Who is Mia Thornton? New 'RHOP' star described as 'boss' by Karen Huger

Mia Thornton, who debuts as the new housewife in Season 6, replaces fan favorite Monique Samuel

                            Who is Mia Thornton? New 'RHOP' star described as 'boss' by Karen Huger
'RHOP' star Mia Thornton (Mia Thornton/Instagram)

OG 'Real Housewives of Potomac' star Karen Huger aka the Grand Dame has a notorious reputation of being unreasonably harsh on new housewives. But Mia Thornton might be an exception to it. Thornton, who will be making her debut as the new housewife on Season 6 of Bravo's popular reality show, is being showered with praise by the Grand Dame herself.

In the extended trailer released by Bravo, Huger can be seen introducing Mia to the Potomac housewives as a 'boss' and 'breath of fresh air'. In case you're wondering who this new housewife is, we've got you covered.


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Who is Mia Thornton?

According to Thornton's bio on Bravo, she is a "woman who marches to the beat of her own drum". Following Monique Sameuls' shocking exit after 'RHOP' season 5, the showrunners had a big task ahead of them — finding the perfect replacement for the fan-favorite housewife. Samuels brought the drama and the entertainment to the Potomac housewives franchise. So, whoever filled her shoes next had to be someone with a personality as big and dynamic as hers. If the trailer for the 'RHOP' Season 6 is anything to go by, the showrunners seem to have found the perfect 'replacement' housewife in Thornton. 

Thornton is an entrepreneur, franchise owner, and regional developer of Envy Spas and Joint Chiropractic Doctor Offices. After graduating with a degree in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy from the Southeastern Institute, she kicked off her career in Charlotte, North Carolina as a clinic director. She began climbing the career ladder with her hard work and smart business moves, and soon became the owner of Massage Envy Spas. 

She is currently working at the Joint Chiropractic Doctor Offices, with her husband Gordon Thornton. Despite the age difference of 35 years, the couple has been happily married for nine years, and have three children together - Joshua, Jeremiah, and Juliana. 


The 'RHOP' trailer for the upcoming season 6 teases some explosive drama between Thornton and her fellow housewives, most notable Candiace Dillard-Bassett and Gizelle Bryant. The trailer featured Dillard-Bassett and Thornton getting into some argument, leading to them throwing food at each other. Bryant can be seen yelling at the new housewife. While we don't know the details or events that led to the fights, we can't wait to catch up on all the drama.

During an interview with 'The Breakfast Club,' Bryant teased fans by revealing that she and Thornton "got off on a rocky start", but blamed it on Huger. Bryant felt that since Thornton was introduced by Huger to the group, she believed that the Grand Dame must have whispered things into the new housewife's ears which led to the tension between the ladies. However, it looks like everything got smoothened out eventually, as Gizelle declared that she "loves" the new housewife.  

'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 6 is all set to premiere on Sunday, July 11, at 8/7c only on Bravo