Steve Gold is the newest addition to "Million Dollar Listing New York, " and it sounds like he fits right in with his co-stars. Gold replaces Puerto Rican Real Estate Agent, Luis D. Ortiz, as he decided to move to Paris suddenly in pursuit of his happiness. Steve had been a friend of Fredrik Eklund for many years, and it sounds like he felt like he would be a great fit for the show.

However, Steve had to think about joining the show for a while, as he is a very private person. Despite seeing the success that Eklund and Ryan Serhant had experienced from being on the show, he had to figure out whether the show was indeed something he wanted to do for his career.

He had hesitations

On "Million Dollar Listing New York" Steve Gold reveals that he used to work as a model and he used to dream about making lots of money. It wasn't until he got into a luxury real estate in New York City that he was able to make the kind of money he dreamed of.

During the season finale of this season, fans learned why Steve was so motivated. He opened up about his sister who has a learning disability. Steve explained that he wanted to make money to ensure that she would be okay when she is older. He also wanted to make sure that she would be okay the day she would be living alone.

"What an incredible journey it has been over the past ten months - from my initial calls about being cast on #MDLNY all the way until last night's climax, the season finale.

Last October when the opportunity presented itself, I had to seriously question whether being on TV was something for "me." I had lived a pretty private life up until then, and for the most part, I was happy," Steve explains on Instagram after his decision to join the show.

Wants to protect his family?

Before opening his life up to the public, he wanted to make sure that being on the reality show was something he wanted to do.

As he explains, being on a reality show is not something for everyone. Steve Gold reveals that the decision may be right for some people, but he had to make sure that it was the right decision for him.

As fans know, there's a lot of pressure with being on such a reality show as fans can be very vocal and very harsh. However, there is a lot of marketing opportunities in the series, as he grows his real estate portfolio for people who are willing to invest in New York real estate.

What do you think about Steve Gold's comments that he had to think about whether or not he wanted to join the show and whether he wants to become part of the Bravo family?