RHONY producers want to shake issues up for season 13. With the exit of Dorinda Medley, producers try to diversify the forged and produce on its first full-time Black housewife. The prime contender for the spot is Bershan Shaw.
Who is Bershan Shaw?
Shaw describes herself as a business coach, actress, and motivational speaker. The Washington D.C. native is a graduate of Syracuse University, receiving her broadcast Journalism diploma – in addition to an M.A in Journalism from New York University.
While making a life for herself in New York, Shaw transitioned from waitressing and internet hosting at numerous New York City eating places to turning into an entrepreneur and opening her personal bar and restaurant, Haven Lounge.
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But at 33-years-old, Shaw was identified with breast most cancers. She underwent radiation and her most cancers went into remission. Two weeks earlier than her wedding ceremony, her most cancers returned with a grim life expectancy of six to 9 months to stay. Shaw refused to present in and started dwelling a holistic way of life.
After turning into cancer-free for the second time, she began her personal social help web site URAWarrior. She chronicled her journey within the OWN actuality collection Love In the City. The collection adopted Shaw and her three pals dwelling and dealing in New York City, balancing love, friendship, and profession. The present lasted one season.
Currently, Shaw speaks all through the county, in addition to internationally, giving encouragement to girls everywhere in the world. She additionally hosts her personal podcast, Buckle Up with Bershan.
Bershan Shaw is within the working to develop into the primary Black full time ‘RHONY’ forged member
Sources near manufacturing inform TMZ RHONY producers are hoping to deliver Shaw into the fold. Filming for season 13 is underway and Shaw is reportedly filming scenes with forged members all through Manhattan.
It’s unclear what her connection is to any of the forged members, however it’s clear that she’ll be on the present in some capability, whether or not as a friend to the present or a full-time housewife.
The addition of Shaw is strategic on the present’s half. Bravo executives consider a change within the forged is critical, beginning with diversifying its forged as there have been no Black forged members all through the present’s historical past.
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TMZ completely reveals the choice got here straightforward following Medley and Tinsley Mortimer’s exits. There had been rumors that Ali Wentworth, spouse of George Stephanopoulos, could be becoming a member of however the outlet says it’s not true. From the beginning, a Black forged member was at all times within the playing cards.
The aim for this upcoming season, per TMZ, is to “feature more than just rich, white women.” Shaw matches the mildew. She has a powerful resume and an much more compelling private story of tragedy and survival.
During her time on Love In the City, Shaw was married. It’s unclear if she continues to be along with her husband or if the 2 have gone their separate methods.
From the seems to be of Shaw’s Instagram account, she spends her time touring and hanging out along with her household and pals. She seems to be at present single.