Meet Emma Hernan, ‘Selling Sunset's' newest star on season 4

Watch out for Emma Hernan, 'Selling Sunset' newbie. Actually, she's been with Oppenheim Group for years!

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An Oppenheim Group realtor is preparing for a closeup: Emma Hernan, Selling Sunset's newest cast addition, might be joining the hit reality show for season 4, but she's been an office regular for years. Between her unique segue into luxury real estate, her dynamic with the rest of the team and her relationship status, fans are anxious to see what she'll bring to the table. 

Joining fellow newbie, Vanessa Villela, Hernan is about to hit our screens in late 2021 when the Netflix series returns. She's a model-turned-realtor so her time in front of cameras didn't feel terribly out of the ordinary, but she claims in an interview with People that she is not quite ready for the comments to flood in, though she is excited to provide fans a sneak peek inside her life. 

Here's everything you need to know about the 30-year-old.

Meet Emma Hernan, ‘Selling Sunset's' newbie

Hernan had moved to the West Soast from Massachusetts while in high school to pursue a modeling career. However, her interest in finance, and in turn real estate investments, caused her to pursue a different direction than she had originally intended. 

She bought her first property in 2017 with Oppenheim Group's boss Jason and ended up working for him one year later. She considers Jason and his brother Brett to be like family. She also feels particularly close to Mary Fitzgerald and Chrishell Stause but claims she doesn't like to get involved with any office-related drama. (Will she stick to her word?)

Previously, she had been working remotely. Upon her decision to work in the office, her dynamic with the group changed and led to her joining the cast for season 4. 

Emma Hernan's food business

The 30-year-old is multifaceted. She also founded Emma Leigh & Co. (opens in new tab), a plant-based frozen food company that has some killer frozen empanadas. (You've probably seen her on QVC promoting the brand.) It appears she doesn't let the grass grow under her feet!

"Being in the food industry is a huge part of my story and also transitioning into real estate," Hernan told People. "A lot of the ties that I made from that—and from being a woman CEO and a woman entrepreneur—mean I've met other CEOs who are now purchasing homes."

Fans are anxious to see how both of her career paths unfold on the show. We'll be watching, empanada at hand. 

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Emma Hernan's personal life

Although she has revealed to People that she is single, fans will remain optimistic that there is some romantic storyline ahead for Hernan. She already has Instagram proof that she fits right on in with the office regulars. 

"Work somewhere where your co-workers double as your besties," she wrote alongside a photo of her and the series' other cast members. 

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She also wrote on Instagram in October 2021, "Just out here looking at all the homes in the hills I’m about to buy and sell for my amazing clients..😍🏘❤️🎉… swipe to see some of my beautiful co-workers who make my job even more fun!!"

Looks like everyone is all smiles! 

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We are crossing our fingers we'll also see a few cameos of her furry best friend, Benny. We are all for it!

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Time will tell how things will go down at the Oppenheim Group and how newcomer Emma Hernan fits in with all of the real estate shenanigans, so be on the lookout for teasers and more info.

Selling Sunset season 4 hits our screens on November 24, 2021. Christine Quinn revealed to E! News that, "It's fabulous. You guys are going to love it."  

We have a feeling we're going to be completely booked Thanksgiving weekend catching up with our favorite west coast realtors. People will be closing on houses and we're closing on a binge session. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)