‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’: Everything We Know About Jen Shah — aka the ‘Queen Bee and MVP of SLC’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The girls of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City have arrived. In the November 11 collection premiere, forged member Jen Shah – the “Queen Bee and MVP” of SLC – threw a lavish birthday for her co-star Meredith Marks.

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‘RHOSLC’ star Jen Shah | Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

However, she left a number of the girls questioning who the get together was actually for. Jen clearly loves the highlight, and he or she admitted that a few of her extra elaborate get together parts had “everything to do with me.” Here is every thing we all know in regards to the RHOSLC.

The ‘RHOSLC’ star grew up in Salt Lake City and is married to a ‘local legend’

According to Starcasm, Jen Shah was born Jennifer Lui in Salt Lake City and he or she is at the moment 46 years previous. She is the primary girl of Polynesian descent to star within the Real Housewives franchise. Her Bravo bio states that her ancestry is Tongan and Hawaiian, and he or she says she typically felt misplaced in her predominately white Utah neighborhood.

Jen is married to Sharrieff Shah who was a star security on the University of Utah soccer workforce from 1990 to 1993. However, in his senior season, a neck harm ended his soccer profession, so he set his sights on changing into a lawyer.

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After he obtained his JD in 2001, Sharrieff labored as an lawyer for the following ten years. He was additionally working as a sideline reporter for the native ESPN affiliate throughout University of Utah soccer video games.

In 2012, Sharrieff turned the Utes assistant coach and he’s now the Cornerbacks Coach and the Special Teams Coordinator.

Jen Shah is a profitable entrepreneur and a mother of two

Jen and Sharieff are the dad and mom of two boys, Sharieff Jr. and Omar. The couple welcomed their oldest in 1994 and he went on to play soccer identical to his dad. However, Sharrieff Jr. ended taking part in for Utah’s rival, Utah State.

In addition to being a mother, Jen can also be a profitable entrepreneur. She owns three completely different firms – JXA Fashion, Shah Beauty, and Shah lashes. Jen typically serves as a mannequin for JXA Fashion.

She made a reputation for herself in the course of the 2020 presidential marketing campaign when she shared a photograph of a gown made of Joe Biden yard indicators. She additionally tailored her business because of the pandemic and is promoting trendy face masks.

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Jen additionally owns the favored advertising and marketing agency The Shah Squad, in addition to Shah Beauty, which presents “a complete range of anti-aging and beauty solutions.” She deliberate to launch Shah Lashes this yr. However, she has put that on maintain for now on account of COVID-19.

Between her husband’s success as a lawyer and faculty soccer coach and her companies, Jen has gathered a powerful web price. According to Cinemaholic, Jen is at the moment price roughly $three million.

Jen Shah’s business ventures helped her land a spot within the ‘RHOSLC’ forged

Jen says that she didn’t actually must audition for RHOSLC. Instead, the manufacturing firm got here to her. While talking with native CBS affiliate KUTV, Jen stated her business possession prompted the corporate to achieve out.

“The production company reached out to me from L.A. and said they were looking for some people in Utah that owned businesses,” Jen defined. “They were putting together a reality TV show for Bravo.”

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After spending the primary a part of her profession in “Fortune 500 corporate America,” Jen says she knew it was time to get out on her personal and “take that leap.”

Producers took curiosity in Jen due to her business savvy and due to her non secular background. She’s within the strategy of changing from Mormonism to Islam, and followers will most likely get to see her conversion.

New episodes of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City air Wednesday nights on Bravo.

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