Cast regulars Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, and Porsha Williams all pose in the photo above alongside season 8 ‘newbies’ Sheree Whitfield, Kim Fields, Shamea Morton and a woman many have identified as ‘Tammy’.
I’m assuming a very pregnant Kandi Burruss snapped the photo because she was definitely on the group trip as well, and adding Kandi to the ladies shown above brings the total to a whopping NINE cast members for season 8!
Who is this ‘Tammy’ woman, you ask? Well, I’ve asked around and my intel has given me a few deets about the newest RHOA addition.
Word on the curb is that the ‘Tammy’ who has been spotted filming is Tammy Von Nordheim (McGarity), an Atlanta area actress, model and photographer.
Tammy is a married, mother of two young daughters who is spotted frequently at Atlanta industry events. She has also appeared in several films and has also done commercials and print modeling for companies like Coca Cola, Georgia Pacific, Dark and Lovely, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Delta, Home Depot and more.
In addition to being an actress/model, Tammy has also worked behind the camera as a photographer and she is the founder of ‘Girl in the Glass,’ an empowerment workshop that inspires women to trust, receive and believe in their ability to live in their truth.
If rumors of her addition is true, hopefully Tammy’s presence will add some much needed positivity to the popular ‘reality’ show. Whatever the case, Mrs. Von Nordheim probably won’t be the team pushover, as evidenced by a warning she posting a few weeks back.
Nine regular cast members may seem like a lot but I doubt all nine will be holding a peach.
If you recall, we learned last season how easily peaches can be snatched and passed around at will when Demetria McKinney’s spot was granted to Claudia Jordan.
Both McKinney & Jordan are gone for season 8, but the RHOA games remain and being that there have been several women ‘testing’ for a spot this season, it will be interesting to see how ‘the thirst’ affects peach positions for season 8.
**UPDATE 9/21/15 ** Tammy is Actually ‘Tammy McCall Browning – CLICK HERE for PHOTOS + DETAILS