We're absolutely loving getting to know the newest member of The Real Housewives of Dallas cast, Dr. Tiffany Moon, in Season 5. However, this isn't the first time the anesthesiologist has appeared on our screens.
Having known D'Andra Simmons and her mother, Mama Dee, "for many years," she recently told Page Six, Tiffany has appeared in the background in previous seasons of RHOD. In fact, D'Andra has long thought Tiffany would be a great addition to the show.
“D’Andra had always joked, ‘You would be perfect for ‘Housewives.’ And I would say, ‘Last time I checked, I was a full-time physician and mom. I’m not gonna do the show.’ That was a serious conversation we had around 2017," Tiffany recalled, noting that she later changed her mind after attending some of the events featured on RHOD. "I saw that [D'Andra] was enjoying herself, and I thought, ‘You know what, why not?’ I’ve done everything else in my life exactly by the book and exactly how everyone expected me to. This time, I’m gonna do something totally out of my comfort zone that no one would expect of me. It’s not every day that Bravo knocks on your door.”
As we all know, Tiffany ultimately decided to join the RHOD cast for Season 5. “I thought it would be a good platform to showcase a real-life working mom and use it to share my story and educate and inspire young women," she said.
Tiffany, who was originally born in a small town just outside of Beijing, China and emigrated to the United States when she was 6 years old, also hoped to show her heritage on RHOD. “I want to represent the Asian-American community," she told Page Six. "We constitute a large percentage of the American population at this point and that’s not reflected in the media.”
Tiffany also told ET earlier this month that she is looking forward to sharing her life as a doctor with RHOD fans. "It was an opportunity that was offered to me that I really wanted to take advantage of, because I think that young girls need to see more doctors on reality TV because we are real women," she shared. "You will see me struggle with balancing working as a physician and having young children at home."
Of course, we'll also see Tiffany have a lot of fun this season of RHOD, which is something she isn't quite prepared to watch.
“You know, my birthday was in the middle of the season. And Kary [Brittingham] hosted the most beautiful birthday party, and it was during quarantine times and it was just the seven of us Housewives. And I may have been a little overserved at my birthday party,” Tiffany said during a recent interview with The Daily Dish podcast. “There may be some, uh, silly birthday antics, if you will, I hope America will forgive me for, because I was just letting my hair down and letting loose. I’ve been a frontline worker during this pandemic. I was full-time while shooting, and I had to let my hair down a little bit during that party. But it might be a little messy. I’m a little scared.”
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