Introducing the Cast of the 'Gay Housewives of New York'
We got wind of the cast of Logo's new "gay housewives" show. And it's filled with just the fame-hungry, attractive, horrible people you could have imagined. They're all models! This is going to be a fantastic mess.
The show, which was initially called Kept, is now tentatively being called The A List and is scheduled to air on Logo sometime this fall after taping in NYC this summer. Just as we told you—and despite his denial at first—D-lister and former reality show contestant Reichen Lehmkuhl has signed up to be a part of the cast along with his boyfriend. That means of the six people cast on the show, five of them work as models, have worked as models, or claim to work as models. Yay, abs and shallowness! Let's meet our gaggle of famewhores, shall we?
Occupation: Professional arm candy
Stats: The former The Amazing Race winner has left his Air Force past behind and now makes his living as a professional attractive gay with his own beefcake calendars, soft-core television roles, and jewelry line. He wrote a book too. He really wants to be famous. Also, he thinks we're imbeciles and can't spell.
Claim to Fame: Was the boyfriend that helped Lance Bass come out of the closet.
Housewife Equivalent: Gretchen Rossi.
Stats: This Brazilian didn't make it in Miami or Los Angeles so now he and his boyfriend Reichen are moving to New York to take the world by storm.
Claim to Fame: He's dating Reichen.
Housewife Equivalent: Simon van Kempen.
Stats: A LA-based muscle daddy, Ruiz is like a real actual photographer who has talent and makes a living shooting for Interview and Vanity Fair. He's appeared on shows like America's Next Top Model and RuPaul's Drag Race, so it's obvious he wants to be as famous as the people he shoots.
Claim to Fame: Has photographed Tyra Banks, Dolly Parton, Lindsay Lohan, Kathy Griffin, and a bunch of other celebrities.
Housewife Equivalent: Vicki Gunvalson.
Occupation: Supposedly a model, but we're not quite sure.
Stats: After doing mysterious work in Los Angeles and London he is returning to New York to create a whole lot of drama on TV.
Claim to Fame: Dated Marc Jacobs for a hot minute.
Housewife Equivalent: Danielle Staub.
Derek Lloyd Saathoff
Occupation: A former model turned modeling agent.
Stats: Derek is a golddigger who already lives in a really nice apartment in Chelsea. He likes to party, is out all the time, and the gay gossips about town are already talking about him being on the show. He should be a big hit.
Claim to Fame: Look at her! What do you think?
Housewife Equivalent: Jill Zarin.
Occupation: Hair salon owner
Stats: We couldn't find much about Ryan, so the jury is still out. What we do know is that he and his partner are looking to adopt. Aw, cute little gaybies on TV!
Claim to Fame: He once did Madonna's hair. (OK, I made that up.)
Housewife Equivalent: Bethenny Frankel.