Now that we've met the other two new cast members of the Real Housewives of New York City
and Carole Radziwill
), it's time to take a closer look at Heather Thomson
who will be rounding out the cast for season 5.
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Heather is a successful fashion designer who is the owner of the shapewear line Yummie by Heather Thomson
. Not only does she run Yummie, but she designed the patented three-panel system that is the line's signature.
Before Heather was running her own business, she was a stylist that worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment. She was the founding director of Sean "Diddy" Combs' successful Sean John line and she was involved with designing for Jennifer Lopez's and Beyonce's fashion lines.
Heather is also a married mother of two, with a six-year-old and a four-year-old. She is very involved with the Kellner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation and spreading organ donor awareness. The reason these issues are so close to her is because she was personally affected by pediatric liver disease when her son Jax had it as a baby.
"Happy Anniversary to my son Jax!" Heather tweeted
earlier this week. "This weekend marked Jax's sixth year post transplant. Go Jax we love you!"
Heather also tweeted about the importance of organ donation, and because of their donor, her son could have a happy and healthy life.
"And forever I am indebted to organ donor awareness in their honor," she tweeted
. "God bless, your memory lives on with us Don with your precious gift."
Besides her talent for designing and being charitable, it seems Heather also has the gift of gab. It looks like she might even give co-star Ramona Singer a run for her money. Check out a clip of Ramona and her husband Mario's first encounter with Heather here: Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)