Not everybody would agree to join a show that has featured drunken escapades known as "turtle time," trips dubbed "Scary Island" and more than their fair share of emotional breakdowns, but Kristen Taekman isn't your average Real Housewife. The new star of Real Housewives of New York City is a working mom, she models, is obsessed with Elvis Presley and BFFs with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.
"She kind of was just like, 'Go for it, be yourself' type of thing, and I have," Kristen told E! News. Having seen the show before, Kristen said she didn't have any reservations about joining the Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson on Real Housewives of New York City. At the time she joined the show, her daughter was one and she was still modeling from time to time.