The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is adding even more sparkle in its second season, introducing new blinged-out castmembers Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey to the established cast.
We know plenty about Playboy Club star Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife, but Dana is relatively unknown—although this isn't her first time at the 90210 reality rodeo. Here's the scoop on the new RHOBH star, and where you may have seen her before...
She's Taylor Armstrong's BFF: Billed by Bravo as a "friend of the Housewives," Dana told E! News she landed the role because she's "really good friends with Taylor." She already saw some screentime alongside Russell's soon-to-be ex-wife in season one.
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That $60K Kiddie Party? Thank You, Dana: Party planner Dana organized the outlandish Mad Hatter-themed birthday bash Taylor threw for
herself her 4-year-old daughter, featured last season on RHOBH. While organizing events for film premieres and celebrities in the U.S. and Europe, the entrepreneurial USC graduate also founded the Adwil Agency, a boutique web application development company and product placement firm whose tagline is "We find the drama in you." Based on the season-two preview, she sure manages to find the drama in the Beverly Hills Housewives.
Girl Just Wants to Have Fun: When she's not throwing them, Dana seems to enjoy a good party herself, expressing a particular fondness for flavored tequila on her Twitter page. She collects both Barbies and original artwork, which she can obviously afford: She drives a Lamborghini, and her new house has a private theater and pool with a current machine.
Drama Mama: In addition to her 2-year-old son, Dana will become a stepmother to her fiancé's adult children, 18 and 22, when she marries the "serial entrepreneur" next year. Dana's own mother was tragically killed in a car accident when she was young.
Look Out, Allison DuBois? Dana says this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills "makes last season look like a Cinderella story," telling E! News, "It's gonna be a doozy." Dana is proud that she "calls people on their B.S.," but also worries about their reaction to the show: "I hope they don't hate me!" We think Dana's safe—in the season-two preview, it's fellow newbie Brandi Glanville who incurs the wrath (and at least one "slut pig" slur) from the Richards sisters. Plus, as Dana pointed out to E! News, "I don't look crazy in the trailer, but my friends look nuts!"
—Additional reporting by Christopher Hall