The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5 didn't do so hot in the ratings, so it's no surprise that there's a cast shakeup in the works for Season 6. Caroline Manzo is definitely out, and reports suggest other big changes are afoot, including the introduction of three new cast members: twins Teresa Napolitano Aprea and Nicole Napolitano, and their friend Amber Marchese.

So, who exactly are these potential newbies? We've already given you a basic rundown of the new gals, but now we want to get to know them a little better. After all, if the rumors are correct, we're going to be seeing a lot of them.

From what we can find about Amber on the interwebs, here are five key things to know about her before she (theoretically) joins the cast.

1. She's a cancer survivor. In 2011, she was even honored for her bravery and determination while overcoming the disease. We wouldn't be surprised to hear about this if Amber does end up on the show. What's the point of being a reality star who's overcome obstacles if you don't talk about them?

2. She has her own fitness line. We will undoubtedly also be hearing all about Vici Fitness if Amber is on RHoNJ, because being a Housewife who doesn't promote your business is even more unlikely than being one who doesn't talk about your struggles.

3. She's a mother of four. Aww. Hopefully we'll get to see her brood on TV. We could always do with some more Real Housewives kiddos to gush over.

4. She has an impressive education history. Based on what appears to be her Facebook page, Amber studied Physiology/Biobehavioral Studies at Columbia University. Impressive! She also attended the Actors Training Institute and Monmouth University. Smart and artistic? We like her already.

5. She's close friends with the Napolitano twins. All reports suggest that Amber and the other rumored new stars are super close, which makes us think we'll probably end up with an Old Housewives vs. New Housewives dynamic.

Do you think Amber would be a good addition to the cast, or do you hope the reports turn out to be wrong? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Business Wire, Facebook

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!


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