Real Housewives of Orange County

RHOC’s Lizzie Rovsek: See the New Housewife’s Beauty Pageant Pics!

Following the alleged firing of Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino (not to mention Lydia McLaughlin’s decision not to return to the show), Bravo producers were put to work finding new faces for Season 9 of the Real Housewives of Orange County.

While it’s certainly not an easy task to replace the ladies we’ve come to love over the last few years, we have to say, they did a pretty great job! Along with the holistic-loving mother of three Shannon Beador, the network landed Lizzie Rovsek as the final full-time Housewife for the current season.

Nowadays, the 34-year-old brunette is married to real estate executive Christian Rovsek and has two sons under the age of 4. She balances her demanding home life with her career as the owner and head designer of Sun Kitten Swimwear.

But Lizzie didn’t start out with fame, fortune, and cameras following her around. As a matter of fact, before she moved to LA and married her husband, Lizzie was your typical drop-dead gorgeous beauty queen from Columbia, Kentucky! Not only did she compete in Miss Teen USA in 1998 (a title that was eventually given to Vanessa Minnillo), but she strutted her stuff onstage during the Miss USA pageant four years later!

Click through our gallery to see photos from Lizzie’s beauty pageant days — days she went by her birth name of Elizabeth Ann Arnold!