One of the new members of the cast of “Real Housewives of New York” is the Texan fashionista Lizzy Savetsky! The Real Housewives of New York is about to be double the drama and double the fun.
Lizzy Savetsky has some 200,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts frequently about accessories and her Jewish faith. She’s also a mother of three and married to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Ira Savetsky. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University, and then went on to get her master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, according to her LinkedIn.
The social media star recently spoke publicly about her struggle with alcohol (which, of course, has been something of a recurring theme on the show in the case of various other cast members).
“Bravo found people aren’t responding as well to the constant bickering and fighting of the [previous] cast. They’re hoping that this new cast will be a bit more inspiring and attract the younger audience,” said an insider.
They added that the new women — who replace Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Eboni K. Williams and Leah McSweeney — are “already strong in the influencer space, and they are more aspirational.” They continued, “They’re women who have their own brands, or at least strong Instagram followings.”
As fans of the longstanding reality show may know, season 13 of RHONY was a dark one that ended reunion-less with several women in deadlocks about alcoholism, COVID protocol, and a big fallout from Black Shabbat.
With all that drama and a ratings dive, executive producer Andy Cohen announced the show was breaking into two different RHONY shows. One would be a legacy show with some of the older cast members, and the second would be a reboot that could breathe some much-needed life into the series.
Today, the news of the reboot’s first official cast member: fashion influencer Lizzy Savetsky, who is hopefully here to “make it nice.” Or not! I love the chaotic brand of housewives better than the “nice” ones.
“This is the most multicultural, diverse, energetic, and exciting city in America: We are searching for a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country,” Andy Cohen told Variety. “We’re looking for a group of women who are real friends, and who are of diverse backgrounds, races, and religions.”
While there’s no air date for the reboot, it’s definitely not too soon to get acquainted with the new cast.
“I was a chronic perfectionist, never satisfied and always wanting more. I wanted everything. I wanted to be at the right parties and wear the right outfit. I wanted to be everything to everyone. Wherever I was, I was killing it,” Lizzy told the outlet.
Meanwhile, Vera Wang executive Priya Shukla is also in the mix for a role on the show but hasn’t signed on as a full-time member of the cast.