Following Monday night’s airing of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ we know one thing, this season’s going to be explosive for sure. There’s already some drama brewing between Cynthia Bailey and new cast mate Kenya Moore, aka the looney tune.
If you watched the very first episode, you’ll know, Kenya was pretty rude to models who were auditioning at the Bailey Agency for an opportunity to do a spread for Essence magazine. Cynthia invited Kenya, a fellow model, and was surprised by her candidness. After watching the others commentary the ladies took to their Bravo Blog to vent on the matter.
Kenya Moore blogs,
“Why does Kenya have security when no one knows who she is?” First of all, I wouldn’t need personal security if Cynthia didn’t recruit randoms via Craig’s List or Twitter. Secondly, it’s obvious Cynthia does not read, watch television, and has been under a rock when I exploded on the scene years ago. I made history being crowned the second black woman to win Miss USA and I was fifth place in The Miss Universe pageant. Let me refresh hers or anyone else’s sluggish memory…
If you don’t know, you better ask somebody. I’m also that girl whose been on the covers of and modeled for over 30 magazines from Essence to Real Health to Maxim magazine. In fact, the very audition she held for the Jet Magazine Beauty of the Week, I was chosen as a Jet Beauty. I also have a Jet Magazine cover. Do you have a Jet Magazine cover, Cynthia? NO, you don’t. Additionally, I’m that girl who has had multiple endorsements including my very own Pantene hair commercial, print ads, cosmetic campaigns, as well as numerous fashion layouts. Yep me. However, models usually retire around 30-years-old. Even though Cynthia is a beautiful woman, at 45, maybe Cynthia should retire her dusty old wigs and worn out makeup brushes that are just as worn out as her welcome mat from the modeling industry.
Ms. Bailey also takes a shot at me by saying she “wouldn’t be caught dead doing some of the magazines I’ve done.” Well guess what, Cynthia, if you were on the cover of any of the men’s magazines I’ve appeared on the cover of, we’d all die, because we would be bored into a slow and painful death just by looking at you. In fact, I’m bored now just by thinking about it.
Now as a reminder to Miss Bailey, since my successful modeling career and crowning, I moved on to enjoy other accomplishments in my career, such as becoming a popular actor, producer, director, writer, author, and businesswoman. Maybe Cynthia should move on too. #Twirls Away
Now here’s what Cynthia had to say:
“I don’t really know Kenya, but we do have a few friends in common. However, that does not make us friends. A mutual friend connected us, and when we spoke on the phone, Kenya could have not been more kind and gracious. Even though I had heard that she was as crazy as a road lizard, I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. I pride myself on being the kind of woman that embraces other women and will give anybody a chance. In conversation, I mentioned to her that I had a JET casting coming up, and since she didn’t seem to busy doing anything else, I invited her to come and be a judge. She immediately jumped at the opportunity and could not thank me enough for the invite. Although we spoke on the phone, the JET casting was my first encounter with Kenya face to face.
So let me refresh everybody’s memory of some of the things Miss USA had to say:
Kenya: “I’m not trying to be the mean girl, but why are you here?”
Cynthia: If you are not trying to be the mean girl, then don’t be. Just shut up and judge. That’s the only reason I invited you in the first place. To answer the second part of the question, the girl was at the OPEN CALL because it was exactly that, an OPEN CALL. That means all were welcome to come and try out. Better question? Why were you there, Kenya? I’m sure being such a big public figure, and a top actress/director/producer you had thousands of movie/TV jobs that you could have been working on. And let’s not forget your busy “butt” modeling schedule.
Kenya: “Who are you and why are you talking to me?”
Cynthia: Who are you and where is your dermatologist?
Kenya: “Cynthia just mimicked everything I just said, it’s as though she didn’t have an original thought in her mind. There is a possibility that Cynthia is a little intimidated by me.”
Cynthia: Mimicking everything you said, no one asked your thirsty ass to say anything in the first place! I had the original thought to open up The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, which you should be thankful for. I created a door for you to walk through, and without that door, I would not be speaking about you right now. Did you catch it? Intimidated by you? There is no reason for me to be intimidated by you. You have nothing I want or can’t get. You are delusional.
Ouch! We’re now aware Kenya is a crazy bin but when did Cynthia gets so feisty?! Two words. NeNe Leakes!
In previous season’s Cynthia’s been labeled passive, a doormat and the loud mouth and argumentative NeNe Leakes’ puppet. Perhaps becoming NeNe’s BFF taught her a thing or two about throwing daggers! Oh the shade! And oh how we love it!
And Cynthia’s right. Since Kenya’s win back in 1993 she has been in a few TV shows and films but she’s not a huge star. Not enough to be remembered in modern times anyway. Why else would she need to revamp her career by being on a reality show? Kenya Moore, please get over yourself!