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For Ciara Miller, joining “Summer House” crew was a well-deserved break.
Miller, an Atlanta native, was working as a traveling ICU nurse in coronavirus-stricken Brooklyn over the spring when her friend and fellow housemate Luke Gulbranson encouraged her to live with the cast in the Hamptons for six weeks.
“I think maybe some [castmates] asked me, like, ‘Hey, can you look at this rash?’ or something. And I was like, ‘I’m not a school nurse. I can’t tell you anything about this rash or this minor issue,’” she recently told Page Six. “I’m like, ‘If you’re close to death, then come get me.’”
(Miller, 25, was not working with COVID-19 patients while she living in the “Summer House” pad.)
While Miller — who is back in Atlanta working as a nurse — told us that the most rewarding part of her job is “getting the opportunity to make a difference,” she noted that the hardest part of work — especially during coronavirus times — is separating her emotions from the tasks at hand.
New “Summer House” cast member Ciara Miller is a COVID-19 nurse.Jeff Tan/Bravo
“It’s something that — even though you can be good at it one day, it’s like the next day, you find yourself struggling,” she said. “It’s really just trying to take your emotions out of the situation and realizing that, no, you can’t save everyone and we’re doing what we can. And honestly, medicine only goes so far. So, yeah, have a little faith sometimes.”
Season 5 of “Summer House” premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.