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Meet the Cast of Southern Hospitality Season 2 (PHOTOS)

The Republic Garden & Lounge welcomes one new staff member on Season 2. Get the details.

By Shannon Raphael

Get ready, because your favorite Republic Garden & Lounge VIP servers, hosts, and bartenders are returning to the screen for Southern Hospitality Season 2.

How to Watch

Watch Southern Hospitality on Bravo Thursday, December 7 at 9/8c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo App.

A trailer for the sophomore season dropped during BravoCon 2023, and it revealed that there will be a new cast member joining the Republic crew in Charleston.

When does Southern Hospitality Season 2 premiere?

Southern Hospitality Season 2 premieres Thursday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Episodes will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.

Who's on the cast for Southern Hospitality Season 2?

Republic Garden & Lounge co-owner Leva Bonaparte is set to return for Season 2, as are her employees Maddi ReeseJoe BradleyGrace LillyTJ DinchMia AlarioBradley CarterEmmy SharrettWill Kulp, and Lucía Peña

New addition Oisin O'Neil, a VIP server, joins the cast for Season 2 as well. 

Keep scrolling to find out everything you need to know about the new cast member, and to find out who is returning. 

The New Southern Hospitality Cast Member

Oisin O'Neil

Oisin Oneil, of Southern Charm Season 2 wearing white in front of an orange and blue backdrop.

Making his way from across the pond, Oisin O’Neill/VIP Server is a fish out of water at Republic. He has moved from Wicklow to Dublin, NYC to Tulum, and now he’s settled in Charleston. After putting his professional rugby career on hold to pursue an international career in nightlife, he lands a prime position on Leva’s team with the help of good friend Maddi. New to this eclectic team, Oisin navigates tricky waters when his flirtatious nature is met with mixed reviews from his co-workers and their boyfriends.

The Returning Southern Hospitality Cast

Leva Bonaparte

Leva Bonaparte of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white bra top and white wide leg pants.

After realizing her staff has become complacent and a little too comfortable, boss lady Leva Bonaparte insists that her VIP team maintain a pristine code of conduct and marks the dawn of a new regime at Republic.

Maddi Reese

Maddi Reese of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white mini dress with balloon sleeves.


Maddi Reese/DJ & VIP Manager is making a name for herself on the music scene. When not working at Republic, she’s venturing out of the South, with ambitions of one day performing in Miami. Now back with boyfriend Trevor, the pair moved in together and are planning for the future. Right when she thinks she’s moved past his cheating ways, a new allegation arises that rocks her world.

Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley of Southern Hospitality Season 2  wearing a white pant suit.


As the first face to greet customers at the door, Joe Bradley/VIP Manager feels the pressure to be on at all times. Realizing the quality of his relationships with friends and family is waning and learning his employment isn’t guaranteed, he questions his identity and longevity at Republic. When those closest to Joe accuse him of prioritizing new friendships over old, his loyalties are tested.

Grace Lilly

Grace Lily of Southern Hospitality Season 2 in a white bodycon dress with a keyhole cutout.


Life is still wavy baby for Grace Lilly/VIP Host. Embracing change and new beginnings, she has said goodbye to f-boys and hello to her new boyfriend, Liam. Since they started dating, they’ve welcomed a baby girl to their lives – Fergie the cat. When things appear too good to be true, Grace is hit with an unexpected turn of events that sends her on a path to get her groove back.

TJ Dinch

TJ Dinch of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white lace top and white pants.


In Charleston, secrets are always safe with TJ Dinch/Bartender. A fixture at Republic, TJ is there to keep the bar running smoothly while the patrons spill all of their tea. TJ is the man who has all the answers. Outside of work, however, TJ struggles to find love, even when the man of his dreams might be right in front of him.

Mia Alario

Mia Alario of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white, off the shoulder, mini dress.

Mia Alario/VIP Host lives by the work hard, party hard motto. Her at-home finance job is her office and Republic is her playground. Since meeting the latest man in her life, Mia attempts to curb her wild side, but that doesn’t stop her from meddling in her friends’ love lives. One thing that will never

change is Mia’s eagerness to speak her mind. When Leva makes a permanent change at Republic, Mia is not shy about voicing her opinion even if it means putting herself in the line of fire.

Will Kulp

Will Kulp of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white pant suit.


The clock is ticking for Will Kulp/Bartender as his days in Charleston are numbered. When he decides to head back to law school to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer, his girlfriend, Emmy, is convinced that long distance will be an easy feat to overcome. After Will becomes the topic of the local rumor mill, his relationship and friendships are put to the ultimate test.

Emmy Sharrett

Emmy Sharrett of Southern Hospitality Season 2 in a white mini dress in front of a prism backdrop.


After years of waiting on others, Emmy Sharrett/VIP Server is finally prioritizing herself first. With boyfriend Will leaving town for law school, she’s putting her trophy wife ambitions on hold and focusing on career opportunities at Republic. However, her secure relationship is jeopardized after a nefarious night of partying makes everyone question Will’s loyalty.

Mikel Simmons

Mikel Simmons of Southern Hospitality Season 2  wearing a white shorts suit.


Bringing new meaning to “party all the time,” Mikel Simmons/VIP Host can be found at Republic most nights, whether he’s on shift or having a good time with his friends off the clock. He loves to spend quality time with girlfriends Grace and Maddi, but when he finds himself splitting time between the girls and their boyfriends, Mikel is left having to pick sides.

Bradley Carter

Bradley Carter of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white button down and white pants.

Bradley Carter/VIP Server is ready to rebuild his bad-boy image after last year’s infidelity rumors. Professionally, he’s thriving after a recent promotion at Republic and with his personal-training business, Body by Brad, as his main source of income. In his attempts to better himself professionally, Bradley discovers who his real friends are, but a new juicy rumor falls into his lap that hinders his road to having it all.

Lucía Peña

Lucia Pena of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white mini dress.

Lucía Peña/Former VIP Server finds her world turned upside down after she becomes the latest casualty of the new Republic regime. As a single mother and a homeowner with bills piling up, Lucía has no choice but to swiftly figure things out. While in the process of looking for a new job, her romantic life brightens when a new boo appears.

What can fans expect from Southern Hospitality Season 2?

Per a press release, "With the nightlife on King Street exploding and the competition fierce, the team at Republic is busier than ever. Accepting nothing short of perfection from her staff, Leva runs a tight ship, but her once-close-knit team faces a multitude of obstacles as they try to keep their jobs while maintaining their friendships and relationships."

What's more, "When rumors, cheating allegations, and ghosts of past back-alley debaucheries haunt the staff, they work hard to prove to Leva that they are still fit to run the hottest club in Charleston."

See more of what's to come on Southern Hospitality Season 2 by watching the full trailer above. Catch up on Season 1 of Southern Hospitality on Peacock.

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