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Meet the Cast of the Real Housewives of Dallas



    Real Housewives of Dallas cast member LeeAnne Locken was in the NBC 5 studios Monday to discuss the debut of the show. (Published Monday, April 11, 2016)

    It may have taken some time for the show to come to North Texas, but the Real Housewives of Dallas have arrived.

    "I think it just took a while to find the right group of women that would, you know, really work together," said cast member LeeAnne Locken.

    "We're perfect for each other in so many ways and also in not so many ways," cast member Cary Deuber said with a laugh.

    "We're all just so different," cast member Stephanie Hollman said. "I feel like we really compliment each other on this show. All of us are extremely different women with different personalities."

    Whether it's the drama or being the best of friends, these five women are ready to show the world what Dallas is all about.

    "We show the cosmopolitan flair. We show the new Dallas woman, not the Sue Ellens and women like that," said cast member Tiffany Hendra. "We're working moms, and career women and I'm very passionate about my career, so I think people will be pleasantly surprised. I mean, I do have big hair, but the typical stereotypes of Dallas and the Dallas woman will be broken."

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    Before we talk more about these Real Housewives of Big D, let's get to know a little about them.

    There's LeeAnne Locken, she's oldest of the group at 48 and possibly the most outspoken.

    Next is Locken's friend of 30 years, Tiffany Hendra, 44, who definitely can hold her own.

    Then there's 39-year-old Cary Deuber, who's a mother, a registered nurse and married to a prominent Dallas plastic surgeon.

    Next is 35-year-old Stephanie Hollman, a happily married woman and mother, as well as, charity maven.

    And finally, Stephanie's close friend, who's also a proud housewife and mother, 37-year-old Brandi Redmond. Redmond also happens to be a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

    "Were you worried what the Jones family might think about you doing a show like this because they're very protective of their brand," asked NBC 5's Meredith Land.

    "I hope I make them proud, but you never know," said Redmond. "At the end of the day, they may say, 'Oh my gosh, no Brandi!' I love them dearly and I respect them."

    While none of the Real Housewives of Dallas are actually from Dallas, they love living here now.

    "So you think you're making Dallas proud?" asked Land.

    "Absolutely," Deuber answered.

    "We hope so," said Hendra.

    "I think we are. I think we are," Hollman said.

    "I really think we do," said Deuber.

    "In my opinion, I don't think that we took on this position or this role to represent Dallas in any way," Hendra said. "I think we each represent who we are as a person and I don't think that we ever wanted to represent Dallas or Dallas women. We are Dallas women, so we represent ourselves."

    "I think we're a good representation of people who live here," Deuber added.

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    The women understand that not everyone in North Texas is excited about the show.

    "I've gotta say, I tried to find a space for this interview and there were a lot of "NO's. Why do you think that is?," Land asked.

    "I think people are gonna love watch us or hate watch us, but they will watch us," said Deuber.

    They know by putting themselves out there in this way on TV, they will be subject to ridicule.

    "Haters gonna hate," Deuber said.

    But they say they're ready for it.

    "If you want to leave a nasty comment about what we have on or what our hair looked like, 'Sorry people, we are not listening,'" said Locken.

    We all know it wouldn't be a Real Housewives show without the DRAMA and Dallas is no different.

    "I am probably the most non-confrontational person of the group, so that made me nervous," said Hollman.

    "While Stephanie said she doesn't like confrontation, she actually loves to stir up Brandi," Locken said.

    "I'm very good at supporting Brandi to entertain myself," Hollman added.

    "No, to create what Brandi should do, then put it in her little ear and get her all worked up, Stephanie does that and then, she just sits back," said Locken.

    Unfortunately, they wouldn't elaborate on that, so we'll have to watch to find out what that's all about.

    Besides the drama, there's something else most people usually think about the Real Housewives casts.

    "You think about the housewives and you think about mega money. Are you all really rich?," Land asked.

    "No, I don't think anyone is," Locken said.

    "I am married to a musician, that's all I have to say," said Hendra.

    And then there's the person everyone loves to hate.

    "So who's the villain?," questioned Land.

    "Oh, me," Locken quickly spoke up. "Sure, I'll take it. Why not?"

    "She called herself the new Nene, so there you have it," added Hendra.

    "I honestly, um, I stand my ground," Locken said.

    So, why do this show? What do they want from this?

    "Are you hoping to be famous?," Land asked.

    "Oh, God, no," said Hendra.

    "But why would you want to do a show like this if you don't want to be famous?" Land said.

    "I did go to L.A. with those big dreams. I was chasing something, I was running from my past," said Hendra. "And so, to do this, fame is a by-product of it, but, no, I have very strong intentions for doing this show and they have nothing to do with fame."

    So, you guys don't want to be famous?," said Land.

    "I mean, I really don't. I mean, I think I would get overwhelmed," Hollman said.

    One of the reason they want to be on the show, they said, is charity.

    "I do feel like it's a great opportunity to, you know, speak for great causes and it gives you a really good platform and hopefully we can use it for something good," Hollman said.

    Now that the woman have season one under their belt (buckle), we had to ask the obvious question.

    "Everyone here would do a season two?," asked Land.

    "Oh, for sure," Locken said.

    "Yes, I would," said Hendra.

    If fans like the show, a second season is a real possibility.

    The Real Housewives of Dallas debuts Monday, April 11 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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