The owner of Completely Bare spa, Cindy Barshop, reportedly is the replacement for Bethenny Frankel who left last season and would only appear occasionally in season 4.
Spa owner Cindy Barshop reportedly has been recruited to replace Bethenny Frankel on "The Real Housewives of New York City". A source told Us magazine that the casting is "confirmed" and that the new addition is "funny and very nice".
Barshop is known to be the founder of Completely Bare, a successful chain of day spas specializing in hair removals. She is a single mom to twin girls, Zoe and Jesse, who were born last year. Her Facebook page showed a picture of her close encounter with reality TV. She welcomed DJ Pauly D and The Situation of "Jersey Shore" to have a tan at her salon.
"Real Housewives of NYC" star Ramona Singer had a little hint about the new girl, saying "We have this new girl coming on. She is very happy with herself. Not to say I'm not going to get pissed at her or have a fight with her about something - that's just who I am sometimes! I can't help it. But it's better I tell it to your face then behind your back, right?"
Regarding the casting news, a representative for Bravo said, "We haven't made any announcements regarding the cast yet."