#TBT: RHOA's New Stars Shine on Stage

Watch old-school footage of Demetria and Claudia in the spotlight.

Every Thursday, celebrate #TBT with us as we open the vault to share photos of Bravolebrities before they were famous--or revisit memorable moments from our shows. This week, in conjunction with the announcement of RHOA Season 7’s cast additions, we’re looking back at the new ladies’ talented backgrounds.

New friend of the Housewives Demetria McKinney may be a highly accomplished actress best known for starring in Tyler Perry’s sitcom House of Paine, but her true passion is actually singing. A Real Housewife star attempting to launch a singing career is by no means distinctive, but what is distinctive is Demetria’s obvious talent. In this throwback clip from FOX 5 Atlanta, she discusses the challenges of balancing her acting career versus her singing ambitions before showing off her amazing pipes while performing a rendition of "This Christmas" (3:00 minute mark).

And, Kenya Moore isn’t the only pageant girl posing with a peach in hand. Before she was a successful television and radio host, new Housewife Claudia Jordan held both the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA crown as well as the Miss Rhode Island USA title. We dug up a vintage clip from Claudia’s interview portion of the competition as a top 10 finalist of Miss USA 1997! (Claudia’s interview begins around the 2:00 mark.)

Judging from these clips from the past, it’s clear both of the new ladies are talented and media savvy. But how will they deal with Atlanta's finest Peaches? See how it all plays out when The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns to Bravo November 9 at 8/7c.

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