In her first trip to Chicago, Brielle Biermann visited Cloud Gate, Hub 51, RPM Italian and SoxFest over the weekend with her boyfriend, White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech.

The 19-year-old Atlantan told the Tribune by phone that she found Chicago to be "like a cleaner New York. It’s less busy, and the people are so much nicer." But something seems to be missing: Reality TV cameras.

"I tweeted (‘The Real Housewives’ executive producer Andy Cohen Monday) actually and I said, ‘Ohmigosh, let’s do a ‘Real Housewives of Chicago. I’ll be the Kim, and all we have to do is find a Sheree and Nene.’ And I met Tim Anderson’s wife Bria and I really love her, and like, she’s the sweetest person ever, so I’m like, ‘Let’s get her on board,’" Biermann said.

Biermann’s mom, Kim Zolciak Biermann, was a original cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" with Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leakes. The Bravo network is currently airing Season 9 of the series, which premiered in 2008. 

Somehow, in the last decade, Chicago has missed the ever-expanding "Real Housewives" empire. The series has filmed in Beverly Hills, New York, Atlanta, Orange County, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Miami, Dallas and even Potomac, Md. A Bravo representative did not return a Tribune request for comment.

For now, Biermann and Kopech do not have immediate plans to move Retrobet to Chicago. Sox general manager Rick Hahn said last month that Kopech, 20, may start off in Class A. Kopech was among those traded in December by the Boston Red Sox for ace Chris Sale.

White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech talks about being recognized in Chicago. (Phil Thompson/Chicago Tribune)

White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech talks about being recognized in Chicago. (Phil Thompson/Chicago Tribune)

Kopech and Biermann met last year and have been dating long distance. Biermann said she has plans to see Kopech in Arizona for spring training, which is convenient because her hair styling team is only 20 minutes away from the Sox complex.

Biermann is also gearing up to film the sixth season of her show "Don’t Be Tardy," a "Real Housewives" spinoff that documents her mother’s marriage to NFL lineman Kroy Biermann and their six kids. Kopech made a brief appearance via video call in the Season 5 finale, which aired in December.

She declined to mention her other projects, but it seems like some Chicago daydreaming is on tap.

"Me and Michael are so excited that he’s with the Chicago White Sox. We can’t wait to visit and live there one day," Biermann said. "He loves Chicago, like seriously, he doesn’t like cities. He hates cities, he grew up in the middle of nowhere, so you know he likes space, he likes land, but Chicago’s the only city that he truly loves, so that’s good. I think we’re both really happy."


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