Why new ‘Housewife’ Sai De Silva wants to ‘rewrite’ ‘RHONY’

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Sai De Silva wants to take a chomp out of the Big Apple.

The fashionista, who was just named one of the new “Real Housewives of New York City” cast members at BravoCon 2022 on Sunday, hopes she can spice up the rebooted series.

“I’m going to bring a little bit of sass, some New York spunk, which I feel is really great for TV,” she told Page Six exclusively at God’s Love We Deliver’s 16th annual Golden Heart Awards.

“New York is the capital of the world in my opinion, and if you’re not from here, you always want to visit, and I want to portray and show that on camera.”

De Silva told us that her all-time favorite “Housewives” star is Kathy Hilton because “she’s unapologetically her,” adding, “She’s confident in her own skin, and I would like to be the same.”

Sai De Silva on a red carpet.
Sai De Silva is one of the stars of the rebooted “Real Housewives of New York City.”
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The creative director of Scout the City joined the show alongside home renovation guru Erin Dana Lichy, model and philanthropist Ubah Hassan, influencer Lizzy Savetsky, former J.Crew president Jenna Lyons, fashion publicist and brand consultant Jessel Taank, and brand marketing and communications professional Brynn Whitfield.

Conflict is a staple of the “Real Housewives” franchise, but De Silva isn’t sure it will factor into the new and improved “RHONY” series.

Jenna Lyons, Sai De Silva, Bryn Whitfield, Jessel Taank, Erin Lichy and Ubah Hassan on stage at BravoCon.
The new cast was introduced at BravoCon on Sunday.
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“You know what? It’s a new cast, and it’s a new start, so maybe we can rewrite something a little bit different,” she told Page Six.

As for another “RHONY” staple — drunken nights out — the mom of two is well-prepared.

De Silva wants to bring some New York spunk to the series.

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De Silva wants to bring some New York spunk to the series.

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“I can hold my liquor very well,” she told us. “I was a bartender in New York City for about eight years. I’m pretty good at holding my liquor, but I also know when to stop drinking.”

Also at the gala — which raises money for God’s Love We Deliver, a charity that delivers meals to people too sick to cook for themselves — were Lea Michele, Jessica Alba, Bella Hadid, Alan Cumming, Billy Porter, Freida Pinto and Anna Wintour.


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