LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – What happened to Madison Hildebrand on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and is Ryan Serhant replacing Josh Altman next season? Madison Hildebrand has been thanking fans for their kind wishes since he, on his own choice, left the show. And while Altman is not leaving at all, the show will get a familiar face next week, LALATE can report. Mr. Skinny Pants himself Ryan Serhant is joining MDL-LA next week.
What happened to Madison on Million Dollar Listing? Madison originally told fans via BravoTV “As an original cast member of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, I have made the decision to leave the show to focus on new and exciting endeavors.” He added “Sharing my life, career, relationships and challenges over the past six years has been an unbelievable journey and I loved every minute of it.”
Since then on Twitter, Madison has made clear he left the show, on his decision, per his wishes. Meantime, Altman is going to be in for trouble next week. Ryan tweeted moments ago “Make sure you watch @valvallovesla on my team in LA as she graces our screens in Million Dollar Listing LA in an all new episode TONIGHT!!! And then tune in again next week to see myself and @sam_realla take on @joshflagg1 ???? @theserhantteam_la”.
Serhant has been filming shows not just for BravoTV but also the South Pacific and film festivals. He tells news this week “The only moment I got to sit down today between showings, pitches, and filming, was…in Times Square. A real estate broker’s office is anywhere, even if it’s in the middle of complete chaos in one of the busiest cities in the world. As insane as this moment was (I’m yelling into the phone so the person can hear me), I can’t help but think about the first time I ever stepped into Times Square – the lights, the noise, the smells, the heat – everything was so big! The roads were huge!”
He also remembers his first thoughts about the rush. “I remember being so overwhelmed with sensory overload and seeing a guy on a cell phone and imagining what is could possibly be like to be that guy. To live in New York. To rush through Times Square like it was nothing because I had work to do. Today I was that guy. And this photo reminds of my little kid self and how awesome NYC is.” Ryan adds “The colors and the sounds and the smells are beautiful. I am so fortunate to be able to even feel annoyed at the chaos while talking on my cell phone in the middle of Times Square because that chaos is energy and that energy is the life that pumps everyone full of motivation and determination to fight every single day. Maybe there was a little kid walking by me…thinking about what he is going to be when he grows up. Maybe he doesn’t want to be a real estate broker but I bet he decided that he wanted to wear tight pants and double monk Prada’s with no socks.”