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The reality television show, Shahs of Sunset currently airs on the Bravo cable network in the U.S. The show features a group of Iranian Americans who live in the Beverly Hill area. The story line involves examining how the group manages career development and their social lives, as well as traditional family demands.
Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, featured on the show, has a total of eight tattoos, one of which is on the inside of one of her lips. Financially supported by her wealthy Muslim father, she is unemployed. Much of the time, she is seen lunching during the day with friends. Nights find her socializing in the Hollywood and Los Angeles club scene.
Reza Farahan is of Jewish Muslim heritage and was raised in Beverly Hills. Born in Tehran, Iran, he is an openly gay 38 year old real estate agent in Los Angeles. He often struggles with prejudice and gossip pertaining to his sexuality. He was motivated to be a part of the show upon learning of suicides of bullied teenagers, to portray positive images of both Middle Easterners and gay people.
One show reveals that Farahan's father had to convert to Islam in order to marry his mother. After divorcing his mother, his father went back to his Jewish family in New York. It is also revealed that Farahan's grandmother rejected his father as not being Jewish. Reza identifies as Jewish primarily and his family supports him, despite pressures to ostracize him.
Mike Shouhed is of Jewish Persian decent and works as a commercial real estate agent in the Los Angeles area. After financial losses in the Vegas market, he returned back to his L.A. home to reestablish himself.
Sammy Younai is a Jewish Persian residential real estate developer in the Beverly Hills area, specializing in multi-million dollar houses.
Asa Soltan Rahmati is a Pesian Muslim artist and singer involved in Venice's art scene. Having fled from Iran as a girl, she lived in Europe before relocating to the Los Angeles area as a teenager.
Mercedeh "MJ" Javid is a 34 year old real estate agent living in Hollywood Hills.
David Golshan is a comedian living in Beverly Hills and is Reza Farahan's best friend.
The first season garnered ratings for the season finale with a 20 percent increase over previous episodes. Bravo has subsequently announced that the series has been renewed for a second season.
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Major home renovations pose challenges to Reza and Asa. Elsewhere, dramas revolving around a past trip to Turkey come to the fore at a big pool party.
Reza, Asa, and MJ talk about last year's trip to Turkey and aren't sure if GG is telling the truth. MJ and her new boyfriend spend more time together. Reza thinks his relationship with Adam might be losing the spark. GG finds out about Mike's upcoming engagement and spills the beans to the rest of the group about the Turkey incident.
With plans of a future together, Mike's girlfriend Jessica completes her conversion to Judaism with a dramatic ocean swim.