One person viewers won’t see in the opening credits saying her tagline when Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres tonight is Lizzie Rovsek. Lizzie, who joined the show last season, will be seen only as a “friend,” or recurring housewife, this season.
Lizzie seems to have been able to use the exposure that she got from being on Season 9, and the extra time away from Season 10, to good use. On Monday morning, via Facebook, she boasted about all the achievements that she has made with her swimwear line, Sun Kitten Swimwear. In Season 9, viewers saw Lizzie struggling to make time for her business while also raising two young boys and getting her swimwear line into local boutiques. Now, not only is the line in more boutiques, it’s going international. Her line is the also the official swimsuit line of the upcoming Miss USA competition.
Lizzie Rovsek made clear that viewers will both see her on the new season and hear from her after the episodes air.
“Happy Monday!!! Sun Kitten Swimwear Summer shipping this week. This has been our biggest production to date with new retailers like Amazon, Fred Segal (vegas), Molly Brown’s (sunset plaza in LA), Swim Assets and tons more. I’m happy to announce that our international borders are growing. We will now be available in Japan and Canada (along with Dubai, Australia, Panama, & Dominican Republic to name a few). I’m finishing up all the Miss USA competition suits and can’t wait to meet the contestants this month. Tonight is also the season premiere for RHOC Season 10🍊. I am a friend this season and I will be blogging on the episodes that I’m in Check out www.sunkittenswimwear.com for new inventory arrivals and follow us on the road to Miss USA. Live on NBC July 12th from Baton Rouge, LA. & I’m SO excited to be traveling back home to Kentucky this week for the Sun Kitten Swimwear trunk show in Lexington. #happymonday #sunkittenusa #sunkittenswimwear.”
The accompanying photo shows Lizzie, while filming Season 10, posing with starring cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, and Shannon Beador in a photo booth at a party.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lizzie said in early May that it was her decision to not return to The Real Housewives of Orange County full-time. Lizzie revealed her new status in response to Tamra Judge’s photo, taken during a party that was filmed for Season 10, that showed only herself, Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow, and new housewife Meghan King Edmonds. Lizzie posted her photo to show that she was also at the party.
Tamra Judge may have posted a photo that left Lizzie Rovsek out on purpose. The two women’s Season 9 feud erupted into major off-camera drama when Tamra leaked Lizzie’s cell phone number on social media.
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