Brace yourself – she's a brunette!

on Dec 22, 2011 - The Dish

Heather Dubrow of The Real Housewives of Orange County
The Real Housewives of Orange County is going to the dark side next season. OK, not really, but the blondetourage will be joined by brunette new cast member Heather Dubrow. So, what's her story?

For starters, Heather's not an O.C. Housewives fan. "I watch @RHOBH..I've never seen @RHOC," she tweeted. Perhaps because the wife of plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow is busy running around after the couple's four young children: 8-year-old twin boy and girl Nicky and Max, 5-year-old Katarina, and 1-year-old Collette. (Psst: You may recognize Terry from FOX's makeover show The Swan and E!'s Bridalplasty.)

The stay-at-home mom is originally an East Coast girl and studied musical theater at Syracuse University with her eyes set on Broadway. (Does this mean she'll be the next Housewife to release a single?) A TV appearance led her to Los Angeles, and from there Heather Paige Kent appeared on Married With Children, Stark Raving Mad and That's Life. "I like to keep my toes in the water. I do a pilot every year that doesn’t get picked up," she jokes.

The Newport Beach resident met her hubby Terry 15 years ago on a blind date and insists they’re not the over-the-top O.C. type. "My husband and I are very down to earth people. We're not defined by where we live or what we have. We're just normal people and we're incredibly grateful for what we have and each other."

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