Anyone who has blitzed through the entire season four of Netflix series Selling Sunset would know Vanessa Villela for her sunny disposition. Five minutes into our Zoom call, her warm personality and infectious laughter simply reaffirmed the fact.
“I don’t enjoy feeling unhappy, so I will do anything that will help my mind or spirit to feel lighter and more vibrant,” says former telenovela actress turned real estate agent, from her home in Los Angeles. Villela is one of the two new additions to the fourth season of Selling Sunset—the other being Emma Hernan—which revolves around the private and professional lives of several agents in the Oppenheim Group, a luxury real estate brokerage firm based in Los Angeles.
Her recovery from Covid-19
The newest cast member is a trooper, immediately jumping into the fray of the show bristling with energy. Her dynamic spirit often serves her well in life, especially when she encountered a major setback in August last year.
“I had to miss five out of 11 weeks of filming [season five of Selling Sunset] because I was diagnosed with Covid-19,” she reveals. “In week three, I tried to return to filming. But after just two hours on set, I started filming extremely dizzy, and the production team had to send me back home.”
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