By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Reality star Kenya Moore has definitely made a name for herself on her first season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. The former Miss USA has had the most drama on season five so far, and it’s clear that she won’t be calming down anytime soon. Moore’s biggest controversy as of now would easily have to be the one that involves her on screen romance with Walter Jackson. Late last year, Jackson went on an Atlanta radio station (V-103) and claimed Kenya asked him to pretend to be her boyfriend for the cameras, and they haven’t been romantically involved for three years. Kenya denied the accusations, but many, including Wendy Williams, believe Walter is telling the truth, especially since it’s no secret that Bravo requires that all housewives be in romantic relationships.
Besides her alleged fake romantic relationship with Walter Jackson, Kenya has easily taken NeNe Leakes’ reign as the designated “mean girl” on the show. She’s managed to ruffle feathers already with Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, and Porsha Stewart. Of course, it’s clear that her biggest beef is with Porsha, and after trading many insults and almost coming to blows during the trip to Anguilla, both ladies agree that they can never really be friends at this point.
Well, it looks like Kenya is now shading a new housewife these days. In a recent interview with In Touch Weekly, after the publication asked Kenya if she feels she take Kim’s spot as a “fan favorite,” Kenya claims she knows without a doubt that she is the “new star of the show.” But of course, because she’s Kenya, she had to stay true to her mean girl image and shade Kim in the process. She says:
“Like Kim, I’m a strong personality. If I don’t like something, I speak up. [The only differences are] I don’t chain-smoke. And I don’t constantly have a goblet of wine in my hand.”
Oh the shade.
In related news, Kenya’s “replacement” of Kim Zolciak may be short-lived, as it’s possible that Kim will return to the series next season, even though her spin-off show is set to premiere in the spring.