Nov 30, 2020 | Dallas Morning News
▲ Tiffany Moon, a doctor and mom to twin girls, is the single new cast member on 'Real Housewives of Dallas," Season 5.(Bravo / Jonathan Zizzo/Bravo)
When Real Housewives of Dallas premieres its fifth season Jan. 5 on Bravo, it’ll be missing last season’s most controversial cast member, LeeAnne Locken.
Bravo confirmed that the six-woman cast on Season 5 will bring back five familiar faces: former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Brandi Redmond and her best friend Stephanie Hollman; Dallas socialite and beauty-brand owner D’Andra Simmons; real-life Barbie Kameron Westcott; and Season 4 newcomer Kary Brittingham.
The sixth Real Housewives of Dallas cast member is Tiffany Moon, a physician who was born in Beijing. It’s her first time on the show.
Locken, who always found herself in the spotlight on the first four seasons of the show, was not expected to appear on RHOD for a fifth season. She was accused of racism by her co-stars and announced in February 2020 that she wouldn’t return.
Moon is the first Chinese-American cast member on the Dallas show. According to Bravo, she graduated from college at age 19 and from UT Southwestern’s medical school at 23. She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 2012 and is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain management, according to the UTSW website.
She’s the first doctor to be a cast member on Real Housewives of Dallas.
“I’ve gotta say, it’s been really nice having a doctor around,” Hollman says on the season trailer.
“Is it?” Brittingham asks. In the two-minute clip, Moon is called “two-faced” by two cast members.
Real Housewives of Dallas premieres at 8 p.m. Jan. 5 on Bravo.