In Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Danna Bui-Negrete joins the cast as a friend — but what do we know about this newcomer?
Bravo confirmed back in August that Season 3 would feature Bui-Negrete. Alongside the announcement, the network also released the season 3 trailer — and let’s just say, based on that preview alone, it was pretty safe to assume the new face wouldn’t shy away from the drama. First, she let Whitney Rose know she knew someone who has since become an informant on Jen Shah. Then, in another clip, viewers got a glimpse of a tense moment between Shah and Bui-Negrete, with the latter yelling, “If I were you I’d be really nice right now — especially if you want some money in your damn.” Books” (via Instagram). According to an NBCUniversal press release, her drama stems from Bui-Negrete spreading a rumor about Shah — perhaps told by the aforementioned whistleblower.
This newcomer may be a friend, but she certainly didn’t come to play. However, our question remains — who is Danna Bui-Negrete?
Danna Bui-Negrete is a realtor and businesswoman based in Salt Lake City
Like her The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City co-stars, Danna Bui-Negrete is a businesswoman — and a successful one at that!
According to her Instagram bio, Bui-Negrete is among the Top 500 Realtors in Salt Lake City. It’s no surprise, then, that she’s received a number of compliments from her broker, Peak Realty Utah, in the past. According to the agent’s Instagram, she’s closed at least 19 deals in 2021 alone — and since the agent hasn’t posted anything since last September, there’s a good chance this is just the tip of the iceberg. However, real estate is just one of Bui-Negrete’s pursuits. Per Linkedin, she’s held a number of managerial positions over the years, both at a major transport company and at a nail salon. It’s worth noting that said salon credits her with growing her client base by over 30%.
But that’s not all. As she noted in an Instagram Story addressed to Jen Shah, “I own multiple properties and businesses” (via TV Deets). She also added that contrary to Shah’s suggestion that she “work for free” as a friend on the show, that’s not the case. That being said, we’d hazard a guess that Bui-Negrete and Shah aren’t likely to become on-screen besties anytime soon – especially not when the first ends her Instagram rant with a dodgy dig at Shah’s guilt request: “Clink clank bra!”
Danna Bui-Negrete is a big family
Not only is Danna Bui-Negrete a real estate, business and landed a spot on a reality show (and got that coin, she was keen to share), but also a busy mom and doting wife.
As seen on her Instagram page, Bui-Negrete shares three daughters with her husband Ernesto Negrete. She’s also a stepmom to Negrete’s daughter, Aliyah Negrete – and based on family photos Bui-Negrete shared, it seems like this is a beloved blended family. Plus, it’s clear that she and Ernesto couldn’t be happier to have an all-girl brood. In June 2021, she posted a picture of herself with the three youngest Negrete sisters, captioned “Forever a #girlmom.” Likewise, in an Instagram Story saved in her parenting highlights, she shared a cute video of Ernesto being spoiled by three of his girls. Along with John Mayer’s “Daughters” playing in the background, Bui-Negrete gushed that Ernesto was “an amazing father.” As for her relationship with her husband, it’s not hard to see that these two are in love. In one post, Bui-Negrete referred to her husband as her “twin flame.” In another of the two frolicking in the wild, she remarked that they were “#Loversandbestfriends.”
Danna Bui-Negrette may be new to reality TV, but one thing’s for sure: With or without The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, this Utah native has a lot to do!