The Real Housewives franchise reached a major milestone in 2021, celebrating 15 years as the Bravo’s tent pole of wealth and drama.
Over the past decade and a half, the concept of the series has gone from a real-life look behind the gates of Orange County – inspired in equal parts by Desperate Housewives, The OC, and Laguna Beach – to a groundbreaking reality supernova that spawned 10 franchises and increasing. Perhaps more importantly, it also introduced viewers to the wild, stylish, independent women from all walks of life who have redefined what it means to be a modern housewife.
Of course, fans from New York City, Atlanta to Beverly Hills, Potomac to Dallas and Salt Lake City are always on the lookout for new faces to join the most exclusive sorority on television.
Below, PopCrush has compiled 11 different famous faces that we would love to see in different Real Housewives cities holding an orange, apple, diamond or snowflake.
Erica Rose (Real Dallas Housewives)
Erica Rose may technically live in the Houston area, but hey, a little problem like moving house has never stopped a homemaker from joining a particular city’s franchise – just ask Meghan King or Braunwyn Windham-Burke. As a reality TV OG, Erica not only has several stints on The Bachelor and his long-forgotten summer spin-off Bachelor Pad, but also recently made an unforgettable appearance as an exaggerated charter guest on the second season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Add that she was photographed with reigning RHOD Queen Bee D’Andra Simmon, and that she’s coming in tow with her adorably daft mom, Cindi Rose (a former recurring cast member of Bravo’s short-lived marriage to Medicine: Houston), and it’s one Match from Bravolebrity Heaven.
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola (Real New Jersey Housewives)
The cutest slut you will ever meet has made it clear time and time again that she has absolutely no interest in getting back to her Jersey Shore roots. So if Sammi doesn’t want to hang out with the GTL crew, why not take it to the next level and become a New Jersey Housewife? Everyone always yells for Snooki to be on the show, but listen to me: the more docile J-Shore alum could act as RHONJ’s incoming voice of sanity, establishing the antics of Teresa Giudice and Co. with a clear-eyed sweetness that still works so well in Jersey. Also, Sammi has crossed with a housewife or two in the past – just a few years ago she hosted a podcast with the former ‘Mrs. Siggy Flicker, although that connection might be better ignored at this point …
Kris Jenner (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
Rumors that Kris Jenner is joining RHOBH have been circulating for a few seasons, particularly as part of Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ 20th season run on E! Network. And even with her famous family’s upcoming deal with Hulu, it’s still a great idea for many fans. At least there is momager Kyle Richards (her casual cameo appearance at the black and white charity auction of the reigning Beverly Hills OG last season made Twitter shine like fireworks) and housewives’ new friend Kathy. close as always to Hilton. Kris joining the show would likely mean more appearances from Faye Resnick as well.
Meghan McCain (Real Potomac Housewives)
Meghan McCain may be an odd choice for RHOP, but what better way to celebrate The View host’s return to DC than throwing a grenade of the drama in zip code 20854? Known for her highly opinionated conservative views, she would add an entirely opposite political stance to the rest of the Potomac ‘Wives, and if her recent experiments with sartorial hairstyles at The View are any clue, she would surely have a lot to tell fans about if it did was about their denominational appearance.
Nicky Hilton (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
The older Hilton sister was originally on this list to join her mother and aunt at RHOBH. Until we remembered that technically she lives in New York City, that is. But even without being surrounded by her famous family, Nicky would be a real asset to any Housewives franchise. Notably a more private sister compared to Paris, it would be a long way to go to get her to sign on the dotted line, but she would certainly fill the glamorous void left by Tinsley Mortimer’s departure last season and one Bringing back touch of sophistication that a few of the current golden apple holders (Cough, Cough, Leah McSweeney) are sorely lacking right now.
Rachel Parcell (Real Salt Lake City Housewives)
When RHOSLC was first announced at BravoCon in November 2019, Rachel Parcell was high on the shortlist of Utah social circles as a possible contender for Bravo’s newest homemaker town. As the founder and creative director of Pink Peonies (and Tan Frances business partner and BFF!), The black-haired beauty is one of Beehive State’s most prominent influencers. Not only does she have over a million Instagram followers, she knows Lisa Barlow and Meredith Marks, and has a trio of perfect Mormon sisters who would also be perfect candidates for the show. (Just google Skalla sisters to see what we’re talking about …)
Whitney Port (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
Let’s face it: The Hills needs Whitney Port. The OG star’s blatant absence from the final season of The Hills: New Beginnings – she only shows up here and there to find out all about the drama she misses from Audrina Patridge – is one of the show’s biggest fiddles on hers new, newly started epoch. But if the fashion designer wants to compete with her former circle of friends, is she a better fit for RHOBH? Just imagine Whitney’s reaction to Sutton Stracke calling out Crystal Kung Minkoff’s “ugly leather pants” alone.
Chrissy Teigen (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
Chrissy is a no-brainer when it comes to lists like this one. She’s one of the most high-profile Bravo superfans on the Twitterverse, has a lot of Hollywood clout, and moves in similar circles to most RHOBH women. And while she’s kept saying that she was too sensitive to live the housewives drama firsthand, joining the show could be exactly the kind of damage control she needs to get back from her recent cyberbullying scandal.
Asiyami Gold (Real Atlanta Housewives)
Asiyami Gold may be one of the lesser-known names on this list, but just a quick look at her internet footprint shows that she would be an intriguing addition to Bravo’s Georgia peaches. The native Nigerian could become Dr. Joining Wendy Osefo of Potomac to bring her culture to the network, and as an art director and visual storyteller, she would bring a dash of creative gold to the drama on Peachtree Street.
Hilaria Baldwin (Real New York City Housewives)
A way to address the current tensions surrounding RHONY over race and social justice? Make them even more confusing by throwing Hilaria Baldwin into the mix! Alec Baldwin’s wife would eventually be forced to address her confused identity claims on a platform other than her own Instagram account and only think of Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Eboni K. Williams trying to wrap their heads over it like Hilary Hayward-Thomas from Boston became the mysterious international “racial swindler”. Hilaria Baldwin would make any real RHONY fan cackle for joy.
Vanessa Bryant (Real Housewives from OC)
Vanessa Bryant remains one of Orange County’s most famous residents. And while the OK is finally going in the right direction thanks to the return of Heather Dubrow and the removal of Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and a one-season misfire to Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, the wife of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant would add a lot. Required portion of variety for the First Ladies of Bravo. Also, the network would provide a platform for Vanessa to gracefully show the world how she continues to honor the memory of Kobe and her late daughter Gigi.