Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia shares how she got to where she is now.

on Oct 12, 2010


So where do I start? Why not at the beginning? My name is Cynthia Bailey, and I am one of the new housewives on THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA. I grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama and moved to New York City right after high school. I have travelled all over the world for past 20 years as a fashion model; imagine exotic shoots in the safaris of Africa and beautiful Bondi Beach "down under" in Australia. I feel incredibly blessed to have left my very humble beginnings at 18 years old in Alabama to pursue my dreams as a fashion model. I was so afraid the first time I boarded a flight to New York. There I was at LaGuardia Airport with nothing but a suitcase full all the "wrong" clothes, $100, my bible, my sparkling homecoming queen crown, and a strong belief in destiny. I knew after that day my life would never be the same, and believe me it wasn't...

As I embark on my newest journey as a "housewife" and go from the runways of Paris to your living room sofa, I find myself once again feeling like that 18 year-old girl from Alabama, now with a suitcase full of all the "right" clothes, more than a $100, my same bible, no homecoming crown, and again my strong belief in destiny. Someone once told me, "You have your plan, and God has his." Well, I am living testimony of that, because I never saw this coming. 

Okay, Episode 2 here we go. I felt like my introduction to the show was well presented, but I'm sure you were thinking the same thing I was thinking: "Where is the DRAMA?" Well, let me ask you this. If you were reading a book, and all the juicy stuff happened in the first chapter, would you finish the book? Probably not, I know I wouldn't. So be patient grasshopper, this is one book you won't be able to put down. After all, mystery is everything.