“The Real Housewives of New York” has been a topic of conversation for almost everyone lately. Rumble of a cast shake. Hints from Ramona Singer that the show could be in trouble. Andy Cohen’s long-awaited confirmation that “RHONY” would be split into two distinct shows: one based on the original format and another as a “legacy” version featuring housewives from past seasons. Suffice it to say that “RHONY” is on everyone’s lips, but that the series is a hot topic of conversation hardly comes as a shock. As singer Vicki Gunvalson hilariously shared at Bravocon 2019, the show was featured in a number of prestigious publications when it first hit the big screen. “New York Times, Wall Street, New Yorker, Post…I’m not kidding,” she listed in her typically animated manner.
Over the years, RHONY has brought fans a ton of memorable content. As Dorinda Medley not-so-subtly reminded the production on her SiriusXM show, “I’m the queen of making it beautiful.” Luann DeLesseps’ now-iconic phrase, “Be cool,” will also be remembered forever. And who can forget Frankel calling DeLesseps a “dumb drag queen” via confessional?
One thing is for sure, the “RHONY” women past and present are reality TV gold. But with so many strong performances on the show, is there a clear favorite? To quote DeLesseps’ cabaret song “Chic C’est La Vie,” we have to ask, “Who’s the fairest of them all?”
Bethenny Frankel emerges victorious
In keeping with Chic C’est La Vie, we’re guessing it’s calling Nicki Swift readers! Based on a sample of 574 Nicki Swift readers, Bethenny Frankel continues to be a fan favorite — and by far. With 219 votes for her name, Frankel received a whopping 38.15% of the votes as the most popular New York housewife. But that might not come as a shock. After all, a recent E! The news ranking of all previous “Real Housewives” stars also put her at the top.
In second place with 131 votes is Ramona Singer, the Pinot Grigio lover from “RHONY”. Given that Singer E! News to remember: “This show is a pop icon … and … I’m finally realizing I’m a celebrity,” we’re not sure if that’ll come as too much of a surprise to her. Sonja Morgan, Sonja Morgan, the singer’s best friend on and off, follows her closely. Unfortunately for Dorinda Medley and DeLesseps, they are lower on the list with 11.15% and 8.19% of the vote, respectively.
Will the bottom two get a chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of fans in the “RHONY” reboot? As Andy Cohen has yet to announce who will be starring in the future, it’s too early to say – but a future appearance by Frankel would undoubtedly be a blast with fans.