Israel’s version of the reality series Real Housewives will have the first male cast member of the franchise.
45 year-old stylist Philip Vazana is the new addition to the show called Me’usharot.
Vazana, who is an openly gay man, gained attention for criticizing the gay pride parade in Jerusalem which was almost cancelled due to opposition from the orthodox community.
Vazana will be part of Me’usharot season three which began filming this week, including one location set at his luxurious salon, located in one of the high-end parts of the city.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bravo executive Andy Cohen expressed he is not as ok with this twist as we expected:
"For us, it’s always been around a group of women and I think that’s what the show is. It becomes a different show if you make it around a group of men".
Also joining season 3 cast is children’s author Baroness Shulamit Afriat von Bismarck, who is back in Israel after living in Spain for more than 30 years. Von Bismarck married Busso von Bismarck, descendent of the noble German House of Bismarck in 1995.
We are sure this new season will bring a new touch to the series.
Season 3 of Me’usharot is tentatively set to premiere next spring.