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The series premiere of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is just around the corner! The season kicks off on Wednesday, November 11 at 10/9c, but in the meantime, Bravo’s VP of Current Production, Sheonna Mix, has the inside scoop on what to expect from this brand new franchise on the October 24 episode of The Daily Dish podcast, which you can listen to, below.
Before getting to know the cast of RHOSLC, Mix admitted that she had a totally different perception of Salt Lake City.
“I had a very skewed vision of what Salt Lake was before we had the opportunity to tap into this world and this culture. I had been out for Sundance, so I knew Sundance was a part of Salt Lake City, but other than that, I never really thought Salt Lake City being Housewives, right?” said Mix. “You don’t think of it being like glamorous, and like over-the-top personalities.”
“We were like, ‘Oh, wow, it is a completely different world that these women have carved their own niche in, they are rocking it,” she continued.
Another thing Mix was surprised to learn about the ladies’ culture? The prevalence of plastic surgery.
“Heather [Gay] owns a beauty lab and laser spot, and Jen [Shah] is not shy about telling us that she gets all the work done,” said Mix. “Heather mentions that they’re part of the reason why beauty and plastic surgery and med spas and things like that are so famous in Utah, is because to get work done on yourself is perfecting yourself. And the more perfect you are, it’s like the closer you are to God. You’re supposed to be as perfect as possible. If embraced, you want to be the best version of yourself in every way, and that’s also in appearance."
Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County will also be excited to know that Mix said RHOSLC has a very similar dynamic.
“It’s not a whole lot that goes down in the OC, so they stay in each other’s business. I think Utah is another place, it’s small, so they stay in each other’s business,” she said. “I also feel like OC, because it’s a small city, that the family drama sometimes becomes bigger. When you don’t have the distractions of a city, then it is the family that you’re rooted in. And it is a lot of family stuff that these women come [with], a lot of rooted family stuff.”
Although, RHOSLC also has something major in common with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“I say OC because it reminds me so much of it, but I say Beverly Hills because these women are fabulous. They are fabulous," said Mix. "They are fabulous and a little over the top. Like they know they’re fabulous.”
Catch a preview of what's to come on RHOSLC in the preview, below.
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