Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia shares what it's like to work with Miss Jay.

on Nov 6, 20110

Welcome back, everyone! I'm sure you missed me as much as I missed you. Wow! Where do I start? So much has happened since last year! First, let me just say thank you to everyone who showed me so much love and support. It meant more to me than you will ever know. You helped give me strength and courage when I needed it the most. I am forever grateful. I believe that God puts all kinds of challenges and obstacles in our life to force us to grow and be fearless. As his children, we owe it to ourselves to be great and find happiness. I think we all are guilty of taking things for granted when life shows us favor, but it is truly those hard and trying times when we are the most humbled. As a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend, and now as a wife, I strive daily to be better. I try hard to be the best Cynthia that I can be, and I'm good with that.

OK, let's go! Well, the last time you guys saw me I was getting married to my now husband, Peter Thomas. Despite the naysayers, I am excited to report that Peter and I have been happily married for a little over a year now.  Even though my man still has his "Mr. Grumps" moments and I am still very set in my ways, we are very much together. The thing I enjoy the most about being married is the partnership of being a team. Even though we don't always agree on everything, we have each other's backs. I am not afraid to soar and I'm not afraid to fall. I just love that I have someone to catch me when I do. Thank you, baby, for always pushing me to go for it and dream big. You see me so much bigger than I see myself. With you by my side, I know that anything is possible.

Enter (drum roll please!) THE BAILEY AGENCY SCHOOL OF FASHION! Can you believe it? I am opening up my very own modeling school. Yay! This is a huge business venture for me, and I have so much work to do. Imagine me running around testing paint colors for the walls, hooking up phone lines, and putting together curriculums when I get a call from long-time friend Miss Jay from America's Next Top Model! Jay and I met years ago in Paris when I was first starting out as a young model, and even then he was fabulous and famous for ripping the runway. As luck would have it, he was in Atlanta from Paris for a couple of days and wanted to stop by the school to teach my very first runway class! This is crazy! I'm not officially open yet, and I don't have any models! So I do a quick, fast, and hurried open call to potential students. I had to take advantage of this opportunity, and I made it happen. The turnout was awesome and we had so much fun. Thank you and merci, Miss Jay, for your wise words, fierceness, and legendary runway walk. I appreciate your friendship and support. The students were honored that they got to meet you and work with you. You are everything!

85 comments
CharNae
CharNae

Hello Cynthia! I am late in sharing this compliment to you, however, I saw your a poster with your photo on it in an ad for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. I want you to know I was simply thrilled to see it. It was gorgeous! I have used Fashion Fair for over 20 years, and just hate to think about using another brand of makeup. I have lost the shade of lipstick Rio Red, however, I hope to see it in the lineup again so.

I want to wish you the very best in setting up your agency! I think that it was a brilliant idea! You should do daily what you love to do! Peter is a man pressing to do well in life. Men want to do thinks that make them feel strong and great on a daily basis. They want to be the one to truly take care of the women. Some do have a KING KONG mentally, and others are more subdued and don't want to fuss or argue. They want to work and bring home the bacon. Keep talking, and I will pray for you both that things work out.

I love watching the show, and shall continue to do so. Blessings and peace!

Louisiana Lady
Louisiana Lady

Cynthia I absolutely love you! This is off track, but since the passing of Heavy D, I've been watching his old videos and I have a question... Are you in the "Is It Good To You" video?

Faye McCutchion
Faye McCutchion

You're a loyal friend. I just don't see what you and Nene have in common. You're not at all like her as far as your maturity and character. You're much m ore classy in how you carry yourself.

bettyboopy
bettyboopy

Cynthia, the way that you are kissing-up to Nene, she must be investing some her new found wealth in your start-up modeling agency & Peter's new Bar. It's so sad, because I know that the fall-out is coming & I will have to say, I told you so!!!!

mcnm
mcnm

why you felt like you needed to keep on making those stupid lil comments about kim was caddy so unlike you, maybe you should stop hanging around ne-ne. are you jealous about kims past lovers or what, because they financially took care of her and your man took all your money

BABYFACE III
BABYFACE III

Hi Cynthia, It's funny but most of the time the women on these blogs are saying that the TRHOA should have real "sistah" relationships. Well what do they think you are being with NeNe. I like that you bonded with NeNe when you 1st came on the show and have stayed true to her as a friend, yes I even like the corny (friendship) pledge. You really shocked the group that you gravitated to NeNe instead of any of the others and have continued to try and ruin the friendship since. What was that comment about you must not have a backbone all because you want to befriend NeNe. I don't believe NeNe and Sheree were real friends (Sheree seems to be to shallow to be a true friend) I do believe Kim and NeNe were real friends at one time. NeNe seem to have brought her into the group and of course the haters started to break that down. Kim's children loved NeNe and I don't think that was fake and also they did try several times to mend their relationship and if it wasn't real why bother, but ultimately the show was to big and changed both of them and their friendship suffered. Unlike some of your followers who seem to think you are doomed under the spell of NeNe I believe you are a good woman who sees the good in others who you love and are loyal to. I hope you continue as you are and hopefully not become jaded anywhere in the future with this show.

AnnPF
AnnPF

Cynthia, I hope some of your class can rub off on Nene. She has to embarass you sometimes. See if you can get her to listen when others are speaking and then respond without yelling! I hope your modeling school does well. I know the girls will learn a lot from you. Good luck. Love, Ann

Cordy
Cordy

You are a COWARD and are only latching onto Nene because you have no mouth and you need her agressive presence around because you are about as boring as a slice of bread.

Faye McCutchion
Faye McCutchion

I agree with everyone. Cynthia is the only one who brings honesty, class and style to the show. I like Kandi, but she is getting too sexual. But that is where the money is. Question is, how low will you go?

Faye McCutchion
Faye McCutchion

Were you in one of Heavy D's videos. I think I saw you in the video "Nothing but love for you baby". It looked just like you.

pamih
pamih

Cynthia, you add that touch of class that the show is missing. I hope the new season doesn't just focus on all drama. Would like to see the sista's show how its really done - with your head up high and with class. p.s. was watching a Heavy D video on you tube "Got Nothing But Love For You" and I swear that is you in the video. Deuces

evelyn harris
evelyn harris

I LOVE CYNTHIA, SHE HAS SO MUCH CLASS, A TRUE BEAUTY, PLUS A BABY BY LEON. WE JUST LOST HEAVY D, A MUCH BELOVED RAPPER, TO MY SURPRISE, I SEE CYNTHIA IN ONE OF HIS VIDEOS. NOTHING BUT LUV 4 YA BABY.

Angie B
Angie B

Hello Cynthia! I love, love, love watching you on the show. No disrespect, but I love seeing Leon as well (smile), and hope to see more of him...the man is still FINE!! As I mourn the death of Heavy D and veiw again some of his videos, I can't help but notice that you were in several of them. You looked great and still do! My condolenses go out to you as well, no doubt you got to know him pretty well. REST IN PEACE HEAVY D...you will be MISSED!

GAPeachie
GAPeachie

Good job telling us about your new business venture Cynthia. Good luck with it. Next week could you blog about the show? Enough about business unless it's the business of the RHOA. Thanks.

jacquelines
jacquelines

You are a diva and let me just say this you as a model you are going to make it just like kandi you are going to make it and you are going to be on the top 4 real! Your husband is just so handsome and adorable now i am not like nene trying to be all up on him and stuff hell nah that aint me lol! I was reading your blog and i loved it and liked it a whole lot! much success to you ! take care! luv ya! god bless!

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

hi cynthia welcome back girl, I remember that girl in the green shorts that's Alasia from ANTM Cycle 14 I believe, she can be loud when tested LOL. I wish you continued success with your new modeling school and your marriage to Peter. looking forward to the next episode.

Cheryl
Cheryl

I noticed when you and miss j were at your modeling school they kept showing the one girl with the green pants, wasnt she on on america's next top model??

Clara curry
Clara curry

Love the show very much Cynthia Bailey I have a little girl name love like to come to your school how can she come part of your school ?

Divatobe
Divatobe

Welcome back Cynthia! I'm glad you decided to delegate and not have your hands in every single aspect - bringing in Miss Jay was Fabulous. I wish you well.

My 2 Cents
My 2 Cents

Cynthia,

I really don't comment on blogs but as I was reading throughg the others I thought I would this once. (who knows I may try it again) Anywho, I want to tell you that I enjoy you on the show. You are a breath of freshness (with all that pollution the others are making) and I hope you will (and the producers) will keep you in this same aroma. I say that because all the other women show the ugly side for the all mighty $$$ you show a sense of worth. A worth that the all mighty $$$ can't buy. And I appreciate that about you. You Aal have the play your part for the show to continue on I understand that but keep your dignity on the RHOA and I will continue to watch. I am cleaning up some of the shows I'm watching and as long as you, your husband, and Kandi (she's okay) can stay... I think I stay watching. Do ya thang ma

viscious vee
viscious vee

Thank you for being there for Ne Ne like a real friend should. I wish you must success your modeling agency. Don't let no one break up your family

lil tomboi
lil tomboi

Cynthia, you'd do better being on your own. Don't get blinded by so called love. You gonna look up on day, and Peter will have spent "all" your money. Trust!

Kerry Combs
Kerry Combs

Go Cynthia, God speed to you and Peter and Noel. Good luck with your endeavors.

sherrita
sherrita

That's rite Cynthia!!! Im so happy for y'all! You are my favorite housewife!!! U can clearly tell your not faking for the cameras, you are just you! You are a very humble person & may God Bless you & your marriage! !

Paulette Blake
Paulette Blake

I am very happy to read of your new venture Cynthia, I was rooting for you and Peter cause I am a firm believer in true love. I kept praying for a miracle that would turn things around financially especially at the time of your wedding. This said, I wish you guys all the best and hope to be invited to your ten year and twenty year anniversary.....muah!!!!

NECI328540
NECI328540

CYNTHIA, PLEASE DONT GET SUCKED N2 THE HOLE NENE GHETTONESS. U CAME FROM A BETTER PLACE N R KIND FROM WITHIN. UR FAMILY IS WONDERFUL!!!!! NENE IS SUCH A BAD INFLUENCE ON U BUT U R GROWN SO JUST PLEASE WATCH W/O BLINDERS ON... NENE IS ALWAYS N2 SOME NEGATIVITY..... MISERY LOVES COMPANY.... PLEASE DONT CHANGE DUE 2 THE SHOW, U R WONDERFUL JUST LIKE U R..........FOCUS ON UR MARRIAGE N UR SCHOOL........JUST STAY OUTTA ALL THE DRAMA, UR BETTER THAN THAT!!!!!!!!! LOVE THAT UR BCK

warfieldam19
warfieldam19

I saw the sneak peak of this Sunday's coming episode. I am hoping that it does not turn out that you and Peter don't go your separate ways. I believe that you will find out that NeNe will turn on you and jump right in to start smiling again a Peter. I hope you already knew this. Best of luck to you and your new business. Tell Peter for me to hang in there.

RazorbackNation
RazorbackNation

I was married to a domineering control freak. Good Luck. You and your family are wonderful people. Obviously, you love Peter but I will say again, Good Luck you are going to need it.

Ashley Fan
Ashley Fan

Good luck with your modeling business, I hope your story line gets a little more interesting.

Princess Diva
Princess Diva

I'm glad you are back and it's great to see you starting your business venture. I see all the Nene haters on your blog but, you are a grown woman and you can make your own choices. Good luck in all you do!

karentc
karentc

I think Ms. Jay was wrong, the Atl. needs a modeling company and you are the one! Good luck to you.

Mary White
Mary White

Love love love you Cynthia! You are a class act...so dignified. I especially love the first paragraph of your blog. I wish you happiness and peace!

Tiffany Tyson
Tiffany Tyson

Cynthia I think it is a good look for you with this modeling agency. You are a beautiful woman. I really look up to you by having a child and supporting yourself and her. I am a 30 yr old woman with a 14 month son. I use to model a little then my finances ran out. So I have been a nursing assistant for 10 yrs at a children's hospital. If i could get back into modeling i would. I'm in NC and there really isnt nothing here for models. If you could help please let me know!!

Curly 1
Curly 1

Cynthia,

You are by far the classiest housewife on ALL the shows. Please don't let fame go to your head--like so many of the other housewives. You are a joy to watch!!

JRoo
JRoo

Welcome and be a friend to NeNe!!

Simply Me
Simply Me

I was really surprised by the way you chose to say Sheree was just jealous of NeNe and her success, when you weren't there to actually witness the argument between the two. I know NeNe is your friend, but you shouldn't have chosen sides. You should have been a friend to NeNe, consoled her, and that's it. Instead, you fed her ego.

With that being said, I loved how you and Miss J showed the young model hopefuls how it's done. Miss J is a riot, and you two mesh well together.

Viewernebraskafan
Viewernebraskafan

You were so kind to Nene when she was feeling down because of her fight with Sheree. It doesn't matter who was right or wrong, you were being a good friend. Best wishes on your new school. What a good example you are. You are taking something that you love and are interested in and making it into another career. You go girl!

SheilaB
SheilaB

Cynthia, Best wishes for the success of your marriage as well as your new modeling enterprise! I am sure the show's exposure of local designers will eventually bring Atlanta to the attention of the fashion industry leaders. You seem to be a really nice and sensitive person, but I think you look at NeNe with rose colored glasses. She no doubt will one day stab you in the back just like she has done with ALL the other women on the show. Be careful and stay objective and positive.

Jusea
Jusea

In last night's episode Nene gave you the BUM'S rush when you called her. Later she called you to cry about Sheree's treatment of her. Funny she never cried when she slammed Kim or Kim slammed her. Everyone needs friends and Nene seems to have found new driends named Franklin and Jackson. Good luck with this season.

BlackOCmomma
BlackOCmomma

You are a TRUE friend to NeNe. Peter is who he is.. you are is wife. In a relationship you grow and learn, Just becasue it gets rock and things are not perfect you gave your marriage a chance to grow...unlike KK. Sheree is a hater her plans to become a bigger Sheree fell through. If she wanted Nene help to promote herself she should have asked. No she was trying to ride the coattails of other. Cynthia you are so Beautiful and I am proud of you.

outside looking in
outside looking in

Everyone seem to be so judgemental about your marriage. I hope that they do understand that some of this is staged for television and that they should not read more into it. However, do not allow these comments about your husband to be the pitfall of your marriage. Marriages are blessed by God. If you pray about you and your husband, and believe that God, not man can fix the issues. You loved him enough to marry him. Love him enough to pray him through it. Besides how many perfect marriages do you know? However if there is any level of abuse, physically or mentally you may want to rethink it. But in the mean time you and Peter enjoy each other and let no man take you sunder. Much success in you and Peter's lives. People stop being judgemental.

CLCG
CLCG

Cynthia Good luck with your agency - Love Ms. Jay! Stop, look and listen to your inner instincts...watch prior episodes if you have too. If there's one thing Nene is consistent at is causing drama with all the other ladies. She has managed to bad-mouth, offend and back-stab all of them. There's NOTHING that makes her superior to any of the other ladies,...but she sure acts like it. It's either her way or the high way - and that's not good. Open yourself to the other ladies and give all of them the opportunity to form a relationship. Don't be a Nene follower - but rest assure, once your stray and act on your own, she will resent you! Be careful. Love you! Give me best to both Peter and Noelle.

 Penelope
Penelope

Cynthia, I like you a lot, and I hope that your modeling agency is a huge success. However, I hope that you can stay above all of the petty jealousies that go along with this show. Also, please stop sressing about your marriage and Peter.

secretaryI
secretaryI

Cynthia, Please review the first episode inwhich Sheree did continue to persue calling thee.....person who confirmed that NeNe did talk to him and the rest of the staff offering advice on how to not have to pay Sheree a certain amount to have her appear. That's the point! You should do your research and the best kind of friend is on that can tell you though uncomfortable that you may have mayed a mistake on this one and need to correct it. You did attempt to bring an unbias view when you first heard NeNe discuss it w/you on the phone.....so you were right(you suggested that it could be a misunderstanding and that maybe they could sit down and work it out.) but NeNe tried to call her assistant instead of speaking to thee repre. on the line and did not want to admit the truth. She ....then persued to give a dig to Sheree on your the one losing cars and your home is in forclousure. NeNe could have spoken to the repre. who admitted she did speak to him. He has nothing to lose, and NeNe tried to call Diana and avoid the point of confronting the source. Although you forgave NeNe as you should have and keep and nurture the friendship you have to see the video of.... this occurence and talk to Peter about it, that yes, NeNe is to be questioned at times. It could be her personality type inheritited by her DAD....and MOM. (What a combo.) not always positive. NeNe has a great personality but even w/Kim she lied......so be wise to view all the evidence before you 100% support NeNe. It could be her....again, Cynthia be wise. NeNe likes to convince the audience otherthan what we just saw. Could we all be wrong or could it be NeNe (sometimes) It is hard for( NeNe's personality type) to admit she has made a mistake although it should be so easy to do. Cynthia be a wise friend not just a yes man. that's the best kind of friend. Remember what she has done to you, the card that you gave her , a misunderstanding of something so sweet and turneth it into a joke for all of america to see. NeNe has a pattern of this and it is hard to see until you review the tape.

OCAlly
OCAlly

Watch your back with Nene. She is vicious and cannot be trusted. She's a very envious person. If you are doing weel, she can't stand it. The spot light must always be on her, and she will find a way to make that happen through meaness and jealousy. Be very careful around her.

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Im gonna say this one more time. The chick with the "dancer" shorts that Ms. J commented about and the heavy make up looks just like one of the girls tha competed on America's Next Top Model. I remember her because she was a dancer aspiring to model. I guess she made her way down south. LOL

Lady Love
Lady Love

I was realy impressed with the compassion&empathy you gave NeNe i her dark hour;you know shes really hurting when shes reduced to tears&you are SO right about that sensitive side of hers;thank you so much!!!We teach by example&that was a mighty lesson,best wishes!!

Bravo Scott
Bravo Scott

Miss Cynthia, Just remember because you have a friend contract with Miss Nene does not mean you are safe from her wrath.

ReneeA
ReneeA

Was that Alasia from America's Next top Model in the booty shorts? Somewhere around cycle 14 I think she was on.