The newest member of the Real Housewives of New York cast is Cindy Barshop, RadarOnline.com has learned, a businesswoman whose close ties to the cosmopolitan, New York City lifestyle makes her a natural fit for the fourth season of the Bravo staple, where she steps in for departed cast member Bethenny Frankel.
As Us Weekly previously reported, Barshop — who owns the Completely Bare chain of day spas — is the cast’s newest addition, and has got plenty of experience with dealing with celebrities, socialites and other mover-and-shaker types in the city that never sleeps.
Barshop’s also had brushes with show biz in the past, as she’s appeared on The Howard Stern Show, and boasts Jersey Shore’s Pauly D and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino as her clientele at the spa.
She told RadarOnline.com Thursday exclusively, “It’s true, I am a business lady and Completely Bare has been very successful. We currently have four locations in New York City and are poised to go nationwide – the Jersey Shore boys did visit one of my salons and to tell you the truth they were very sweet and perfect gentlemen, actually.
“Contractually, I cannot say anything about Real Housewives Of NYC,” Barshop told us, “but I have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline right now.”
The Long Island native opened her first medi-style spa on Madison Avenue in 1998, and specialized in hair removal using laser technology. She operates salons in Palm Beach, Florida and Scarsdale, New York, as well.
Barshop gave birth to twin daughters, Zoe and Jesse, last year.