The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Lystra Adams has well and truly got us all excited for series 15 of the iconic ITVBe show, that will be back on screens VERY soon.
Taking to Instagram, Lystra sharred a flurry of snaps of herself looking incredibly glam alongside her co-stars and promised a hell of a lot of drama to come. She captioned the picture, "Well series 15 of @officialrhoch has started off with a bang 🎬 Who’s ready to see us back on your screen soon🙋🏾♀️ #drama #rhocheshire #rhoc @officialmrslynch @nicolesealey74 @nickandroyston69 @nickmalenko @minnafashion_official @yas_ln @theenaillounge_."
The reality star also revealed that she had been filming with the newest housewives Sheena and her Boyzone husband Shane Lynch, confirming that they will return in the new series.
Nicole Sealey also shared her excitement for the new series, asking fans, "Who would you like to see as the 8th Housewife? 😘."
The show has undergone quite the transformation since the early years, with cast favourites Dawn Ward, Tanya Bardsley and Christine McGuinness all stepping back from the show.
But we're still as obsessed as ever, so here's everything you need to know about Lystra Adams...
Who is Lystra Adams?
When asked to describe herself, Lystra told us, "I consider myself the life and soul of the party, I'm just a big ball of laughs and you can tell when I walk into a room.
"I like to make a grand entrance, let's put it that way."
Viewers saw a sneak preview of Lystra's grand entrance into the housewives group ahead of her first episode and well, there's nothing like a little red dress and a dramatic twirl to direct everyone's eyes to the new girl on the block.
Her personality is as large as life and she's not afraid to let people know how she's feeling, either.
"I don't back down," she told us, "If I'm not happy about something, I will be very vocal."
Oooh, do we smell some drama on the horizon?
How old is Lystra Adams?
In 2021, fans couldn't believe it when Lystra revealed her age while she celebrated her 45th birthday.
Where is Lystra Adams from?
Lystra moved to the UK (Yorkshire) from South America in 1997, but has been on the Cheshire social scene for years.
What is Lystra Adams' job?
Lystra Adams is a model, entrepreneur, property owner and mother-of-one to Jasmine.
She's even opened "sushi and small plates" restaurant Boujee in Liverpool and viewers get to see a look into the entrepreneur side of Lystra's life on TThe Real Housewives of Cheshire.
"I've sort of stepped away from the modelling and I'm more involved with this [restaurant project].
"I'm hoping that you'll see a before and after and that the cameras will follow me so you can see that I am a little bossy boots."
Sounds like a few of the other housewives, if we recall correctly...
Does Lystra Adams know any of the other housewives?
While Lystra told us that she'd already met most of the girls prior to filming, she's especially close to former housewife Tanya.
"I am so close with Tanya," Lystra told us, "Honestly, she is amazing.
"We literally talk five times a day on the phone. I love her to bits. I love her energy, she's real and we feed off each other.
"I can't rave enough about her, she's just amazing."
In terms of the other housewives that she isn't so familiar with, Lystra said that she's still getting to know the group.
"It's still early days," she said.
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"If you're gonna cross me, you'd better not cross me. You don't mess with Magali."Magali starred in Real Housewives of Cheshire in 2015. Although the housewife only appeared in series one and two, after shouting-matches and rifts, she definitely left a lasting impression on her co-stars. Magali even found herself wrapped up in a twitter-spat with RHOC star Ester Dee in spring 2018, when Ester claimed she didn't know who Magali was.
Are there any housewives Lystra doesn't like?
Before her debut on the ITVBE show and much to our dismay, Lystra couldn't give away too much. However she did promise us some upcoming drama.
She said, "Going into a bunch of beautiful, intelligent amazing women... I think, when you've got a lot of women with big personalities, you are going to have clashes from time to time and there has been a few of those."
It's safe to say since joining the show Lystra has had an interesting experience. She's argued with Hanna Kinsella but they recently made a shock U-turn and have put the past behind them.
She famously didn't get on with Nicole Sealey and even they're friends now.
How was Lystra Adams cast for the show?
Lystra was already friends with co-star hairdressers Nick Malenko and Royston Blythe and told us that the casting came through them.
She said, "I've been to a few of their parties, they'd seen me before and it was just the right thing to do.
"They knew I wanted to go on it, as well."
Lystra has been watching the show for years and said that when meeting the cast at Nick and Royston's parties she knew it was something she wanted to get involved with.
When asked how she feels being one of the few Black women over the years to join the group, Lystra said, "I'm just excited, I have wanted to be on the show for such a long time so I'm just so happy that I'm finally on it."
Does Lystra Adams have a partner?
This just in...Lystra Adams is a single lady.
"I am free, single and disengaged," she told us.
Lystra is looking for love and said that she would want anyone she is interested in to be a part of the show.
She said, "If I find [a partner], you will know. I want you to see my love life and the progression of it and where it goes."
So do we, Lystra. So do we.
What's Lystra's type, you ask?
"Somebody that makes me laugh," she said.
"I'm quite a diva, so they'd have to be able to put up with somebody with a big personality," she added.
Lystra also told us she'd want someone who knows what they want.
So, strong, independent gentleman of Cheshire, get in touch because Lystra Adams is looking for you.
Who is Lystra Adams' husband?
Lystra has been married before but she's currently single.
In a whirlwind relationship, Lystra got married in a matter of months but one year down the line and it was all over.
"The person was just a very good charmer, let's put it that way, and then within the space of a few months they were like, ya know, 'Ohhh should we get married?' and I was like, 'Yeahh,' and we got married."
We're not sure who this charmer of an ex-husband was, but Lystra was known to be dating Grand National horse owner David Fox back in 2011.
What does Lystra enjoy getting up to when she's not on camera?
"Being a mum, with Jasmine and the dog, being home, cooking and all of that."
Sounds pretty cosy, if you ask us.
Lystra said, "People look at me and they all the glamour but I do get my hands dirty sometimes.
"I've got long nails, people think I don't cook or whatever, but I do."
You go hun, take on the world with your nails on fleek.
What's Lystra's style?
Lystra's Instagram is a perfect lookbook of her best fashion picks but, to hear it from the horse's mouth, she said, "I like bright colours and clothes that fit me very well.
"I'm quite curvy so I'm curvylicious and very glamorous and quite out there. There's always got to be a wow factor with me.
"I think when I walk in the room I love the attention, I love that people go, 'Oh my God.'"
What's Lystra's go to make-up product?
Lip gloss. "Always," said Lystra.
So come on, Lys, which one to we need to get shopping?
She said, "I think the main would I would say is Fenty, I love Rihanna's lip gloss."
There you have it, folks.
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What's Lystra Adams' Instagram?
You can follow Lystra on Instagram @lystraadamsoffical.
So, you've made it to the end of the article and you want more RHOC goss? Great stuff, because we've got plenty more where that came from.
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