I told you guys a bit of background on Kenya Moore here the other day. Kenya is the first person cast on RHOA who is not only not a housewife, but not a resident of Atlanta. You could say that she’s the Joanna Krupa of Atlanta, except at least Joanna is truly bi-coastal and has a real boyfriend with a permanent residence in Miami. Kenya on the other hand lives in L.A. and rented both a house and a boyfriend for the show. It seems that both leases have ended.
In a recent interview with the Huffington post, Kenya makes it clear that the guy hired to play the role of her love interest is not interested in a second season. Here’s what Kenya had to say about her “relationship” in an interview with Maggie Furlong.
You have a man in Atlanta, who we meet very briefly in the premiere, but you had to know going into this that these shows put added pressure on every relationship. In previews, it sounds like you’re ready for a ring and a baby. Are you happy with how this season turned out as far as your relationship goes?
“I totally agree with you. I think there’s definitely added pressure on everyone, from the “Housewives” to their significant others, and some people really excel under pressure, and some people buckle. Obviously, we’ve seen relationships succeed or fail under this kind of magnifying glass. But for me, I feel that whatever has happened with me and my relationship happened for a reason, and I have to thank the show for that — the good, the bad and the ugly of it.”
Everything happens for a reason, yes. The reason in this case is that this relationship was a non-relationship. I don’t know how the poor guy from South Dekalb Towing got himself dragged into this mess. But one thing is evident and that is that he has removed himself from the drama. Clearly, the free trips and TV time were simply not worth playing the role. I don’t know why Bravo thinks that we are going to believe these random housewives castings, let alone the latest plan to cast a love interest for the fake “housewife.” And really, we need to stop calling them housewives. Although, at least in the Atlanta franchise, if we get Kandi married off, and get rid of Kenya it would be the only franchise where everyone is married. Am I right?
I highly recommend you click the link and read the entire interview. Here’s one more excerpt I found particularly hysterical…
Do you think you’ll be happy with how you come across on the show? It looks like the cameras caught you at some tough moments …
“There were some times where I feel like I got out of character, I lost my cool, and I disappointed myself as well as my younger fans who look up to me from knowing me as Miss USA. But we’re human. The greatest thing about this show is it is a reality show, and it’s capturing our lives, and we’re not perfect. I’m not perfect, I don’t act like a model citizen all the time … but I certainly felt the stress at times being in these different situations with these ladies. So you’ll see some of that. But you’ll also see the fun side of me, the great side of me and the compassionate side, and all of those things make up who I am. Hopefully you guys will have a fun time watching me take this ride.”
Wait, I can concede that Kenya probably has some fans. There are a some people out there who enjoy seeing a half-naked woman with huge butt implants on the cover of third-rate magazines. But is she really deluded enough to think that she has young pageant girl fans? She was Miss USA twenty years ago. I promise you there are no young women in the pageant circuit who even know who she is. Even if by some miracle there are some young fans out there, I think that little fake porno you did as a publicity stunt for your book would have put them off well before now.
I’m not a fan of all this ridiculous casting by Bravo. But Kenya Moore is a laughingstock. So at least with all the other women being a bit more civilized for now, we have someone to mock.