She’s making waves in the O.C.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” newcomer Noella Bergener posted a completely nude photo of herself on Instagram Friday, with only a beige crossbody bag covering her more sensitive areas.
“Now that I have your attention.. Buy Black-owned 🖤,” she wrote in the caption, along with the hashtags “#blackownedfriday #buyblackowned #buyblackfirst #supportblackownedbusinesses #supportblackdesigners.”
Bergener, 36, wore ARI500’s laser-cut leather “Ora” purse ($555) slung across her body; the NYC-based brand is designed by Parsons School of Design grad Ariane Duhaney.
Bergener further accessorized her minimalist look with a pair of “Sable” stiletto sandals ($295) by Salone Monet, another black designer famous for her color-inclusive nude shoes.
Of course, fans immediately commented on the revealing snap.
“Andy [Cohen] was right when he said you are the prettiest housewife! 🔥🔥🔥,” one fan commented.
“You definitely got my attention 😍😍🔥,” another wrote.
Followers also applauded the “RHOC” newbie for using her platform and physique to spread a positive message.
“My girrrrl!!!! Smart woman,” “Shahs of Sunset” star Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi commented.
“Love you this season and love that you’re showcasing black designers on a main platform! 🙌🙌🙌❤️,” a fan added.
Bergener joined the “RHOC” cast for Season 16, making history as the show’s first black “Housewife” in the franchise’s push for more diversity.
Garcelle Beauvais became the first woman of color to star on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” when she joined on Season 10 in 2019, and Crystal Kung Minkoff joined as the first Asian American cast member for Season 11 in 2020.
As for “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Eboni K. Williams became the first black cast member to star on the series during its most recent season in 2020. The franchise has not yet been picked up for another season.
Season 16 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.