We've already seen what Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin can to bring to the table but sooner or later two new faces will be entering the scene, making The Real Housewives of New York City a little bit crowded but certainly more interesting. Sonja Morgan and Jennifer Gilbert are the ones coming on board this season, and since not much have been revealed about them, it makes me wonder if these two housewives resonate the same kind of social pedigree we often see in the women who join this show. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Sonja MorganBravo describes Sonja
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as "a fixture of New York City society, running in social circles that include European royalty and top-notch designers." Quite frankly, not much has been revealed about this 46-year-old single mother in the press release besides the fact that she likes to travel, has worked as a model, has managed several restaurants across the city, and enjoys doing charity work. Sounds like Sonja could be a pretty good stand-in for Bethenny if and when she decides to leave The Real Housewives of New York City
Luckily, the New York Post
has more deets. Evidently, Sonja is the ex-wife of John Adams Morgan, the great-grandson of financier John Pierpont Morgan. And just like Ramona, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology but with a bachelor degree in marketing.
Sonja is also said to be a real-life friend of LuAnn so she should be a good addition to LuAnn's group, which presently consists of Jill and Kelly. On the other hand, it's still too early to tell how Sonja will fit in with the dueling parties
and squabbles. Will she pick a team or will she play the Switzerland card like neutral Alex? Your guess is as good as mine.What else is interesting about Sonja?
She's actually a movie producer who is credited for the 2006 thriller The Marsh
, starring Gabrielle Anwar and Forest Whitaker. She was also profiled in Quest
magazine, which got her fired from a hostess job at Italian eatery San Pietro.Jennifer Gilbert
Just like Sonja, Jennifer's social ties are quite prominent, if not even more. According to New York Magazine
, she's friends with Gotham
magazine owner Jason Binn, while her highly-publicized courtship with husband Bennet has been the subject of a lengthy Times wedding announcement.What makes Jennifer a busy career woman?
She is the co-owner of baby carrier company Portamee and runs her own corporate event planning company called Save the Date. At the same time, she's a mother of three and loves to host dinner parties every Saturday night. Her motto: "Why cook when you can cater?" Who do you think will fit in with the other housewives?
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