Who is Emma Hernan, ‘Selling Sunset' star and empanada entrepreneur?

Watch out for Emma Hernan, 'Selling Sunset' realtor turned reality star, in season 6 of the Netflix hit

Emma Hernan, Selling Sunset star, is seen on May 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
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You'll be seeing a familiar face in season 6 of the real-estate reality show: Emma Hernan, Selling Sunset's empanada-making entrepreneur is returning for the sixth season. (Though the TV personality first joined the Netflix series back in season 4 along with fellow newbie, Vanessa Villela, she was actually an Oppenheim Group 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 in Selling Sunset season 6, which premiered on the streamer on Friday, May 19. 

Hernan is a model-turned-realtor so her time in front of cameras didn't feel terribly out of the ordinary when she joined the series, but she claims in an interview with People that she wasn't quite ready for the comments to flood in, though she likes providing fans a sneak peek inside her life. 

Here's everything you need to know about Selling Sunset's Emma Hernan.

Who is Emma Hernan, ‘Selling Sunset' star?

Emma Hernan is a social media influencer, model, businesswoman and real estate agent at the Oppenheim Group in California. 

She had moved to the West Coast 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 follow a different direction than she had initially intended. 

She bought her first property in 2017 with Oppenheim Group's boss Jason Oppenheim and ended up working for him one year later. She has previously said that she considers Jason and his twin brother Brett to be like family, and that she also feels particularly close to her Selling Sunset costars Mary Fitzgerald and Chrishell Stause but claims she doesn't like to get involved with any office-related drama. (Sure, Jan.)

Previously, she had been working remotely for the real estate firm but 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 age: how old is she?

Born on July 14, 1991, in Boston, Massachusetts, Emma Hernan is currently 30 years old. If you're astrologically curious, she's a Cancer. (Here's which Selling Sunset cast member you are based on your star sign.)

What is Emma Hernan's empanadas business?

The 30-year-old is multifaceted. She also founded Emma Leigh & Co., 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. 

What is Emma Hernan net worth

Hernan isn't Selling Sunset's highest earner, but her net worth has been reported to be estimated between three and seven million, so she's surely no slouch in the finance department. 

Emma Hernan boyfriend: is she still dating Micah?

Real-estate client Micah McDonald first caught Emma's eye back in Selling Sunset season 5. In an April 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hernan said: "Me and Micah definitely have something special. We're definitely still enjoying each other's company."

She added: "Obviously, it's progressed a little bit [from where season 5 ends]. We've become closer. But it's right about there. So, we'll see. Maybe season 6, there will be a label, a ring. Who knows?"

So, is the reality-show romance between Emma and Micah still going? We'll have to watch season 6 to find out!

Time will tell how things will go down at the Oppenheim Group this season and how Emma Hernan fits in with all of the real estate shenanigans. 

Catch Emma Hernan in Selling Sunset season 6, now streaming on Netflix.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

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. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again. 

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