A source tells us that Washington-based realtor Stacie Turner has been tapped to participate in DC’s installment of the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives. Asked to comment, Turner said she’s “not at liberty to talk about it,” and Bravo communications director Rachelle Savoia toed the party line, writing in an e-mail, “Bravo has not confirmed the cast of the show yet.”
Still, film crews have been spotted around town, including The Washingtonian’s Style Setters party last week. The Washington Post reported today that cameras were spotted at the Inn at Little Washington the same night, taping Fauquier County winery wife Michaele Salahi and husband Tareq.
The network issued a press release in May announcing a Washington spin-off of the show, saying execs would be casting “personalities who are among Washington DC’s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates, and philanthropic leaders.”
Turner, a native Washingtonian and successful Sotheby’s real estate agent, seems to fit the bill. According to her own Web site, Turner graduated from Howard University in 1990 and received an MBA from Harvard in 1996. In addition to being a mayoral appointee and commissioner on the National Capital Planning Commission, she’s part of the board of directors for Southeastern University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Tuner also works with Jack & Jill of America, an African-American organization that trains children to be leaders. Turner lives in Northwest DC with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab, and “enjoys travel, water sports, and family.”