‘She Can Get You To Believe Anything’: Kenya Moore Calls Phaedra Parks A Con Artist

November 28, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

After witnessing a mere four episodes, it seems pretty apparent that Real Housewives of Atlanta’s  freshman housewife and former Miss USA, Kenya Moore has no qualms about speaking her mind. even if it means stepping on a few toes in the process. Over the course of the past few weeks, it was not uncommon for Kenya to make headlines for saying some not so nice things about a few of her cast members and even throwing some subtle shade towards former housewife, Sheree Whitfield. In a recent interview with Essence.com, Kenya pulled no punches as she opened up about being unprepared for reality television, how she really feels about her cast member, and even discussed that infamous JET Magazine casting drama that went down between her and Cynthia. Check out what she had to say.

On not being fully prepared for what reality television entailed

“I didn’t prepare myself, and that’s the problem. I thought I would come to the tapings, and [the producers] would come to my house, and we would have a couple of scenes with the girls, and we would get together, and it would be a kumbaya moment. That is not what it was. I’m just a really genuine person, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. You can always tell what I’m thinking by looking at me, and that got me in trouble, especially when something was said or done to really insult me as a person.”

On the Jet Magazine casting drama with Cynthia

“When I joined the show I thought: Cynthia and I are not far apart in age. She’s a model, and I used to be a model, and we’re both successful businesswomen. I thought we had a lot in common, and she would be like my best friend on the show. So when we met at her agency for the Jet magazine casting and everything went left, I was surprised. It was two hours of taping that they edited down to two minutes. I think…we’re both bosses, and she had her idea of how the casting should have gone, and I probably had my idea. I was very assertive of what I thought would be helpful in terms of my participation because I wanted to be honest and direct and give these girls a real chance and share tips on how to dress and what they should do when they show up for an audition. And Cynthia, in my opinion, wasn’t giving them the truth that they needed at all. So when I stepped up, that’s where it started going downhill.”

On co-star Phaedra Parks

“Honestly, the first word that came to mind was con artist. She can get you to believe anything she wants just by spinning a story.  She knows how to spin a story.”

On co-star Porsha Williams


Surprisingly, she had all nice things to say about the other housewives, but I can’t help but wonder if that little bit of shade she tossed at Phaedra has anything to do with the rumor that she wants Apollo for herself.

Do you agree with what Kenya said about Phaedra?

Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • You always ask ppl what they think and then “moderate” the comments….I read some of your stuff if it comes up in my newsfeed on FB but other than that I don’t deal with you Madame Noir…your fake and stop asking ppl for comments if your not gonna keep it real and post them…smmfh

  • PLEASE REMOVE THIS WOMAN!!!!! I would like to see more real take charge types both new girls and Kim need to go! All the other women are PROFESSIONALS and they just as crazy. I don’t wanna see coat tail riders and bitter has beens!!!! MS. Moore is not a blockbuster for ratings!! She can go!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I would be fine if they just got rid of that dingbat Porsha. Dumb and dizzy as the day is long. Kenya is a mess but I think her desperation to get married to a man who don’t want her is hilarious. I’m curious to see what lengths she will go through to get that ring.

  • Nikkita Michelle

    Who does Kenya like on the show? It’s already been reported that she and Nene get into it. So far she’s cool with Kandi, but didn’t like the fact that her man was interested in her many moons ago. She’s about to hate herself right off the show. Nene always kept at least one friend on the show. Kenya needs to figure it out.

  • ojs

    Isn’t Phedrea an attorney? It’s her job to presuade! Kenya gets on my nerves! What Is her job/business exactly?

  • Cakester

    I knew Phaedra was shady when she “didn’t know” her due date! She’s a southern belle with a scoop of ghetto on the side. She pretends to be prim and proper….. honestly, her fascination with women’s butts has me thinking she may be secretly batting for the other team but will never come out and say it cause moms will put Holy paws on her so she paid an ex con to play family man to her.

    • Yeah that whole, “I don’t know when I’m due” had me through with her azz from then on. There’s a sneaky-fakeness about her that I don’t like.

    • DoinMe

      Let me try to repost (MN moderated my last comment to this so I know its gone)

      I agree. The way she goes on and on about other women’s butts makes me uncomfortable. It’s like watching an old man lusting after an underage young girl. No ma’ams. Ms Phaedra has some demons.

  • Cleo

    Lmaooo Ms Parks is a little off, but miss Kenya is no better her actions make her extremely unattravtive.

  • realadulttalk

    Lmao @ her assessment of Phaedra. I think she’s right too–Phaedra did a complete 180 from her first season on the show…and her holier than thou act is getting a bit thin.

  • DoinMe

    I agree 1000% with Kenya. Stevie Wonder can see that Phaedra is not on the up and up and pretends to be something she’s not. Poor Apollo is caught up under her spell.

    • realadulttalk

      Their relationship baffles me. I can’t tell if he is enamored by her or if she is his financier.

      • JaneDoe

        real talk lol

      • TeahMonae

        I like that word- “enamored”. You dont hear/see it used that often. When I get home, I’m gonna ask my husband if is he enamored with me. Lol

        • realadulttalk

          You are so silly. Lol

  • gracie

    I think using the word con artist on Phaedra is too harsh.

  • JaneDoe

    Yeah, I can see Phaedra being a con artist.. Never trust anyone who squints when they speak to you staring you directly in the eyes

    • realadulttalk

      Never trust anyone who when asked a direct question changes the subject without skipping a beat or answering your question. Lol

    • beck0974

      She is a defense attorney. One of the prerequisites is being persuasive. That’s her job…LOL