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The first day of BravoCon 2019, is almost over, and what a start to the weekend! Nearly 90 Bravolebs flocked to New York City for the first-ever experience of its kind, featuring more than 50 live events. And if you've been following along with our live blog, you know there were some crazy sights to behold, bombshells dropped, and hilarious moments throughout the first day. Here are some of the highlights.
Tom Sandoval stepped out in full drag for a Men of Bravo photo opp with fellow Vanderpump Rules co-stars Jax Taylor, and Tom Schwartz, as well as Southern Charm cast members Shep Rose, Craig Conover, and Austen Kroll. Well, need we say more? Check out Tom in drag below -— and don't be mistaken in thinking this is his first time in heels, either.
Speaking of Southern Charm, did you catch all the crazy sex secrets that were revealed at the Southern Charm: Mind Your Manors panel? Fine, we'll give you one: Four(!) Southern Charm-ers have had sexual encounters with Bravolebs from other shows. As to which four cast members — and which other Bravolebs — you'll just have to check read more to find out.
Plus, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen broke major news announcing the newest addition to The Real Housewives of New York City, Leah McSweeney. (Catch the WWHL episode in full, Sunday, November 17 at 10/9c).
We also got to catch up with some OGs. During the Bravo All Stars: OG Housewives Edition, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Jeana Keough revealed she just got divorced from her estranged husband Matt Keough last week after being separated for 15 years (!). Also during the same panel, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline Manzo shared her eldest child, Albie Manzo, might be getting engaged soon, which was news to us, since last we heard he was single.
Some major Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean news was shared as well: Captain Sandy Yawn revealed her girlfriend, Leah Shafer, is cancer-free! And we learned about another Below Deck venture in the works. After announcing Below Deck Sailing Yacht earlier this year, BravoCon attendees got a first look at the series, which features a familiar face.
Don't forget about The Real Housewives of Atlanta, because we finally learned why longtime friend Marlo Hampton doesn't have a peach! Real Housewives producers spilled all that and more during an eye-opening Producers Panel.
Even more interesting facts: Did you know Bravo's Project Runway mentor and designer Christian Siriano's best-selling sizes are between 10 and 16? Also completely unrelated, did you know RHONY's Ramona Singer made a detour at the United Nations to speak at a panel for Women Entrepreneur Day before coming to BravoCon? And when she arrived at BravoCon, Ramona switched gears and gave a controversial opinion about Bethenny Frankel leaving RHONY. And did you know the bunny The Real Housewives of New York City's Lisa Rinna gave Kim Richards is housed at BravoCon's Real Housewives museum? Finally, it appears a certain SURver may have inspired RHOBH mama Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave's baby's name. The more you know!
Finally, the lewks. The Real Housewives of Orange County's Kelly Dodd and The Real Housewives of Dallas' LeeAnne Locken showed off their engagement rings (not to mention LeeAnne's get-up!); RHOBH's Lisa Rinna teased a different hairstyle for the big weekend and Kyle Richards brought the sparkle; Don't Be Tardy's Kim Zolciak-Biermann gave us a major eyeful of, um, well, you'll see; RHONY's Luann de Lesseps debuted a power pony; and The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jennifer Aydin announced her first-ever beauty product.
And that was just Day 1. Follow along Saturday and Sunday for more BravoCon 2019 coverage straight from the field!
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