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Move over, ladies — there's a new Real Housewives star in town! Allow us to introduce you to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' latest addition: Crystal Kung Minkoff, as reported by People.
Minkoff is making history as the first Asian-American to join any of the Real Housewives shows. Wait, a newbie Bravolebrity already making headlines? What's not to love?! She's also got a tall order to fill coming off the heels of ex-RHOBH Denise Richards, who abruptly exited the show after just two seasons, and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave's contract not being renewed. Buckle up, Minkoff —chances are it's going to be a bumpy ride if history is any teacher.
But what else is there to know about the new diamond-yielding cast member set to join OG Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, and Dorit Kemsley for Season 11? And will she be able to keep up with the drama while simultaneously serving the fashionable lewks fans have come to expect? Keep reading after the jump to find out!
Crystal Kung Minkoff is a mama and an entrepreneur
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Crystal Kung Minkoff has been married to accomplished director Rob Minkoff (pictured right) for 13 years as of this writing and has two children: Max and Zoe, People reported. And while she may earn major brownie points in Tinseltown for being the wife of a famous filmmaker, make no mistake about it — Minkoff is pretty successful in her own right as an entrepreneur. Side note: If you're not familiar with her hubby's work, Google The Lion King, The Haunted Mansion, Stuart Little, and Stuart Little 2. You get the picture.
But back to our new RHOBH star — Minkoff founded Real Coco, a brand that specializes in all-natural coconut products, per Variety. (Think coconut water, creamer, milk, etc.) And now she can add yet another hat to her growing collection: Reality television star. Busy, busy lady! When she's not occupied at work, Minkoff's Instagram account reveals that she loves traveling, spending time with her family, and dishing out interesting tidbits about her background. In November 2019, for instance, the entrepreneur revealed via IG that she is a descendant of the Chinese philosopher, Confucious.
Although Minkoff hasn't publicly confirmed her new role, she did seem to vaguely hint at it with an Oct. 24, 2020, Instagram post. "All dressed up with somewhere to go," the caption read with a photo of Minkoff dressed to the nines in an all-black belted ensemble and a chic clutch. It sounds like Minkoff will fit in just fine. Cheers to Season 11!