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Six LI women star in Bravo's 'Princesses: Long Island' reality series
Six young women from Long Island who were living at their parents' homes during 2012 will make their reality television debut on June 2 in the Bravo series, "Princesses: Long Island."
The cast includes Amanda Bertoncini, 27, Great Neck; Joey Lauren Brodish, who goes by Joey Lauren, 30, Freeport; Casey Cohen, 28, Jericho; Erica Gimbel, 29, Old Westbury; Chanel "Coco" Omari, 28, Great Neck; and Ashlee White, 30, Roslyn.
The show filmed at venues including the Wearhouse women's clothing boutique in Great Neck, where Bertoncini's mom, Barbara, works; Aura salon and Steven Dann shoes in Great Neck; and Sugar social club in Carle Place.
Bravo confirmed the women's identities, but wouldn't divulge any other information. The show is being billed as a docu-series about the women's pampered lifestyle, family dynamics and personal lives.
The stars were prohibited from answering questions due to contractual agreements with Bravo. "No comment right now," said White, reached by cellphone. "But I thank you very much for reaching out." Calls to other cast members weren't returned.
However, here is some information Newsday has unearthed:
Bertoncini is a 2004 graduate of Great Neck South High School. She has launched "The Drink Hanky," a patterned piece of material to wrap around a cold drink at a club. According to its website, the Hanky protects against condensation and prevents the user's hand from getting cold.
Brodish has worked as an editorial assistant for Page Six magazine at the New York Post and, according to her Facebook page, is founder and chief executive of Kissamint, which makes products for the mouth such as breath freshener and dissolvable breath strips.
Omari is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence's Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway. She studied broadcast journalism at Northeastern University and has done video interviews with celebrities.
Gimbel graduated from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury in 2001. According to her resume at Star Search casting, Gimbel has performed at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills, knows tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop, and can perform Spanish and French accents.
White is an aspiring events planner; her company, according to her LinkedIn page, is called Ashlee White Events. She attended Hofstra University, where she was Pan-Hellenic president. "Princesses" filmed her 30th birthday party at Sugar.