I kept trying to see if Jenna has a big scar on her affectation hand with the one glove, then I read she's in the glove business!! LOL!!
Our new series Southern Charm takes viewers inside the world of Charleston, South Carolina's most aristocratic families to reveal a world of exclusivity, money and scandal that goes back generations.
But who are the main players on the scene? Before the show premiers on March 3 at 10/9c, get to know the cast below.
Though not an original Charleston native, Craig, 25, is no stranger to the beach, growing up on the shores of Delaware. Coming from an impressive bloodline of athletes, Craig’s dreams of collegiate baseball play were dashed when he had a career-ending elbow injury. He’s no one trick pony though, and transitioned nicely to Charleston School of Law after obtaining a degree in finance. Now as a clerk to a prominent law firm in the area, his time working hard—and playing hard. Yet he still finds time to help those less fortunate by representing abused or neglected children.
A born-and-bred South Carolinian, Cameran recently turned 30 and is embarcing her new decade by turning to real estate after a ten-year stint in the cosmetic industry. This southern belle is fully embracing her life in Charleston and considers herself a modern woman who loves a day on the beach with a good book.
After earning a couple of degrees and founding his own commercial real estate development company out of Atlanta, Thomas Ravenel, 48, made his way back to his hometown of Charleston in 1995. Almost ten years later he was elected to the office of State Treasurer, holding several high profile positions for the state of South Carolina with investments as high as $30 billion in funds. When Thomas isn’t active in national and state organizations or his church, you can find him playing polo, boating, and traveling.
Shepard "Shep" Rose
Though originally from Hilton Head Island, Shepard “Shep” Rose spent the majority of his adolescence and early adulthood living it up all over the South, from Virginia to Palm Beach Island and everywhere in between. During a stint in South Florida, he cut his teeth in the resort development business (and, as he says, "partied with some ridiculous and highly entertaining aristocrats"). Later, he attended business school in Nashville and then moved to Dubai. But when the financial crisis hit in 2008, he experienced a "tailspin" and moved back to Hilton Head. A longtime Grateful Dead fan, Shep says his professional ups-and-downs have left him "older, wiser, kinder, gentler and ready to tackle life's curve balls."
Over the last 17 years, Whitney has spent his time in Los Angeles, composing screenplays and independent films. Highlights from his resume include indie flicks Going for Baroque, Afternoon Delight and Bubba and Ike, a redneck buddy comedy that earned raves at the Austin Film Festival. Perhaps his biggest achievement: directing the documentary Ultrasuede, about the revered fashion designer Halston. During his free time, Whitney likes to read, play guitar...and maintain his dungeon.
This 28-year-old is an up-and-comer in the fashion world: she's currently designing a line of gloves and hoping to expand into sunglasses. Though she grew up in Sumter, South Carolina, Jenna has lived all over the world: London, Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami. The daughter of a retired Air Force pilot (her dad) and animal rescue advocate (her mom), Jenna has a passion for creatures of all stripes—especially horses. Fun fact: she participated in rodeo barrel riding in high school.
Which cast member are you most looking forward to meeting? Watch the preview of Southern Charm below and tell us in the comments.
I kept trying to see if Jenna has a big scar on her affectation hand with the one glove, then I read she's in the glove business!! LOL!!
As handsome, educated, well-spoken, and humorous as Thomas is one has to wonder if it's his past that makes him think he can't date adults. As a Virginia Belle I feel qualified to simply say "What a waste"
I think this show had possibilities until Bravo turned it into the "Kathryn wanna have a rich boy baby show".
Thomas is my favorite. I love to hear his voice (calming) and southern accent. He is also very easy on the eyes. :)
I don't know why all the negative rmarks about this show, they could be from any city , just have different accents. surely to goodness the bluebloods aren't bluebloods because icewater runs thru their veins? charlestoians need to lighten up, bless there hearts.
my favorite is Thomas ravenel. I love to hear him talk, the way he speaks, makes you want to listen to him . he is something else. so funny, when he told the man at the dinner that he would bitch slap him, I had to laugh. whitney smith is the perfect straight man in the show. together they make for great tv. in my opinion andy, picked a great cast for the show.
This show breaks my heart that the country is going to think Charlestonians are like these people. Most are not from here and the narrator Cameran knows NOTHING about the city or it's people. And to top it all off she admitted she does not know who Norman Bates is. What a Psycho .
This show is so delicious, I could eat it with a FORK ! Andy, WHEN are you going to have T-Rav and Whit's mother on WWHL as guests? (Note: Southerners, especially monied Southerners, do NOT like having their dirty laundry exposed, but they are human, just like the rest of us! LOL!)
As someone who lives in Charleston, this show paints a pretty disgusting picture of our wonderful city. Had to agree with the P&C article about this show....no true blue blood would ever participate in it. Bunch of losers.
Well, I declare! Whitney's mom Patricia (Patricia the Patrician!) needs a grammar lesson. Right before she mocked her son's lady friend for saying she admired the artist "Moët ", we see Patricia proclaiming to a friend at some swanky social event that "there was a good picture of you and I" ... Really, Patricia, you need to speak proper English! You should have said "there was a good picture of you and ME". (You wouldn't say "there was a good picture of "I", right? you would say there was a good picture of ME. When in doubt, remove the other pronoun, in this case the "you" and see if it sounds right.) So disappointing to see educated people use poor grammar. I must say, I do enjoy this show. I bet Catherine and Ravenel get married. I think it is a good match.
How is anyone missing the most important character of the entire show??? Whitney's mom's "chef", Robert??? Robert was an uber famous member of Andy Warhol's prestigious Factory from the age of 18 along with his twin brother...he and Whitney's mom need their own show and I would watch that all day long...
What did Thomas Ravenel's father mean when he wanted to get rid of his $5.00 bills? 1. Lincoln was a republican so that can't be it. 2. He freed the Salves, that is probably half of it. 3. The North beat the South the other half of it. Such ignorant people. Can't change that old dog.
Make this show about Whitney's Mother, she's totally glamorous. I could follow her on a show with no problem.
As a Floridian I am well-acquainted with "God Bless her heart" and all the charm of the South. This show, and the characters, are only peripherally acquainted with said charm and nobody south of the Mason-Dixon line will be fooled. Frankly, I doubt anyone north of the line will be persuaded either.
Playboys and convicted felons with dreams of grandeur, giggling girls in tow....
Rhett and Scarlett, indeed!
Thank goodness there are people out their with sense.....I watched approx 10 minutes and was appalled that someone is actually spending money on this show! No offense meant ...but come on guys ...this is not only the most horrible cast, its really insulting to the south, ....don't you guys have enough material to make fun of the south with? Ugh....no wonder folks aren't watching much tv anymore. If its not a really stupid- asine show it is more commercial than show.
This show is just as bad as the Housewives of " " (I mean everyone of those crappy shows) Rich Kids, or wait how about the Kardashians.
If you guys don't have any better material than this to offer......so sad! ( Even more sad I felt compelled to register and make a comment...but sick of garbage on TV)
Andy, love you, love bravo, but this show is awful! they are awful people! can't really put my finger on it, but they are disgusting people!
I couldn't get through more than 20 minutes of this show. It is awful. There is not one interesting person on the show. Old dudes trying to be young, young guys trying to be teenagers. Don't get me started on the women. (shudder)
Last time I will watch that. I'm sure Charleston is a lovely place with lovely people and they just found the handful that aren't. Done..
Nauseating. Please pull the plug on this show... Your headline: "meet the stars" is presumptuous.... there are no stars here! Boring. Being told repeatedly about Libertarian philosophy was a downer. Government stay out of business? Corporations are running the country, so we don't need a lecture about how they should do whatever they want... and we are literally eating crap in our food because of greed and deregulation. If these dorks knew history beyond their own families, they'd understand that many of our country's forefathers always advocated for government to hold the reins on unbridled greed. Unfortunately, those reins are practically severed... so the last thing I want to watch when I'm in the mood for mindless fun is some privileged jerk pushing an agenda that continues to screw those who weren't born into money. They might be rich, but they have no class.
funny, i live in charleston and don't know anyone acting like this. i may not be old charleston money but i don't know anyone who is acting a fool like this. of course, showing the real charleston wouldn't make for good tv so producers will stick with what they know!
As much as I want this show to succeed, I cannot see how it will. Being a true Charlestonian myself, I find this show to be a misrepresentation of our southern charm entirely.Not only is the cast comprised of tourists who claim our city as their home, but they are also disgracing our good name here.There are so many more eligible and more interesting people in Charleston who were actually born and bred here.Charleston is a small city and here your name and who you know are the tickets to your success.In saying that, the cast will find that they will have a hard time remaining in Charleston after this show airs.No self-respecting law firm or business will hire or continue to employ the cast of this show.If their name is not already dirt (I will not call out anyone), then it will be as soon as the premiere is released.Bravo could have made a more interesting show about tourists by filming all of the drunken college kids leaving the bars on King.Good luck to the cast and the show, they need it.
I loved Cameron on the Real Word - she is a real gem. Shep is a cutie he looks like a handsome Tate Donovan - yummy.
@southernlady2301 Yes, he's very sly but very cool.
@chuy I have to admit I'm a fan of that rogue Thomas, also. I'm as northern as they come but I love the show. Been to Charleston many times and will always love it. I think Jenna has extraordinary good looks. I just wish she'd stopping running her fingers thru it.
@chuyno we do not. We like who we are. We don't want our heritage run over by people like Whitney's embarrassingly gauche mummy.
@ep.ratledge amen to that. I am so embarrassed. We all head in the other direction when Tommy boy comes around.
@bd61 I don't think people will think badly of the show or Charleston. It's just another Bravo show. I'm as northern as they are southern & I love the show.
@MillionMiler amen. It is my home and the show is so embarrassing. Every Ravenal wants to change their last name.
@MillionMiler I too am form the Carolinas. I told my frineds in Ca. that you would never find form fine families in the Carolinas doing something, but I was wrong, but the the common thread that runs through all these shows is a lot of alcohol. The chap from Delaware is probably the only one with any self respect. Whitney's tacky mom with her showy handbags...oooo bad taste. Why doesn't she just decoupage 10k on a handbag. It would be hilarious and virtually the same thing.
@jeanniescell17 Maybe Patricia had too much of her medicine before speaking to her friend about the photo .I too have a long line of southern relatives and don't recall them drinking that much. A mint julep here and there that's the only day time drink I recall. I do love the show and admire the pride they have for their state and town. It's not Honey Boo Boo, Thank the Lord!
@lgurv Andy W.was a nightmare. He liked to take society girls and mess them up. My dad came up to NYC with lawyers in tow to have a chat with Andy about following me around.
@patcaseygold he is an old fool as is his son. So tacky to name a bridge after one's self. All the Ravenels are lovely people and wish they could change their last name at this point.
@patcaseygold Wrong on all counts! None of those are reasons that Southerners hate Lincoln. But keep calling OTHERS ignorant. Maybe you should try and take the time to understand before you throw names.
@patcaseygold Lincoln's republican party is nothing at all like today's republican party. The two parties have basically switched ideals at this point.
The five dollar bill comment was his way of admitting to being a racist. People like him love letting others know that they are racist.
But, when pressed on it, they will say play dumb. I'm sure the senior Ravenel would probably only say that his disdain for Lincoln is because he (Ravenel) supports "states rights". That's the line that most old southern racists tow these days.
@VSwan then WATCH THE O.C. OR B.H.. SHE IS A COMMON AND AS EMBARASSING AS THEY ARE.
@VSwan I agree she is very old Hollywood, like a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Whitney on the other hand is so judgmental and hateful. All he does is Bitch and talk about people that are suppose to be his friends. Whitney needs to get a life and stop throwing stones.
@amandag77 BECAUSE THEY ARE DRUNKEN BLUE BLOODS ACTING LIKE "TRAILER TRASH" AND ARE A COMPLETE EMBARRASSMENT! IF ONE OF MY CHILDREN WANTED TO BE ON THIS SHOW, I WOULD DISOWN THEM.
@mmazzi I absolutely love what you wrote!!!!! I feel the same exact way. I want to like this show but watching a bunch of privileged brats is making it difficult!
@morgan.maurer.7 they are a total embarrassment for the rest of us, are they not! It is all about Tommy Boy's (that's what his dad calls him) alcoholic brain thinking he can drop 100k on a sizzle reel and appeal to the younger voters of S.C. He is delusional. or I am just an out of though old
fool. Katherine might have a pedigree, but there is no $$ there. It is all about Tommy thinking he can buy an election one way or the other.
@MtPleasant@home Being a Carolina gal myslef, never though I would see such embarrassment. I won't write my S.C. name as I do not want to be connected with these alcoholics. Whitney's mom and her tacky 10k bags....so embarrassing! So very embarrassing to even admit I am form the Caolinas. Well, at least they didn't go to Pawly's or we would never have any peace and quite for we are not showy people. As my mom always said when I came back from school in D.C. and everyone in D.C. was talking about the Green Book. I asked mom why we don't have one, she replied "We don't need one, we all know who we are"
@alexandra.odell.58 @amandag77 my friends who have lived on Hilton Head for a decade have NO idea who Shep is and neither does anyone they know.....it's NOT a terribly big place either....maybe 30K regular residents. And supposedly Jenna is a 'ringer' and not part of the crowd but brought in by Whitney to spice things up. He knew her in NY and he is the producer of the show.......and really Cameron.....you don't know who NORMAN BATES is?