Cynthia Bailey may be known as one of the stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but she recently reminded her followers why she rose to fame as a model.
In town for Essence Fest last weekend, Bailey used the French Quarter in New Orleans as her runway Saturday, July 6, and shared the results on her Instagram account that night.
Walking down the street with her handbag in tow, Bailey swayed her hips and grabbed her blond-tipped box braids as she strolled down the block.
Immediately, fans sounded off at the sight they took in.
“Nice walk. I see you struting your stuff. You go girl.”
“Yasssss! CB show them this is how it’s done effortless😍 no pool side thirsty pose or closet intro😕…ijs.”
“Ok I’m learning. I gotta get the sexy walk down…lol😂. 💞”
“I’ve been walking wrong my whole life. Dam street is my runway!!”
“You betta work girl!!!”
Bailey entered the modeling world more than two decades ago after moving from Alabama to New York. Last summer, Bailey re-entered the industry and signed on with Major New York agency. By September, she shared some shots as part of her contract and fans were promptly reminded of the now-52-year-old’s talents.
“OMG this is everything………🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾”
“S. T. U. N. N. I. N. G! @cynthiabailey10”
“Age much? #aintnobodygottimeforthat Beautiful!!”
On “RHOA” this past season, however, it seemed fellow model and co-star Eva Marcille wasn’t too impressed by her predecessor. The winner of “America’s Next Top Model” cycle 3 said during a confessional scene, “The difference between Cynthia and I’s modeling styles, I think it about 20 years.”
Many fans instantly took the remark as shade but Marcille explained herself on “Dish Nation.”
“It’s not shade. The question was ‘what’s the difference,’ it’s not that much difference, but time,” she said. “Cynthia just happens to be older than me, it’s no shade. At 51, I pray to God I look like Cynthia.”
As for Bailey herself, when asked about it on a November red carpet by Hip Hollywood, the star said she didn’t take it as anything “horrible and mean.”
“I think at the end of the day, I do know that Eva respects my career,” Bailey explained at the premiere of Fox’s “They Fight.” “But we’re on a shady show. She gets a pass on that one. I know my history. I don’t really have to validate my modeling career.”