The UK franchise of the Real Housewives is adding a fresh new face to the Cheshire version of the show. Model, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Lystra Adams, will make her reality TV debut when she joins returning cast members Dawn Ward, Ester Dohnalová, Hanna Kinsella, Lauren Simon, Nicole Sealey, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra, and Tanya Bardsley for season 12 of the show.
Born in Guyana, South America, Lystra originally moved to the UK at the age of 20 to follow a holiday romance! She grew up in the villages of Uitvlugt and Den Amstel on the West Bank of Demerara after her parents split. She later moved to Monsterrat to live with her aunt and later migrated to Halifax, England. The mother of 20-year-old daughter Jasmine – also a model – has been a regular in the Cheshire social scene for years and is finally taking up residence in the Golden Triangle.
“Joining The Real Housewives of Cheshire is a dream come true! Being able to join my friends on screen to share the laughter and witness the drama first hand has been eye opening but I’m not shy, I’m ready for anything!” Lystra shared.
Lystra is also famously known for her striking resemblance to international runway model, Naomi Campbell, and has had a career of working as her lookalike. Lystra reported in the past of being constantly teased while attending school in Montserrat for being taller than everyone else in her school and looking like a geek. The name-calling and snide whispering were so vicious that the young Lystra used to suffer panic attacks before going to class. These very features have led to her fame and social status in the UK. The smart businesswoman is a successful real estate investor. Let’s also not forget to mention Lystra’s fabulous collection of fascinators and hats!