The Real Housewives franchise has been changing a few vital things recently, probably realizing the fact that the franchise lacks women of color. Now, the franchise has made a major change owing to its cast members for Season 11 by adding an Asian American woman for the first time in the franchise.
According to Variety, Crystal Kung Minkoff would be joining the cast in Season 11. She is the wife of Stuart Little, Lion King, and Mr. Peabody director Rob Minkoff having two children together. Their children are most likely to appear on the show sometime later as the cameras seem to have dived deep into the Housewives’ personal lives since the franchise’s inception.
It’s really nice seeing Bravo execs taking a few steps ahead with regards to their casting as Crystal Kung Minkoff’s casting is a huge deal, marking a franchise first. Moreover, the Real Housewives branches of Dallas, Orange County, and New Jersey have yet to make amends in their casting, including indigenous, Black or other women of color in their respective shows.
In Season 10, we witnessed Garcelle Beauvais as the first Black woman on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills whereas journalist Eboni K. Williams was the first one joining The Real Housewives of New York City. And it’s about time for two women of color to be present on the show as Crystal Kung Minkoff would be added to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Her addition would surely turn out to be a new dynamic to the reality series. However, we won’t be seeing a few housewives, one of which is Teddi Mellencamp and the other is Denise Richards. In addition to that, the franchise is now known to expand as Bravo is about to debut The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City in November as the next new series addition in the franchise, which is certain to be diversifying and refreshing for fans.