Brandi Glanville, officially a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills as of season three of the hit Bravo show, is forty years old. According to Wikipedia, she was born on November 16, 1972. Brandi, who grew up in Sacremento, looked a little shaky in her early appearances on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — she was on crutches at one point, for pete's sake — but audiences and the other ladies warmed to her. Brandi had not been featured before on a television show, but she did have some experience in the limelight. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris to be a fashion model, a career she pursued for seventeen years. Brandi appeared in the pages of major fashion magazines, and worked for such design houses as Chanel and Gucci. Classy!