Meet The Real Housewives of Atlanta's New Cast Members


Lisa Wu will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bravo is replacing her with not one, but two new ladies!

The show doesn’t premier until Oct. 14, but we’re sure to be hearing about the new cast members in the news. Just who are they? Meet Cynthia and Phaedra:

Cynthia Bailey:Born in Alabama, Cynthia is a true Southern lady. She’s worked as a model and even appeared on the cover of Essence magazine. If you don’t recognize her from that, she make look familiar from her guest role on The Cosby Show or from Sandra Bernhard’s musical comedy Without You I’m Nothing.  She clearly wants to be famous. She has a ten year old daughter who will be seen on the show and much of her plot line will focus on getting her boyfriend of three years, Peter Thomas, to settle down.

Phaedra Parks: Working as an entertainment lawyer, she’s a career woman who does charity work in her spare time.  Her husband Apollo went to prison for a “white collar crime,” so she’ll fit in perfectly with the legal-issue-laden Housewives franchise. She’s also pregnant so be prepared for an episode that includes a baby shower.

Looks like this season is going to be good!  NeNe Leakes lands a new job as an entertainment reporter and struggles with her marriage. Kim Zolciak continues a career in music. Kandi Burruss mourns the death of her former fiancé, AJ, and will try to re-bond with her sick father. Shereé Whitfield gets an acting coach and works towards becoming a real actress.

Will you watch?