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Who Is Dorinda Medley's Daughter Hannah Lynch?

The #RHONY daughter doesn't fall far from the tree.

By Laura Rosenfeld

We learned a lot of things about Dorinda Medley during her debut season on The Real Housewives of New York City last year. You should never go anywhere without Dorinda, she loves a dirty martini, and her relationship with her stylish and spunky daughter Hannah Lynch gives us some serious mother-daughter envy.

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Well get ready to keep on feeling that way, because Hannah, who is currently in college, is just as complimentary of her mom in person. "I respect the Housewives franchise, I respect my mother, and I'm really, really happy for her this new season," Hannah told The Daily Dish at the RHONY Season 8 premiere party in Manhattan last week. "I think she really came into her stride, where last year it was totally foreign. I think this season's gonna be really great for her." 

We couldn't agree more. Though we're so glad we get to see more of Dorinda this season of RHONY, we also hope that her daughter Hannah pops up again too because she's pretty fabulous herself. Get to know her a bit better below, and you'll quickly see what we mean.


1. She's Incredibly Close with Her Mom

Last season on RHONY, Dorinda and Hannah seemed to act more like friends than mom and daughter, and that's really how their relationship is. "I love being with my mom. She's my best friend," Hannah told The Daily Dish. "Some people took our interaction last season as me being disrespectful, and it's not that. It's just that we're so close that there is nothing I can't say to her. And we're best friends, so we really have a good time." But do they always have a greeeaaaaat tiiiiiiiime?


2. She's a Fashionista Like Her Mom


Hannah Lynch and her mom Dorinda Medley at the RHONY Season 8 premiere at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.

Hannah was decked out in a sparkling silver halter dress (pictured above) during last week's RHONY premiere party, which was actually originally meant for her mom to wear. "My mom's all about the sequins. It's like her signature, so this is almost like an homage to her," Hannah said of the ensemble at the event. 

However, Hannah said she and her mother usually "have very different styles." "For me, I have to say there's not one particular type of style that I like. I'm just really into things that are kind of a bit different," she said, citing Balmain, Alaia, and Valentino as some of her favorite designers.

But Hannah admits that the differences in her and her mom's styles haven't kept her from raiding Dorinda's closet every once in a while. Hey, we would totally do the same.


3. She's Done Some Modeling

Take me back to the Santorini sunshine ☀️☀️☀️☀️👐

A photo posted by Hannah Danger Lynch (@hannahdangerlynch) on

Scroll through Hannah and Dorinda's Instagram profiles, and some of the photos will make you do a double take. That's because Hannah looks like a bona fide model in some of the shots. "It was something that I was pursuing for a little while," Hannah said of modeling. "It was something I thought about, but at the end of the day, I'm in school, I want to be a writer. It would be fun, but it would just take up a bit too much of my time." Well, we still think Hannah takes Vogue-worthy photos.


4. She Wants to Be a Writer

As she mentioned above, Hannah plans on pursuing a career in writing. "I'm trying to be a writer. I'm an essayist. It's very Nora Ephron-y, David Sedaris," she said. "But I've realized I've experienced a lot in my life, and I've grown up in an environment, especially with my mom, that I've seen a lot of things, I've experienced a lot of things, I have one hell of a voice. And so right now, that's what I'm working on. I'm working on writing short, humorous non-fiction." We can't wait to see Hannah's name in bookstores.


5. She Has a Fabulous Morning Routine

Nothing to hide #upclose #personal #selfiesaturday

A photo posted by Hannah Danger Lynch (@hannahdangerlynch) on

Everyone's morning routine is different. Some people like to shower, have a cup of coffee, or check their email right after they wake up. However, Hannah likes to get glam. "The first thing I do when I get out of bed in the morning before I even brush my teeth is I put lipstick on," Hannah said. It doesn't get much fiercer than that.


6. She Loves Snapchat

SNAP THAT 🤘#teamthisbitch #allredeverything #imceelogreen #snapple #lovefromdanger

A photo posted by Hannah Danger Lynch (@hannahdangerlynch) on

If you really want to get to know Hannah, she suggests following her on Snapchat at lovefromdanger. "It's something that I've discovered in the past year that it's like my pulpit for ranting," the RHONY daughter said of the photo and video-sharing app. "I can talk into my Snapchat, and I can say whatever I want." 

Hopefully, Dorinda and Hannah will deliver more memorable moments like this one during this season of RHONY.

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