RHONY's Bershan Shaw (on RHONY, Her Castmates, Current Season Criticism, Becoming an Apple Holder!)

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RHONY’s Bershan Shaw steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from her home in Harlem, New York, Bershan is here to chat about her freshman season on The Real Housewives of New York City and address it all! Bershan chats about how she got involved with the show, what filming was like, and how she feels now that she is watching herself back on TV with the rest of the world. Bershan breaks down her co-stars Luann de Lesseps, Leah McSweeney, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Eboni K. Williams - who she knew prior to RHONY, first impressions, most welcoming, most surprised by and much more! On a more serious note, we chat with Bershan about being part of a network and franchise that has made a significant effort regarding diversity and inclusion, the extent to which that factored into her decision to join RHONY, and how she thinks Eboni has been handling many of the situations that have arisen both on and off camera surrounding racial inequalities. We chat with Bershan about the many various headlines RHONY has been making recently, the social media outcry about this season, the fact that “fans” think it is “off”, and what she thinks of it all. Finally, Bershan opens up about being a Stage Four Cancer Survivor, the new App she developed, her day job as a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, and how her mantra of being a bad a$$ warrior gets her through each day. Grab those Apples and get ready for this RHONY extravaganza with the one and only Miss Bershan Shaw. With all the cast change talk a flutter, might we see Bershan holding an Apple next season?




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