By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
A few days ago, Bravo announced that the Season 5 Premiere of RHOA amassed the biggest numbers in ratings Bravo has ever had for any show. Many were shocked to discover that it will be the Housewives with a predominately black cast to lead in ratings. But let NeNe Leakes tell it, she’s not even surprised. NeNe seems to think that RHOA just has a formula that works well, but of course RHOA also has something that none of the other shows have, and that’s her. In a recent interview with The Insider, NeNe Leakes explains why she thinks RHOA is such a success and why she doesn’t think she can ever completely squash her beef with Kim Zolciak.
When asked about why she feels RHOA is such a hit, she says:
Housewives does really well because of NeNe Leakes. What I have to say is, in the frachise of ‘Real Housewives,’ we’re the only brown girls. So you can always turn on the TV and see those Beverly Hills girls, those Miami girls, New Jersey girls, those New York girls and you sort of kind of get the same flavor. But when you turn and see the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and you’re getting the brown girls.
I’m not sure if people are intrigued by us because we are doing some of the same things they are doing. I just don’t know. What I do know is we are super entertaining. We’re fabulous and we live in fabulous homes like everyone else. We have dreams, just like everyone else we have issues and problems like everyone else. I just think that we’re entertaining. I think that with us, we’re not so plastic surgery.
We’re so no scripted. We’re just a disaster! We just get up there and do it.
She was also asked about her falling out with Kim Zolciak. NeNe does not seem to think she can ever be friends with Kim at this point of her life. She says:
I don’t think she’s against me, but I will never be friends with Kim. Ever. I have just chosen to move on. Just like move on. Like I don’t even know Kim is there. Like I’m just moving on with my life. And I honestly wish her the best. I don’t think she’s super smart, you know what I mean? I don’t. I wish I did.
Watch the full interview below: