The cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City" will be: Alex McCord,
a high-powered career woman juggling two children, a husband and a thriving social calendar. Her children take music, art, swimming and French classes, and their live-in au pair speaks only French to them, in hopes that the kids will be bilingual. A former actress and model, Alex is currently a graphic designer within the visual merchandising world. Bethenny Frankel
, a single socialite in her 30s with a growing career as a natural food chef. She has a thriving social calendar and a wealthy Wall Street boyfriend who has three children. Frankel owns her own company, Bethenny Bakes, has a health column in Hamptons Magazine, is a TV spokeswoman for Health Magazine and for Pepperidge Farms' new line of healthy foods. She was a runner-up on "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart." Her main focus these days is settling down and starting a family. Jill Zarin
, a businesswoman, a photographer and a regular on the Manhattan social circuit. Jill is married to Bobby Zarin, a successful entrepreneur, and together they operate Zarin Fabrics and Home Furnishings. Jill is also involved in numerous charities and counts many celebrities among her friends. She has a daughter Allyson and stepchildren David, Jennifer and Jonathan. LuAnn de Lesseps
is a real-life countess. Her husband, Alexandre Count de Lesseps, is a French aristocrat from the Suez Canal dynasty. The de Lesseps line presented New York City with the Statue of Liberty. LuAnn uses her title to help with various charities. She also teaches etiquette on morning televisions shows and has a local cable show on WVVH-TV in the Hamptons called "The Countess Report." She's a busy mom of two. Ramona Singer
is a busy entrepreneur. She owns her own business, R.M.S. Fashions, a jewelry line, truefaithjewelry.com, and a clothing line, "True Faith." She is also developing a skin care line. She and her husband Mario, a third-generation jeweler, and their 13-year old daughter Avery, live in a four-bedroom condo in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. They also have a second home in Southampton directly on the water. Ramona is an avid tennis player and loves to entertain, with dinner parties and social events.