As if NeNe Leakes wasn't busy enough these days: she's planning her upcoming nuptials, filming her spin-off show, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding (Working Title), and will be a judge on Miss USA. Now she's beefing up her resume and has revealed on Twitter that she's starting a new business!
Got my thinking cap on! Imma bout 2 start a new business! Wait & see— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) June 11, 2013
NeNe didn't reveal what type of venture she has up her sleeve—but it got us thinking about a few ideas. Vote in our poll below:
Of course, NeNe isn't the first Housewife to show off her entrepreneurial skills. Bethenny Frankel oversees her massive Skinnygirl empire, Teresa Giudice, Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump have proven their chops as authors, and Kim Zolciak is prepping a wig line.
Do you think NeNe has what it takes to be a savvy businesswoman?
I miss the old NENE! Not fond of the new one! Nene, you have become too big on yourself! You are not all that! You are only a piece of something you want to be! Remember, your roots! PEACE!!!!
I think she should go back to Hollywood. New Normal was kinda boring but she was very good in it. And she was hilarious on Glee. Plus she might want to get in on the back-end of reality TV, like producing. She certainly has an eye for what makes a show a success. Atlanta would not be the highest rated Housewives franchise without her.
I think NeNe is very aggressive and opinionated and she would be a very savvy businesswoman. Maybe she should become an entertainment manager. That would be great for her.
Once one source of income was terminated, why not cut back on the wedding excess unless one has sponsors or money to burn? That money could have started several businesses comfortably w/o concern for possible losses. I guess it's all in where one's priorities lie.
I hope the "OLD NENE" doesn't return, can't take it if she starts her same old self. We all know NeNe is the last original cast member standing, but that doesn't give her right to feel she leading the ship. The show is not called Real Housewives NeNe Leakes it is called Real Housewives of ATL. It seems this season NeNe will have a problem with Kenya then I will be team Kenya all the way otherwise I will be team NeNe and Kenya. I think NeNe is trying to hate on "Gone with the Wind Fabulous (GWTHF)". News flash it is not up to NeNe to say that is last year, just like it's not up to anybody to say "Bloop or Blop" is old. I hope Kenya doesn't fall for NeNe insecurities of being the star of the show. Kenya continues with "GWTGF" because you are just as fabulous as the rest.
Kenya asked NeNe a great question did she invite Porsha husband Kordell. How on earth are all the guys and girls so in love with Walter? Really? I think Kenya need to request more money since they insist on inviting Walter to every event. I am sure the can be buddies after each taping. I also feel that nobody should invite Kordell to anything out of the respect for Porsha. I don't know if it is the guys, girls or Bravo/Andy when it comes to inviting sidekicks like Walter and or Kordell. It also shows that Bravo/Andy could care less about the cast on their network. I can see the only show on Bravo I know right now that I will always watch is the Top Chef unless they turn that show into RHs & the other shows on the Network. I will not start watching any other show on Bravo if it is not pertaining to cooking competition.
Again, nobody wants to watch NeNe in Charge. The other women need to stop worrying about NeNe, if nothing else last season proves that the show can be a success without NeNe appearing. Bravo need to recognize that and stop what their favoritism.
@DeeDee5304 I think the reason Walter was invited is as Nene said. Greg likes him and they are friends. As for Kordell, I do believe that is different because the friendship there was between Porscha and Nene, not Greg and Kordell. Moreover, Kenya and Walter were never married nor even engaged...and the Leakes' never even believed them to be a true couple. Kordell and Porscha are married, going through a divorce, so it makes sense for the person closest to one of them to invite that one with a +1 and leave it to them to bring their spouse or whoever else as Nene implied. Kenya and Walter, not being married to each other makes all the difference, IMO.
There aren't enough "tall and beautiful" shops. Nene would be the perfect person to use her size to launch a size specific shop of high end clothing and accessories. And I am not talking about "plus size". There are enough of those. Maybe Cynthia could even partner with her to add that "model" glamour to the mix.
I think Nene needs her own brand ,please Nene put your on fashion it would work .We would buy you before that Kim K. chick she has a brand I know your can have one . Put your name on everything "Nene" it sells honey good luck with what ever you decide to do. Go! girl and I too, want you kick that B*tch Kenya off the show she's a fraud.
Whatever Nene chooses to do, she will successful!! She is one very savvy woman. Love her!! Just do us one favor Nene, and kick Kenya's a*#, and get her off the show, we all have seen what a liar and phony she is, pretending to have money, own her house, etc.!! Pretty funny to see her getting evicted from the house she had on the show! Remember she said she gave Nene a table she had in her Hollywood house! How insulting to Nene, who has worked and earned everything she has.
debi.mcdowell I agree with you...Kenya is a wannabe housewife. She is played out. However, I do think there are bigger issues within Kenya personally. Her self-esteem doesn't seem to be how she portrays it to be.
NeNe has proven to be a great entertainer as well a savy business woman. It seems that people love to hate on her. Give credit where it is due. The Real Housewives would not be as popular as it is without NeNe.
She brought the idea to Bravo so she has a right to feel like she is in charge. She gave the other ladies the opportunity to make easy money. What she should do is slap Wendy Williams for continuously saying she should get off the AHW's. Is she crazy? Would Wendy give up $1M? I think not. I think WWilliams wants to be the only outstanding big/tall girl. There is room for more than one Wendy. Stop hatin and being so shady....(;_)!!!!
she has been hard to watch,you are not cute and this is the last post I will been making,In the world of talent ,pretty people ,you are not it, you have had your 15 min, bravo is ruining the altanta housewives,by letting her who is jealous of every body rum bravo!!!!!!!!! she no bethenny or lisa
Nene's "Takin It To New Heights" shoe emporium. Who else could pull off skyscraper heels, than Nene. Marriage is hard, more is to come who knows. Gotta have strength between the two of you. You still have to face old age together.
SHE. I really do like NeNe and think that she's an entrepreneur in her own right. I was so proud of her when she walked away from Donald Trump and Celebrity Apprentice. Sometimes, somethings aren't worth the money, even though I'm broke. She used her brains to get a leg-up and move a lot further than RHOA, and she will go far.
quimara13 To each his own. I made my comment try your own. You will make it if you try Nene and so will others. Success comes from within and when u work hard for it you deserve. I don't agree with stepping on others in order to climb the ladder. So comments on others doing reality when that's how you got your start is not cool. I do hope that all women get what they work hard towards, but without stepping on others.