The Real Housewives of Orange County will have a different vibe when Season 15 returns.
EXCLUSIVE: Newport Beach resident Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is joining RHOC Season 15 as a full-time Housewife, production sources confirm to TV Deets exclusively.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are about to begin filming the Season 15 and according to a production source, all of the women have received their pick up letters from Evolution Media and have also since received their contracts from Bravo.
Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Kelly Dodd are all returning as full-time Housewives, TV Deets can also confirm.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is joining RHOC season 15.
Meet the new Housewife
A resident of Newport Beach, Elizabeth is a close friend of Kelly’s. She is the Founder and CEO of Edge Music, a streaming service and digital music label.
Elizabeth is currently in the process of divorcing husband Bernt Bodal, a part-owner of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and chairman and chief executive officer of American Seafoods Group and once appeared on Undercover Boss.
Since RHOC cameras are expected to follow her new life post-divorce, Bodal isn’t expected to appear on camera.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas’ soon to be ex-husband, Bernt Bodal. He won’t appear on RHOC Season 15, according to insiders.
While production had been testing a few new women for the upcoming season, Elizabeth has won out and will be featured in a full-time role, TV Deets can confirm.
She has already started filming for the show, appearing at a recent birthday celebration for Braunwyn. Aside from Gina and Shannon, all of the Housewives currently follow her on Instagram.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas pictured with RHOC stars Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas with new RHOC co-star Emily Simpson.
“Elizabeth is wild!” a production source tells TV Deets exclusively. “She is bold, charismatic, and so open.”
Adds our source, “We’re very excited about the next season.”
Elizabeth seemed to confirm the exciting news herself in a recent tweet.
Although the women have already been filming bits and pieces for the new season, we hear production officially kicks off next week.
The Real Housewives of Orange County will return to Bravo later this year.