RHOBH season 12 villain is Bosnian refugee turned millionaire entrepreneur Diana Jenkins

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There is a new troublemaker this season on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and her name is Diana Jenkins.

The 48-year-old mother of three is a former refugee from Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of two new cast members joining the show in season 12. 

Jenkins, a millionaire entrepreneur, will stir the pot in upcoming episodes butting heads with at least one Housewife in particular, Sutton Stracke, who called her ‘soulless’ (to her face) in the trailer.

Villain! There is a new troublemaker this season on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and it is refugee turned millionaire entrepreneur newcomer Diana Jenkins

Villain! There is a new troublemaker this season on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and it is refugee turned millionaire entrepreneur newcomer Diana Jenkins

Sanela Diana Jenkins, who goes by Diana, will join veterans Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Jayne, Sutton Stracke, Lisa Rinna, and Crystal Kung Minkoff this season on RHOBH – along with fellow newbie Sheree Zampino.

Jenkins was born in Bosnia but fled the country during the Bosnian war as a refugee in the mid-nineties. 

She eventually emigrated into the United States and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Diana is a very active philanthropist. She recently had her new co-stars join her to help raise $8.5M for the Elton John Foundation.

History: The mother of three was born in Bosnia but fled the country during the Bosnian war as a refugee in the mid-nineties

History: The mother of three was born in Bosnia but fled the country during the Bosnian war as a refugee in the mid-nineties

She also has some of her own programs, such as UCLA’s Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project and the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization, according to Us Weekly. The latter of which was created in partnership with actor Sean Penn.

In addition to her charitable pursuits, Diana is the founder and CEO of the lifestyle drink company Neuro. She also runs an entertainment company and purchased a swimwear brand. Diana’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $300M.

Jenkins has three children, two with her banker ex, Roger Jenkins, and a baby born in 2020 whom she shares with her current boyfriend Asher Monroe.

In the season 12 trailer, the blonde bombshell goes toe-to-toe with Sutton Stracke in a particularly frosty exchange. 

Off camera: Jenkins is a big philanthropist and activist with several charities to her name and she owns several businesses with an estimated net worth of $300M

Off camera: Jenkins is a big philanthropist and activist with several charities to her name and she owns several businesses with an estimated net worth of $300M

‘I think you’re a soulless person,’ Sutton says right to Diana’s face.

Completely unfazed by the insult, Diana responds: ‘You need a new villain? Here I am.’  

At times, though, Diana is given a warm reception by her co-stars, such as Dorit who compares one of her looks to Brigitte Bardot. 

Meanwhile this season, Erika Jayne will no doubt be in the hot seat repeatedly as her embezzlement scandal continues to unfold.

She is confronted by her co-stars about her drinking in a preview clip. The 50-year-old can be seen tipping back the alcohol and announcing: ‘Oh my god, I’m lit.’

Frenemies: While Diana appears to be getting along with Lisa, Dorit and Crystal, in the trailer Sutton calls her'soulless'

Frenemies: While Diana appears to be getting along with Lisa, Dorit and Crystal, in the trailer Sutton calls her ‘soulless’

A concerned Lisa Rinna flatly tells her: ‘Take your antidepressants or you drink, but you can’t do both.’ 

Erika is shown multiple times enjoying her tipples, and her co-star Garcelle Beauvais slyly tells her at one point: ‘Last couple of times I saw you, you were a little tipsy.’

The next shot is of Erika saying: ‘Oops,’ and falling backwards onto a sofa while trying to pose for a selfie with Lisa.

Over the course of the trailer Erika also lashes out over being ‘f***ing pummeled’ over her and Tom’s scandals ‘for a year and a half.’   

All episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are available on Hayu in the UK. 

Catch up: All episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are available on Hayu in the UK

Catch up: All episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are available on Hayu in the UK

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