While Bethenny Frankel will still make appearances on the upcoming Real Housewives of New York season, spa-owner Cindy Barshop is reportedly replacing the witty brunette. We don’t know too much about Barshop yet and she’s unconfirmed by Bravo, but she seems to fit the bill: Fame-friendly with a project to promote. In this case, that project is Completely Bare, Barshop’s chic Manhattan and Palm Beach day spa. Barshop, single, also gave birth to twin girls just last year. We went through her Patrick McMullan archives and they were pretty weak, but she did have her spa’s opening photographed in 2002 and attended Richie Rich’s fashion show last week, and she is a vajazzling advocate, according to YouTube. Her Facebook page was more fruitful, turning up this photo of her with the Jersey Shore cast, confirming her interest in the strange fame of reality TV. Sources say she’s “nice and funny,” but unstoppable Ramona Singer is already gearing up for a fight:
’We have this new girl coming on. She is very happy with herself,’ Singer, 53, told Us. ‘Not to say I’m not going to get pissed at her or have a fight with her about something — that’s just who I am sometimes!’
We never really know who these women are until they reveal their true selves three-seasons deep. But, we like Barshop’s style so far, even if the show is making no bones anymore about representing actual housewives or high society. We see more blown-out-of-proportion spats on the way.
Find Out the Rumored New NYC Housewife! [Us Weekly]