Shannon Beador, Caroline Manzo

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Ladies, gentlemen and Housewives, we have a winner!

After six rounds of heated competition, which whittled the race from 64 ladies to just two finalists, we've finally learned who the ultimate star of The Real Housewives franchise is!

In the final round, it was Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Shannon Beador up against original New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, who landed her own spinoff, Manzo'd With Children.

Hundreds of thousands of you voted all weekend, and now, we can finally reveal the winner of our Best Housewife Ever tournament is Shannon Beador!

While she only joined Orange County this season, Beador, who has three daughters with her husband, David, quickly became a fan favorite, and a much-needed breath of fresh air in the long-running Bravo series.

Beador, who won with 59 percent of the votes, posted a thank you note to all of her fans on Twitter, writing, "I am so thankful for everyone who has voted for me in the last few weeks! Completely overwhelming! I ♥you all!!! You rock!!!"

So congratulations, Shannon Beador, one of the realest Real Housewives to grace our screens in a very long time!

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