So just who are these summer residents of 90 Harbor Rd. in Napeague on the Long Island-based reality show "Summer House"? Beyond the official Bravo descriptions, that is? We take a look.
Originally of Manchester, New Hampshire, Kyle Cooke has founded a hospitality-industry software company; co-founded a service that delivers hair and makeup stylists to homes; and in June founded Fenix, a personalized diet-coach company. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where, as a sophomore, he was arrested by the FBI on Feb. 4, 2003, and charged with forgery for allegedly creating fake IDs. Suspended a year, he graduated in 2006 and earned an MBA in 2011 from Babson College in Massachusetts.
“I’ve been going to Montauk for 10-plus years, many locals are close friends, and I met some of my best New York City buds out there,” Cooke, 34, told Newsday. “Last summer many were quick to judge and label us,” he said of critics fearing an East End “Jersey Shore,” “but I understand the resentment. Montauk is a special place that means so much to so many people.” He added, “At the end of the day, the show is about us, not the town, but I hope we can add something positive, even if it’s mindless entertainment.” (Cooke was the only housemate made available by Bravo to speak with Newsday.)
Cristina Gibson, from Mullica Hill, New Jersey, attended Loyola University New Orleans and then Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, graduating in 2006. She went on to become the columnist “Party Girl” for E! Online and later freelanced as a producer for Fuse TV and as a writer for SheKnows, InStyle and others. In September she became a producer-reporter for Wetpaint.com.
Lindsay Dale Hubbard
Lindsay Dale Hubbard was raised in Hobe Sound, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a degree in public relations. She’s worked for various New York PR firms, including 4 1⁄2 years managing hospitality accounts for Fingerprint Communications, and she incorporated her own Hubb House Public Relations on March 31.
Stephen McGee was raised in Alabama, but in December 2009 he relocated to New York City, where he was cast in an internet commercial for one of the first Google phones. Bravo’s official bio says he is an event planner.
William Carl Radke
William Carl Radke comes from Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. In 2007 he received a communication degree from Syracuse University, where he hosted and coproduced the campus show “On’Cuse.” As well, he was one of two men brought in to practice with the women’s basketball team to help raise the level of competition. He’s worked for medical-equipment companies since 2009, most recently with Ormco, and attended Harvard Business School in 2015.
Jaclyn Shuman grew up in Orange, Texas, and earned a degree in textiles and apparel from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She works as a fit model, one whom designers and manufacturers use to check the fit and appearance of clothes.
Ashley and Lauren Wirkus
Ashley, left, and Lauren Wirkus, twins from Southern California, each graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2009 with a degree in managerial economics. Ashley married Brad McAtee on Nov. 21, 2015, according to her bridal registry. The twins have a lifestyle blog, Two of a Kind. Previously, Ashley worked several years for the Brooklyn real estate company Two Trees Management. Lauren works for a private-equity firm in energy investment.
Everett Scott Weston
Everett Scott Weston attended the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, then Wake Forest University, where he earned an economics degree in 2007. He served with the U.S. Army’s 14th Engineer Battalion and 555th Engineer Brigade in Iraq and at Fort Lewis, Washington. Leaving the service as a Captain with a Bronze Star, he went on to work in finance. In 2014 he co-founded Operation: Heal Our Heroes to help raise awareness and funds for veterans with PTSD.
From left, Cristina Gibson Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard, Kyle Cooke, Jaclyn Shuman, Stephen McGee, Ashley Wirkus, Lauren Wirkus and Everett Weston.