Real Housewives of New York City: Go Behind the Scenes of Their Sexy Photo Shoot

Entertainment Jun. 22, 2012 AT 5:00PM

The Real Housewives of New York City has kicked of their fifth season of the hit Bravo show by replacing three original cast members.

Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill and Aviva Drescher have joined veterans Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan. To help celebrate, the ladies came together for an exclusive photo shoot with Us Weekly.

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"I have to tell you, adding three new girls and losing three definitely changed the dynamics for the season," Singer told Us in behind the scenes video footage of their shoot. "Part of it is sad, but to tell you the truth, I embrace change. And this really is a phenomenal season because when you bring three new women into the group -- boy, do things happen!"

"I'm always happy to have new friends," Morgan said. And the Countess agreed. "I would say that I connected the most out of the three women, almost immediately, with Heather," she revealed. "We really got along really well."

Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Aviva Drescher, Caroline Radzwill, and Heather Thomson attend the Bravo Upfront 2012 on April 4, 2012 in New York City.
Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Aviva Drescher, Caroline Radzwill, and Heather Thomson attend the Bravo Upfront 2012 on April 4, 2012 in New York City.
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But the original ladies still have their share of arguments with each other.

"If she wants to be a weekend mom that's her business. Probably I shouldn't have said anything, but the truth is the truth." Singer, 55, said of the amount of time the Countess, 47, spends with her French wine distributor boyfriend, Jacques Azoulay, 37. "She's passive aggressive, LuAnn. She pushes my buttons and tries to insinuate things about me that are totally not true. So, when I get upset I get 'Ramotional!' I can't help it, sorry!" 

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So, what do the new cast members -- think about the show? Watch the video and tell Us: What do you think of the revamped Real Housewives of New York City?

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