The Real Reason This Southern Charm Star Was Spotted Working At Costco

Southern Charm star Naomie Olindo has had a rough past few months. Not only did Olindo's beloved father, Joel Olindo, die of cancer in December 2019, but she also lost two sweet pets in the months after his passing. But amid the sorrow, the reality star has managed to keep her booming clothing business, L'Abeye, going strong. And considering Southern Charm is reportedly in hiatus for the foreseeable future, Olindo has had more time to bolster her venture, which she founded in June 2018. Speaking of which, the South Carolina resident's line of work became subject of speculation when, in February 2020, she was spotted supposedly selling products at Costco, a popular chain membership-only warehouse clubs. The sighting spurred some headlines about Olindo's success during Southern Charm's off-season, which she poked fun at on her Instagram Stories.

So is Olindo Costco's newest employee? Although there's absolutely nothing wrong with working at the chain (free samples, duh), the bilingual star was there for a specific reason.

Naomie Olindo was supporting a friend

Alright, folks — here's what really went down at Costco. Naomie Olindo was at the store to support her friend, Helen Hall, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina and is the founder of Blender Bombs. The company sells "nutrient-dense superfood 'bombs' designed to make your smoothie a meal replacement," per its Instagram account bio. Olindo is a big fan of the product, so she was understandably on hand when Hall got the chance to serve free samples at Costco. "2+ years ago @blenderbombs changed my life and helped me regain control over not only my physical health but also (indirectly) my mental health," she captioned a shot of the pair in front of Blender Bombs' free sample stall. "Helen was making them in her kitchen and hand-delivering them to friends and family. Today I got to see them being demo'ed in freaking @costco. She concluded, "I'm so proud of my friends and how hard they have worked to get here. The only people that could get me in a hair net handing out samples at Costco without even asking. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!"

Partnering with Costco is a big deal, so we're not surprised Olindo attended the event to show her friend some love, hair net and all.