Turtle time may have clocked out, but we couldn’t be more excited to meet the women of The Real Housewives of New York City 2023 Edition! Some Bravo TV fans might be saying, “How could you do this to me … question mark,” in fear that the new ladies won’t measure up to our series favorites. But, don’t fret. Once you meet the fabulous cast of RHONY 2.0, you will be ready to take a bite out of the big apple once again. Can we get a “Chic c’est la vie?”
Here’s what Bravo had to say about the new cast of RHONY:
“Six independent and successful women – Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield – are taking the city that never sleeps by storm. From looking for love to building business empires, they’re navigating the ups and downs of their friendships all while juggling families and careers, and looking fabulous while doing so.” -Bravo TV
Get to know the ladies of RHONY in a New York minute:
Sai De Silva
Tagline: “In New York there’s a lot of bad apples, but I’m the baddest of the bunch.”
Sai De Silva is a content creator who chronicles her fashion and lifestyle, garnering attention and partnerships from Dior, Fendi, Vogue and more. She’s a busy mom of two, and loyal friend and devoted wife to her husband, David, who manages their household so that Sai can run her digital empire. A Brooklyn native, honest and straightforward, Sai’s friends would say she’s “as New York as it gets.” Her life may seem just as put together as her posts, but her polished exterior begins to crack when the passing of her mother forces her to revisit their complicated relationship.
Tagline: “The secret ingredient? Darling, it’s me.”
Ubah Hassan is a Somalian model, philanthropist and entrepreneur whose outgoing personality enters a room before she does. Channeling her zest for life, she’s the creator of her personal hot sauce company, UBAHHOT, which she hopes is her ticket to making it big in New York. After an initial boost from landing a spot on “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” she’s looking to take her business to the next level, and she feels the pressure to do it all on her own without the help of investors.
Tagline: “I’m a true New Yorker. The only bull I’ll take is by the horns.”
Born and raised in Manhattan, Erin Lichy is a social butterfly who tends to find herself floating amidst the drama and isn’t afraid to stir the pot. Her naturally keen eye for spotting the next trend and die-hard work ethic has led to a prominent reputation in the New York real estate scene, in addition to running an interior design firm. With the only things more important than her career being her three children and husband Abe, this cosmopolitan is the definition of an overachiever who loves nothing more than to prove she can do it all.
Tagline: “My lashes may be fake, but I definitely keep it real.”
Jenna Lyons is the former President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew Group and now Co-Founder and CEO of direct-to-consumer beauty brand LoveSeen. A seasoned entrepreneur, tastemaker and style icon, Jenna resides in her SoHo loft with her teenage son and loyal dog companion, Popeye. Jenna surprises even herself as she starts to let her guard down and open up about trauma from her early years. In this new chapter of her life, Jenna is learning to embrace her vulnerability and lean on her friends like never before.
Tagline: “I always bring the flavor. It’s not my fault you don’t have any taste.”
Jessel Taank is a fashion publicist, wife, and new mom to twin boys. Growing up in London, Jessel aspired to chase the American dream, and her hustle ultimately landed her in the Big Apple. Raised in a tight knit yet strict Indian household, she continuously struggles to share intimate details of her life with her parents across the pond. A natural-born problem solver, Jessel is always seeking resolution, but her British sense of humor sometimes gets lost in translation with the New York sensibilities surrounding her.
Tagline: “I love to laugh, but make me mad and I’ll date your dad.”
Hailing from a small Midwest town, Brynn Whitfield moved to New York and never looked back. A flirtatious, single socialite, Brynn is always the life of the party and the apple of many eyes. A communications professional, Brynn is in search of what she really wants out of life and attempting to heal from past hardships. She craves stability and having the kind of family she longed for as a child, however, her fear of commitment and busy schedule jet-setting the world tend to get in the way.
How to Watch The Real Housewives of New York City premiere:
The Real Housewives of New York City premieres Sunday, July 16th at 9/8c on Bravo TV. DISHscribers can also access episodes this season and from season’s past On Demand. Not a DISH subscriber? Use this link to find the DISH package that’s right for you!