The Real Housewives of Orange County is returning to Bravo on April 14, and the First Ladies of Southern California will be joined by some new blood for Season 9. Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek will be added to the mix with returning stars Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, and Heather DuBrow. They'll also be joined by a new Friend of the Housewives, Danielle Gregorio.
Who are these three new faces? Read on to find out—you may be surprised to learn that one only allows hospital-grade air to be filtered throughout her sprawling OC mansion.
She's big into holistic lifestyle.
Shannon's abode strictly adheres to a toxic free policy: it comes built with a hospital-grade air filtration system. Also, don't expect a major social media presence since her home is WiFi-free.
She's a doting mother.
Proud mom to three daughters, Shannon also makes sure 12-year-old Sophie and 9-year-old twins Stella and Adeline maintain a healthy lifestyle. For instance, they don't cheddar cheese in their diets because of the orange dyes.
She's into positive energy.
Shannon works with both an energy specialist as well as a Feng Shui advisor, who help rid anger and resentment, and keep the positive vibes alive.
She has an amazing crib.
Shannon and her family live in a sprawling 7-bedroom, 13-bathroom mansion on the Newport coast. It features an elevator, indoor basketball court, gym, two kitchens, a home theatre, pool, and 10-car garage. Wow!
She's no stranger to the stage.
Lizzie is a former Miss Kentucky-turned-pageant-judge, who originally moved to LA to focus on an acting career. Check out this throwback she shared on Facebook rocking her pageant gown.
Her business focuses on fun in the sun.
A beach babe at heart, Lizzie has created a career as the owner and designer of Sun Kitten Swimwear (and having pageant girls/models as friends certainly doesn't hurt business!).
She's thinking of expanding her family.
Lizzie and her husband Christian already have two beautiful boys (no, seriously, look at these cheeks!), but she wouldn't mind adding a little girl to the mix, if she could balance it with work.
Her brother is involved in show business.
Her brother wrote a Wizard of Oz-themed show called Emerald City last summer.
Danielle Gregorio, Friend of the Housewives
She loves empowering less fortunate women.
Danielle is a co-founder of the charity Heels2Heal-OC, whose mission is to create positive change within the Orange County community by supporting non-profits that promote healing and education for underprivileged, critically ill, and abused women and children.
She tells it like it is.
Though she isn't one for confrontation, Danielle has the ability to be extremely brash and brutally honest when push comes to shove.
She's new to Twitter.
Unlike most 'Wives, Danielle is a novice when it comes to social media. She just joined Twitter on December 28, and was a little unsure on how to navigate the site. No need to worry though—fellow Housewife Heather Dubrow has got your back!
She's a party professional
We know the Housewives like to have fun, but Danielle has created a career out of it. She's the co-founder and president of Perfectly Planned Parties and Events LLC. And if you're looking for some quick (and free) ideas from the event guru, check out her company's Pinterest for some soiree inspiration.
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