Meet the New ‘Real Housewives of New York City’

by | April 5, 2012 at 2:21 PM | Real Housewives of New York City

The New Cast of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' (Photo: Bravo)

Bravo addicts will be spending summers in the city, as “The Real Housewives of New York City” debuts its fifth season on June 4th.

And there will be three new (taut) faces in tow with new “Housewives” Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson joining returning cast members Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona “Pinot” Singer.

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The new crew replaces Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Cindy Barshop, who were all fired at the end of last season.

Aviva Drescher (Fran’s cousin) makes her mark as the first and only NYC born and bred “Housewife,” an Upper East Sider and mother of four who had her left leg amputated after a tragic farm accident at age 6.

Carole Radziwill is a best-selling author and Glamour magazine contributor with connections to the Kennedys (she’s the widow of the late Prince Anthony Radziwill, son of Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis).

Heather Thomson is a married mother of two (and former stylist to J.Lo), who is the creator of her own shapewear line.

Bravo showed a sneak peek of the upcoming season on Wednesday night’s party edition of “Watch What Happens Live” and all we can say is their social calendars are booked with dra-ma … and the concrete jungle looks cattier than ever.

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Hopefully the Newbies Have Been Versed in the “Rules of Manhattan Society”