On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Bravo premieres “The New Atlanta,” a reality show following a group of young professionals through work, play and all the ways those two things intersect.
The five 20- and 30-somethings work in fashion, music, event planning and business, and one of them is also a reality-show veteran.
Tribble Reese (no, his folks weren’t “Star Trek” fanatics; it’s his mother’s maiden name) played football and earned an MBA in college, has modeled and acted, and now he’s a partner in an event and promotion business.
But in between, the tall, Alabama-raised Reese appeared in the first season of CMT’s dating show “Sweet Home Alabama,” as one of several bachelors vying for the affections of a Southern belle. After falling just short of getting the girl, he returned for Season 2 in 2011, in which he had his pick of a bevy of city and country girls.
Alas, that romance didn’t last, and now Reese hopes people will get a more well-rounded view of him in “The New Atlanta.”
“There’s more business being talked about,” Reese says to Zap2it, “there’s more social scene. There’s a lot of life lessons learned, more than just, ‘Oh, when is he going to kiss her?’ “
Reese also hopes his current hometown gets showcased.
“Bravo viewers, they’ve probably seen it on other shows,” he says, ‘like ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ but they’re going to get a new perspective. We’re younger, up and coming movers and shakers, us five in the cast of the show. We’re all really having an impact in Atlanta in the younger demographic.
“Atlanta’s not all about going to house parties and to little charity gatherings. Those are good, and we definitely do that, but there’s an entrepreneurial buss that’s going on.”
Joining Reese are: businesswoman and Sunday-school teacher Alexandra Dilworth; model/singer/actress Africa Miranda; boutique owner Emily Lipman; and single dad Jevon “Vawn” Sims, who’s worked in the music industry and is writing a book on love and romance.