Today is model and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey‘s 52nd birthday. Our fingers are crossed twice in the hopes that we’ll look this fabulous when we get to that age.
But before she was living her best life in her 50s and starring in RHOA, Bailey was known for striking a pose as a model, being on the arm of handsome men (including actor Leon Robinson, the father of her daughter, Noelle) and being a socialite of sorts at all the events. If you take a look back at old photos of Bailey before she joined the series in 2010, before she was rocking super long and big extensions and going tit for tat throwing shade trees, the beauty still managed to turn heads. In honor of her 52nd birthday, check out a few throwback images of Bailey before she had a peach, and back when she loved to have her hair cut low, by hitting the flip.