TODAY | November 30, 2012
>>> a look inside the lives of six young persian-americans. bravo's "shahs of sunset" is coming back the second season to follow the cast through the dramatic ups and downs of their relationships while staying connected to their middle eastern roots. reza farahan from los angeles .
>> good morning.
>> what's the high and low point of shooting all of this?
>> it's an action-packed season, and it's my life. it's crazy. it's a lot of family stuff for me comes up, as it always does.
>> a lot of drama, but growing closer. i mean, you are having to deal with things, under a microscope and it's been amazing. a lot of positive things have come out of it that i never expected.
>> what's it like opening up your home to cameras, not just your home but entire life and family? do you regret having done it in.
>> it's odd when you walk into a room and people know your grandmother's name or what's hanging on your wall or what your bathroom looks looks like, that can be alarming so i had a greater purpose of being on the show so whatever the sacrifice i'll take one for the team.
>> what was the purpose?
>> it's so taboo in my country to be gay and when the president of my country comes out and says we don't exist that does a lot of damage. if i need to hear a lot criticism or a lot of criticism, i'm happy to do it.
>> has there been any backlash?
>> absolutely. there's a lot of -- you know, believe it or not, my mom's friends, a lot of her friends think that people of a certain caliber should never do a reality show , shouldn't expose their culture to the masses, and i disagree.
>> and what's bravo giving away at beginning of the season?
>> two bars of gold. i'm so excited.
>> wow, there's reason to watch.
>> straight up driving the viewers.
>> two bars of gold.
>> that's it.
>> west coast bar and east coast bar.
>> reza farahan, thank you so much.
>> thank you for having me.
>> check out season two, the "shahs of sunset".
>> and coming up, simplifying your