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Natural foods chef, best-selling author, reality TV star, self-made businesswoman, and mom Bethenny Frankel first came to national attention with her wit, wisdom and humor when she was named first runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Her success on the series led her to Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City for three seasons, as well as two spin-off series on the network, Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After…. After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny made her highly anticipated return for season seven of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Carole Radziwill grew up in upstate New York. She moved to New York City to attend college, earning a B.A. at Hunter College and a masters degree at New York University. In 1988, she landed an internship at ABC News. It was the start of a long and rewarding career. Carole’s work with Peter Jennings’ documentary unit and the news magazine shows Primetime Live and 20/20 garnered her three Emmy Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian Award, and a GLAAD Award. Carole has traveled all over the world for her work, reporting on stories from places like Cambodia, India, and the Middle East.
Born in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, Dorinda graduated from college and arrived in New York City, working in the showrooms of Liz Claiborne. She met her first husband and followed him to London to start a family and eventually her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere. Many high-profile London clients like Princess Diana and Joan Collins became acquaintances, and soon, Dorinda left her mark on London society.
Luann D’Agostino is a recent new bride, having tied the knot with businessman Thomas D’Agostino, Jr. on New Year’s Eve, but she will forever be known as our favorite Countess. Her two children, Victoria and Noel, are now out of college, and both are accomplished artists and entrepreneurs. In 2014, Luann, known for her distinctive style, successfully launched her own fashion line, the Countess Collection, for Evine.com, and she now continues her Countess Luann – Styled for Living brand with a home bedding collection that will launch nationally this fall. Upcoming new brands will include home and jewelry collections.
Ramona Singer is a true entrepreneur, most recently collaborating with Rodan and Fields, an anti-aging skin-care brand, as a consultant. At an early age, she had a passion for fashion, and she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she was the first graduate of the four-year honors program, earning a BS in marketing. Ramona started her career in the elite Macy’s executive training program and was a buyer. She continued her career in sales management for major fashion companies such as Calvin Klein and French Connection. At the age of 30, she launched her own company dealing in closeout merchandise, working with some of the largest retailers. Always one to keep busy, she also got involved in the wine and accessory industry with the launch of the True Faith jewelry collection with HSN and her Ramona Pinot Grigio and Ramona Red.
Sonja Morgan is a fixture of New York City society. She got her start modeling in Paris and Milan and studying marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, representing high-end luxury brands while keeping her Berkshire-bred sensibilities and values. Sonja used her business acumen and social skills—along with rock-and-rollers, royalty, and the power set—to launch several award-winning luxury fashion brands and successful hot spots across the country. Sonja captured America’s attention with her groundbreaking toaster oven recipes, which inspired the all-encompassing international fashion lifestyle brand she wishes to grow globally with her partners.
Tinsley Randolph Mercer Mortimer joins The Real Housewives of New York City this season with a touch of Southern charm and a whole lot of socialite glamour. Tinsley hails from Virginia and spent her childhood years growing up at Graymont, the Mercer family house in Richmond, Virginia. She then attended boarding school at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where she met her first husband, Topper Mortimer. Together, the high school sweethearts moved to New York City, where Tinsley attended Columbia University and graduated with a degree in art history. As soon as Tinsley landed in New York, her blonde hair, Southern belle charm, and personal branding abilities propelled her into high society. After working at Vogue, she transitioned to a career in public relations