“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”: Is Kenya For Real Or Is It Just An Act?

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(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta know that this season has been filled with drama that can easily be summed up in two words; Kenya Moore. I heard tales of her over-the-top charades before ever sitting down to watch the show.

Okay I admit it; I was not a regular viewer of the popular series–that is until I found myself without anything to do on a Sunday night two weeks ago. I decided to check out the show…now I’m hooked. Some say too little too late, I say I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon and indulge in this decadent guilty pleasure.

The former MS. USA–notice I am taking special care not to say Ms. America— has been raising all kinds of hell since her arrival in the ATL. Now with Kim off the show the 41-year-old beauty queen constantly finds herself in the midst of whatever chaos there is to be made in the Peach state and abroad.

Undoubtedly beautiful, Moore’s looks are eclipsed by a lack of self-control demonstrated by her tireless need to flirt with almost every man she sees, including the married ones; watch out Phaedra. The concept of boundaries is unfamiliar to Moore as she continues to repeatedly cross them with her interactions with the women and men on the show.

At times she is delusional; it is uncanny how she could mistake Walter’s lackluster affection for a readiness to get married. It is not hard to understand why this woman is single. The self-proclaimed “Gone With The Wind Fabulous” actress seems to exist on a planet all her own.

I so desperately want to believe that this was an act to ensure her place on the popular reality TV show for future seasons. I mean come on she was one of the first black title holders of the Miss USA pageant; a part of American history.

Recently Walter Jackson, Kenya’s alleged man on the show, sat down with our Atlanta affiliate V-103 to talk about Ms. Moore. Apparently, Kenya asked him to play her boyfriend on the series. Walter claims that he didn’t sign up for what happened on the show, but he has no regrets.

I think Kenya’s persona is a mix of flights of fancy and a calculated need for attention. What do you think? Is Kenya for real or is it all an act?

Leave your comments below.

Check out the interview with Walter Jackson from this season’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta here.

-Jennifer Hall, CBS Local

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