Meet Orange County‘s Newest Housewife
07/14/2009 AT 12:00 AM EDT
As production gets underway for a new season of Bravo's original, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Jeana Keough, Lynne Curtin, and Gretchen Rossi will have to contend with a new drama-starter.
Alexis Bellino, a blond stay-at-home mom, is joining the cast, according to a press release from the network.
Bellino lives with her husband Jim, an entrepreneur, and their three children -- 3-year-old James, and 20-month-old twins Melania and Mackenna -- in Newport Coast, Calif.
"Originally from the small town of Hannibal, Mo., Alexis is now living the Southern California dream in one of the most prominent and envied areas of Orange County," the press release reads. "Alexis keeps herself busy by being the best wife and mother she can, and when she does have a free moment, she likes to work out to keep herself looking and feeling her best."
Described by Bravo as a "spicy blonde who unabashedly lives life on her terms," the network promises that she's already stirring up buzz -- and drama -- in the O.C.
Tell us: What do you think of the newest cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County? Can she stand up to Vicki and Tamra? Kelsey McNeal/Bravo