Meet Chris Leoni, and a new Summer House cast member, and former Marine

Summer House‘s gang is gearing up for a fun-filled season 7 as they welcome newcomer Chris Leoni. As some familiar faces leave the franchise, such as Luke Gulbranson, new faces have emerged to take their place. Viewers are excited to catch up with the new and returning cast members as they unwind in the Hamptons.

Summer House captivated Bravo viewers when it launched in 2014. The network’s franchise was particularly relatable due to the mix of young, working adults. In East Coasters, the roommates demonstrated to audiences how they worked hard throughout the week in New York City’s concrete jungle yet knew how to unwind on Long Island’s beach paradise. For several seasons, fans have popped their favorite Loverboy flavor and settled into jam-packed seasons full of hookups, fall-outs, and winery tours.

Chris Leoni is a Summer House newcomer.

According to his Bravo bio, Chris is from Florida, where he grew up in a “strict” Honduran-Uruguayan household. A former Marine, Chris left the service to follow his genuine passion for photography and filmmaking in New York. Summer House’s newest roommate is single and ready to mingle, with his bio stating that he hopes his “unique approach to flirting” would help him find the perfect spouse. He is tall, tanned, and attractive, so it doesn’t appear he will have to wait long before ladies swarm around him.

Chris enjoys modeling as well.

Chris joined the Marine Corps in 2010 and retired in 2014. He worked as a field radio operator and was in charge of establishing and maintaining communication with his employer. Chris’s LinkedIn shows that he also loves walking the runway, so the newest Summer House star has a lot of interests. Chris has modeled for TRUE Model Management for the past eight years and has worked with Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, UniQlo, and Weather Proof Vintage. Chris has written and directed several films, including INK, Pitch Boys, and A Moment for Glory.

Bravo just released the Summer House season 7 trailer, which depicted Danielle Olivera and Lindsay Hubbard entangled in their feud. Danielle was shown in the video questioning her close friend’s connection with Carl Radke. Lindsay was naturally on the defensive as she began burning all the bridges around her. Chris’s Marine expertise will help him negotiate the show’s tumultuous world of female battles.