It’s time for the new cast of The Real Housewives of New York City! Bravo announced the seven women joining the franchise for the reboot on Day 3 of BravoCon 2022, during the filming of the live Watch What’s Happening Live with Andy Cohenon Sunday 16 October. And they are: Said De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Dana Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Tankand Brynn Whitfield.
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Bravo revealed the following information about each new cast member:
- Said De Silva is an Afro-Latina, born and raised in New York. She is the creative director of Scout the City, which started as a passion project blog and quickly evolved into an online lifestyle destination. Scout the City tells Sai’s adventures of chic parenthood from her home in Brooklyn where she lives with her husband David Craig and their two children, London and Rio.
- Ubah Hassan is a Somali model and philanthropist who moved to New York and made it her home. At a young age, Ubah fled to Kenya with her father and brother, but later moved to Canada where she was spotted by a photographer and subsequently signed by a modeling agency. Ubah is also an entrepreneur and the founder of UBAHHOT, a hot sauce company she built from scratch.
- Erin Dana Lichy is a funny, confident and outspoken New Yorker, who grew up in Manhattan as one of five children in a close-knit Israeli family. A born go-getter, Erin became a real estate agent at 19 and owns her own home renovation and design firm, Homegirl. Erin’s husband is an attorney and owner of Lichy Law. The couple share three children and live in Tribeca. Erin is very outgoing, loves to be around others and is always up for a good time.
- Jenna Lyons is former President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew Group, where she was widely recognized as the creative force behind the American retail chain’s phenomenal rise from lackluster catalog chain to one of the most sought-after fashion brands in the US. Jenna is now co-founder and CEO of the direct-to-consumer beauty brand, LoveSeen, and lives in New York City with her son Beckett.
- Lizzy Savetsky is a digital influencer, activist, mother of three and wife to plastic surgeon dr. Ira Savetsky. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Savetsky moved to New York for college and, after a short stint back in her home state, returned to the Big Apple. Lizzy uses her platform to express her style, educate others about her deeply held beliefs and hosts Instagram show “Bashert” where she aims to help Jewish singles find love.
- Jessel Tank is an outgoing and outspoken fashion publicist and brand consultant, known for thinking outside the box. Jessel, what about British-Indian descent, met her husband, financier Pavit Randhawa, after they were introduced at a bar by a friend. Romance didn’t happen right away and they remained close friends for years before they started dating. The two married in Mexico in 2014 and have twin sons.
- Brynn Whitfield is a brand marketing and communications professional. A sassy “trophy wife in training,” Brynn has a penchant for interior design, fashion, and hosting dinner parties from her (tiny but mighty) West Village apartment. Originally from a small town in the Midwest, Brynn was raised by her grandmother who taught her invaluable lessons about navigating life, owning her narrative as a biracial woman, and the true meaning of hard work.
Production will begin this fall and the season will begin in 2023.
In March, Bravo boss Andy Cohen reveals how the future of RHONY would work, after the network canceled the season 13 reunion show due to low ratings and negative fan reactions. Andy tells Variety that there would be two RHONY shows, one with an all-new cast, and another with all former stars.
“There are thousands of stories to tell here,” Andy said of the RHONY reload display. “This is the most multicultural, diverse and energetic and exciting city in America: We are looking for a multicultural group of friends that truly best reflects the most exciting city in the country. We are looking for a group of women who are real friends, and with diverse backgrounds, races and religions.”
The cast for the “legacy” series has still not been announced. The show may feature any of the season 13 stars, including Sonya MorganLeah McSweeney, Ramona Singer, Eboni K. Williams and Luann de Lesseps. We could also see alum like Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, Kelly Bensimonand Jill Zarin return to the franchise.