Season 17 of The Actual Housewives of Orange County is sort of over, however Gina Kirschenheiter has loads of initiatives to maintain her busy within the offseason.
Earlier this 12 months, the 39-year-old launched a brand new podcast, “Orange Nation,” with nation singer-songwriter Shane McAnally, who’s labored with Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce and extra.
Kirschenheiter and McAnally, 48, “sparked a friendship” after assembly via nation singer Walker Hayes. “We simply hit it off so effectively,” Kirschenheiter solely informed Us Weekly. “He’s hysterical and candid and open and he’s been via lots. He’s been on the backside and he’s been on the prime, and he’s only a very fascinating, gifted, superb individual.”
The duo’s dialogue matters vary from actuality TV and parenting to the ins and outs of the nation music business. They’ve hosted friends from Kirschnheiter’s world — RHOC’s Emily Simpson and Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis alum Leah McSweeney — in addition to Little Large City’s Karen Fairchild and the aforementioned Hayes, 43.
Kirschenheiter and McAnally determined to start out a podcast after having “actually nice conversations” off the report. “We had no street map, we didn’t have any thought what we had been even going to speak about,” Kirschenheiter recalled. “It was fascinating and folks responded to it, and so we simply stored doing it. It’s been a extremely cool mission to work on. I’m tremendous pleased with it, and persons are actually having fun with it and liking it.”
Kirschenheiter can also be laborious at work on her skincare line, CaraGala, which she launched in late 2021. The identify references cara cara oranges as a nod to her adopted hometown in Orange County and gala apples in honor of her native New York Metropolis.
“We’re going sturdy. It’s been regular,” she stated of the model. Whereas the identify is essential to her, Kirschenheiter can also be proud that every one of her merchandise include two bottles: one for the bathe and one for the toilet counter.
“You’re buying this routine, and to ensure that it to work, you must use it,” she defined. “I might discover that each time I might make this funding, I’d go to clean my face, and if I used to be within the bathe, I might look over and my cleanser could be on the sink. And if I used to be on the sink, I might look and it might be within the bathe and I’d have to go away dripping out of the bathe.” And thus the two-bottle bundle was born.
Whereas RHOC followers received’t be seeing Kirschenheiter on TV for some time after half 2 of the season 17 reunion airs on Wednesday, October 11, she’s excited to move again to BravoCon, which is going on subsequent month in Las Vegas.
“I had the most effective time final 12 months,” she gushed to Us. “I used to be so impressed by everyone who put it on and everyone who was concerned in it. It was such an incredible occasion and it’s actually, actually in regards to the followers. Truthfully, I like that. You stroll away feeling so good, feeling just like the followers had the most effective time, and I’m simply actually excited for it.”
Half 2 of The Actual Housewives of Orange County reunion airs on Bravo Wednesday, October 11, at 8 p.m. ET.