Phaedra Parks has showed no signs of slowing down since her departure from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2017, when her six-season run was brought to a startling, explosive halt. The drama threatened to upend her career, forcing Parks to shift gears and focus on making new moves.
Here’s how the RHOA alum has been staying booked and busy since her exit from the reality show.
She’s a model
In 2017, the RHOA alum inked a modeling contract with the New York-based Wilhelmina International Inc., also known as Wilhelmina Models. Some of biggest inspirations, she said, are veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell and rapper Nicki Minaj.
She recently posed for a photo while attending NYFW’s Victor Glemaud’s spring/summer 2020 presentation
She Once Worked as a Mortician
As a side gig, Parks, 45, began spending time with the dearly departed after earning her mortuary degree in 2014. Venturing into the funeral business is atypical for a high-profile attorney like herself, but the reality star said it was personal tragedy that sparked her interest.
“I went through a very terrible time about two years straight,” Parks told Page Six in 2016. “My law partner died [and] two of my friends committed suicide. I became so depressed that it sparked something in me, to really research and start hanging out at the funeral home, just to figure out the process.”
Launched Her Own Brand of Feminine Care Wipes
Parks had women’s “sweet spot” in mind when she created her own line of vaginal cleansing wipes, called The Healthy Peach. She debuted the product last year to a group of friends, and later on “Sister Circle” describing the wipe as one that will keep you sweet, fresh and “ready for any occasion.”
“Everyone knows a tart peach can ruin the whole pie, honey,” she said.
Is Set to Return to Reality TV
Two years after her divorce from ex-hubby Apollo Nida, Parks is flaunting a new piece of arm candy. This September, she finally went public with her new beau Medina Islam, who stars on OWN’s hit drama “The Haves and the Have Nots.” The lovebirds, who are in a long-distance relationship, are set to appear on the next season of reality show “Marriage Bootcamp” in 2020.
Her Legal Practice is Still Going Strong
Yes, the seasoned attorney is still duking it out in the court room. Parks is actively practicing via her own private firm, The Parks Group, in Atlanta despite fallout out from the controversy with ex-RHOA cast mate Kandi Burruss, which many thought would derail her legal career.
“How you look when your name is on the doors, walls and all the checks❗️,” she captioned an Instagram photo of her posing under her marquee, adding “#boss with #jobbbbbs”