Shannon Beador is one of three new wives joining the cast of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" for the series' ninth season.
Even before the show's premiere, Beador has caught the attention of fans for her unconventional lifestyle. According to her Bravo bio, Beador adheres to a holistic lifestyle, keeping her house a "toxic free zone" with hospital grade air and no wi-fi.
As for her personality, Beador says she doesn't just "sit by" and is always direct and opinionated, which has caused a stir with some of her cast mates.
In an April 14 interview with Radar Online, Beador opened up about her experience on the show and her new co-stars.
"So far so good. … I think it’s a good opportunity to see the good parts of my life, my family’s life, and the things we all have to work on," Beador explained.
Beador isn't completely new to the group. Prior to being brought aboard the cast, she knew Heather Dubrow. However, that doesn't mean she immediately meshed with all of the women.
"We’ve had our ups and downs through the season. Friendships are clearly tested and I’m a completely honest person," she said. "Whether the cameras are rolling or off, there’s not an off-camera Shannon versus an on-camera Shannon. I don’t know if that’s the case with all the women all the time."
When Beador joined the show, she was introduced to the two other returning wives (in addition to Dubrow), Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney. Initially, Beador and Judge hit it off, and their husbands even became friends. Beador and Gunvalson's relationship took a bit longer to evolve, but now, she is glad to have her in her life and feels that they have a lot in common.
When it comes to the two other new wives, Beador said Lizzie Rovsek is a "very authentic person," and Danielle Gregorio is "very quiet" and "a tough nut to crack."
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" season nine premieres on April 14 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.