Are The 'Selling Sunset' Cast Actually Real Estate Agents? Chrissy Teigen Investigates

Let's hope Chrissy Teigen never stops tweeting.

The latest incredibly entertaining situation the model-turned-cookbook author has found herself in on the platform involves the cast of Netflix's Selling Sunset, who were far from pleased when Chrissy tweeted to question whether or not they were legit real estate agents.

If you haven't watched the show, the Netflix reality series follows a number of "elite real estate brokers" as they sell Los Angeles pads to affluent buyers; essentially it involves lots of fighting, and it gets pretty funny. As is the way with many reality shows, though, many people have come to question the validity of the show and whether it's all just hyped up for the cameras – Teigan took it one step further, and dug a little deeper into whether the brokers are actually brokers. 

Chrissy, after binging the latest season of the Netflix show, wrote on Twitter, “Maybe I also know everyone on tv plays a character. They’re all doing that. You guys are … super mad at people who are in on the joke." Then came the clincher: “I will say, I look at LA real estate a lot and have never seen any of these people lol either have our agents, who I have obsessively asked.”

The cast, however, wasn’t having a bar of it. “My response to that is that I have had my real estate license since 2014,” cast member – and apparently real agent – Heather Rae Young told US news station KTLA. “I’ve been with The Oppenheim Group since 2015,” she continued. “I sold my first house within three months of having my license. It was a $7.2 million house. A week later, I sold a $1.5 million condo and you can look up the proof.”

Another star, Chrisell Stause, said similar, tweeting to see if Chrissy was keen to see her “AMAZING 2m listing hitting the market Monday in Studio City.”

Chrissy (who is expecting), queen of Twitter that she is, took it like a champ, tweeting back: “Just bought last week lol growing fam! Maybe the baby can stay at this one.”

Chrissy isn't the only one to question the legitimacy of the agents. In fact, it became such a hot topic that Oppenheim had to issue a statement to People, clarifying that his agents are all actual, real-life brokers, and have been for years. 

"Mary, Heather, Maya, and Christine were licensed and successful real estate agents at The Oppenheim Group many years prior to filming our show. Amanza worked with us as a designer, and has been a close friend of Mary’s and mine for many years. Chrishell was a practicing agent at another brokerage, many years previous to filming Selling Sunset. As a licensed agent, Davina had transacted many deals before joining the team in 2018," he said.

He continued, "Any insinuation that the agents on our show are not experienced, successful, or licensed, evidences a complete disregard for the facts. Even a superficial investigation would identify previous team photos, hundreds of millions in transacted sales, and more than 50 years of combined licensed real estate experience from these agents."

He has us sold. If we're ever looking to drop millions on ridiculously expensive digs in LA, we know who we're calling.

Main Image Credit: Licensed by Getty & Selling Sunset, Netflix

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