The cast of Selling Sunset Season 5

Here's Everything To Know About The New Agent On Selling Sunset Season 5

Chelsea Lazkani is ready for fans to see how "juicy" the new season is.

by Ani Bundel

The core cast of Selling Sunset has stayed together for five seasons and counting, but nearly every season, the cast gets bigger. Season 2, for example, saw Amanza Smith join the Oppenheim Group; in Season 4, Emma Hernan and Vanessa Villela came on board. Now, Season 5 will add another new face in Chelsea Lazkani. But who, exactly, is this new Selling Sunset realtor?

According to People, the British-Nigerian luxury realtor started in the corporate world after gaining her degree from the University of Birmingham and the University of Dundee in Scotland. But in 2017, she decided to move into real estate, and after getting her license, she joined the Los Angeles agency Rodeo Realty. (If the company sounds familiar, it's because Josh Flagg of Million Dollar Listing LA worked there too.)

As a veteran of the real estate industry, Lazkani told People she was aware of the Oppenheim Group long before it hit big on Netflix. "[I] was always very familiar with Oppenheim Group," she said. She'd even previously met the company’s owner, Jason Oppenheim, through her husband. She said she was excited about the opportunity to join the group and the series.

"For me personally, I saw this as an opportunity to really open doors in an industry that has lacked diversity and where minorities are underrated. I feel like with great opportunities comes great responsibility," Lazkani said. "This was kind of my time to give back and educate and really mentor and push forward Black women in this luxury sector in real estate. So just knowing that I've got a greater purpose kind of prepared me for this."


Lazkani also said she’s inspired in the day-to-day by her new colleagues. "It kind of helps me see my future trajectory by being around so many successful women,” she said. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be drama. Lazkani promised this season is "so juicy... it's really electric." She added: "It's nothing you've ever seen before on TV."

Selling Sunset Season 5 will premiere with all episodes on Netflix on April 22, 2022. Seasons 1 through 4 are streaming now.