The Bravo channel’s “Real Housewives” reality franchise is bringing aboard a high-profile newcomer. In an exclusive, the New York Post reports that socialite and martini drinker Dorinda Medley is joining “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
“The blond socialite — long rumored to be the newest addition to the franchise — will be bringing her ‘Mad Men’-inspired drink of choice to the gaggle of polished reality stars when the new ‘Housewives’ season premieres April 7 on Bravo,” the Post reports.
The report quotes Medley saying: “Nothing is more elegant than a martini glass.” The Massachusetts-born Medley, 50, adds: “I live on the Upper East Side, and it’s a small fishbowl up here. I am not going to be that ball of yarn that came out of nowhere.”
The report notes that Medley “was hooked up with the opportunity to appear on ‘RHONY’ by her longtime friends Ramona Singer and Countess Luann De Lesseps.
Medley adds: “I know these girls. I know their world. I’ve even done a few cameos. So I thought, why not give it a try and see if it is something that suits me?”