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REPORT: Bershan Shaw May Become the First Black RHONY Star

The Real Housewives of New York may be getting some new blood, and she’s about to shake up the franchise in a major way!

According to a new report from PEOPLE, Motivational speaker Bershan Shaw may be snagging an apple for season 13.

This casting move would make Shaw the first black cast member on RHONY.

A production source says Shaw has “filmed with some of the cast, but nothing is official yet.”

TMZ, on the other hand, reports that it’s “unclear” if Shaw will be a full-time Housewife or just a friend of the Housewives.

Bravo has yet to comment on the casting rumor.

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On her website, Shaw describes herself as a speaker and TV personality as well as a two-time breast cancer survivor.

“I am a stage 4 breast cancer thriver, and this journey has prepared me to live my best life. I help transform the lives of leaders and business owners to get what they want from their business,” Shaw’s About page states.

Shaw does have some reality TV experience under her belt.

In 2014, Shaw, and three of her best friends, starred on OWN’s Love in the City, which documented the group’s “adventures, romances, successes, and life-altering struggles” while living in New York City.

Part three of RHONY season 12 reunion airs on Thursday, September 24, at 9 p.m. ET.

Thoughts on this report? Do you think Shaw would be a good fit for RHONY?  Sound off below!

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