Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Lisa Vanderpump, Giggy the Pom, and Gretchen Rossi Present at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards

As Real Housewives of Beverly HillsBrandi Glanville can testify, newcomers to Bravo’s Housewives franchise often have a hard time adjusting to life on camera — and getting along with their fellow cast mates. It sounds like The Real Housewives of Orange County are no different from their Beverly Hills counterparts when it comes to new-housewife hazing.

O.C. veteran Gretchen Rossi told Us Weekly that she and the other ladies didn’t initially warm up to the latest addition to the show. “The first party [where we were all together], we were pretty hard on her," Rossi said. "We just gave her a hard time and every time she said something we'd just be rolling our eyes or doing something, but nothing too harsh. We don't make her go running in her underwear around the street or anything like that!"

Eye rolling, eh? We’ve seen that before!

The new housewife’s identity is still a secret, but there’s much speculation the fresh face could belong to Heather Dubrow, wife of plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow. The mystery lady will be replacing Peggy Tanous, who announced in October her plans to part ways with the show due to the “negative energy of certain cast members.”

Gretchen says although the rookie wasn’t exactly given a warm welcome, she’s fitting in fine now, and Gretchen really likes her. There’s hope for you yet, Brandi!

Source: Us Weekly