All the Past and Present RHOP Housewives Ranked

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Real Housewives of Potomac will celebrate 8 years on the air in 2024. In the last 8 seasons, RHOP has become a bit of a revolving door, with housewives coming and going. As Season 8 draws to a close, let’s reminisce about the past and present housewives of Potomac.

Here are all the RHOP Housewives ranked from worst to best.

Katie Rost

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Katie Rost was one of the OG women that helped launch the show in 2016. While Katie encapsulated the Potomac lifestyle, she didn’t feel like a natural fit for the show. She was quieter and more reserved, so she stuck out like a sore thumb compared to Kar en Huger and Gizelle Bryant. She was allegedly fired from the show after Season 1 but made guest appearances in later seasons.

Nneka Ihim

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Nneka Ihim is the newest addition to the RHOP family. She joined the cast in Season 8, so we don’t know much about the newbie. She’s cool, successful, and not afraid to stir the pot, which makes her a good fit for this group. However, we haven’t seen enough of her to decide if she’s RHOP material. The jury is still out.

Wendy Osefo

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Wendy Osefo joined RHOP in Season 5 as the professor, political commentator, and devoted mother who made it all work. Initially, Wendy felt like a perfect addition to the RHOP family. However, over time, the 39-year-old fell out of favor with the women. She is almost completely isolated from the group. Season 8 Wendy feels very different from the fun, quick-witted Wendy we saw in Season 5. We’re hoping the dynamics change but right now, we’re not sure about her place on the show.

Monique Samuels

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Monique Samuels joined RHOP in Season 2 after Katie left the show. Fans quickly took a liking to the newbie and she felt like a perfect representation of the Potomac lifestyle. She was beautiful, wealthy, and had a seriously enviable home. Monique’s RHOP reign ended on a sour note when she got into a physical fight with her co-star Candiace Dillard-Bassett.

Mia Thornton

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Mia Thornton joined RHOP in Season 6, bringing a new energy to the show. She’s less conservative than the other women when it comes to sex and it was genuinely enjoyable watching her shock the other women. They were confused about her close relationship with her best friend Jacqueline Blake and her past as a stripper. It took fans a while to warm up to Mia but now she feels like a core part of the show.

Charrisse Jackson-Jordan

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Okay, now we are getting to the icons. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan was one of the OG ladies of RHOP, which automatically gives her legendary status. Charrisse never failed to bring the drama and often went toe-to-toe with some of the most fearsome cast members. We’re still laughing thinking about her and Gizelle fighting before the Crab Boil event in Season 1. Some fans miss seeing Charrisse on their screens every week and hope she gets promoted to a full-time housewife again.

Robyn Dixon

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It’s hard to imagine RHOP without Robyn Dixon. The 44-year-old has sparked a lot of conversation over the years. From fans debating about whether she’s in an open marriage to sharing their brutally honest opinions about her hat line, the girl gets people talking. We love Robyn and can’t imagine RHOP without her.

Candiace Dillard-Bassett

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Candiace is often labeled the “villain” of RHOP but we think there’s more to her than that. Sure, she’s filled that role at times on the show, but she’s also proved she isn’t a one-dimensional character. She was a good friend to Wendy in Season 7 and has a sweet relationship with Karen. She can be fierce with her insults but underneath, she has a good heart.

Ashley Darby

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Ashley Darby walked into a party in Season 1 and was immediately labeled a “thot” by Gizelle. She didn’t receive a warm welcome from the group but that didn’t stop her from trying. Over time, her sweetness prevailed. Gizelle and Robyn completely changed their mind about her. Ashley, in many ways, is a perfect Real Housewife. She is constantly involved in drama but remains so likable. It’s easy to root for her. Her relationship with her (soon-to-be ex-husband, Michael, is wild, and never fails to get us talking. She sure knows how to keep fans interested.

Gizelle Bryant

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If Gizelle ever leaves RHOP, cancel the show. The mother-of-three has been carrying the show on her back since Season 1. Few housewives deliver the way Gizelle does. From her love/hate relationship with Karen to her complete lack of a filter, she never fails to make good TV.

Karen Huger

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Of course, we have to give the Grand Dame the number one spot. Karen is an icon. From fighting with a mime to constantly roasting Gizelle’s style, Karen keeps us laughing. We could fill a book with all her iconic quotes. There is no doubt that she holds the crown among the RHOP ladies.