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If you caught Season 3 Episode 7 of Vanderpump Rules last night, then you know that the SUR staff welcomed a new member to its STD-riddled ranks.

32-year-old Boston native Vail Bloom interviewed with Lisa V. for a hostess job (and a regular spot on the hit Bravo series), but quickly revealed herself to be far more than just your typical SUR girl.

Not only is Vail a Princeton grad and a recovering addict, she’s also a former soap star who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on The Young and the Restless.

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Bloom has also appeared on the HBO series Entourage and Hello Ladies, and she took the number three spot in one of Maxim magazine’s annual Hometown Hotties contests.

Needless to say, she’s doing a bit better than the average SUR staffer, and considerably better than other season three newcomer, James Kennedy. (Dude’s a busser and he dates Kristen. Need we say more?)

Naturally, Vail’s impressive resume begs the question: what the hell is she doing hostessing at SUR?!

Well, for one thing, Vail describes herself as a “struggling actress” (not all soap gigs bring huge paychecks) and though she hasn’t gone into detail regarding her struggles with addiction, she did clarify that she was hooked on “harder stuff” than alcohol.

And, of course, she was late for her second day on the job, so gigs where other people don’t apply your makeup and explain your “motivation” might not be Vail’s strong suit.

But obviously, the real reason Vail took a job at a West Hollywood eatery is because SUR=exposure, and – if you stick around long enough – it can mean some serious cash.

The Vanderpump Rules cast just got a huge raise (after two seasons of working for peanuts), and we imagine a recurring role on a high-rated TV show (even a reality show) can’t be bad for Vail’s public profile.

Now hopefully she can keep her distance from Jax.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online to see a crew of failed actors and models pretend to do real work.