Kenya Moore was the 1993 winner of Miss USA and she may be the newest cast member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta season 5. As the fourth season of the hit Bravo TV reality show wrapped several weeks ago it was confirmed that Sheree Whitfield, an original cast member, was leaving the show. While Whitfield stated she’s grew tired of the cattiness and drama of the show many believed she was fired went salary negotiations went sour. It was believed that Marlo Hampton, an ally of fan favorite NeNe Leakes was the likely replacement however Kenya may take the open slot. According to a local Atlanta blog, straightfromthea, Kenya wasn’t the only contender for the spot. Ne-Yo’s fiance Monyetta Shaw and Toya Wright were looked at but negotiations “stalled.”
Moore does not reside in Atlanta but we doubt that will stop Bravo from making it work – she’s reportedly looking for a home in the city. Meeka Claxton leaved in New York but managed to squeeze out five months to film in Miami for Basketball Wives.
The former beauty queen, 41, and standing at 5’10 will likely fit in with the ‘talls’ physically but her personality will depend on if NeNe will be her bestie or enemy.
Do you think Kenya will be a good addition to Real Housewives?
Update: Bravo is reportedly looking for two new housewives – will Marlo still make the cut?