HotLanta Style Momma ~ NeNe Leakes
Move over, She by Shereé! Former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members Shereé Whitfield and Lisa “Closet Freak” Wu-Hartwell aren’t the only ones with eyes on the runway. RHOA breakout-turned-Glee guest star NeNe Leakes is launching her own fashion line, EW has confirmed.
Leakes follows in the footsteps of fellow reality stars turned fashion designers, including Nicole Richie, Lauren Conrad, and fellow Housewife (from Orange County) Gretchen Rossi. Then again, for every Lauren Conrad, there’s also a Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, whose Filthy Couture struggled to sell despite Farley’s Jersey Shore fame. Indeed, Conrad’s first time striking out as high-end fashion designer, well, struck out.
Somewhere in the ATL, Sheree Whitfield‘s head is about to explode. After already beating her in the acting department with not one, but two scripted roles, now her nemesis and former Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star NeNe Leakes is getting close to achieving another one of Ms. Whitfield’s dreams — launching a new clothing line!
Yes, it’s true. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NeNe Leakes is about to be even richer.
With checks from Glee and Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming series, The New Normal, already in her bank account (along with those Trump ones), the 44-year-old Bravo reality star is set to ink a deal with global licensing agency, Beanstalk.
The company plans to “leverage NeNe’s position in pop culture to offer consumers fashion-forward, affordable apparel and accessories designed to empower women to walk into a room and own it like NeNe herself.”
So, it would appear that this line is going to get off to a slightly better start than “She by Sheree.”
Add this to her many celebrity correspondent gigs and the $1 million she’s reportedly bringing in for the next season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (yes, the highest salary of any Housewife), and Ms. NeNe Leakes seems to be doing pretty well for herself.
Maybe she should start looking at those $9 million home now.
It’s no secret that Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has gone through a MAJOR transformation over the past few years. The diva has gone from drab to fab and is constantly making moves in the entertainment industry to further her career.