The Real Housewives of Orange County is the show that started it all! First airing back in 2006, RHOC paved the way for the entire Real Housewives franchise. With 11 seasons and counting, the show has seen a lot of women come and go throughout the various seasons and only one cast member remains from the original season, the rest have joined along the way. Regardless of the revolving door of cast members, fans will continue to side with their favorites each season and a few of the women on the show have been around long enough to develop a loyal fan following — some more than others. Here’s a look at our ranking of all the housewives on The Real Housewives of Orange County from worst to best!
6. Kelly Dodd
She’s the newest member of The Real Housewives of Orange County, so by default she lands in the last spot on this list. It’s not necessarily because she’s done anything wrong, but rather because we don’t have much to go off in terms of ranking her. The 11th season has only begun and she’s made a good impression so far. We do know she likes to be the life of the party and she’s quite loud…so she’ll fit right in with the other women! Our background research tells us she’s married to an older man who she briefly separated from but they have recently reconciled; the two share a 9-year-old daughter and she owns a house on the beach where she lives with her family. Kelly joined the group as a friend of Meghan, who’s also fairly new to the show, but spoilers tell us she’ll become close friends with Vicki Gunvalson. We aren’t sure what to expect this season from Dodd, but we’re pretty sure she’ll be a fiery addition to the show!