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Miami is known for its beautiful women and lavish social scene, but can this already extravagant Florida town handle the drama that The Real Housewives of Miami will bring? Bravo announced Thursday that the fiery new Real Housewives series will kick off Feb. 22 with six fierce, influential Miami women ready to heat things up.
Lea Black is a Texas-born philanthropist who is married to Roy Black, one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country. The two have a 9-year-old son together. Politics are super important to this well-respected gal, who was an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and supports several local Florida politicians.
Marysol Patton is a Miami native who runs a very successful public relations firm. This divorcée puts most of her time and energy into her work, which includes throwing exclusive parties for her A-list clients. When she's not on the clock, Patton hangs out with her mother Else, a self-proclaimed "seer" (not a psychic) who doles out spiritual advice.
Adriana DeMoura-Sidi is a recently divorced mom who has already lined up her next husband, Fredric. But this Brazillian-born full-time mom is quite the flirt, which leads to a lot of gossip -- and some problems with her fiancé.
Alexia Echevarria is nicknamed the "Cuban Barbie." This career-oriented woman is the editor-in-chief of Venue Magazine, a Latin-centric publication that spotlights fashion trends and up-and-coming stars. She's married and has two sons from a previous marriage.
Cristy Rice recently divorced her husband, NBA superstar Glen Rice. She's adjusting to living her new life as a single mom. Between raising her three children and running her own clothing store, this proud Miami native has a lot on her plate.
Larsa Pippen is married to NBA legend Scottie Pippen and shares the unofficial title of "Hottest NBA Wife" with Rice. She's a snarky, Lebanese powerhouse intent on turning her three little boys into star athletes. She also has a very spoiled 1-year-old daughter. Pippen isn't shy about saying she's good at everything she does.
Besides these movers and shakers about town, there's also talk of a drag queen joining the cast at some point this season. PopEater reports that blonde bombshell Elaine Lancaster, who is a close friend of Dennis Rodman and whose male name is James Davis, will be part of the show's wider ensemble. One TV executive allegedly said having "this kind of character" on "mainstream TV with honesty and dignity will help everyone accept that the America we all live in is full of beautiful and talented people that come in many different forms." Of course, it'll also make for one heck of an entertaining show.
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