Who is Ali Harper from 'Selling the OC' season 2? Meet the O Group newbie

Make way for Ali Harper, the agent-in-training who, as Polly Brindle says, is here to 'ruffle some feathers'

Selling the OC. (L to R) Ali Harper, Austin Victoria, Polly Brindle, Tyler Stanaland in episode 202 of Selling the OC
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Just what the O Group needs: another Alexandra! Ali Harper is bringing some Southern charm to the West Coast and (seemingly) stirring the pot. 

Now that Selling the OC season 2 is premiering on Netflix on Friday, September 8, we're getting reacquainted with the OG crew and scoping out facts about our Nashville newbie. 

According to Polly Brindle, Ali will "ruffle a few feathers" and has apparently ruffled Gio Helou's, who noted that the O Group novice is "pretty, charismatic, but overrated." (Are we sensing some jealousy, Gio?) So, what do we know about the latest agent to hit the scene? Let's find out!

Who is Ali Harper from 'Selling the OC' season 2?

The 30-year-old hails from Nashville, Tennessee, and made the rounds in the pageant world before trying her hand at real estate. She won Miss Tennessee USA in 2018 and placed within the top ten at Miss USA, but the up-and-coming real-estate agent thinks juggling four jobs is what really prepared her for what's ahead in SoCal. 

“I think it’s safe to say I’m not scared of a little competition and chaos," she revealed to People

We're fairly confident her peers will hold her to that statement. (Just a hunch!)

She's a foodie

Ali apparently spends a lot of time in the kitchen, and we're salivating over her culinary endeavors over on Instagram, where she's featured her prosciutto burrata pizza, zesty street corn dip, and even Ina Garten's wildly beloved "Marry Me Chicken." Pass a plate, please, Ali!

She has a boyfriend

Ali is romantically tied to Lucas England, who has made a name for himself in the logistics and supply chain industry, according to LinkedIn. You can catch him making appearances on her Instagram. 

She has strong roots

Faith, family, and Nashville are all pillars of the agent-in-training's Instagram page. Now that she's making a go of it in a new state, she admitted it's not the easiest thing. In fact, she considers it, "the biggest and scariest decision of my life yet." 

She further revealed to People, "It’s been tough not being 10 minutes away from [my parents] for the first time ever."

She's friends with everyone in the office...for now

According to her chat with People, Harper is getting adjusted to a new life in California and settling into her career. (She's an aspiring agent, according to the piece, and her O Group bio is not yet live on the company's website.) She has chosen, at least for now, to stay out of the O Group's messes (of which there are plenty). 

"I’ve never been one to initially stir the pot… but will I toss in a bit of seasoning, turn up the heat, and hand off the spoon? Absolutely," she said. 

Ali, we're looking forward to getting to know you more this season!

Watch the 'Selling the OC' season 2 trailer:

Stream Selling the OC season 2 on Netflix beginning Friday, September 8. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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