*An African American Ivy League grad and real estate mogul is among the five woman announced Tuesday as part of Bravo’s upcoming “The Real Housewives of DC.”
Stacie Scott Turner, an Alexandria, VA native, has an MBA from Harvard, runs a successful real estate practice and maintains a vigorous civic and philanthropic agenda, according to her bio.
It further states: Stacie and her husband Jason easily move amongst Washington’s unique brew of local, federal, and international players. She juggles work, her family life as a mom of two young kids, Jacob and Catherine, and a busy social life.
But Stacie’s passion lies in the charity she founded and holds dear to her heart – Extra-Ordinary Life – which provides life-changing experiences to teenage girls living in DC foster care.
Other cast members include the infamous White House state dinner crasher Michaele Salahi, Mary Schmidt Amons (described by Bravo as “the true Washingtonian and granddaughter of radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey“); Lynda Erkiletian (“the mother hen and owner of D.C.’s top modeling agency”); and Catherine Ommanney (a “feisty Brit” who is “married to a White House photographer”). [View photos below.]
“We wanted to dive into the Beltway subculture as it underwent an historic shift, one that previously has not been readily accessible or portrayed, and look at the political hierarchy and definitive social circles that make up D.C.’s unique society,” Bravo exec Andy Cohen said. “We knew this was going to expose a different social narrative from any of our other Housewives series — provocative and engaging in a whole new way.”
“The Real Housewives of D.C.” began production shortly after the election and inauguration of Barack Obama and will premiere Thursday, Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. ET.