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Gallery Girls: Where Are They Now?

Find out what the art-world hopefuls are doing since the show ended.

It's been more than two years since Bravo aired the final episode of Gallery Girls in October 2012. Fans of the show—which followed seven women trying to make it in the cutthroat New York City art world—have been left wondering what its seven stars are up to now. Here's an update…

Angela Pham
She may have struggled to keep secrets during Gallery Girls' run, but she never failed to self-promote and party. She's since apologized to her parents for posing topless and letting loose as the cameras rolled and has quit her waitressing job while trying to focus on her photography full-time. She's still shooting New York City nightlife—she admitted to Refinery29 that her life often feels like one big party, "But if anyone’s too envious, take solace in the fact that I'm often Photoshopping the shine from partygoer's T-zones until 4 a.m. That part is not fun," she said—and three of her photo features have appeared on Harpers Bazaar's website in the last year, including luscious snapshots from her trips to Cartagena, Colombia, and a sailing trip along Italy's Amalfi Coast. Despite her burgeoning career, Angela told Bravo her dreams of becoming an "it" girl have been dashed: "I can never be an it-girl because I don't know how to deejay," she explained, "one of the biggest prerequisites in New York."

Liz Margulies
She was the privileged, once-troubled daughter of Marty Margulies, a world-renowned art collector—or, as she put it to Ocean Drive magazine, "I was the rich bitch," adding, "At least it's better than being the drunk fool." These days, she's living a slightly quieter life: According to Liz's Instagram, she appears to now be attending Sotheby's Institute of Fine Art in New York City, is taking lots of sexy selfies, and is dating technology equity analyst Jared Kubin, whom she recently described as the "best part of my life."

Amy Poliakoff
She memorably got tipsy in the debut episode of Gallery Girls, feuded with fellow South Floridian Liz, and lived in an apartment her dad paid for. Since the show aired, she's left her gig as a publicist and assistant at the Bernaducci Meisel Gallery in New York City and moved home to Coral Gables, Fla., where she's now a realtor associate for Douglas Elliman. According to her bio there, she's also involved with the Junior League of Miami and the Young Arts Committee.

Chantal Chadwick
During Gallery Girls' brief run, Chantal—who unsurprisingly told Galore magazine she thinks of her time on the show as "hilarious"—developed a reputation as a villain for her perceived lack of commitment to End of Century, the boutique and gallery space she ran with college pal Lara Hodulick and Bravo costar Claudia Martinez Reardon. Their venture closed down in 2013, but Chantal and Lara opened another one called "Of Us" that year in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood—which has also since shuttered its doors. Chantal has since left New York City for greener pastures: She moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2014 where she's been working as the head of media and communications and director of content for design firm Poketo's blog.

Claudia Martinez Reardon
She brought the drama when she memorably accused her End of Century partner Chantal of being a "pathological liar" during Gallery Girls' run. Less than a year after the show ended, they'd closed down their business. Claudia's kept a low profile since the show, but it seems she's still in Brooklyn, although may be in the middle of a move—or, at the very least, a refurbishment: At the time this was published, she was selling a Mitchell Gold couch and loveseat as well as a marble-topped oak table (for $100 OBO) via Apartment Therapy's classified listings.

Kerri Lisa
After juggling her full-time job at lifestyle management firm Four Hundred along with an internship with art advisor Sharon Coplan Hurowitz during her time on the show, Kerri Lisa went back to her paid job—and got herself promoted to Director of Travel and Art there. "I am now able to learn even more about the design process and art elements that are changing the hospitality business. I also facilitate all of the art requests that come into the company like finding/locating a certain work, planning art functions and events such as Art Basel," Kerri told Bravotv.com in 2013. These days, she's also moonlighting as a musician and deejay, often posting mixes on her website Kerrilisa.com. "I live for music and I love to travel," writes Kerri, who's dating artist Jose Luiz Falk.

Maggie Schaffer
Sweet, hard-working Maggie finally left the Eli Klein gallery, where she'd interned for years and admitted to Bravotv.com months after filming ended that while she and her former boss Eli "are not in bad terms … we currently don't speak." Maggie then took some time out to reassess her feelings about remaining in the art world. "I don't know if this shady, every-man-for-themselves environment is too much for me," she told Bravotv.com. "I'll be the first to say I don't know if I'm cut out for it and it breaks my heart to think that." She did, however, at least briefly give it another go and in 2013 worked as the assistant director of sales for Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, a private art advisory service—but left in the summer of 2014.

[Sources: Orange County Register, Bravotv.com, Harpersbazaar.com, Refinery29, Ocean Drive, Liz's Instagram, Douglas Elliman real estate, Galore, Chantal's Instagram, We Design LA, Apartment Therapy Classifieds, Kerri's Instagram, Maggie's LinkedIn]

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