We can't get enough of the newest SURver Billie Lee — and apparently, neither can the rest of the Vanderpump Rules cast! In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Tom Sandoval couldn't help but gush over his newest co-star.

"I LOVE Billie. I remember when I first met her. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright had people over after we worked one night. We were all hanging out — she’s so cool, so chill, totally my vibe," he said via e-mail. "Ariana Madix and I love Billie and a lot of other people thing really highly of her. She’s a very strong, independent woman who has come so far in her life and I only want nothing but the best for her. She does mesh well very with the group. She is a strong personality but she’s also chill at the same time. I love the fact that they are following her story!"

Billie also recently spoke with us about her life before becoming a Bravolebrity — which entailed undergoing a gender transition and overcoming adversities and backlash. “We don’t have the same opportunities as everyone else. And we end up on the streets, begging for work, and selling our bodies because we can’t get a job,” she recalled, adding her new boss, Lisa Vanderpump, is like a "fairy godmother" to her.

“It feels good to be able to pay my bills while I’m speaking my truth. It's important for trans people to be visible. And Lisa knows that,” Billie bravely explained. “For a whole year during my transition, I could not get a job because of the way I looked. It was just really hard for me.”

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