Phaedra Parks

Phaedra gives us a lesson in all things donklicious.

on Apr 12, 20120

Throughout the season, I have done things that some people considered bizarre, over-the-top, and downright "ReDICKulous." Just as our beloved Oprah has her favorite things, so do I; one of them being my love of round, full buttocks that I fondly refer to as the "donkey booty." As a self-proclaimed Ph.D in donkology, I dedicate this rant to all things donklicious.



In my journey as a distinguished donkologist this season, some people have questioned whether or not I have unnatural desires for women while others have enjoyed my donkey booty rhetoric and noted that they have a donkey stretching their 2% lycra jeans to the point of no return. My reason for celebrating the voluminous bottom is neither sexual nor deviant. Since my early childhood, people have always commented on my more than ample bottom. From the overused, "Can we get some fries with that shake," to, "Oh My God Becky!" from Sir Mix Alot's big booty anthem Baby Got Back, I have heard it all.

223 comments
straykt
straykt

Phaedra, much of the hoopla about donkey butts is nothing but propoganda. I really like your personality and like how u love Apollo so much. If he is worth the salt in his bread, he will never look at A KEnya or any other woman. If he does, then u would be wise to kick him to the curb, not try to kick "her" I expect more from u than than a common surrender to the greene eyed monster. I have an old flat bootie. I don't expect to market it as the desired thing just because it is mine. I once no twice had someone tell me I had the nicest looking butt they ever saw. Glory Days" lol....To me rear-ends like yours,Kandi's and Jennifer Lopez are something to be tamed not touted and flouted. THis does not mean I dislike any of u. I just don't like to look at your rear-end. I don't want to feel like I could run a sudan service from the rear. Love ya     

deessweets
deessweets

such positive attitude, always quick to diffuse the issues and that is so beautiful....ur hubby is so fine and compliment you so well, cute baby boy too... u go girl, classy and sassy

peaches9769
peaches9769

luv u girl and yur positive attitude. keep it real like u do and keep yur family together and not let anything come between u and hubby...so proud to c  truly black classy lady that is a professional and don't feel like she has to fight and argue all the time but can get her point across. u r a true role model.

bet123
bet123

love how you and cynthia always avoid the dram and gossip :)

blessed09
blessed09

phaedra, girl  you are my favorite, ATL HOUSEWIVES   you have a beautiful family and you have so much love ,joy,you are a true friend .

rosyposy
rosyposy

looking forward to tonights first view of the new season.  Will we be seeing all the babies?  Please, no fights on the opening show.

Michelle123
Michelle123

Phaedra in one of the interviews, you stated that you were going to make a work out video. Is it true? 

Velandra
Velandra

Hello Ms Phaedra, I am writing to you from the UK and I must say that you are my favorite atlanta housewife! You keep your composure and are elegant and kind. I love the change I have seen in you since you have had your little boy. From the comment of "smacking him upside the head for looking at you sideways" to him becoming the center of your universe, just like our babies do!! Keep up your wonderful way of doing things and enjoy your little boy and your husband xxx

Gillian2001
Gillian2001

Oh honey, I loved the donkology! I can't believe you had to give any explanation. I thought ,how cute! Who doesn't look at bottoms? I thought everyone did. Especially their own! I never leave the house without a backward look.......and believe me there isn't that much back there to see I'm sorry to say luv.

Gillian2001
Gillian2001

Ms. Phaedra Parks, I think that you are just wonderful! Beautiful, elegant, accomplished in your career as well as in your roles as a Mother and a wife.

I love that you are an equestrian! (I am). Loved the picture of you as a little girl on your horse Do you still ride?

I admire your passion for the funeral industry. When I lost my father 2 years ago I asked to dress my Dad at the funeral home. I'd taken care of him and wanted to see things through. Sounds strange, but the experience was wonderful. The two funeral directors; young fellows were wonderful. Since then, I've thought myself of getting involved in the funeral industry. I know you'll be wonderful!

Le-nore
Le-nore

Hi Mrs. Phaedra I must say that you are a very classy woman that represents the black community well. I like the fact of how you "think" before speak in that how your words flow so eloquently. Stay true to yourself!

LNMbaby
LNMbaby

Phaedra, I must say that you are very classy and eccentric (I mean it in a good way). We are all human and have done things that we shouldn't have, but you are like those "wrong girls" in some ways, but are different from them in a lot of ways (which is a great thing). I hope that you continue to keep it classy because of the fact that you are Ms. Regina Bell's daughter. I met your mother about 12yrs ago when my son was in pre-K and I surely hope that you continue to be a good representation of Ms. Bell because she is a great person with a lot of class. You keep me laughing on the show because some of the things you do are over the top and there is no telling what you are up to each episode, but you do so stay true to keeping it classy unlike "those wrong girls" who you are with on RHOA.

Lady T
Lady T

Hey Phaedra, Your presence on the show has been stunning. I have thoroughly enjoyed you keeping it classy, so it was disappointing to read Angela Stanton's book regarding your criminal past. Are you going to address that, or should we assume that all is true about you and Apollo? IJS

ashbash89
ashbash89

I hate that Sheree tried to throw Phaedra under the bus. Other attorneys consult with other attorneys all the time that does not mean any way shape or form that Phaedra was not capable of handling the case. Litigation is very complex and any attorney that truly cares about helping a client and isn't just looking for a check provides their clients with all options. I really wish that Phaedra would have let Sheree have it though. It's really messed up if someone's assistant has to chase you down to get the retainer fee and most other attorneys would have left it at that- no retainer fee you dont want my help. And I'm sure Phaedra discounted that A TON because they were friends so why not make sure you took care of business and got her that check well in advance? Why would she start working with no pay?? She should be really careful about how she treats people. She may need Phaedra later on....she ruined that.

sandigirl
sandigirl

You are great to watch. Great personality and smart. Good luck with your new endeavors!

JACQUE ROSS
JACQUE ROSS

PHAEDRA, U R ONE OF MY FAVORITES U ARE CLASSY AND JUST STAY SO CALM U STAY OUT OF A LOT OF THE FOOLISH. UR HUSBAND IS FINE, UR SON IS BEAUTIFUL. CONTINUE TO BE U! BE BLESSED!

Rose Scott
Rose Scott

Phaedra, you, your mom, your family ROCKS! I just love your classy behavior. I love your interaction between you & Apollo and that baby is too cute for words! HE IS A STAR! Your mom reminds me of me and my mom. She passed away from cancer in 2004. I do pray that you get your own show, honestly, you are out of place with the other ladies with the exception of Kim & Kandi. I do have something that I would like to share with you and will be getting into contact with your office REALLY SOON! I pray that you can see the value in it and help to make the lives of others better. Take great care my dear and if you will stay with those women (I DO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WON'T BE WATCHING IF SHE NAY NAY IS STILL ON), I may try to flip the channel to try to get a glimpse of you & Kandi, otherwise, I'm not doing it. That deusional woman (she nay nay) who thinks that others care about her and what she is doing (WHEN CLEARLY NO ONE CARES BUT CYNTHIA) makes black women look totally stupid/horendous. Thank goodness, you & Kani are a counter to that persona. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK UNTIL YOU MAKE IT TO YOUR OWN SHOW! I am giving up on them all I believe with the exception of Kandi's & Kim's show.

mariablough
mariablough

Hi phaedra, i think you are one of the sweetest cuttest one there, even though i almost fell out of my chair when that stripper showed up at candys party, to each is own beautiful i aint one to judge, you are one of my favorites you never lose your cool you have respect for others someone raised you right keep up the good job god bless you and your family sweety

JewellCovey
JewellCovey

Phaedra you are a Real lady. Stay friends with Kandi and Kim, but please drop the rest.

berniebee
berniebee

I love Phaedra you are classy and a real lady you are also funny and the best house wife keep sweet

Glori
Glori

well Ms Phaedra Parks, you are my fav in this show but i have had enough with nene, cynthia and now marlo. i don't think i can stomach anymore of those 3 "ladies". they need to stop acting like trailer trash and start acting even alittle appropriate. Thanks for the laughs Ms Parks.

PhaedraC
PhaedraC

Phaedra,

From a fellow Phaedra - I think you're so cute and charming. You keep your cool and you're funny when you dont even mean to be. Best wishes.

staypositive
staypositive

Phaedra, Keep on being you. You are my favorite on the show because, amidst all of the drama surrounding you, you remain classy and drama free. You know how to get your point across in an intelligent and articulate manner and tell the others about themselves without lowering yourself to their level. You are great role model for young women - strong, intelligent, successful but still humble and respectful towards others and able to make us laugh. The few times I have allowed my teenage daughter to watch the show, I point out to her that she should model herself after and carry herself like you - a young LADY - rather than NeNe and Marlo. You are a joy to watch. May you and your family continue to be blessed!

Msmalibu33
Msmalibu33

PHEDRA HANDLES HERSELF WITH CLASS AND DIGNITY UNLIKE THE REST, YOU DON'T RUN BACK AND FORTH FROM ONE TO THE OTHER SNITCHING AND TRYING TO START TROUBLE AND YOU SEEM AS IF YOU ARE A SINCERE FRIEND, BUT THE REST ON THEM ARE UNCLASSY AN RIDICOUSLESS AND MAKE OTHER WOMEN LOOK BAD.,

Danielle HH
Danielle HH

I would say you have class..I was so happy when you came on the show..Your Mother I love the way she talk..She tells it like it is..My Mother passed away do to cancer..4 years ago..And when I see you with your Mother It really brings joy to my Heart..Now I have breast cancer..Love your mom. GREAT JOB..

Ms. Laura
Ms. Laura

Ms. Phaedra,

Continue as you are!!!!!

Viewerfyzoangie@optimum.net
Viewerfyzoangie@optimum.net

Hi Phedra: I love watching you you show us how the black women with class and education should act on TV or anywhere else for that matter . You are a perfect role model for all women. I love when you say your are a Southern Bell you always get what you want how profound is that I feel the same way to. Keep doing what you do girl show us that class is something that you are born with not what you acquire with money and a few designer duds. Much love and good luck to you and your beautiful family.

Viewer-Mad-at-Kandi-but-Love-Phaedra
Viewer-Mad-at-Kandi-but-Love-Phaedra

Phaedra, I so dig you! You are SO YOU! There's an authenticity about you. You are who you are, pomp and circumstance and all.

I wish you and NeNe could be friends. Your styles are different but you do have a lot in common. I love how you would not allow yourself to get pulled into a bunch of drama.

Kudos to you for being true to yourself regardless of what's going on around you.

Viewer-Mad-at-Kandi-but-Love-Phaedra
Viewer-Mad-at-Kandi-but-Love-Phaedra

Phaedra, I so dig you! You are SO YOU! There's an authenticity about you. You are who you are, pomp and circumstance and all.

I wish you and NeNe could be friends. Your styles are different but you do have a lot in common. I love how you would not allow yourself to get pulled into a bunch of drama.

Kudos to you for being true to yourself regardless of what's going on around you.

Blessings...

drew1
drew1

I'm sure you are very discerning and know how to pick your friends. Thanks for behaving like the lady you are without letting others get you riled up. All this smalls and tall(s) stuff is funny. I think Marlo is taking it a bit too seriously. The girl wants to become friends but, doesn't realize that her behavior pushes people away. All that foolishness about who has money and materialistic stuff is immature. One doesn't have to prove anything to anyone. And poor Nene she thinks you all are haters but, you all have complemented her. By the way her behavior shows she cares about what goes on with you all. GOD bless you and your family.

Courtney Peters
Courtney Peters

LOVE YOU PHAE!!! You have a great head on your shoulders and always remain professional with them chickens. Keep making me laugh and pursuing your crazy ventures :))

Lady K
Lady K

Phaedra I loved your composure during the reunion, honey your facial expressions were priceless! LOL....Girl you put Sheree in her place so nicely, honey I loved that. Maybe had she listened to you she would be getting some child support by now instead of trying to treat you as if you didn't do your job. She needs to watch you and learn a few lessons from you. Oh I forgot she is now that you are doing a exercise dvd, she is too. Thanks for giving her an idea honey because she needed some help. I also applaud you for not doing the back and forth with the other ladies or getting involved in the hating that Kim and Sheree were doing. Good luck to you in everything you do!

Elisha L.
Elisha L.

Phaedra, you Are every woman!!! I love your beautiful spirit and the way you embrace people. You can hold it down in the business world, hang with the girls at the club and show up in time for Sunday morning worship. You have a genuine spirit about you and it radiates in all you do. I love your family and I wish you all the best. You and Kandi are my favorites. Keep doing what you do and leave the haters behind.

Elisha L.
Elisha L.

Phaedra, you Are every woman!!! I love your beautiful spirit and the way you embrace people. You can hold it down in the business world, hang with the girls at the club and show up in time for Sunday morning worship. You have a genuine spirit about you and it radiates in all you do. I love your family and I wish you all the best. You and Kandi are my favorites. Keep doing what you do and leave the haters behind.

Old Fartess
Old Fartess

Love you Phaedra. I think Bravo should give you your own show. You are too good for the RHOA and this year was the worst ever (except for you and Apollo).

Haterville
Haterville

Phaedra Parks congratulation you did great in the reunion. Your husband seems to be a nice easy going man. I am looking forward to see next season. You are great.

I'm just asking????
I'm just asking????

Go Pheadra!!!!! Love the way you pull out the southern charm and grace.

Brenda Williams
Brenda Williams

You are my favorite housewife and your husband is a great guy....stay real and keep making us laugh...

Beyoncca
Beyoncca

I love how you Smalls welcomed Marlo when you all thought she and NeNe would clash. As soon as your plan backfired, and Marlo and NeNe became fast friends, you Smalls acted as if you couldn't figure out why Marlo was even on the show. NeNe can see through you Smalls and so can I. All of a sudden you and Kandi decided to look Marlo's rap sheet up online while filming when "EVERYBODY KNOWS" that Kandi's the blog queen. Kandi probably knew about Marlo's record when Kandi read online about NeNe and Charles Grant. Kandi's so calculating. I swear she's 1 failed album away from a nervous break down. With that nasally voice, I could barely hear anybody else at the reunion for Kandi drowning them out with that voice.

mias101
mias101

love, love, love phaedra!

lexx90987
lexx90987

Everybody Knows Phaedra is the BEST!!!...I love me some Phaedra.God bless you and your husband and your beautiful baby boy.

Gena presiosa
Gena presiosa

Phaedra u are a women with class & u have a wonderful family I'm proud of you!! About sheere she's a big time hater she want to use your friendship over child support situation she is not your friend & she know's better not to play her self with u!!!

debmarie
debmarie

Phaedra,

You are the best.

Dobgirl
Dobgirl

You're a class act, even when you go over board on your parties!! You hold your head high at all times and don't apologize for who you are! I love it. You don't bash the other ladies and they really should all take a lesson from you.

jea Viewer
jea Viewer

Phadra you are abright sapient and interlectual curious individual.this is what separates you from the other atl wives. Please don,'t let them bring you down to their level. Get off the show while you have dignity.

LALLIE
LALLIE

Phadra, you are always so well dressed and beautiful. I think you were the most beautiful, however, the day you were feeding the baby in his high chair. The way you looked at your son warmed my heart. You and Apollo are also a very handsome couple. I think the funeral home thing is strange but you were great with the mock family. I also think the court scene with Sheree was what anyone should expect. Court cases take forever and get continued all the time so there was no rush to hurry and file anything. I wish Sheree would have realized it but without experience in the system, she could not have known. I hope she finds this out and that you understand that she didn't get it and that you weren't hurt by it. I love watching the show and you are beautiful!

HawaiiViewer
HawaiiViewer

You are so honest and I love that about you. You LOVE pomp and circumstance and you own it! You're so classy!!! Blessings to you and your family! :) and by the way, I love how you just sit back and watch the other women go crazy. hahaha LOVE IT!

kyliejoe
kyliejoe

You were the only woman at the Reunion that handled yourself as a woman. Everyone else acted like Kids. We might as well have had the housewives children on the reunion show. They might have even acted more mature. let's go down the list.... . Sheree: kept repeating after NeNe almost how a little girl would get sassy with her mom and attacked people's kids . Kim: kept rolling her eyes every two seconds and whispering to Sheree . NeNe: was loud and over talking people as usual . Cynthia: started getting loud and sassy with everyone and flipping her hair . kandi: kept poking her lips out and getting too loud and calling names . Marlo: was calling people out and calling names All of them need to grow up and act like women!