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Some new faces are bringing the drama this season of Southern Charm, and Peyton Pritchard is among them.
Peyton found herself at odds with Naomie Olindo at the Halloween party she threw with Austen Kroll. After finding out that Peyton was the first girl Craig Conover could see himself liking following his breakup with Naomie, Naomie confronted Peyton about her intentions for moving to Charleston, especially since she's hung out with Shep and Austen in the past.
Given all of that history, you might not be so surprised to learn that we have actually met Peyton before. So what was Peyton doing before this season of Southern Charm, and what is she doing in Charleston? Find out the answers to all of your burning questions, below.
Here's Where You Know Her From
We were first introduced to Peyton through Shep, as she was one of the ladies he dated as he looked for love on RelationShep. Peyton even made it all the way to the end as one of two final girls with whom Shep considered starting a relationship, along with Priscila Montemor. Shep ultimately decided to break up with Peyton (clip above) and Priscila at the end of the season in order to explore a relationship with Bella Clark, who had to leave RelationShep earlier in the season because of her job. But Shep remained friends with Peyton, and he welcomed her to Charleston with open arms, as we saw earlier this season of Southern Charm.
Peyton is no stranger to southern charm. She was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.
Peyton got a taste of Charleston on RelationShep.
However, Shep originally met Peyton on the West Coast. Peyton was living in Los Angeles when she first started hanging out with the Southern Charm gent on RelationShep. But she had long hoped to return to the East Coast, as she explained in the Southern Charm After Show at the top of this post. "I didn't come into this situation thinking I was a threat to anyone or anyone would have any issue with me. They didn't know me," she explained. "I felt kind of attacked moving here, and it really put a bad taste in my mouth. It made me reconsider moving here, to be honest with you, and I was ready to pack up and just say, 'f--- it.' But I'm meant to be on the East Coast, I just am."
While Peyton was living in L.A., she worked at Vanderpump Dogs, Lisa Vanderpump's dog rescue center in West Hollywood. Peyton has also worked as a restaurant hostess, a model, and actress, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Peyton has made a home for herself in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a suburb outside of Charleston, she revealed on Southern Charm. She also shared that she had started a new job at a doggy daycare and boarding facility.
She Went to the Same College as Austen
Peyton and Austen got to know each other at a party in Charleston on RelationShep.
When Shep first introduced Austen to Peyton during a day at the beach on RelationShep, the two initially bonded over their mutual alma mater, the University of Alabama. Austen majored in business administration and management, while Peyton got a degree in communications/advertising.
She's Been a Longtime Southern Charm Fan
Craig revealed in the Southern Charm After Show that Peyton posted her admiration of himself and Shep on Facebook in 2014, the year the series premiered on Bravo. He also explained what sort of feelings he really had for Peyton in the Southern Charm After Show.
Relive Peyton's buzzy encounter with Naomie, below.