‘Vanderpump Rules’: Is This Person Being Added to the Cast to Help Scheana Shay?

Vanderpump Rules season eight has already begun filming. And from the looks of it, this season will be filled with all the drama that we know and love from our favorite California residents.

You might be asking yourself how production could possibly keep the drama going season after season as the cast (who are all supposedly friends) gets older and more mature.

Scheana Shay
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The answer…bringing in new blood.

Every season that someone new is brought into the mix, things get shaken up and the storylines are given new life. So, which new faces will we be seeing this season?

Scheana Shay gets a new ally

Though she is one of the OGs of Vanderpump Rules, Scheana Shay seems to have a hard time retaining friends on the show. One season, she is close with all of the girls and the next, no one can stand to be around her.

This season, Bravo decided to give Shay a little help.

Vanderpump Rules has a ton of new people coming in, but another main person who was added is Janet Elizabeth,” a source told HollywoodLife. “She was brought in by Scheana and seems to always have Scheana’s back on things and supports her fully. They’ve been friends for years and she’s one of Scheana’s best friends. Janet has been filming a lot with everyone and has been at everything. She was brought in to give Scheana an ally in the group.”

Who else is joining the cast?

While Shay is gaining a friend this season, another new cast member, Dayna Kathan, is set to add some pressure to Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s relationship.

“Dayna is coming in hot – she is really tight with Stassi [Schroeder],  Lala [Kent], Katie [Maloney], and Kristen [Doute] in particular and has wanted to be a part of the show for a while now,” a source told HollywoodLife. “She’s worked at SUR and been friends with the cast for a while now, but she doesn’t get along with Brittany or Jax so a lot of the drama will center around that, as she also is friendly with James and Raquel [Leviss]. Her birthday party was filmed already, too.”

This won’t be the first time that Kathan has been on the show, either.

“Fans may recognize her already from last season when Jax FaceTimed  Brittany and from Jax’s staycation at the Mondrian and Brittany called her a whore since Jax admitted there were girls in his room,” the source said. “It was the episode when they were at Brittany’s bachelorette party. She currently works at SUR, too. It’s looking like she will be full–time on the show. Expect her to almost be like an additional ‘witch of WeHo.'”

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How does the cast feel about the new members?

Though new people are added almost every season, certain members of the cast seem particularly unenthused about this new batch of SURvers.

“I’ve only hung out with one of them; the other ones are extremely young, very naive to the whole situation,” Taylor said in an interview with HollywoodLife. “To me, some of them seem a little thirsty.”

But Shay insists that the new additions will make the show interesting.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of like plot twists. Where it’s like you’ll see a lot of things that are unexpected,” she told the outlet. “I mean, it’ll be entertaining, that’s for sure.”