Who is Jennie Nguyen? Jen Shah calls new 'RHOSLC' housewife a 'firecracker'
The Salt Lake City housewives left everybody floored with their intriguing storylines on the premiere season of 'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City'. Every housewife pulled out all stops and gave the audience some juicy drama and kept everybody entertained. From their Momrom lifestyles to petty fights, the ladies put it all out for the world, and the audience loved every minute of it. So, when the show was renewed for season 2, fans were hoping for all the housewives featured on season 1 to return.
Looks like the Bravo gods answered all our prayers as all the OG 'RHOSLC' ladies are making a comeback alongside a new housewife — Jennie Nguyen. The new housewife already has her work cut out for her starring alongside fan-favorite Salt Lake City housewives like Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose, Mary Cosby, Lisa Barlow, and Jen Shah. But seems like Jennie is already making waves in the group, as her co-star Jen can be seen describing her as a 'firecracker'. Coming from the queen of temper tantrums the jury is still out on if it's a compliment directed at Jennie. If you're curious to know more about the new housewife, then read on.
Who is Jennie Nguyen?
“I have plenty of everything, including opinions," says Jennie in the opening sequence of 'RHOSLC'.
According to Jennie's Bravo bio, she was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States at the age of seven. The Asian housewife has since then managed to become a successful businesswoman and became a mother of three beautiful children. After recently selling her medical spas, Jennie has taken on a new role as a stay-at-home mom. While Jennie is still adapting to the big change in her life, her husband Duy has other plans for her.
He wants to expand their family, while Jennie doesn't seem to be too keen on it. But Duy doesn't seem to be a quitter, the househusband can be seen suggesting bringing on a sister-wife to add more kids to the family in the show's trailer. Jennie gets upset and walks away saying she's 'pissed'. True to her tagline, the new housewife is clearly not afraid of speaking her mind.
If you're wondering how Jennie ended up in the housewives group, then you can thank Lisa for it. Jennie was reportedly introduced to the group by Lisa. "Introduced to the group by Lisa, Jennie is not afraid to ask the tough questions and has no problem jumping right into the drama," reveals her bio. The Sun had earlier reported that Jennie was initially hired as a friend of housewives. But owing to Jen's legal woes, Jennie was promoted to the position of a housewife.
A source close to the new housewife told the outlet, "Jennie was hired on as just a friend originally. But because of Jen's legal stuff and unexpected delays in filming here and there, Jennie got a lot more screen time than everyone expected and got promoted to full-time by the end.” “Because of Jen's problems, Jennie was a lot more involved and became full-time faster. So if Jen is not part of the show for season 3, Jennie will definitely want to step in and fill that role and void," added the source.
We can't wait to learn more about Jennie on the upcoming season of 'RHOSLC'.
'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' premieres on September 12 at 9/8c on Bravo.