Facts of Jessel Taank
|Birth Name||Jessel Taank|
|Father Name||Kishor Taank|
|Mother Name||Nicky Taank|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||University of California, Santa Barbara, King's College London|
|Filmography||The Real Housewives of New York City Season 14|
In March 2022, it was announced that the popular "Real Housewives of New York" franchise would be completely revived.
The show now will be split into two groups: one with a completely new cast, and the already existing cast of "RHONY," which will be booted from the show and selected to appear on the new program, "Real Housewives of New York: Legacy."
Days later, Bravo revealed the freshman cast of the rebooted "RHONY," and one of them is a London-born brand consultant and fashion publicist, Jessel Taank.
So, who is Jessel Taank? Is she Indian? What is her ethnicity? Who is her husband? How much is her net worth? Grab all the details of the new Real Housewife here.
What Is The Age Of Jessel Taank? Who Are Her Parents?
Jessel Taan was born and raised in London to Indian parents Nicky Taank and Kishor Taank. Per the sources, she is in her mid-30s, but accurate details are unavailable.
She is a private person who has not revealed much about her family life. All we know is that she is a Hindu and will be the first Indian ever to appear in the Real Housewives franchise.
As per her education, Taan attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies.
Later, she joined King's College London and received a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature in 2005.
She then relocated to New York City to further her career and is now a resident of the city.
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Meet Husband Pavit Randhawa
Jessel Taank is married to Pavit Randhawa, a financier, and businessman. He is the president of Phone Daddy, a Dallas-based telecommunications company.
The two first met in New York City when a mutual friend introduced them at a bar. Soon, they became close friends. As per her Vogue interview, Taank and Randhawa were roommates at some point in time.
"In true New York fashion, we decided it would be easier to be roommates, as we already knew each other’s vices, and it’d definitely be better than living with strangers."
"When my mother came to visit me, she was introduced to Pavit for the first time, and of course made a comment that she was certain that we would end up together. I started paying closer attention and ended up asking him out to dinner. "The rest is history!"
Well, her mother definitely played the role of a cupid in their love story.
The couple was also long-distance for a while when Taank was working in New York City and Pavit was accepted into the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
"The distance was brutal, but we managed to see each other every other week, either in New York or for fun little weekend getaways," said Jessel in her interview.
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Tied The Knot In A Lavish Indian Wedding
Taank and Randhawa got engaged after three years of dating in 2015. The latter proposed on a Labor Day getaway to Puerto Rico.
In her Vogue interview, the fashion publicist revealed that she did not expect a proposal because Pavit had fooled her many times before.
She revealed that she thought he would propose to her on many occasions before as well—a romantic dinner for two on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean on the Greek island of Santorini, for instance.
Also, when he planned a trip to Bermuda and invited the parents, it did not happen, so Jessel did not expect the proposal and was quite surprised and happy when it finally happened.
About the engagement, she stated:
"Pavit was adamant that he handle the hotel booking, saying he wanted a very specific ocean-view room. When we checked in, we were informed that the room we had requested was unavailable. I was extremely upset, but Pavit calmed me down and asked if we could go see the available room. I walked in—still determined to leave—and my heart stopped."
"The suite, overlooking the ocean, was filled with red roses. I was so confused that I turned around to find Pavit on his knee with an engagement ring in hand. He had completely blindsided me. Pavit arranged a private dinner by the ocean that evening with an incredible fireworks display at the end. "It was perfect!"
The couple then decided to get married soon and planned a destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico, because they loved the beach and had always dreamed of having a beach wedding.
Another reason was that it was "home to Xcaret—an eco-archaeological park in the heart of the jungle that features an ancient Mayan cave."
They had two wedding ceremonies because Jessel is Hindu and Pavit is Sikh (people who adhere to Sikhism, a monotheistic religion found in the Punjab region of India), and they wanted to fulfill their respective religious requirements.
About the wedding, Taank said:
"It has the perfect balance of culture, spirit, beauty, history, delicious food, and, of course, tequila!"
In 2022, the couple celebrated their eight-year wedding anniversary, and they seem to have a very happy conjugal life.
Taank and her husband are blessed with twins. They welcomed two boys named Kai and Rio on May 12, 2021.
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Career Highlights: Founder Of The Right Now And The Know
Jessel Taank is a brand consultant and fashion publicist by profession. As a brand consultant, her job is to help companies sharpen, defy, and grow the reputation of their brand.
Also, as a fashion publicist, Taank's job is to be a member of a PR team and be responsible for developing relationships with fashion companies, stylists, and fashion editors.
According to her linked-in profile, her first job was in public relations at Karla Otto New York. She joined the company in 2008 and worked for almost four years, till 2011.
Later, Jessel joined Michael Kors and worked there for two years, until 2013. In 2014, she joined HL Group as a public relations director.
She worked at HL Group for 2 years and then joined Westfield as a director of public relations. At the company, she led the strategic direction of 33 properties across North America.
She was also a vice president of fashion and beauty at BWR Public Relations. Jessel later became a Founding Leadership—Fashion and Beauty founder at Right Now.
In July 2022, she became the founder of a PR company called The Know.
New Cast Member Of The Real Housewives of New York City Season 14
Jessel Taank is announced as one of the new members of The Real Housewives of New York City season 14.
The American reality show, The Real Housewives of New York City, was developed as the second installment of the "Real Housewives" franchise. It first premiered on Bravo on March 4, 2008.
The casting announcement took place during a taping of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on October 20, 2022.
Taank is the first Indian ever to feature on the show. She shared the news on her Instagram: "The revolution will be televised!!" It’s an honor to be the first Indian to be cast in this franchise. LFG!!! #RHONY."
Along with her, Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Jenna Lyons, Erin Dana Lichy, and Brynn Whitfield will be in the new season.
According to a press release, RHONY Season 14:
"The show will follow an all-new group of seven dynamic women who run in the same social circles and thrive in one of the most diverse and electric cities in the world." From fashion and real estate to philanthropy and social influence, these women have made their mark in NYC and will now share their lives as they juggle careers, family life, and jam-packed social calendars in the city that never sleeps.
According to the Variety:
"Jessel Taank is an outgoing and unreserved fashion publicist and brand consultant, known for thinking outside the box."
Reportedly, the production is set to begin for the 14th season this fall and will premiere in 2023.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Jessel Taank?
According to the sources, Jessel Taank is worth $10 million. Her primary income source is her career as a fashion publicist and brand consultant.
According to sources, the average annual salary of a fashion publicist in the United States is $70k, while that of a brand consultant is $100k.
Similarly, she is a new member of one of the popular reality series, and though we do not know her exact salary, we can assume she is making a considerable sum.