Ladies mix business and pleasure on 'Watch What Happens Live.'

on Jan 21, 2011 - The Dish

Iman
No question there's brains behind Iman's beauty — the supermodel built a cosmetics empire that's valued at an impressive $25 million a year. So how'd she do it? You'll have to ask NeNe Leakes.

The Fashion Show star appeared alongside the Atlanta Housewife this week on Watch What Happens Live. Amid critiquing celebrities' style choices for the Golden Globes, the conversation steered toward the boardroom, and it looks like it's more than just primetime chatter. RadarOnline reports that NeNe's interested in expanding her brand beyond reality TV and entertainment reporting. "She wants to market herself as a brand by bringing out her own makeup and clothing line because she thinks a lot of black women would buy her products," an unnamed source tells the website.

As the founder and CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances, the fashion icon is well-equipped to dish advice. "Iman is very experienced in this area and she was happy to give NeNe a few pointers in this area, and she was really appreciative of the advice," the source added.

Indeed. In gratitude, NeNe tweeted a photo from the WWHL set and wrote, "Here's me & iman... she gave me great advise!"

Is Snooki the next celebrity to dole out branding advice to NeNe? The 'Wife tweeted the mini reality mogul, "@Sn00ki I met with Steve yesterday n nyc! He's great & he thinks the world of u."

What do you think? Is NeNe a big biz titan in the making? Start a Tweet Battle and beef about it with your friends.