Alexandra "Ali" Harper joined the cast of "Selling the OC" season 2.
She's a prospective agent with interest in joining the Oppenheim Group.
Here's what to know about "Selling the OC's" fourth Alexandra.
There's another Alexandra at the Oppenheim Group — and she's joined just in time for "Selling the OC" season 2.
The second season of the Netflix reality series premiered on Friday, adding one more new cast member. Alexandra "Ali" Harper is not the second, nor third, Alexandra in the crew — she's actually the fourth. And while she's "still navigating" getting her real estate license, as Harper told Women's Health ahead of the season 2 premiere, you're going to be seeing more of her down the line.
Here's everything to know about Harper and her role on "Selling the OC."
Harper appears in 'Selling the OC' season 2
The prospective agent first appears in season 2, episode 2, stopping by an open house that Tyler's hosting at one of his father's listings. She says that while she was "dabbling" in the real estate market in Nashville, her boyfriend's job schedule required him to commute weekly into Orange County. As a result, she's considering breaking into the market in California.
O Group agent Polly Brindle says in the same episode that she thinks Harper "could be a great addition" to the office. When Brindle pitches the office on bringing Harper in, boss Jason Oppenheim is lukewarm.
"I'm open to meeting someone, but I'm not genuinely interested in training a new agent," Oppenheim says. "That'd be on you guys if you like her so much. Just saying, I don't do backflips over brand-new agents."
Harper then meets with Oppenheim in season 2 to broach the topic of potentially joining the group. She also gets lunch with fellow Southerner Alexandra Jarvis, where they bond over their shared regional tendencies, and hang out with other agents including Brindle and Alex Hall.
In season 2, episode 7, the O Group agents vote in favor of seriously considering bringing Harper into the office as an agent — if she's ready to commit, that is.
While Harper says in season 2 that she splits her time between Orange County and Nashville, she told People ahead of the season 2 premiere that she's now living in Laguna Beach and has gotten close with Jarvis.
Harper hails from outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and is a former pageant queen
According to the Tennessean, the prospective agent is from Williamson County in Tennessee, just outside Nashville.
In 2017, she won the Miss Tennessee USA beauty pageant, following in her mother's footsteps after she won the state crown in 1981. Previously, she won fifth place in the 2015 state competition, according to the Tennessean.
Harper's been dating her boyfriend for a little over two years
Harper and her boyfriend, Lucas England, celebrated their two-year anniversary in May, according to a May 29 Instagram post from Harper.
"The whole purpose of me exploring this new life, and new career [in Orange County] was that my boyfriend always travels," Harper told Women's Health in a pre-season 2 interview. "We were looking [for] an outlet to split our time 50/50."
Harper has a journalism degree, and used to run her own blog
According to the Tennessean, Harper graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in journalism and communication. She worked as a sales account executive at Fox17 after graduating, but eventually moved on to run her own blog, aliandthings.com, which is now defunct.
"I've always wanted to start my own business," Harper told the Tennessean. "I knew if I did this, I could have a voice and speak to women of all shapes and sizes, give them advice on what to wear and how to wear it."
Harper says in season 2, episode 3 of "Selling the OC" that she also ran a mayoral campaign in Nashville, and enjoys doing work that allows her to connect with people.
Harper appears to be close with her mother, and frequently posts food pics
Harper is active on Instagram, frequently posting photos with her mother Sharon.
Much of her content is food-focused, with Harper posting cooking tutorial videos and recipes ranging from pizza to cocktail garnishes.
She's already appeared alongside the cast in 'Selling the OC' promo
Harper hits it off with Jarvis in season 2, and she appeared alongside her in a Zillow video on Instagram featuring members of the cast.
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