Ramona Singer
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Singer at the 2011 Stevie Awards
Born
Ramona Mazur

(1956-11-18) November 18, 1956 (age 66)
Alma materFashion Institute of Technology (BA)
OccupationTelevision personality, fashion designer, socialite
Known forThe Real Housewives of New York City
Spouse
Mario Singer
(m. 1991; div. 2015)
Children1

Ramona Singer (née Mazur; born November 18, 1956) is an American television personality, businesswoman, and author. She is best known as a main cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City, in which she has starred in the first 13 seasons from 2008 to 2021.

Career

Singer studied marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she was the first female graduate of the four-year honor program.[1] After graduating college, Singer took part in a traineeship program at Macy's and later became a buyer for the department store chain.[2][3] She also worked in sales management for the fashion companies Calvin Klein and French Connection.[3] In 1986, Singer started her own wholesale clothing business RMS Fashions, Inc. Together with her former husband Mario Singer, she founded a jewelry company named True Faith Jewelry in 2005.[4][5]

Singer joined as a cast member on the first season of Bravo's television show The Real Housewives of New York City. As of 2021, she continues to be one of the series' main cast members after 13 seasons. Also as of 2021, the series is on hiatus.[6]

Between 2009 and 2010, Singer sold two jewelry collections on the HSN.[7] In 2010, she also launched the skincare line Tru Renewal, which she relaunched as Ageless by Ramona in 2018.[8][9] In 2011, Singer brought a pinot grigio brand on the market (Ramona Pinot Grigio).[10][11]

Singer's memoir Life on the Ramona Coaster was published in 2015 by Post Hill Press. The title of her book was a quote from past RHONY cast-mate, Bethenny Frankel.[12]

As of 2018, Singer rents out her Southampton mansion for $165,000 per month.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Where Did The Real Housewives of New York City Go to College?". Bravo TV Official Site. 2019-03-05. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  2. ^ "What Did Ramona Singer Do Before 'The Real Housewives Of New York City'? She's Always Been A Fashionista". Bustle. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  3. ^ a b "Ramona Singer". Bravo TV Official Site. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  4. ^ Byerly, Amanda Ray (2021-05-06). "The Transformation Of Ramona Singer From 18 To 64 Years Old". NickiSwift.com. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  5. ^ "Hot Housewives of Manhattan". Observer. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  6. ^ Tinoco, Armando. "Andy Cohen Finally Breaks Silence On Future of 'RHONY' Amid Cancellation Rumors". Showbiz CheatSheet. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  7. ^ "'Real Housewife' Ramona Singer Celebrates her Second HSN Jewelry Collection". PEOPLE.com. March 1, 2010. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  8. ^ "Ramona Singer Has Big News About Her New Skincare Line, Ageless by Ramona". Bravo TV Official Site. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  9. ^ "Can You Buy Ramona's Skincare Line From 'Real Housewives Of New York'? Ageless By Ramona Might Be Hard To Track Down". Bustle. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  10. ^ Hoff, Victoria Dawson (2014-04-16). "What Happened When We Tried a Bunch of Celebrity Wines". ELLE. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  11. ^ "What Do Critics Think of Ramona Singer's Pinot?". Bravo TV Official Site. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  12. ^ Nodell, Andrew. "Bethenny is to thank for the Ramona Coaster". Page Six. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  13. ^ Cassidy, Grace (2018-04-24). "'Real Housewives' star Ramona Singer lists Southampton estate for $165K for one month". Curbed Hamptons. Retrieved 2022-02-13.