The Truth About RHOC's Newest Cast Member Elizabeth Lyn Vargas

The cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County has a new member. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas has joined season 15 of the show, joining the cast after the exit of two cast members, Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson.

Who is Vargas? According to Hollywood Life, she's a pal of cast member Kelly Dodd and was introduced to the other Real Housewives by her. It hasn't all been smooth sailing, though, in spite of her already established friendship with Dodd, with an insider telling the outlet that fitting in with the other Housewives has been "challenging" for Vargas. "They didn't know her before and she hasn't exactly been fitting in very easily," they said. "She's pretty vocal and seems to still be getting her groove, but she hasn't started off on the best of footing with the other women."

Bravo's The Daily Dish noted that Vargas works as the CEO of a music company and also works with an animal rescue, the We Care Rescue Ranch.

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is bringing a lot to RHOC

"I'm an explorer, dreamer, developer, thinker and so much more," reads Vargas' intro on her website. "Every project I've taken on was guided by my curiosity, creativity and diligence. I use this space to showcase my current and past work, to detail upcoming plans and to make my presence felt in the world. I'm constantly changing and evolving, so what you see here today might not be here tomorrow!"

Per Us Weekly, Vargas' storyline on The Real Housewives of Orange County will heavily focus on her divorce from her ex-husband, Bernt Bodal. We'll also see details about her relationship with her boyfriend, Jimmy. "Jimmy and I have a very intimate relationship, we just don't have sex," she says in the season 15 trailer (via Bravo's The Daily Dish).

The season will also focus on the Housewives as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic.