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New Faces Join 'Real Housewives of New York City'

ETonline, Thursday, October 15, 2009, 4:30pm (PDT)

Entertainment Tonight.

When "The Real Housewives of New York City" returns for its third season, two new women -- Sonja Morgan and Jennifer Gilbert -- will be joining the cast of characters.

But not to worry! Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin will all be back.

Sonja and Jennifer will join our regular "Housewives" in season three -- on a recurring basis -- as they navigate jam-packed social calendars, careers, children and New York City life.

Sonja Morgan [on the right above in the photo with Kelly Bensimon] is a fixture of New York City society, running in social circles that include European royalty and top-notch designers. Having jet-setted around the world and modeled in Paris and Milan, Morgan worked for multiple restaurants across the city as a consultant and manager and often brought in her famous friends to spice up these locales. A single mother of a nine-year-old daughter, Morgan loves art, decorating, gardening, skiing and visiting France every chance she gets -- be it for her charity work or just for pleasure.

Jennifer Gilbert [pictured above in the striped sundress with Alli Rosenfeld at Hamptons Magazine'a annual clambake] is a busy career woman -- she owns and runs Save the Date®, a corporate and social event planning company, and serves as the co-owner of PortaMEe, a baby carrier company. Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young when she was 29, Gilbert is a graduate of the "Birthing of Giants" Program at MIT. Married for seven years with three children, Gilbert and her husband love to entertain and have dinner parties every Saturday night. Her motto, "Why cook when you can cater?" enables her to spend time setting a beautiful table and inviting new and old friends to her soirees.

"The Real Housewives of New York City," filming now, will return to Bravo in 2010.

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