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The Real Housewives of the Potomac is set to enter our lives again tonight with a new face on the block — Candiace Dillard!

So who is Candiace Dillard and what can fans expect from her on the Bravo reality series?

The 31-year-old former Miss United States was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and is a Atlanta, Georgia, native. She graduated from an HBCU — Howard University.

She worked in the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs as liaison between the White House and the African American community for President Barack Obama.

She later traded in her suit and heels for the campaign trail, where she served as a staffer for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.

In 2013, Candiace won the crown and title of Miss United States and hasn’t looked back since. She has competed in the pageant industry for many years and holds top placements in the Sunburst, National American Miss, National Miss American Coed, Georgia Miss American Coed, Miss Maryland USA, Miss District of Columbia USA, and Miss United States pageant systems.

As an entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of Candiace Dillard Pageant Consulting, cofounder of Prima Hair Collection by Candiace Dillard, and co-owner of Chateau Salon Suites.

Candiace is engaged to restauranteur, Chris Basset, and part of her storyline will feature the newbie planning her wedding and the stress that comes along with that. 

Also be prepared for Candiace to bump heads with a few of her co-stars, that includes Charisse Jackson Jordan and Ashley Darby.

Don’t miss The Real Housewives of the Potomac season 3 premiere tonight (April 1), at 10:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo!


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