‘Real Housewives of New York City’ is back for Season 5 with new cast members! Bravo has released the official cast’s photos and bios – along with the an intense and drunken trailer. Three new faces will be replacing former housewives Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop.
Joining returning cast members Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps are Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, and Heather Thomson. This may just be the classic veterans vs. the newbies scenario, the perfect formula for reality TV drama that promises high ratings! If the season 5 sneak peak is any indication, “this new trio can bring the wine-soaked drama with the best of them.”
Drescher, who's described as a full-time mother and a part-time socialite, is also the national spokesperson for an organization for amputees, as she had to have her left leg amputated at the age of six following a "tragic farm accident."
Fellow newbie Radziwill worked with ABC News before leaving to write her first book, a memoir that focused on her life, her marriage to another ABC News name, Anthony Radziwill, and their struggle with cancer. According to her Bravo bio, she's currently a "contributor to Glamour magazine and is finishing her first novel, a fictionalized sequel to her memoir, titled 'Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating.'"
And then there's "married mom of two," Heather Thomson, who describes herself as a stylist, designer and the creator of the Yummie line of shapewear.
Coincidentally, none of these new ladies gets along with veteran NYC "Housewife" Ramona Singer, People magazine reports… so bring on the drama!