As a group, they're impressive. In fact, "housewife" doesn't seem to be a fitting term for any of them.
They're not a bunch that spends their days at the gym and lounging by the pool followed by the strenuous swigging of chardonnay over lunch. Rather they boast lofty careers and extensive involvement in their communities.
But given their selection for the show and willingness to appear on it, we can only assume/hope that there's a little more than meets the eye when it comes to the D.C. dames.
Here's a bit about each housewife based on what we know so far:
Profession: Interior decorator and writer. She has a book, Inbox Full, due out this fall about her sexy single life before marriage.
Children: Daughters Jade and Ruby
Tidbit: She once had a "long and lovely" kiss with Prince Harry after a night of drinking.
Prediction: She's going to be my favorite housewife to watch ... and the spelling of her name is going to give me fits when I write recaps of the season.
Profession: Founder of a top modeling agency.
Children: Single mother of four to Aaron, Jessica, Mihran, and Sam
Prediction: Her love life will be the most interesting.
Profession: She and her husband founded America's Polo Cup and run a winery.
Prediction: She will be the instigator of the drama and may factor high on the annoyance scale.
Mary Schmidt Amons
Profession: Founder of two fashion-related charities -- Labels for Love and The District Sample Sale.
Children: Lolly, Ryan, Alexandra, Meghan, and Matt
Tidbit: She is the granddaughter of famous radio personality Arthur Godfrey and seems a little worried the Salahis and their White House hijinks will steal her thunder.
Prediction: I will envy her wardrobe the most.
Stacie Scott Turner
Profession: Real estate mogul and founder of Extra-Ordinary Life, a philanthropy to assist young girls in foster care.
Children: Jacob and Catherine
Tidbit: She has an MBA from Harvard.
Prediction: She will be the voice of reason ... if there is such a thing when it comes to Housewives.
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