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Leave it to reality TV producers Chuck Ardezzone and Frank Monti with Naples-based ITZ Studios to persuade some of Naples' most glamorous ladies to reveal details of their personal lives in a reality TV show that will be called “Paradise Coast Wives.”

Leave it to reality TV producers Chuck Ardezzone and Frank Monti with Naples-based ITZ Studios to persuade some of Naples' most glamorous ladies to reveal details of their personal lives in a reality TV show that will be called “Paradise Coast Wives.”

The stars of the reality show read like a who's who of Naples glitterati. They include:

Carole Allen, wife of ASG Software Solutions founder Arthur Allen. “She's outspoken and stylish, a worldly and sophisticated half French-half Caribbean beauty who travels the world via a Gulfstream 550 aircraft with family,” a press statement gushes.

Jennifer Conery is a “lucky divorcee,” mother, grandmother, and entrepreneur. “Together with her fun-loving gay philanthropist boyfriend Steven Leonard, Jennifer devotes herself to The Conservancy of Florida, Naples Humane Society, Guadalupe Center and Opera Naples,” the producers reveal.

Jane Bond-Rostron, wife of Frank Rostron, owner of Bespoke Shirtmakers in the United Kingdom. “Jane is a successful businesswoman who began her career as an international flight attendant, traveling around the world until she changed careers and became an interior designer. From there, Jane created Entertainment Management where she negotiated contracts and managed schedules for celebrity clients.”

Tracy Wenkman is the wife of entrepreneur Greg Wenkman. “Passionate about wellness-nutrition, Tracy is a 'small town farm girl' who is a fan of shopping, Zumba and all things Italian, especially Pinot Grigio wine.”

Leanne Thrasher Chang is a former Naples High School star athlete turned model. “She's the youngest wife at 29 years old and the only Naples native. A former Elite Model, Leanne is now married to Blair Chang, a top real estate professional and the founder of The Agency, a boutique luxury real estate firm.”

Elizabeth Fox is a plastic surgeon in Naples and mother of two sons. “Elizabeth is a cherished surgeon to many Hollywood stars and spends time in Los Angeles taking care of her 'A' list clients.”

Nannette Staropoli owns a marketing company and has chaired more than 60 events in Naples. “An avid tennis player, Nannette is passionate about achieving results — both on and off the court.”

Tess Chiodo was born in Southern California. “Her career includes beauty queen, dental hygienist, young Army wife during Vietnam, 'bug and herb' farmer, life insurance sales and currently, health and wellness. She and her two daughters Jacqueline and Emily are the founders and teachers at Joyful Yoga & Spa in Naples.”

Sharon DeLaura is the owner and aesthetician of Spa by Sharon M MediSpa & Makeup Studio who lives with her husband Michael in Naples. “Originally from Chicago, Sharon worked on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a make-up artist.”

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