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'Shahs of Sunset' Season 2 returns to the Persian Empire of Los Angeles

Last season, Bravo viewers were introduced to a group of young Iranian-Americans -- or Persians -- in Los Angeles, men and women, Muslim and Jewish, straight and gay.On Sunday, Dec. 2, "Shahs of Sunset" is back for Season 2.At a recent lunch at the W Hotel in Hollywood, cast members Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Mike Shouhed sat down to talk about what's in store. Also returning to the show are gay real estate agent Reza Farahan; singer/artist Asa Soltan Rahmati, 36; and 30-something luxury real estate agent Mercedes "MJ" Javid, who's still dealing with her overbearing mother, Vida.Joining the group is Lilly Ghalichi, a Texan who has a law degree but has chosen instead to move to Los Angeles and start a line of provocative bikinis based on lingerie. At the same time, she has a longtime on-and-off boyfriend, Ali, who lives back in Houston.Raised in Palos Verdes, an upscale community south of Los Angeles,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/shahs-of-sunset-season-2-returns-to-the-persian-empire-of-los-angeles.html