Will Real Housewives of Miami Cast D.C. Housewife Cat Ommanney?
For the last few months, we've been hearing rumors that not only is a second season of Real Housewives of Miami happening, but they are already adding a few new A-listers to the lineup.
While we have heard that everyone from Tracy Mourning to Tara Solomon are in the running, there is one Magic City rumor blowing up on the blogosphere. Cat Ommanney from Real Housewives of D.C might be leaving the capital and heading to Miami to join our Bravo broads.
Ommanney was the feisty, blond Brit whose marriage to White House photographer, Charles Ommanney, crumbled before our eyes on Real Housewives of D.C. She was never one to keep her mouth closed. Perhaps that's why she was our favorite from that franchise.
We can't confirm that she'll appear on RHOM, but she certainly needs the press and has been spending plenty of time in the 305. According to her Twitter, the followup to her book Inbox Full is in the works. Nothing like a million viewers a week to get books off the shelf.
So if you ask us, she has her spot on Real Housewives pretty much in the bag. Here are five reasons why:
She Loves Miami: Not only was she in town over Labor Day weekend, but she stopped back in just a few weeks later. Here is what she Tweeted out to her fans on September 19th: "Love waking up to these big blue skies everyday in Miami!"
She Is Friends With the Season 1 RHOM Cast: It's all about who you know, right? Well, Cat knows one lady that is sure to get her on to the show if she has anything to say about: Lea Black. The proclaimed "Mayor of Miami" is very close with Ommanney and is Tweeting her little heart out to the big dogs over at Bravo to ensure she might be added to the cast.
She Loves the Gays: If she is going to live in Miami, she is going to have to be cool with the city's LGBT community. And from what we have seen so far, she's ready to host our pride parade. On September 1, we caught her at Bar 721 supporting Brooke Knows Best star and choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard, who was performed that night. Later, she and Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black, along with BFF Elaine Lancaster, dined at Barton G. To end the evening on a gay note, she and Lancaster partied with A-List New York stars Rodiney Santiago and Derek Lloyd Saathoff at Score Nightclub. Lea, Cat and Elaine: Can someone say ideal cast?
She Digs the Drama: If you remember anything about her from her time on Real Housewives of D.C., you know that she was never afraid to get in a woman's face. And while it has been awhile since that show was on, here is a direct quote from her Facebook on September 19th about fellow Bravo housewife, Countess Luann De Lesseps: "I know that many would like me to join #rhony to put that fake countess ,with all her phony superiority down a peg or two, but it ain't going to happen! I don't want to move to NYC. Praying that Bravo gets someone in to kick that 'regal' butt! lol"
She Is a Blast in a Glass: We hate to drink and tell but we have to. We were on assignment at Score Nightclub on September 1 when we bumped into drag queen Elaine Lancaster and Cat. We sat down at their table and were gossiping with the two of them when all of a sudden one of their tablemates made a less than nice comment to us. Not wanting to start housewife-like drama, we made our way back to our table. About 10 minutes later, Ommanney made her way over to apologize with her version of an olive branch: a glass of champagne. After a "don't worry about it girl" hug, we mended our friendship with dancing with drag queens, what else?
New Times writer Stacey Russell and Cat Ommanney
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