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8 Things to Know About New Melbourne Housewife Susie McLean

Find out why Susie McLean will become your new favorite Housewife.

By Mary Paige Nesfeder

As the ladies of The Real Housewives of Melbourne return for a third season, one more Housewife joins the show to stir up some more drama down under. Susie McLean, described as a "country girl turned Toorak housewife," is no stranger to Melbourne's high society and has even known some of the fellow 'Wives for 20 years. We dug into Susie's glamourous past to find the eight things you need to know about the shiny new 'Wife.

1. She Has Two Sons

Susie isn't a regular mom -- she's a cool mom, taking sons Monty, age 19, and Rupert, age 17, to the Opera and Polo matches. The boys are very protective of their mother and rightly so; she often gets called a MILF while picking them up from school! Well, we can't say we disagree.

2. She is Italian

Happy 70th Birthday to my beautiful mother.. Auguri Mama, to voglio molto bene xx #70 #birthday #mama #love

A photo posted by Susie McLean (@susie_mclean) on

If her gorgeous olive skintone doesn't give it away, her adorable Italian birthday wishes to her parents show that this bilingual babe has utmost respect for her past and her elders.

3. She Has Been Married Twice

Susie has been married two times, more recently and notably to Rod Butterss, the former St. Kilda Football Club president and investor. However, she is currently single, which makes for some comical family dialogue about her sons wanting to set her up for online dating.

4. She Loves Sports

This hot mom doesn't look this great by just attending dinner parties and drinking champagne! Susie is very active and loves to run, golf, ski, box, horseback ride, wakeboard and has even taken up ballet on pointe. Is there anything she can't do!?

5. She Loves To Bake

Susie loves to cook and bake and even hosted a baking day for the fellow Housewives. She's famous in the Country Women's Assocation for her Pavlovas, a meringue-based dessert.

6. She Plans to Open a Finishing School

Susie values old-school class and has plans to open a finishing school to teach etiquette classes on topics like sewing, napkin placement, table settings and laundry.

7. She Has History With the 'Wives

Susie was a natural choice as the next Housewife since she is already well-acquainted with many of the ladies already. In fact, she's known Lydia since the two were teens!

8. She Has a RHOMelbourne Bratz Doll

Actually, each cast member has her own doll! We wish they'd bring these to the States. Who wouldn't want their own Vicki doll to whoop it up with?!

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