Who Is Asifa Mirza? 'Shahs Of Sunset's New Star Is The Perfect Addition To Season 4
Get excited: Shahs of Sunset is about to kick off Season 4. This year, there’s a slight change in cast, which is a big deal considering that most of the “characters” on the show have stayed the same since Season 1. Out is “Persian Barbie” Lilly Ghalichi, and while I’ll miss this eyelash-and-swimwear entrepreneur, if I know anything about reality television, it’s that there is always room for some new blood. So who is joining Asa Soltan Rahmati, Mike Shouhed, Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, and mustachioed charmer Reza Farahan? Her name is Asifa Mirza, and she'll be a great addition to Shahs of Sunset Season 4.
Asifa seems like the perfect replacement for Lilly: Smart, glamorous, and a total L.A. babe. Will she fight with MJ? Buddy up to GG? Or will she be so boring that producers have to drum up stories about her and then cut her loose (I sincerely doubt that last one)? Here’s what you need to know about Asifa.
She’s Smart & Successful
According to her LinkedIn, Asifa is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for VCorp Services, a company that prepares and sends out business documents for other smaller companies. Before her current position, she’s worked for businesses like SEMA, HELM360, PriceGrabber.com, and JP Morgan-Chase. Her undergraduate degree is from UCLA, and she’s currently in graduate school. Asifa’s both smart and beautiful, as into makeup as she is into marketing. It’s so nice to see a woman like Asifa on TV: intelligent, gorgeous, powerful, and unapologetic about it all.
She’s Got Great Hair
Asifa’s got the prize to prove it: OK! Magazine voted Asifa as having “Best Hair.” It’s not a Nobel Peace Prize, but since I do know the pain of defrizzing on a humid day, I'm impressed.
Asifa’s social media is chock full of meditative and empowering slogans to get you through your day. While she also has plenty of pics of parties and friends (don’t we all?), these little mantras show that Asifa isn’t your typical reality TV gal: She’s got a deeper side, and I certainly hope that we get to see it on Shahs of Sunset (note: I want to see the parties, too).
She Has Ex-Hubby Drama
A gal this put together has to have a little relationship d-r-a-m-a, and it comes in the form of Asifa’s ex-husband and now-boyfriend (yep, that’s right), Bobby. According to Bravo, Asifa and Bobby were married for a short time before divorcing, but they’re now back together and she may want to get married to him again. Yikes! Hey, I’m all about the second chances: Maybe it just took those crazy kids a little longer than usual to figure it all out. I can't wait to see more of their relationship when Shahs of Sunset Season 4 premieres and introduces us to Asifa on March 2 at 10 p.m.