‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Has a New Cast Member & She’s Puerto Rican

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More Latina representation is coming to The Real Housewives of New York City. Racquel Chevremont will be joining the cast on the upcoming fifteenth season.

Chevremont is of Black and Puerto Rican descent. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Bronx. In the nineties, Chevremont was a model and she later entered the fine arts space. She soon added art collector and curator to her extensive resume. Chevremont’s expertise in the arts has led her to working on collections for shows like And Just Like That… and Law and Order: Organized Crime

In addition to becoming the second Latina to join the RHONY cast, Chevremont will also bring more queer representation to the show. “My entire adult life has been about representation and using whatever platform I have to get the voices of queer folks of the diaspora out there,” she said in a statement to GLAAD. “What better way to do so if not as a member of this iconic franchise.”

The first Latina to ever join the main cast of RHONY was Sai De Silva during the fourteenth season in 2023. The same season was also historic with Jenna Lyons, who is lesbian, becoming the first queer woman on the show. Both De Silva and Lyons will return next season with Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jessel Taank, and Brynn Whitfield. Racquel Chevremont will be the sole new cast member.

“In the current world climate it’s important for not only our community to see themselves represented, but also for the world to get to know a queer family in a more intimate way and show that we all have more similarities than not,” Chevremont added. “That queer women can be successful, beautiful, and in loving relationships raising children too. That this world exists.”

Season fifteen of RHONY is currently in production. There’s no word yet on when to expect the next season.