 55 countries and has been to all 7 continents. Also, he is an avid concert goer of 80s bands.