Who Is RHONY Newcomer Erin Dana Lichy?

Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, and Eboni K. Williams, don't slam the door on your way out — because there are seven new "Real Housewives of New York" sashaying in. And, from what we know about two of them so far, "RHONY" newcomers Ubah Hassan and Erin Dana Lichy, there'll be plenty of glamor and fresh drama. Precisely what the franchise needs, given its steep decline in viewers.

Of course, the first-ever Black "RHONY" cast member was blamed for the ratings dip. Per Insider, the terrible trolls of Twitter claimed Williams made the show "too woke." Isn't it 2022 now, not 1921? De Lesseps and Singer jumped on the blame train too, which is ironic given that a Nicki Swift survey showed 25% of fans were over Singer, the OG "RHONY" Housewife. However, Singer and de Lesseps shed salty white tears when Williams introduced some critical race theory into a Harlem-themed party. There goes the endless bickering and backstabbing for ten minutes or so.

Andy Cohen confirmed the news that "RHONY" fans were hoping for on October 16. The show was undergoing a total tranformation. Cohen announced the "RHONY" cast shakeup during a live taping of "Watch What Happens Live" at BravoCon 2022. The newbies strutted on stage as the audience screamed and applauded. Season 14 will be the most diverse yet, with Black, lesbian, Indian, and Latina ladies among the cast, per Variety. So, who is "RHONY" newbie Erin Dana Lichy?

Erin is all about girl power, family life, and business

All "Real Housewives of New York City" fans are dying to know, who is Erin Dana Lichy? Well, according to a Bravo press release obtained by Variety, she's "super sociable and loves being around other people." She's also a good-time party girl and lifelong New Yorker with a home in Tribeca. When she's not downing porn star martinis with the girls, Lichy likes to spend quality time with her high-flying legal eagle hubby, their three kids, and her four siblings.

Apparently, Lichy is "funny, confident, and candid." She's also clearly a woman who gets what she sets her sights on, and she sets her sights high. Lichy scored her realtor license while still a teenager and runs her own company, Homegirl. According to the business' minimalist website, Lichy comes from a long line of realtors, and she loves to redesign interiors and flip properties. Oh, and she's a smart cookie, too, having earned a Master's in "Sustainable Real Estate Development" from NYU.

Lichy and her husband, Abraham Lichy, launched a fashion company together post-graduation. She combines her love of fashion and design with her real estate talents. And, in a distinct shift from the usual "Real Housewives of New York" dynamic, Lichy is a genuine girls' girl. She's dedicated to "empowering women" and always strives to employ females when possible. To bust out with a meme, Lichy's "that woman who always fixes another woman's crown without telling the world it was crooked."

Erin is part of Bravo's plan to breathe new life into the show

"RHONY" newbie Erin Dana Lichy is married to attorney Abraham Lichy. It's likely her husband will regularly feature in the show, at least if Lichy's Instagram feed is anything to go by. The realtor and entrepreneur loves to post candid shots of her family and romantic pics of her and her husband. 

Erin is part of Bravo's plan to update "The Real Housewives of New York" and make it more reflective of the city's population as a whole. Cohen explained during his BravoCon 2022 introduction that all of the new cast members are already friends, having known each other for years. They also live in different areas around the city, from the Bronx to Brooklyn and in between.

Among them, the cast brings some much-needed diversity and breathes new life into the previously stale, rich white bread show. "There are thousands of stories to tell here," Cohen told Variety during the Season 14 casting process. "This is the most multicultural, diverse, and energetic, and exciting city in America: We are searching for a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country. We're looking for a group of women who are real friends and who are of diverse backgrounds, races, and religions." Well, it looks like they nailed it. Let's hope it's not too "woke" for the U.S.