There's no doubt about it: The spotlight just finds the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Not only are they all gorgeous and dripping in jewels and designer duds (a given); they're also a talented bunch of artistes. Between the seven of them, the ladies juggle acting, modeling, fashion design, restaurants, and motherhood like it's no big deal. Where did they learn to do all this, you ask?
Many of the women headed straight from high school into their chosen professions. But at least one has a college degree, so keep on scrolling to see who it is! And in the meantime, catch a preview of Season 9, which premieres on February 12 9/8 c., in the clip above.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills rookie reportedly started modeling and acting fresh out of high school. Fun fact: She attended El Camino High School in Oceanside, California — and was the only girl on the baseball team!
The swimwear designer came by her fashion savvy honestly. Dorit holds a bachelor's degree in marketing, design, and communication, which she earned at Quinnipiac University. Upon graduation, she put that degree right to work, moving to Italy to work at a global swimwear company.
Like Denise, Erika knew she was bound for the spotlight at an early age. The "Pretty Mess" singer moved from her Georgia hometown at 18 to pursue singing in New York City. Now, of course, she's Erika Jayne. Can any college classes teach you to perform like this?
There seems to a theme among these 'Wives: a flair for the dramatic! As you may have heard (Halloween, anyone?) Kyle was a child actor and had begun landing plum gigs at a very young age. Who has time to hit the books, when you're busy booking roles?
Of course, Lisa's also an actor, and found her fame by appearing in soaps such as Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place. After graduating from North Medford High School in Oregon in 1981, she moved to San Francisco and found success as a model before transitioning into acting. In other words, she's totally qualified to be a momager to her two model daughters, Amelia Grey and Delilah Belle Hamlin.
Though she was reportedly a full-time drama student by the age of nine, Lisa didn't use her skills for dramatic blowout fights with college roommates. Instead, she started working in the restaurant business at a young age, and she and hubby Ken have owned dozens of successful restaurants and bars in both the States and in Europe. You may have heard of one or two of their hotspots?
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave
Most people know all about Teddi's competitive equestrian background (that began at age 4!) and, after winning the stakes class in her final year competing, she relocated to Los Angeles at 17. Fun fact: Before that, she attended the prestigious Hilton Head Preparatory School — the same school Shep Rose attended until 9th grade.
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