Dana Wilkey is a renowned event planner who joined the second season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a "friend of the housewives." Noted for her elaborate parties, she was the brains behind Taylor Armstrong's $60,000 birthday bash for her then four-year-old daughter, Kennedy.
Ambitious and independent, Wilkey left home at the age of 15 and studied at the University of Southern California, where she graduated with flying colors. At present, she owns a party planning company as well as a boutique web application development company and product placement firm. She's also a supporter of various charity organizations.
Wilkey, who has a son, is set to become a stepmother to her fiance's children in 2012.