Elizabeth Savetsky, a fashion influencer who calls herself a "proud Jew & Zionist," is joining the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York," according to a report.
According to Page Six, Lizzy, a Fort Worth, Texas native, is someone who Bravo believes could breathe new life into the show, which has aired for 14 seasons. In recent years, fans have had a love-hate relationship with The Big Apple edition of the franchise. Realizing this, producers have cleaned house and are going with a new cast. (Some of the original "RHONY" cast members will be brought back for a separate "legacy" show.)
Lizzy has not commented on the report, but she is very active on Instagram, which is what producers want.
"Bravo found people aren't responding as well to the constant bickering and fighting of the [previous] cast. They're hoping that this new cast will be a bit more inspiring and attract the younger audience," said an insider.
The source said the women being wooed by Bravo are "already strong in the influencer space, and they are more aspirational. They're women who have their own brands, or at least strong Instagram followings."
Lizzy, for instance, has over 200,000 followers. A mom of three who's married to plastic surgeon Dr. Ira Savetsky, Lizzy often uses her social media to speak about accessories and her Jewish faith.
Page Six said producers are also eyeing Vera Wang executive Priya Shukla for the show.