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Gina Kirschenheiter's Latest Business Move Involves an RHOC Alum: Details

The Real Housewives of Orange County mom revealed why the exciting venture is her "biggest" one yet. 

By Cynthia Robinson

On the Season 17 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange CountyGina Kirschenheiter opened up about why she decided to venture into real estate. "I have to figure out how I'm going to take care of my family," she said, referencing her three children and her boyfriend Travis Mullen's three children. "I have six mouths to feed, and I have to send them all to college, and I need to make as much money as I can now."

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It looks like Gina is on the right track in her career, as she scored a major listing in La Quinta, California — and it belongs to an RHOC alum. 

Gina Kirschenheiter is selling Elizabeth Lyn Vargas's home in La Quinta, California 

In an article published on January 8 by Page Six, Gina revealed she's the realtor on a massive 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom estate in La Quinta that's listed for $8,995,000 — her "biggest listing yet," she told the outlet in a video tour. 

The enormous, 10,000 square-foot property, which you can check out in full detail here, has another interesting feature: its current owner is RHOC Season 15 alum Elizabeth Lyn Vargas

“It’s peaceful, you get away from the LA hustle and bustle and you come out here and you can really decompress,” Gina revealed on the house tour, also adding that the sprawling space is close to where the Kardashians live. 

“Elizabeth did a really beautiful job of finding the balance of keeping some of the original fixtures but then renovating an upgrading everything that was a little outdated,” she stated of Elizabeth's interior design flourishes. 

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas Rhoc Reunion

Also speaking to Page Six, Elizabeth noted that while she loved the "beautiful" home, it was "way too big" for her. "I just don’t need all the space," she shared. 

Recalling her time on RHOC with Gina, Elizabeth added that the California mom's personality made her the "perfect person" for the job. 

“I knew who she was from [RHOC]. I just know her personality and I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to give her a chance,'" Elizabeth shared. “People seem to want to underestimate Gina, but she is a powerhouse.” 

Gina Kirschenheiter posing in a lime-green, mini-dress, in front of a sunset.

Gina, for her part, shared how grateful she was to be chosen for the gig. “So far, throughout this process, Elizabeth has had nothing but faith in me and she knows that I know what I’m doing,” she said. “And that feels really good, especially as a relatively new agent.” 

Gina Kirschenheiter announces she's going into real estate

Gina revealed the "big news" in May 2023: she was taking on a career in real estate. 

“On the heels of Mother’s Day, I am especially excited to share this big news!!” the blonde beauty shared in a May 16 Instagram post. “Being able to provide for my children is my number one priority. I am very excited to announce that I am embarking on a new adventure as I recently acquired my California Real Estate License!”

Gina Kirschenheiter smiling and sitting in a gold, applique, dress at WWHL in New York City.

“I am thrilled to have joined the #1 Realty Team in Rancho Mission Viejo: The Archuletta Team,” she continued. “As the premier team in our area, they are not only equipped with years of experience and an extensive knowledge base, but they are a well-trusted family brand which is personally important to me. As your new real estate agent, I am excited to help take care of you and your families the way I do my own! If you or anyone you know is looking to buy, sell or invest in a home please email me! I am here to help!”

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