Bravo announced three new shows today scheduled for January debut, exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter. One of the shows is a reality TV series called “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” which will follow “a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media.”
Now this cast chile the first one is a pickle and a half. It features five women, including “video vixen turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas, and style and pop culture journalist Geneva Thomas.”
Debuting on January 5th at 9/8C, the show chronicles their journey to the top of their respective fields and the sacrifices they must make along the way. Bravo writes: “the self-starters built their reputations and successes without the help of a man, but they never underestimate the power of a girlfriend’s support. These independent ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but will the cost of success prove too steep as they climb their way to the top?”
I just got one question does Melyssa Ford really think someone is going to take her serious at selling real estate after her booty has been all over the tv screens showing all her body? Chile well I guess we will see how this is going to pan out.
Meet the cast:
ProfessionReal Estate Agent, Public Speaker, Health Advocate
Melyssa Ford has enjoyed careers as an actress, television personality, philanthropist, and most recently, real estate tycoon. She is best known as one of the most successful and highly paid music video models of all time. Dubbed by the press a “Video Vixen” for her signature appearances on camera, Melyssa has been featured in videos alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Usher.
Leaving the entertainment industry behind, Melyssa is currently beginning a new career in real estate, where her business acumen and love of New York make her a perfect fit for selling luxury properties in Manhattan. Melyssa studied forensic psychology at York University, and is an advocate for issues close to her heart, lecturing on topics including HIV/AIDS Awareness, Self-Empowerment and Women in the Entertainment Industry.
Brie Bythewood is a third generation New Yorker with an established reputation in journalism, real estate development, and marketing. Brie’s passion is philanthropy, specifically supporting the arts and organizations focused on medical research for cancer and auto-immune diseases as well as those with a mission of ending homelessness and poverty. No stranger to fashion, Brie can often be spotted wearing couture designs by the noted fashion designer and friend, Zang Toi. After graduating from Emerson College, Brie worked in journalism and global humanitarian relief. Brie then earned her New York real estate license and is affiliated with the Simonsen Team at Douglas Elliman in conjunction with her partnership in her family’s real estate development firm, La Cité Development. Brie is single and looking to find a man who is engaging, intelligent, thoughtful, successful, has a sense of humor and is taller than her in high heels.
Age33 HometownLos Angeles, CA ProfessionStyle Expert, TV Personality, and Author
This “Queen of Effortless Chic” is a style expert, TV personality and author of Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, & Look Your Best Ever. Hailing from the fashion halls of iconic magazines including In Style, Glamour, and Essence, Daisy has worked in the industry for over a decade and is chockfull of money-saving style tips and tricks. Daisy loves to help women pull out their inner celebrity by performing drab to fab makeovers. When Daisy is not gracing the small screen on shows like Dr. Oz and Today, she regularly speaks at women’s conferences and malls across America conducting interactive style workshops. Daisy is currently enjoying a bi-coastal lifestyle, splitting her time between Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
Age34 ProfessionJournalist, Blogger, Life Coach
Dubbed “The Black Carrie Bradshaw,” Demetria Lucas is an author, blogger, life coach, and public speaker who built her empire on her award-winning blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com.
The author of A Belle in Brooklyn, Demetria contributes to numerous websites and has appeared as an expert on various talks shows. Demetria graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from NYU. She lives in Brooklyn, is engaged and is working on her second book, Don’t Waste Your Pretty: How to Make Better Decisions in Life & Love
Age30 ProfessionStyle and Pop Culture Journalist and Principal at 1530 Agency
A native of Detroit, Geneva is a style and pop culture journalist, brand strategist, and the Managing Director of the newly launched 1530 Agency — a New York City-based digital agency that also houses her highly successful Style for Breakfast Series. Geneva is known as the “Style Scholar” having studied and worked in Paris, London, Scotland and South Africa ultimately earning a Master’s of Arts in fashion history and journalism from NYU. Geneva previously worked at Ebony Magazine, Digital and Clutch Magazine, and contributes to Vogue, Italia’s Vogue.It, Huffington Post, and Uptown Magazine where she is also Brand Partnerships Manager. She operates behind-the-scenes elevating some of the world’s hottest beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands as a creative and strategist. Geneva writes avidly about fashion and celebrity culture on her blog Geneva Style Daily. Active as a resident in the Harlem community, Geneva dedicates herself to causes related to women’s empowerment, education, and youth development all while loving the single life in the best city on earth.
HometownManhattan ProfessionModel, Owner of Mica Model and Mica 2m Spa, Esthetician
Mica Hughes puts her beauty, brains and ambition to good use in her numerous entrepreneurial ventures. After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in communications, Mica worked as a local news reporter before she was discovered by a modeling scout who launched her modeling and acting career. As a top model with Wilhelmina Models and Ford Models, Mica traveled all over Europe modeling for brands including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Oscar de la Renta. Mica also founded modeling agency Mica Models, model search and seminar company “Models in Motion” and high-end rejuvenating spa, “Mica 2M SPA.” Despite her busy career, Mica always finds time to live life to the fullest and laugh with her friends and boyfriend Terry.
Here is sneak peek of the new series.
Watch Blood Sweat And Heels Season 1 | New Series: Blood, Sweat, and Heels
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