Bravo has unveiled the brand new cast of its rebooted Real Housewives of New York City franchise.
Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield will all star in Season 14. The news was revealed on a taping of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen during BravoCon on Sunday night, when the ladies surprised fans by taking to the stage. Andy Cohen said he wanted the new cast to better reflect New York City, and he does. Lyons identifies as gay and Taank becomes the first Indian housewife.
Production is slated to begin this fall and the highly anticipated show will premiere in 2023. According to the official logline, Season 14 will “follow an all-new cast of seven dynamic women running in the same social circles and thriving in one of the most diverse and electrifying cities on earth. From fashion and real estate to philanthropy and social influence, these women have made their mark in NYC and will now share their lives while juggling careers, family life and busy social calendars in the city that never sleeps. ”
diversity hears that the legacy of “Real Housewives of New York City” is essentially fully cast and deals are nearing completion. A source says Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan will be part of the cast. During an “Ultimate Girls Trip” panel at BravoCon, diversity‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister asked producers about the legacy show, and while they didn’t reveal too much, executive producer Lisa Shannon suggested the show was on the right track.
At the request of diversity At BravoCon about the possibility of joining the “Legacy” cast, Medley played coy. “I swear to you, you know as much as we do. I promise you,” she said. “I’ve heard more about the new girls [on the rebooted ‘RHONY’] than I have about ‘Legacy’. Listen, if you hear anything, call me! I’ll wait at Blue Stone Manor and decorate for Halloween.”
Sunday night’s taping of Watch What Happens Live included 28 surprise guests including Teresa Giudice, Whitney Rose, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Ashley Darby, Wendy Osefo, Taylor Armstrong, Eva Marcille, Jill Zarin, Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley. As the new “RHONY” cast left the stage after their performance, Hassan told the audience, “Be nice to us, give us a chance!”
RHONY is produced by Shed Media with Shannon, Lauren Volonakis and Glenda Cox serving as executive producers. Cohen also executive produces.
Read Bravo’s official “RHONY” cast descriptions below.
Sai de Silva is an Afro-Latina, born and raised in New York. She is the Creative Director of Scout the City, which originally grew from a passionate project blog and quickly grew into an online lifestyle destination. Scout the City chronicles Sai’s adventures as a chic parent from her home in Brooklyn, where she lives with husband David Craig and their two children, London and Rio.
Uba Hassan is a Somali model and philanthropist who has 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 discovered by a photographer and subsequently signed to a modeling agency. Ubah is also an entrepreneur and the founder of UBAHHOT, a hot sauce company she built from the ground up.
Erin Dana Lichy is a fun, confident and outspoken New Yorker who grew up as one of five children in a close-knit Israeli family in Manhattan. A born daredevil, Erin became a real estate agent when she was 19 and owns her own home renovation and design business, Homegirl. Erin’s husband is an attorney and owner of Lichy Law. The couple have three children together and live in Tribeca. Erin is super sociable, loves to socialize and is always up for a good time.
JennaLyon is the former President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew Group, where she is widely credited as the creative force behind the American retail chain’s phenomenal rise from a faltering catalog chain to one of America’s most desirable fashion brands. Founder and CEO of 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 of plastic surgeon Dr. Ira Savetsky. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Savetsky moved to New York for college and returned to the Big Apple after a brief stint in her home state. Lizzy uses her platform to express her style, educate others about her deeply held beliefs, and hosts the Instagram show “Bashert,” where she sets out 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, who is of British-Indian descent, met her husband, financier Pavit Randhawa, after they were introduced by a friend at a Lower East Side bar. The romance didn’t ignite immediately and they remained close friends for years before they started dating. The two married in Mexico in 2014 and have twins.
Bryn Whitfield is a marketing and communications professional. A cheeky “trophy wife-in-training,” Brynn has a penchant for interior design, fashion, and throwing dinner parties in her (small but sweet) West Village apartment. Originally from a small Midwest town, Brynn was raised by her grandmother, who taught her invaluable lessons in navigating life, internalized her narrative as a biracial woman, and the true meaning of hard work.
Elizabeth Wagmeister contributed to this report.
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