It’s almost time for the Real Housewives of Dallas to hit our TV screens and we are getting to know the ladies that will be bringing the drama from the south.
The cast includes LeeAnne Locken, a former pageant queen who grew up on the carnival circuit; her best friend of more than 20 years, Tiffany Hendra, a model-turned-style expert; Cary Deuber, a nurse, who works side-by-side with her plastic surgeon husband; Stephanie Hollman, an Oklahoma transplant and full-time mom; and Stephanie’s best friend, former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Brandi Redmond.
The ladies told Entertainment Tonight they’ve been waiting for the series to premiere for what feels like a long time. When Bravo first announced the show, it was filming under the title Ladies of Dallas.
“It was almost like being pregnant for, like, two years,” Cary Deuber jokes. “And you can’t tell anyone!”
“I think once Bravo previewed some of the episodes, they were like, ‘Oh, no. These are crazy bitches.’ Yeah, Housewives!'” LeeAnne adds.
ET reports that tone-wise, the show fits somewhere between The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but meets both in the drama department. The series kicks off with Brandi and LeeAnne bumping heads… a lot.
“Most of the people I run with are big dogs,” LeeAnne explains. “So, if you are going to come at me don’t just bark, bite you know? And Brandi has a great bite… I will say that.”
“I do know how to push LeeAnne’s buttons,” Brandi added.
Fans of the franchise can expect plastic surgeon visits (Tiffany shared that she let Cary take a needle to her forehead!), lots of wine (code name “Jesus Juice”) and drunken fights. At one point in the season’s trailer, LeeAnne is seen shoving a camera out of the way.
“Don’t put your camera in my face if I am drunk and don’t want you there, OK?” LeeAnne said.
The women say the hope the show changes people’s perspective of Dallas.
“We are not, you know, cowboy boots and cowboy hats, and there is not cattle in any of our backyards, or near any of our houses, dang it,” LeeAnne says. “We are the new South.”
“I love that we really are, what I have seen so far, just so real and authentic and true to who we are,” Tiffany adds.
“Well, I can only speak from my experience,” Stephanie adds. “But I think that it’s gonna be really f**king funny.”
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