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Who is Candiace Dillard? 6 Things You Need to Know About the Newest #RHOP Housewife

We’re giving you the lowdown on the newest lady of The Real Housewives of Potomac.

By Maggie Cassidy
Your First Look at #RHOP Season 3!

Move over ladies of Potomac because there’s a new queen in a town – a pageant queen that is. Candiace Dillard, a former pageant queen, is joining The Real Housewives of Potomac this season and we can’t wait to see how she reigns among the current Housewives. Here are a couple of things you need to know about the newest Potomac housewife. 

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1. She Was Miss United States

This pageant queen won the coveted title in 2013 after winning Miss District of Columbia. And yes, she was on the circuit with fellow Housewife, Ashley Darby. She has competed in the pageant industry for many years and holds top placements in the Sunburst, National American Miss, National Miss American Coed, Georgia Miss American Coed, Miss Maryland USA, Miss District of Columbia USA, and Miss United States pageant systems. 

2. She's Getting Married

Candiace is happily engaged to her fiancé Chris Bassett who’s a restauranteur in the D.C. area. 

3. She Has Her Own Company

This entrepreneur cofounded the Prima Hair Collection by Candiace Dillard, is the founder and CEO of Candiace Dillard Pageant Consulting, and co-owner of Chateau Salon Suites. It seems Potomac has a hustler on their hands! 

4. You Might Recognize Her from The Small Screen

Despite her positive pageant personality, Candiace played a villain on the web series Pivot Point. Add acting to her impressive resume! 

5. She Worked for President Obama

Fired up!!! ready for POTUS @freshfinney

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Now that's a campaign laptop. #pow

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Back in the day, Candiace worked on the campaign trail for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. 

6. She Was Voted 'Most Likely to be Famous'

Seems like her high school predicted the future.

Get more of Candiace on the season three of the Real Housewives of Potomac that premieres on April 1 10/9c. 

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