'Real Housewives of New York': Bravo confirms Cindy Barshop vajazzles as the new housewife

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Back in September, we told you about Cindy Barshop. She owns a chain of day spas, and her claim to fame is introducing the world to sticking shiny stones around one's lady parts - better known as "vajazzling."

So, Bravo must think the holiday season is the ideal time to introduce the sparkly new replacement for Bethenny Frankel, because it has finally confirmed that Barshop is indeed the newest cast member of "The Real Housewives of New York City."

"She has an organic connection to the cast," Bravo programming VP Christian Barcellos tells the New York Post. "She's friends with Ramona [Singer] and has connections to Kelly [Bensimon]. They all run in the same circles."

Barshop is a single mother to young twin girls, who were born in 2009. She owns a chain of day spas in Manhattan, Scarsdale, N.Y., and Palm Beach, Fla. And she lives in a downtown loft in Manhattan's West Village.

"She's done some unorthodox things, and she owns it," says Barcellos. "She brings a distinct flavor to the ensemble...viewers will enjoy getting to know and see [Barshop]."

Are you excited to see what sparkle Barshop adds to the series?
Photo/Video credit: Beauty Blitz/Cindy Barshop