Who Is Nicole Young? All About the 'Selling Sunset' Cast Member

Nicole Young has been a real estate agent with the Oppenheim Group since December 2014

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Nicole Young is one of the Oppenheim Group's top agents.

She joined the luxury real estate firm in December 2014 and became a Selling Sunset cast member in 2022 after Christine Quinn, Maya Vander and Vanessa Villela said goodbye to the popular Netflix reality series.

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Young immediately made waves on season 6 due to her feud with costar Chrishell Stause. The pair went head-to-head multiple times throughout the season, with Young accusing Stause of taking credit for her past listings.

So, who is Nicole Young? Here’s everything you need to know about the Selling Sunset star and real estate agent.

She graduated from Baylor University

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Young moved from her hometown in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She studied marketing and public relations, and during her senior year in college, started working as a marketing consultant.

According to her Oppenheim Group bio, as a marketing consultant, “she supported a multitude of multinational corporations in a myriad of ways, most notably with brand strategy, product launch campaigns, sales support, vendor negotiations and customer outreach.”

Young made the permanent move to Los Angeles in 2007.

She was originally part of the cast for season 1 of Selling Sunset

<p>Nicole Young Instagram</p>

Nicole Young Instagram

Young revealed to PEOPLE that she was originally part of the lineup for the first season of Selling Sunset in 2019 but backed out.

“Honestly, at the time, I just got cold feet right before they were going to start filming. I just wasn't ready to expose my entire life, and even more so, my clients and business — which I'm very protective of — to the entire world."

She shared what changed over the course of four years in her decision to join the cast.

"I've grown personally and professionally a lot," she said. "At the end of the day, it's an incredible opportunity and a rise-to-the-occasion kind of moment."

She officiated her costar Mary Fitzgerald’s wedding

<p>Nicole Young Instagram</p>

Nicole Young Instagram

Young is good friends with several of her colleagues, including Vice President of the Oppenheim Group, Mary Fitzgerald. She officiated Fitzgerald’s intimate wedding to French model Romain Bonnet in October 2019 in front of 80 friends and family, including current and former Selling Sunset stars Heather El Moussa, Chrishell Stause, and Christine Quinn.

"It was our dream wedding," Fitzgerald told PEOPLE. "Neither of us are big, showy kind of people, and we just wanted the people closest to us, where it just felt sincere and comfortable. So that's what we did."

Young frequently posts pictures of her and Fitzgerald on Instagram and viewers will be able to get an in-depth look at their friendship when the new season premieres.

She is married to Brandon Young

<p>Nicole Young Instagram</p>

Nicole Young Instagram

The real estate agent married her now-husband Brandon Young in April 2017. To commemorate their fifth wedding anniversary, she wrote on Instagram that marrying him was the best day of her life.

“5 years!! Happy anniversary my love! Time flies when you marry your best friend ❤️ 4.22.17 was the best day of my life, not because our epic wedding was the best party we’ve ever thrown, but because it was the day I became your wife and the day we became a family,” she captioned a photo from their wedding day.

Young credits her husband with convincing her to join the Selling Sunset cast as a full-time member.

"He was actually the one who pushed me to finally do it and accept this time," she told PEOPLE. "So I give him the credit for me being on the show. He's always supportive."

She has made several appearances on Selling Sunset over the years

<p>Nicole Young Instagram</p>

Nicole Young Instagram

Even though season 6 marked her debut as an official castmate on Selling Sunset, it's not the first time she’s been featured on the show.

Fitzgerald’s wedding was televised for the reality show — and as the officiant of the wedding – Young performed her duties in front of the Selling Sunset cameras, which viewers caught a glimpse of during the season 2 finale.

She was also spotted during season 4 at the birthday party for Niko and Zelda – dogs that Fitzgerald and her ex Jason Oppenheim co-parent.

Related: 'Selling Sunset' Season 6: Everything to Know

She shared a carousel of pictures from the dogs’ big day, with the film crew in the background.

"Only the best for Niko & Zelda! 🐶🐶 Happy birthday babies 🥰 Thanks for such a fun day and for letting us party with you!,” she captioned the post.

She is a realtor with the Oppenheim Group and has sold more than $100 million in real estate 

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Matthew Seifnia

Young has been a longstanding real estate agent with the Oppenheim Group, joining the agency in December 2014. Deadline deemed her the “O.G.” of the Oppenheim Group, and she has become good friends with Jason Oppenheim, who is the president and founder of the company.

In the Netflix trailer for season 6, Young can be heard saying, "I have $100 million in sales and counting. If someone were to get in the way of that, there's going to be an issue."

She has represented a diverse roster of clientele including celebrities, public figures, executives and first-time buyers and sellers.

She is a mom to two dogs

<p>Nicole Young Instagram</p>

Nicole Young Instagram

Young and her husband currently do not have any children. However, she is a dog mom to her two canines, frequently posting with them on Instagram.

“𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐌𝐨𝐦 𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘯,” she captioned a photo of her posing with her two dogs. “1. A human mother of a domesticated canine⁣ / 2. A woman who plans life around her four legged companion⁣ / 3. Female pet owner whose camera roll is 90% photos of their dog / 4. Female recipient of unconditional love.”

She took a drug test after a "shocking" interaction with a Selling Sunset costar

Young immediately brought the drama on season 6 of the hit Netflix show. After several heated moments with her costar Stause, the tension between the two real estate agents hit a new high during a girls' trip to Palm Springs, Calif.

In one episode, Stause called out Young for acting "cracked out" and accused her of being on drugs.

Following the season premiere, Young opened up to PEOPLE about the interaction. "When she first said it, I felt like I'd just been hit by a train. I was so shocked," she said. "I was like a deer in headlights. It took me a moment to even process what she had said, and I was gutted. I was just absolutely gutted."

Young recalled calling her husband Brandon, who "was kind of the one to talk me off the ledge and just bring me back down to earth." She added that he told her to get a drug test in the morning.

The reality star said that the situation was "really tough" and that rewatching the interaction in the show was "just as difficult."

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