Julissa Burmudez (L) and Adrienne Bailon film their new reality show "Empire Girls" on the beach in Miami (April 27, 2012)

*The Style network on Sunday premiered its new reality show “Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne,” which follows Latina best friends Julissa Bermudez and Adrienne Bailon as they strive for their big break in the Big Apple.


Julissa, a former host of BET’s “106 & Park,” wants to be the next Oprah Winfrey, while Adrienne – a member of the former girl group 3LW and one of Disney’s former Cheetah Girls – wants a singing/acting/dancing career like her idol, Jennifer Lopez.

Adrienne Bailon (R) and Julissa Bermudez film for "Empire Girls" at the Maserati Polo World Cup in Miami where the girls dress up to pose next to their favorite fast cars. (April 27, 2012)

The first episode saw Julissa stressing over her agent’s suggestion that she tone down her Dominican accent to become more marketable, and Adrienne irritating her new label boss Ne-Yo by obsessing over the lingering backlash from having dated Rob Kardashian. By the end of the episode, her butt tattoo of his name was removed so that she could “move on with her life.”

Below, both Julissa and Adrienne give us the exclusive scoop on what viewers will see this season. Adrienne, who begins, says she hopes the series proves to viewers that she has true talent.

“Empire Girls” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Style. Watch a promo below.