C**chie Cracks And Gone With The Wind Fabulousness: Why I’m Team Kenya Moore…Even If Nobody Else Is

March 7, 2013  |  

Week after week I’ve observed the antics of Kenya Moore on Real Housewives of Atlanta.  Her “Gone With The Wind fabulous” personality has put her in quarrels with almost every cast member on the show.  She called out contestants for showing their coochie crack at JET magazine’s open call for Beauty of the Week, left a charity event because Porsche mixed up the name of the beauty pageant she won, and she even started a Stallion Booty workout DVD to parallel Phaedra’s Donkey Booty video. She’s a diva. Her outlandish behavior isn’t winning over many people, but somehow I’ve become one of her biggest cheerleaders. Am I the only one who is entertained?

Kenya Moore said people liken her to Beyoncé. While many admonished her statement, Ms. Moore is my chocolate-coated version of Beyoncé. Like Beyoncé, she’s beautiful, curvaceous, and entertaining.  She overcame adversity and became successful in her endeavors all while sustaining the public humiliation of being in a fake (and if not fake, foolish) relationship. So why does it seem that no one shares my sentiments about Ms. Moore?

I know Kenya can be over the top and somewhat disrespectful from time to time, but that’s what makes her so enjoyable.  When she showed up at Nene’s charity event playing the part of an over-exposed, crazy alcoholic, all I could do was laugh. Her outfit was as inappropriate as Phaedra’s statements about Kenya’s mental health, which is why Kenya’s shenanigans are amusing at best.  Kenya’s decision to reveal private information regarding her mother’s mental illness could have resulted in a pity party, but she took the high road and found comedy in the process, which is one of many reasons why I’m on Team Kenya.

My admiration of her actually started as a young girl.  I was excited to see that a human version of a black Barbie won the Miss USA Pageant in 1993.  Her guest appearances on some of my favorite shows like Living Single and Martin kept me in the loop of her acting career, and her business endeavors over the years have been a success. I was elated to learn that she was the newest Georgia Peach on RHOA and to date, she hasn’t disappointed–well, at least me.

On top of being entertained by her, I also empathize with her too at times. I never knew the importance of having a family until I started my own so I definitely empathize with Kenya’s quest for a husband and children.  Unfortunately for her, she embarked on a relationship with a man that cared more about publicity than romance and she endured backlash as a result.  We may never know the factual details of her relationship nor should we.  That information is on a need to know basis and quite frankly the general public doesn’t need to know about her relationship with a man who is clearly uninterested in walking her down the aisle anytime soon.  Whatever they had is clearly over and Kenya can spend her time being available to the right man that shares the same biological clock she’s on.

While she’s definitely not the nicest chick in the ATL, I don’t find her behavior much different from what we’ve soon from RHOA stars for years. NeNe Leakes has come off like a big bully on many an occasion, yet she’s beloved by many people and has propelled her career very far. As for Kenya, she has unfairly been given undeserving labels such as desperate and crazy that she really doesn’t live up to. Her intellect and success should override her edited actions of the reality show she appears on weekly and I look forward to seeing more of her in the future…even if I’m the only one.

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