Bravo’s ‘NYC Prep’: What Happened to the Cast After the Show?

Bravo’s “one and done” NYC Prep had all the promise of the hit CW show, Gossip Girl but didn’t seem to have the same staying power.

NYC Prep's Taylor DiGiovanni, Sebastian Oppenheim, Camille Hughes and Kelli Brooke Tomashoff
NYC Prep’s Taylor DiGiovanni, Sebastian Oppenheim, Camille Hughes and Kelli Brooke Tomashoff | Jerritt Clark/WireImage

The series chronicled the lives of six New York City prep high school students, allowing cameras (somewhat) into their privileged lives.

According to Bravo, “NYC Prep chronicles the lives of a group of privileged teenagers who are key players in Manhattan’s elite high school scene. Students who travel in packs – whether it’s on sophisticated vacations or to a townhouse for an exclusive midnight party, their lives intertwine as they network, shop, party, study, date and write college applications. Everyone’s beautiful and everyone’s connected.”

The series debuted in 2009 when Gossip Girl was at its height. The series had real-life similarities between the fictional characters and the students in the series. What happened to the cast after the show?

Camille Isobel Hughes

Bravo followed up with Huges in 2015, referring to her as the “Blair Waldorf” of NYC Prep.  “I saw it like any other extracurricular activity,” she told Paper Magazine in 2014. “Like, ‘Okay, so I’m going to do lacrosse, and also a TV show.'” Hughes thought that doing the show would help with her college application.

Unfortunately, the show did just the opposite. “They sent out a school-wide email about me,” she said. Ultimately, Hughes attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia and moved to Southern California.

She works at vegan cosmetic company Arbonne. She is the “Senior Manager Brand and Product Development, Nutrition, Makeup & Holiday,” according to her LinkedIn.

Jessica “Jessie” Leavitt

Leavitt had a mixed experience from being on the show. “I learned that there are sometimes nice bloggers, sometimes not. It was definitely an interesting experience,” she told the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine recounts. “Some people said I am cross-eyed. I am obese. I look like a horse.” 

Jessica "Jessie" Leavitt attends MTV's "The City" Season 2 premiere at Hearst Tower on September 8, 2009 in New York City
Jessica “Jessie” Leavitt attends MTV’s “The City” Season 2 premiere at Hearst Tower on September 8, 2009 in New York City | Jerritt Clark/WireImage

On the show, Leavitt was the aspiring fashion designer who ultimately attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is now “the East Coast visual merchandiser for a luxury brand in New York City,” according to Sag Harbor Express. This summer Leavitt wed Jason Brown, a New York City investment hedge fund analyst.

Kelli Brooke Tomashoff

Tomashoff attended The New School and resided in New York. After graduation, Tomashoff pursued a career in music.

Kelli Brooke Tomashoff attends the social life magazine party at The Social Life Estate on July 3, 2010
Kelli Brooke Tomashoff attends the social life magazine party at The Social Life Estate on July 3, 2010 | Jerritt Clark/WireImage

She performed at Score in Miami in 2011, The Sun-Sentinel reports. “I am so excited to be apart of one of the most exciting and high profile music conferences in America,” she said through her publicist. “It will be a welcoming change after performing in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival where it was so cold!” She also performed her song, “Gave Up On Love” on Fire Island in 2011.

Sebastian Oppenheim

Bravo followed up with Oppenheim in 2015 and learned he attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Oppenheim graduated in 2015 after studying international relations.  “I’ve always had a high level of interest in history and world politics and affairs and, of course, being bi-cultural, [it] led me to pursue this degree,” he told Bravo’s The Daily Dish.

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He actually interned briefly at Bravo on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2013. Ultimately, he ended up working in real estate and is the regional director for June Homes. He also married news personality Skyler Bouchard Oppenheim.

Taylor DiGiovanni

Digiovanni attended the Stuyvesant High School in the Upper West Side, according to The New York Post. She was known for “social climbing and joking about scoring a rich husband.”

Taylor DiGiovanni
Taylor DiGiovanni | Jerritt Clark/WireImage

“I’m having a party because it’s important to be perceived to have, like, status and money,” she is quoted as saying. “Because, you know, it changes how people think about you and how they talk to you.”

Not much is known about DiGiovanni post-NYC Prep. She was only 15 years old when the show was filmed. And her Instagram account is set to private.

Peter Cary “PC” Peterson

Peterson comes from a prestigious family. He is the grandson of Blackstone Group’s billionaire co-founder Pete Peterson. His step-grandmother was a creator of Sesame Street.

He married Quentin Esme Brown in 2018 and Tiffany Trump was a flower girl. She announced the nuptials on Instagram which had some people scratching their heads. “Unconventional, yet unconditional. Married to my best friend,” she wrote, Bravo’s The Daily Dish reports.

Peter Cary Peterson and Quentin Esme Brown
Peter Cary Peterson and Quentin Esme Brown |Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

“My soulmate,” she continued with her post. “The person who never turned his back on me and vice versa. We have one life. Free yourself! P.S. We have never had sex. It’s pure friendship.”

Peterson later clarified. “I’d like to set the record straight. Esme and I got married in Las Vegas this weekend. For over ten years we have been discussing this. This was a sober decision that we planned over the weekend. Many of you know that Esme and I have been best friends since we were kids. Was this spur of the moment? Yes. But we have talked about this for ten years.”