She throws get-to-know-you pizza parties, she’s a frontline worker, and she’s bringing Asian representation to The Real Housewives of Dallas. There are plenty of reasons to love newest cast member Tiffany Moon, so is it any wonder that we can’t stop watching the woman who can save your life, but not your reputation? From her impressive background and honest views of family life, to her side hustles and overall net worth, read on to see why Tiffany may be the most intriguing Housewife yet.
She’s the embodiment of ‘The American Dream’
Unlike most of her co-stars, Tiffany didn’t grow up living the life of luxury in some oversized Dallas home. In fact, she wasn’t even born in the country. Tiffany is from China, and she moved to the United States when she was six years old. Her parents had left the country when she was three, so when she arrived at JFK airport she really didn’t even know who they were. At the time her family shared a one-bedroom apartment, and Tiffany slept on a mattress on the floor. We’d say her current digs featured on the show are quite the upgrade, wouldn’t you?
She had a tough childhood
Coming to a new country and not knowing the language was scary enough, but Tiffany once revealed in an interview with E! News that she had to start school not knowing any English. “We struggled a lot with money, my parents fought a lot. I had trouble learning English and dealt with some bullying in school, both verbally and occasionally physically. So my childhood was not all rainbows and ponies,” she revealed.
She’s an impressive physician anesthesiologist
From the time Tiffany was a teenager it seemed pretty clear that she was meant to do great things. She went to an early college program for high school students (basically skipping the last two years of high school), and she graduated from Cornell University when she was 19 years old. Four years later, at the age of 23, she graduated from medical school. Since then she’s just kept impressing her followers and peers alike, and has been included in the Best Doctors issue of D Magazine for the past couple of years. She doesn’t do it for the accolades though. During the pandemic she has had to stick a tube down many COVID-19 positive patients’ throats, putting her own life on the line every single day. She says it’s scary, for sure. But she’s also never called in sick.
She and her husband Daniel are a serious power couple
Tiffany’s husband Daniel is pretty impressive in his own right, having catapulted the real estate company Sam Moon into a next-level business whose properties now include a collection of Marriott hotels. Daniel and Tiffany met back in 2008 (the same year she graduated from medical school), and they got engaged a year later.
She’s also a busy mother
As if being a busy doctor and one-half of a bona fide power couple didn’t make her busy enough, Tiffany and her husband also share twin daughters, Chloe and Madison. Meanwhile, she’s also a stepmom to Daniel’s son and daughter from another marriage. Like many other moms out there, Tiffany definitely feels the struggle of trying to balance family and career. “Even before coronavirus times, I was a little bit feeling like my work-life balance was not good,” Tiffany once said on the show. “I feel like, for the last six years, I’ve been a full-time doctor and part-time mom.”
She’s super athletic
Fans everywhere have been swooning over Tiffany’s super impressive home gym, which includes a Peloton bike and treadmill, plus all the free weights a person could ever need. (It also doesn’t hurt that her cardio equipment is set up in front of a picture window with views of her pool and gardens.) Fitness is something else Tiffany and Daniel have in common, and they’ve even competed in a Tough Mudder race together.
Her closet puts Lisa Vanderpump’s to shame
Let’s be honest: everything about Tiffany’s house is impressive, but it’s her walk-in closet that may be the jealousy-invoking piece that even Lisa Vanderpump, of RHOBH fame, would covet. The space features a large collection of Birkin bags, but it is only accessible using a finger identification system. If that isn’t the ultimate extra layer of security against potential home intruders, we don’t know what is.
She’s here to represent
Tiffany has said in past interviews that doing RHOD was a family decision, but that it was also a chance for her to have some fun and to do something for herself. More importantly, she wanted little girls to see a woman of colour in a prominent TV role. “I will tell you when I moved to the United States in the early ’90s and I got to watch TV as a treat, there was no one that looked like me,” Tiffany previously told Entertainment Tonight. “I thought that I was… not ugly, but just not special, or that anyone who looked like me could never be on TV and I just think it’s so important for little girls to have role models that they can look up to that looked like that. I mean, I think that representation really does matter.” Being the first Asian woman in the RHOD crew has come with its challenges — Tiffany’s first introduction to all of the ladies ended in tears as she explained educated Brandi on her past racist actions.
She’s got business sense too
Somehow in between being a doctor and a mother to four, Tiffany has also launched a personal line of merchandise on her website that includes doctor-appropriate things like face masks, scrub caps and candles. She also sells an Eternal Love necklace, and a portion of all her sales go towards the Texas-based charity, The Family Place, which helps support victims of domestic violence.
She makes some serious coin outside of Housewives
Tiffany doesn’t need her Housewives salary to pay the bills, that’s for sure. According to Salary.com the average yearly pay for a Texas-based physician anesthesiologist is just over $400,000 a year. And considering Tiffany’s experience and accolades, it’s a safe bet that she’s actually making more than that. While it’s not totally clear what Tiffany and Daniel’s net worth actually is, outlets estimate it’s between $2 and $2.5 million. That’s a pretty impressive journey for that little girl who used to sleep on the floor.