Bravo is rebooting The Real Housewives of New York City with an all-new cast.
The cable network introduced the ladies on Sunday, Oct. 16, during the final day of BravoCon 2022. The diverse new cast includes — Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank, and Brynn Whitfield.
According to a press release from Bravo, the women “run in the same social circles, thriving in one of the most diverse and electric cities in the world. From fashion and real estate, to philanthropy and social influence, these women have made their mark in NYC and will now share their lives as they juggle careers, family life and jam-packed social calendars in the city that never sleeps.”
The network first announced it was rebooting RHONY back in March, after conflicts erupted on the reality show involving race and religion, prompting fans to demand Ramona Singer be fired.
The show will now have a new look, with production set to begin on the 14th season this fall. The Real Housewives of New York City returns in 2023.
Below are details on the seven new ladies:
Sai De Silva is an Afro-Latina, born and raised in New York City. She is the creative director of Scout The City, which originated as a passion project blog and quickly evolved into an online lifestyle destination, which chronicles Sai’s adventures of chic parenting from her home base in Brooklyn, where she resides with her husband, David Craig, and their two children, London and Rio.
Ubah Hassan is a Somalian model and philanthropist who moved to New York City and made it her home. At a young age, Ubah fled to Kenya with her dad and brother, but later moved to Canada, where she was spotted by a photographer and was subsequently signed by a modeling agency in New York. 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 candid New Yorker, raised 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 years old 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 together and live in Tribeca. Erin is super sociable, loves being 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 floundering catalogue chain to one of the most coveted fashion brands in the US. Jenna is now Co-Founder and CEO of direct-to-consumer beauty brand, LoveSeen, and resides in New York City with her son Beckett.
Lizzy Savetsky is a digital influencer, activist, mom of three, and wife to plastic surgeon, Dr. Ira Savetsky. Originally from Fort Worth, Savetsky moved to New York City for college, and after a brief stint back in her home state, she has returned to the Big Apple. Lizzy uses her platform to express her style, educate others on her deep-rooted beliefs, and hosts an Instagram show, “Bashert,” where she is setting out to help Jewish singles find love.
Jessel Taank is an outgoing and unreserved 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 an NYC bar. Romance didn’t spark immediately, and they remained close friends for years before they began to date. The two married in Mexico in 2014 and have twin boys.
Brynn Whitfield is a brand marketing and communications professional. A cheeky “trophy wife in training,” Brynn has a penchant for interior design, fashion, and hosting dinner parties from her (small 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.