Kenya Moore is back on her high horse again with a mouthful of self-righteous commentary related to her “historic” Miss USA win in 1993. After going on and on for three paragraphs on her Bravo blog about why Porsha questioning her admiration for Vanessa Williams “is ignorant, irresponsible, and indicative of the lack of respect for my convictions, beliefs, and my own legacy as the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA,” and how “My crowning is a part of history and is a part of my legacy — that can never be taken away from me as much as the haters try to hate,” it’s interesting that Kenya still never took the time to acknowledge the first black Miss USA.
If you watched the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion Sunday night — or bothered to look up this fact on Wikipedia — you’d know Carole Gist was the first African American woman to win the title of Miss USA. Porsha busted out this little tidbit during part 1’s reunion and even mentioned Carole is from Detroit — like Kenya — making Miss Gone With the Wind Fabulous’s lack of acknowledgement all the more odd. Sidestepping the issue once again, as she did when these facts were brought out Sunday, Kenya simply wrote:
“When Miss Williams was crowned Miss America in 1983, she opened the door for Black women around the world to achieve immeasurable dreams the same way Hattie McDaniel did as the first Black woman to ever win an Academy Award. Although there have been others to achieve the pinnacle of achievement and honors in pageantry and in entertainment, the first from an overall platform or genre will always be the individual who made it possible for ALL others to come after…
“With that said, whom I admire and respect and hold in high esteem and for what reason is my exclusive right. I chose not to and won’t respond to ignorance and stupidity and to someone who is merely relevant for arguing and picking childish fights with me the entire season and has no accomplishments of their own.”
Sorry, still sounds a little suspect to me. How do you have more respect for someone in a different pageant from you altogether than a woman right from your own hometown who broke down the black ceiling specifically for you. Could she be mad she didn’t get that title first just three years prior?
Regardless of whatever covert shadiness is going on there, Kenya did take the time to right another wrong — you know telling Phaedra she’d be picking up her teeth off the floor, pregnant and all. Kenya apologized for her comment during the reunion, writing:
“I hate liars. We all saw Phaedra lie last season about the timing of her pregnancy, lie to Cynthia, etc. She never told the truth and will never tell the truth about her video sales. However, that didn’t warrant any threat toward a pregnant woman. I was keeping my composure but that was unacceptable. Having said that, whether you are #TeamStallion or team broke-down donkey, my fitness video sales have broken records and the video is and remains more successful than hers.”
OK so that was sort of an apology.
What do you think about Kenya’s blog?