Eva Marcille Is Making Bank for ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Season 10 (UPDATE)
UPDATE (10/2/17 at 12:20 p.m. ET):
It pays to hold a peach on Real Housewives of Atlanta!
Just a day after Eva Marcille of America's Next Top Model fame confirmed she'll be joining the cast for Season 10, we're getting more details about her role on the show — and just how much money she'll be making.
The former model will reportedly rake in close to $100K for participating on the Bravo series, theJasmineBRAND reports.
Considering she had to relocate herself and her young daughter to the ATL for the show, that paycheck seems well earned!
Sources also tell the site Eva didn't want to become a full-fledged cast member just yet because her boyfriend, Michael Sterling, is running for Atlanta mayor, and the show could hurt his political aspirations.
For more on Eva's involvement on RHOA, plus what this means for the show's vets, keep on clicking!
Original story (10/1/17 at 2:37 p.m. ET):
Real Housewives of Atlanta has found its newest peach.
Eva Marcille, most known for winning the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model, has confirmed she is joining the cast of RHOA for Season 10.
But her role may not be exactly as you’d expect...
Eva Marcille, then known as Eva Pigford, made her reality TV debut in 2004 on the third cycle of the Tyra Banks-hosted competition series.
She’s since modeled for a ton of major fashion brands, starred on The Young and the Restless, and appeared in films such as I Think I Love My Wife and Sister Code.
And it looks like 13 years was enough time for a reality TV hiatus, as she’ll be making her big comeback on the long-running Bravo series beginning with its upcoming Season 10!
However, like many newbies cast on the franchise, the 32-year-old won’t be given full-time housewife status just yet, and instead will be a “friend” of the ladies like Shamea Morton is, Bossip reports.
Still, the former model is thrilled to be a part of the super successful show.
"I'm so excited to join NeNe [Leakes] and the ladies for the 10th season of RHOA," Eva tells Us Weekly.
"Atlanta and America, get ready!"
As previously reported, the “rich bitch” herself NeNe will be returning for the upcoming season, as will alum Kim Zolciak, who, like Eva, will play a “friend” role as she balances her time filming Housewives and her spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy.
Rumors first circulated that Eva would be joining the show back in July, when she was spotted around the ATL filming scenes with NeNe and co.
But even without Phae Phae there’s plenty of drama to be had on the upcoming episodes, between Kenya Moore’s secret wedding, Cynthia Bailey’s new relationship — and of course, NeNe’s and Kim’s interesting dynamic.
We have a feeling the stunning Eva will fit right in!
Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 premieres Sunday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.