Candiace Dillard Bassett is an American singer-songwriter, television personality and actress. She is recognized for winning Miss United States in 2013 and starring in The Real Housewives of Potomac since 2018. In 2021, she released her debut album Deep Space.
Bassett has competed across many pageant systems, including Sunburst, National American Miss, National Miss American Coed, Georgia Miss American Coed, Miss Maryland USA, Miss District of Columbia USA, and Miss United States. She was crowned Miss United States 2013; during the national pageant she represented the District of Columbia.
The Real Housewives of Potomac
Initially titled Potomac Ensemble, The Real Housewives of Potomac was announced on November 11, 2015. The series is the network's second attempt to develop a reality series based in the Washington, D.C. area. Bassett joined RHOP as a cast member during the show's third season. The fourth season which began filming in August 2018, premiered on May 5, 2019. The season featured Dillard's wedding to Chris Bassett. In 2019, Bassett and former RHOP co-star Monique Samuels were both charged with second-degree assault of each other from the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland after an alleged incident between Bassett and Samuels on October 16, 2019. The incident was featured on the show's fifth season.