Kenya Moore Blames Her Portrayal on RHOA on Bad Editing & Doesn’t Want Phaedra’s Husband
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kenya Moore might have been crowned Miss USA in 1993, but she’s definitely not coming across as Ms. Congeniality on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Just two episodes into Season 5 of the hit Bravo reality show, many are disappointed with Kenya ‘s behavior and personality on the show. On the first episode, she’s already gotten into her first beef with housewife Cynthia, and she came off a little arrogant during auditions for JET Magazine’s Beauty of the Week. Regardless, Kenya seems to strike an interesting chord in viewers that might make her a viable replacement for Sheree Whitfield, seeing as she’s also guilty of having a very strong personality that can cause enough drama in the group. However, many feel Kenya is ruining her own reputation just to be interesting on RHOA.
It appears that Kenya may agree with the disappointed viewers. In a recent interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Kenya admits that she does understand that she isn’t coming across classy on RHOA. In the grand scheme of things, she feels that she’s coming off a bit arrogant and childish through her interaction with the other cast mates just two episodes into the season.
But Kenya seems to chalk that up to editing.
“I am a really sweet person and 20 years in the business you don’t get anywhere being nasty. There’s a lot left up to editing and that’s something that I can’t control. People don’t change their colors overnight. That’s one of the biggest fears I had in doing a reality show that you’re not being portrayed the way you really are. I was disappointed when I watched the footage as well, although I think I was portrayed better in the second episode. You’re only two episodes in and my journey is my journey with these girls and you have to watch. The show has 18 episodes and if you prematurely judge from what you see then you would be remiss. You need to see the entire season play out.”
She also addresses the rumors that suggest she develops a romantic interest in Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo. In a promotional clip, Moore is seen flirting with Apollo and the clip seemed to indicate that something happens between them. She says:
“Well, that’s the key word that you just said, indicate. I think that that’s what gets, you know, people in trouble. I think you need to watch the show because, you know, when you have a teaser out there, or what most people would consider commercial, you, they’re designed to make you want to tune in. So some things are definitely taken out of context, and let me be the first to say I’m not interested in anybody’s husband. Not Phaedra’s, not anybody else’s. So you can put that on the record.”