'Real Housewives of Dallas': New cast members D'Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott are ready for the spotlight
Fans of "Real Housewives of Dallas" should be ready for a shakeup in Season 2!
Kameron Westcott and D'Andra Simmons join the series for the franchise's second season, which premieres on Monday, August 14, and they're on a mission to highlight the real Dallas.
"I feel like Dallas was definitely misrepresented [during Season 1]," Westcott told AOL Entertainment during a recent phone interview. "Dallas is a really classy, up-and-coming city, and last year was all potty talk that I didn't think represented our city at all. I was disappointed, because there's a lot more to Dallas than that. It's very conservative."
Simmons echoed those sentiments, though she is more keen on breaking down the misconceptions that the rest of the country may have about her hometown.
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"There are a lot of misconceptions about Dallas," she told us. "Texas was a republic at one point, so we are very nationalistic. There are a lot of big egos in Texas, but I want to show the wonderful parts of Dallas, too. Dallas is obviously a philanthropic city. It has a lot of high fashion. The women here really know how to dress -- they love to dress! We don't have big hair anymore. We're very cosmopolitan, and I think people need to see that."
Not only that, but both women are eager to show off their entrepreneurial efforts. In addition to working with her mother on her Ultimate Living nutritional supplements, she also founded her own beauty company, Hard Night Good Morning, which she hopes to grow through her presence on the show.
For her part, Westcott joins the show with one of the most unique business ideas to ever grace any "Real Housewives" franchise: Pink dog food. Yes, you read that correctly.
"I constantly say, 'Why would you want brown food when you could get pink?'" she explained to us about the rationale behind her new business. "I constantly say that dogs need a sparkle on the inside and on the outside. When I walk down the aisles of dog stores, I'm constantly disgusted by the packaging. Women are really the buyers of pet food, to be honest, so we want to see sparkly, beautiful packaging. I'm going to change the dog world! They have all kinds of colorful cereal for kids in the morning, so why don't they have colorful dog food?"
Both women also revealed to AOL Entertainment that they had doubts before ultimately deciding to join the show.
"I had to think about it for a long time," Simmons said. "Obviously, because my family is well known in the city of Dallas, I had to think about that. My father always said to me, though, 'When I pass away, you go ahead and do all of the things you want to do.'"
"Everyone in Dallas told me not to do it after what happened last year," Westcott explained about her hesitancy. "They were all so worried for me, because they know that I am part of society in Dallas."
But getting the opportunity to smash through expectations that people have of her ultimately pushed her to join the show.
"My favorite part of doing this show this season is proving doubters wrong and showing them that I actually can do this. My entire life I've been mis-portrayed, and I'm constantly having to prove to people that I am not a dumb blonde. If they get me wrong with editing or whatever, I'll just have to go out and prove to people that that's not me."
"Real Housewives of Dallas" Season 2 premieres on Monday, August 14, at 10 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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