It's no secret that Caitlyn Jenner is a reality TV veteran. But could the 65-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star cut it on a Real Housewives franchise?

Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge thinks so!

"I'm so proud of her," Tamra told E! News exclusively this week while promoting the new season of RHOC. "I think that she is beautiful and amazing and inspirational and I thought that she would make a great addition to the housewife chain."

Tamra says she's wanted LGBT cast-members on the Real Housewives for a while now. "I really have been asking for a gay housewife, somebody who's not your typical housewife," she explained. "We have housewives on the show that aren't housewives. We have Bethenny, we have LuAnn. We have a lot of housewives that aren't actually married so why can't we have a gay man as a housewife? Because I have friends who are gay and they're stay-at-home moms…Or a transgender woman. The world's changing. Why can't we have a Caitlyn Jenner as a housewife?"

Tamra Barney, Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce Jenner

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Tamra added, "Caitlyn, bring it! I know you have a lot of opportunities Caitlyn, but the housewife chain will love you."

Meanwhile, Howard Stern praised Caitlyn as "brave" and "courageous" on his radio show this week. "Whatever's going inside of his [head] to come out in front of the world and say look, ‘F--k it, I'm a 65-year-old guy. I want to be a woman. I know most of the world is going to hate me and laugh at me'...most of the Americans that I speak to, that I hear from, and that you meet on the street, think he's a freak, he should be dead."

"I don't think I would be able to do something like that," Stern added of her transition. "[Jenner] is brave."

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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