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Vanessa Villela From Selling Sunset Is Engaged

“Two souls one heart! I SAID YESSSSSS,” she announced after Tom Fraud proposed to her.

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Vanessa on 'Selling Sunset' Season 4 is an actor-turned-real estate agent from Mexico. Photo via Net...

Selling Sunset Season 4 is already bringing the drama — or as one of the show’s newest additions has experience in, the melodrama. The buzzy, beloved reality show returned to Netflix on Nov. 24, and along with the cast you’ve come to know and love, two new agents joined the Oppenheim Group in time for the new season, Emma Hernan and Vanessa Villela.

“I’m so excited and blessed to be surrounded by successful realtors,” she said in the Season 4 trailer. “I have had a lot of experiences where I’ve worked with women who are competitive and mean. I know how to deal with that.”

Let’s discuss who Vanessa is, all that she’s accomplished before Selling Sunset, and her recent engagement to her boyfriend of one year.

Who Is Vanessa Villela’s Fiancé Tom Fraud?

On Jan. 30, Vanessa announced that she was engaged to boyfriend Tom Fraud in an Instagram post, sharing footage from the romantic proposal in front of the Griffith Observatory. “Two souls one heart! I SAID YESSSSSS,” she wrote. “One year ago I met the man of my dreams, the one makes my heart skip every time, the man that makes me better in every single way, the man that I respect, adore, admire, and love with all my heart. You came into my life when I least expected it and you came to make my dreams come true. Our love story is like a movie and you are my prince!!”

According to his Instagram bio, Fraud is the creative director of Lascivious, a UK-based lingerie brand that describes its products as “luxury active lingerie.” Fraud is also a photographer who has shot concerts, luxe ad campaigns, and NSFW exhibitions.

Vanessa’s fellow Oppenheim Group agents and Selling Sunset co-stars were quick to congratulate the happy couple. “Soooooo happy for you guys!!!!” Chrishell commented on her post. “Such a beautiful moment-wishing nothing but the absolute best in your bright futures together!!!” Heather Rae Young added, “yay yay yay so so happy,” while Christine wrote, “OMG IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! You were meant for love and you found your other half!”

Vanessa Villela’s Telenovelas & Real Estate Experience

Much like Chrishell Stause before her, Vanessa got her start as an actor before entering the world of real estate. She hails from Mexico and has worked on telenovelas like El Cuerpo del Deseo, Una Maid en Manhattan, and El Señor de los Cielos. According to Netflix, Vanessa embarked upon a “very personal, spiritual, and emotional journey” to translate her stardom to success on the Los Angeles real estate scene — but she still wears many hats, from designing her own swimwear line with Lascivious Swim to working with Santa Monica’s Naam Yoga, per her Oppenheim website bio.

An October Instagram post revealed that Vanessa had been working at The Oppenheim Group since April, and she seems to have plenty of praise for her new co-workers. “I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am to be a part of this family,” she wrote. “I love and respect all the members of the team.”

Vanessa Villela’s Instagram

Among posts showing off her fashion sense and love of the outdoors, Vanessa’s Instagram includes moments of reflection and gratitude toward her fans. In an October post, Vanessa expressed her desire to “represent the Latin community” via her new position on Selling Sunset. “For all my fans who have followed my entire career from my days in Mexico, I thank you for being on this journey with me,” she wrote.

Vanessa Villela’s Selling Sunset Storyline

Basically, by all accounts, it looks like Vanessa’s welcome to The Oppenheim Group has been a pretty warm one. So where’s the drama? The trailer doesn’t give away much, but it does tease a tense conversation between Vanessa and Mary Fitzgerald. “Stop talking,” Mary tells Vanessa, who seems intent on having a conversation. “Now. Stop.” At another point in the trailer, Vanessa leaves us with an ominous nugget of her own: “In the end, the truth will always come out.” Cue Miley Cyrus screaming, “What does it mean?!”

Fortunately, with Season 4 of Selling Sunset premiering in a matter of weeks, it will all make sense soon. In the meantime, it looks like whatever drama Vanessa and co. get into will, eventually, settle down. If the Selling Sunset newcomer’s Instagram comments are any indication, her peers are happy to have her around. “Yessss mamma!!!” Christine Quinn commented on one of Vanessa’s recent posts. “Obsessed!” wrote Mary on one of her telenovela glamour shots.

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