Get to Know the 'Real Housewives of Dallas' Cast

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Brandi Redmond

Brandi Redmond
Real Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond. JB Lacroix/Getty Images/WireImage

Brandi Redmond's personality is just as fiery as the hair on her head. A Dallas-area resident for 15 years, this former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for 5 years is a stay-at-home mom to daughters Brooklyn, 6, and Brinkley, 4, by day, and a player in the charity world at night. Brandi is just as devoted to her equally carrot-topped husband, Bryan, who she started dating when the pair were in eighth grade. 

Brandi doesn't seem to mind much, but she admits in the show's first episode that Bryan isn't often home, leaving her plenty of time to hobnob with the Dallas socialite community and get buzzed on "Jesus juice," her term for wine. "He'll probably end up dying on a golf course one day once he reaches all his dreams and I guess we'll bury him in a hole or something," she says, romantically, of her husband. 

While Brandi has found a best friend in fellow 'RHoD' co-star Stephanie Hollman, who she admits to engaging in plenty of bad behavior with (like getting drunk, peeing in bushes, and a lot of fart-related activity), she and charity doyenne LeeAnne Locken don't quite see eye-to-eye. LeeAnne, who Brandi describes as "the loudest person in the room," doesn't seem as charitable to Brandi as she may to the rest of the Dallas socialite set. "It seems as if she's using the charity world to shine a spotlight on herself," says Brandi. 

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Cary Deuber

Cary Deuber
Real Housewives of Dallas star Cary Deuber. JB Lacroix/Getty Images/WireImage

Certified registered nurse first assistant Cary Deuber is in the business of making Dallas more beautiful, one nip and tuck at a time. Cary works alongside her husband, Mark, in his plastic surgery practice, which she's dubbed "boobs by Deubs."

While twice-divorced Cary says that Dallas society has long been gossiping about her union with Mark, with whom she was friends long before they tied the knot (his family even attended her second wedding), she says that their relationship started innocently. "I wanted to work for Mark but he wouldn't hire me. I would show up at surgeries, literally, and be like, 'Hey, need some help today?'" she jokes.

Despite her demanding job, co-star LeeAnne claims Cary's reputation as a party girl precedes her. "She's a wild girl," says LeeAnne. "She's a little pony who married very well."

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LeeAnne Locken

LeeAnne Locken
Real Housewives of Dallas Star LeeAnne Locken. JB Lacroix/WireImage

Few people make the move from the world of carnivals to the world of high society, but LeeAnne Locken is one of them. After her days working the carnival circuit ended, LeeAnne moved onto acting, modeling, and beauty pageants, earning a top 10 spot in the Miss USA pageant in 1989. Described as "the mayor of Dallas" by pall Tiffany Hendra, these days, LeeAnne rules the Dallas charity world, hooking up charitable organizations with major donors and hosting events. "My way is not so much writing the big checks," explains LeeAnne. "I volunteer ... it's like a full-time job for me." 

Although she's not a housewife in the traditional sense, LeeAnne is in a long-term relationship with Rich, a police officer who she admits she'd like to marry. What LeeAnne does to pay the bills is unclear, but it's obvious that she loves being a part of the charity circuit. "In every city, you have the elite wealthy, and by that I mean billionaires with a B, you have the millionaires, who have several million, close to 100, in the bank, and then you have the wannabe millionaires who have a million or two and just want to get more. I don't fall into anything with the million and up, but I am beyond blessed," she says. "I get to go out and live in a charity world with these people who are billionaires and they still know my name. I get to live a life most people just dream of." 

While Brandi may think LeeAnne is a bit of a loudmouth, that hardly seems to phase the former beauty queen. "They call me the Mouth of the South, and I'm okay with that," LeeAnne says. 

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Stephanie Hollman

Stephanie Hollman
Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman. Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Stephanie Hollman's early days in small-town Oklahoma didn't prepare her for the drama she'd find in Dallas. Raised in a conservative family (she wasn't even allowed to dance), Stephanie's life in Dallas has been quite the culture shock. Stephanie's transition to Texas came courtesy of her husband, Travis, with whom she was in "drunk love at first sight."

These days, the couple resides in a massive home at the Four Seasons, where Stephanie spends her days taking care of the couple's two sons, Chance, 6, and Cruz, 4, and checking off boxes on her husband's never-ending to-do list. "It's a way for me to make my money in the marriage. It's ridiculous," she says. "I just kind of do it because I don't want to fight."

While the proud on-command farter may seem to have it all together, she admits that her union isn't exactly perfect. "I sometimes feel like Travis' expectation is for me to be a younger version of his mom," she says of her marriage. "I feel like Travis's dream woman would be Betty Draper … and I'm not that girl." 

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Tiffany Hendra

Tiffany Hendra
Real Housewives of Dallas star Tiffany Hendra. JB Lacroix/Getty Images/WireImage

Actress and model Tiffany Hendra returned to Dallas to get back to her roots. Tiffany, who has been married to Aussie rocker Aaron Hendra for 11 years, credits her music man for saving her from a dark path. 

"Tiffany and Hollywood were just not a match made in heaven," says Tiffany. "I was in the model party scene — the coke, the Cristal, the private planes, the glitz and the glamor — I needed to get back to my roots. I had a come-to-Jesus moment on the bathroom floor. Thank God for Aaron. He's always been the grounded one. When I hit rock bottom, he was there to pick me up."

While she's described her return to Dallas as a "clean slate," Tiffany's past has followed her. After appearing topless in one movie, Tiffany has been forced to set the record straight about allegations she's secretly a porn star. “I do own the fact that I knew I was taking my clothes off," Tiffany tells Us Weekly, although she adamantly denies that she's ever been in the adult industry. 

Although Dallas may not have the opportunities Los Angeles did, Tiffany is certainly faring well socially after reuniting with BFF LeeAnne Locken, whose charitable heart Tiffany has been eagerly defending to the show's fans. 

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