Entertainment TV 'America's Next Top Model' Alum Eva Marcille Joins 'Real Housewives of Atlanta ' Season 10 Cast Marcille rose to fame as the cycle 3 winner of America's Next Top Model in 2004 before going on to pursue an acting career By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines and Aurelie Corinthios Published on October 2, 2017 05:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email She better smize! Eva Marcille is joining the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 10, sources close to production confirm to PEOPLE. She will be a “friend of the Housewives,” not a full-time cast member. Marcille, 32, rose to fame as the cycle 3 winner of America’s Next Top Model in 2004 before pursuing an acting career, starring as Tyra Hamilton on The Young and the Restless from 2008-09. Jason Kempin/BET/Getty Images for BET RELATED VIDEO: Andy Cohen’s Pick for the Most Absurd Real Housewives Business Ever And Marcille isn’t the only star fans have to look forward to watching this season. NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann — both original cast members of Bravo’s highest-rated Housewives franchise when it premiered in October 2008 — are returning for the show’s milestone season, alongside fellow Atlanta O.G. Shereé Whitfield and long-running castmates Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey. This will mark Leakes’ first time back as a full-time Housewife since season 7. Zolciak-Biermann, who is also billed as a friend of the Housewives, famously left RHOA halfway through season 5, storming out during a group dinner when she was 35 weeks pregnant with her now 5-year-old son Kash. The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.