Welcome, ladies! Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is around the corner, and with new drama comes new introductions. The Bravo series is coming back with two new faces -- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rovsek and Shannon Beador. Series regulars Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, and Heather Dubrow will also be making their return.
Rovsek and Beador have joined the old-timers in the cast's first promo shot for the new season. The sole original castmember from season one, Gunvalson is front and center next to Dubrow and Barney, while the two new ladies round out the snapshot at each end. Blonde Beador is photographed on the left while brunette stunner Rovsek is seated on the right. (Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi were fired back in September 2013 after two seasons each respectively, and Lydia McLaughlin exclusively told Us in November 2013 that she would not be returning after just one season.)
Us exclusively revealed the names of the two new housewives back in December 2013. As previously reported, former model Rovsek was crowned Miss Kentucky USA in 2002. She owns Sun Kitten Swimwear by Lizzie, which creates "high-end, special occasion designer swimsuits." The married housewife -- who tied the knot with OC real estate executive Christian Rovsek in 2009 -- is mom to sons Preston and Kingston.
Beador, meanwhile, shares three kids with contractor mogul husband David Beador. The couple reside in Newport Beach's Bonita Canyon neighborhood.
Now with the new housewives revealed, let the claws come out and the drama begin!
The Real Housewives of Orange County returns on Monday, April 14 at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.