Peggy Sulahian is milking the fame she gained from appearing on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" even though she quit after her first season. Champagne and Shade reveals that the former housewife attended a meet-and-greet in Newport Beach, California over the weekend where she talked about being on the show.

Former housewife enjoying perks of stardom

Sulahian left after Season 13 due to criticism from other "RHOC" cast members regarding her marriage. The 44-year-old was also tired of her health being scrutinized after she opened up about having a double mastectomy amid a cancer scare. A lot of skepticism ensued from fellow stars and fans, which made her unhappy to be on the show.

According to the report and images posted to Peggy Sulahian's Instagram account, she thanked people for coming out to support her at the meet-and-greet. She inserted the hashtag #housewife100 in her post. The same hashtag is on a tall poster she's standing near in the image seen below.

It seems that Peggy is relishing the fame that "The Real Housewives of Orange County [VIDEO]" brought her. It goes without saying that the show did wonders promoting the business she and her husband, Diko Sulahian, have established.

Three housewives total left after Season 12

Three housewives from Season 12 won't return in the upcoming season. In addition to Peggy, Meghan King Edmonds and Lydia McLaughlin won't be back. At this point, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Kelly Dodd [VIDEO], and Shannon Beador are expected to be on Season 13.

Two more cast members will be added. Radar Online reported in March that attorney Emily Moore Simpson is rumored to join the show. No official confirmation has emerged on casting.

Why is Peggy Sulahian playing up her role from "RHOC" when she couldn't wait to separate herself from the "Real Housewives" franchise? She may have very well figured out that the rewards aren't so bad. She's more recognizable as a TV personality, which instantly draws more people to any event. The power of television is enormous, even if it's on a lesser known show than what the major networks broadcast. Being a housewife typically amounts to endorsements and premium business exposure.

If her fame dies down, Peggy may decide she wants to return to "RHOC." It's not uncommon for previous cast members to make a comeback after so many years. Lydia McLaughlin returned for one season after leaving for several years to raise her children.

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" Season 13 will premiere later this summer on Bravo.