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Real Housewives? 7 awesome women we'd love to see represent Dallas on TV

Real Housewives? 7 awesome Dallas women we'd love to watch on TV

Nancy Koen
Nancy Koen Photo by Hoyoung Lee
David Droese, Suzanne Droese, Dallas Contemporary Exhibition Opening
Suzanne Droese with her husband, David. Photo by Daniel Driensky
Melissa Rountree, Level 3 Active
Melissa Rountree Photo by Heather Helen Ray
Gail Warrior
Gail Warrior Courtesy photo
dawn neufeld, the influentials
Dawn Neufeld Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
treasure you, pat smith
Pat Smith Photo courtesy of Treasure You
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center
Nancy Koen
David Droese, Suzanne Droese, Dallas Contemporary Exhibition Opening
Melissa Rountree, Level 3 Active
Gail Warrior
dawn neufeld, the influentials
treasure you, pat smith
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

It's official: The Real Housewives franchise is coming to Dallas. We spotted a Bravo camera crew at the 20th annual DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection, with their cameras pointed at LeeAnne Locken and Tiffany Hendra, among others, even though the network has yet to confirm the cast.

According to a spokesperson, "Bravo has not yet made any announcement for The Real Housewives of Dallas and has no further comment." Another spinoff, The Real Housewives of the Potomac, also is set for 2016.

The executive vice president of Bravo Media, Shari Levine, does say in a release that the network is "happy to extend the franchise with Potomac and Dallas, giving Bravo fans more of what they desire: stories of dynamic women who make us laugh, cry, cheer, and experience unforgettable moments we can't stop talking about."

"As for The Real Housewives of Dallas, it's a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that 'ya'll' will enjoy," echoes Andy Cohen, who serves as executive producer of the franchise, in the same release.

While we wait for the official word on whose exploits we'll be following, we put together a list of badass women we'd be excited to see represent Dallas on the small screen.

Suzanne Droese
Droese's fabulousness is matched only by her fabulous client list. The founder of Droese PR always is out and about with her architect husband, David, at haute events like Two x Two. We also appreciate how this mother of twin teenage boys and entrepreneur empowers the young women who work for her. 

Nancy Koen
Our editors' pick for this year's Stylemaker Awards, the fashion industry veteran also is the co-founder of B. Stellar Jewelry. The East Dallas mom is stylish, obviously, but she's also just so darn likable. 

Dawn Neufeld
The wife of former NFL player Ryan Neufeld is much more than just a celebrity spouse: She's also a lawyer, TV personality, CultureMap video host, and activist in the autism community. Neufeld's volunteering efforts have stretched across Dallas and beyond, and her autism involvement has no doubt helped shine a light on the condition her son shares.

Melissa Rountree
Mom, Realtor, champion of myriad causes, and our 2014 readers' choice Stylemaker, Rountree is the whole package. And, because she doesn't seem to sleep, she's also a fitness instructor at Bar Method and the founder of online fitness apparel retailer Level 3 Active.

Pat Smith
Obviously. The famous philanthropist's beauty is matched only by her generosity. She does untold good works through her Treasure You foundation and with her husband, NFL great Emmitt Smith, and their charities. Who wouldn't want to see this power couple in action?

Gail Warrior
We're always eager to check in with Warrior, who, aside from running her company Warrior Group, heads up the Heart of a Warrior Foundation and oversees Warrior Elements, a luxury active lifestyle brand. Plus, that name, right?

Kimberly Whitman
This lifestyle and entertaining expert has built up quite the brand, writing several books and serving as Southern Living editor-at-large and Today Show contributor. Oh, and did we mention she's also the new lifestyle editor-at-large at CultureMap? (And the social maven's RSVP Social Calendar is coming with her.) She's always been someone worth watching.