Kicking off its sixth season last night, Real Housewives of Atlanta brings it — the ladies don’t holding anything back.
No one could argue that the breakout star of the series is NeNe Leakes; her super successful spin-off, I Dream of Nene: The Wedding, broke ratings records for Bravo. She has also transcended the reality television realm by snagging actual acting gigs on major network shows like Glee and the ill-fated The New Normal.
Despite Nene’s success, the show’s newest villain, Kenya Moore, is convinced she’s the real star of the hit show.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, the former Miss USA dished about her experience on the show and insisted she could have landed Kanye West before Kim Kardashian.
“We met in Beverly Hills at a restaurant. I was actually with my current boyfriend’s mother. He walked over. He was very humble, he spoke to me and my guy’s mom. He was super nice,” she said. “Of course, we didn’t date because I was with someone. He is a very charming guy. He was completely respectful. I’m very happy he found love with Kim.”
It looks like Kenya’s search for love has ended, but her knack for embellishment is still going strong.
“I had guns blazing. It wasn’t a plan. I came from the scripted world in the entertainment industry, and I wanted to do something different,” she said. “And it was nothing like I thought it would be.”
Despite having one season under her belt, the controversial cast member shows no signs of changing her stripes.
“I came in and I’m actually really nice to people and then they want to pick a fight with me. When you pick a fight with me, they’ll never win,” she said. “I always win fights. I don’t back down. I own every bit of who I am in the situation.”
A clip from Sunday’s season premiere shows Moore going head to head with Leakes in an explosive exchange that promises more drama for the show’s sixth season.
NeNe is annoyed that the diva missed her multi-million dollar wedding while Kenya contends she was “working” and dealing with her highly publicized eviction issues without any support from her supposed friends.
“If I feel I’m right, I’m going to say it. If I think you’re wrong, I’m going to say it and it may escalate into something else,” she admits. “But trust me, I’m a firecracker when lit.”
Who will prove victorious?
The battle begin when Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8/7c on Bravo.
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