Is that the arrival of another
trash quality reality TV show we hear? Damn straight it is! The Real Housewives franchise will soon be gracing our screens with the sure-to-be-smashing phenomenon, The Real Housewives of Auckland. They’ll be bringing the drama, the LOLS, the top-shelf yarns and the endless stream of SPQR lunches and, guess what? We know who they are.
The reveal was hosted this evening by The Real Housewives of New York veteran, Ramona Singer as the ladies took to the stage. The Auckland show is set to launch in August.
From personal stylists to ex-TV presenters and bubbly enthusiasts, here are The Real Housewives of Auckland. Oh, and it’s already pinned to be better than Melbourne’s. Take that, Australia.
P.S. Shout out to Mediaworks for joining forces with NBCUniversal to bring us Bravo—the reality TV centric, free-to-air channel that will replace Channel Four and be screening the show. It’s one of the first free-to-air channels NBC has ever done and will help unscripted TV boom. And we’re pretty chuffed about it.
Angela is a fashion stylist, single mama of three and overall female badass. She is no stranger to hard work but also appreciates the finer things in life. Angela splits her time between Christchurch and Auckland for her stylist consulting business. She’s self-described as the ‘spicy one’. Follow her on Insta here.
Originally from Iran, Gilda is queen of Auckland’s social scene, an advertising exec and the former wife of property tycoon James Kirkpatrick but she’s made a name for herself through her comic-style children’s books, The Astarons: Cosmic Guardian. She’s a mama of two boys and currently spends her days as the design and creative brains behind Rascals. Follow her on Insta here.
Most Kiwis probably recognise this lady. Louise has been on our screens since 1989 and went from TV3 presenter to actor to Celebrity Treasure Island—heck, she even directed the New Zealand edition of The Apprentice! She lives in Remuera with her fam and runs Tadpole Theatre Productions. Spoiler: the former blonde is now a brunette and is hoping that people will see the ‘real me’. Follow her on Insta here.
An author, athlete, businesswoman and former model rolled into one. This recently remarried Parnell mum of two will be one to watch. Follow her antics on Insta here.
Stunning British lass Michelle is also a former model and ended up in Auckland after visiting and falling in love. She has two children and loves her cars fast—she drives a Maserati Ghilbi #yolo. Follow her on Insta here.
Anne Batley Burton
Last but certainly not least, it’s been said that Anne loves her bubbly, its elegance and the way it kicks off every party with a BANG! No surprises there… Anne is an importer of champagne and French wine. She’s also a massive animal advocate and founded the New Zealand Cat Foundation. Follow her on Insta here.