It was Nene's idea to not make the party just about her own success, and to make it a celebration for all the successful women in our circle. I loved it! At least for one afternoon the girls would get all dolled up, sip champagne, and celebrate each other. The party was a huge success, the ladies were stunning and positive affirmation filled the air. However, there were a couple of bumps in the road:
Cynthia -- that's the first lie. I invited Kenya to The Bailey Agency, and had I not she would have not been there, period. Out of the kindness of my heart I asked JET if they would mind if she joined us. While they weren't exactly jumping up and down about it, I got them to agree to let her come.
Tip: Never tell a lie that you will definitely get caught in. Especially if the truth will eventually play out on national television.
Sidebar: No one has the authority to invite anyone to do anything at The Bailey Agency without my approval. EVERYTHING has to go through me first since it is my school.
Kenya telling Phaedra and Kandi that her security kicked Carlton (my assistant) out of The Bailey Agency.
Cynthia -- And that would be the second lie. The man at the school with Kenya approached Carlton, we all had words, and he was told to have a seat. That's exactly what he did. End of story.
Sidebar: I had no idea that guy was her bodyguard . I just assumed he was a family member who just came along with her for the car ride.
Kenya was a beauty queen in 1993. Now shes just a beauty. But beyond that shes no longer a beauty queen for Miss USA. Miss USA queens of past and present are strong and empowering and arent suppose to attack one another or steal from one another, but instead motivate. Brook Mahealani Lee is still my favorite Miss USA. She empowers women of all sizes to be who they are regardless of what their physique is. Cynthia, you may not be a beauty queen. But you should be. Thank you for motivating our female youth and surrounding them with positivity. Youre an inspiration.
I beg of you...please overlook the crazy people that you pass on your journey to success. They a part of the scenery and this one (Kenya) is a disaster waiting to happen. You know already that she is jealous of your accomplishments. You have the family she so desperately desires, a husband and are yet maintaining and growing your business. I wouldn't waste my time giving her the attention she seeks. She only wants to diminish the Diva in you. She sometimes needs to be subtly reminded that her glory has passed. Instead of creating a drama filled sensation with you, she should consider utilizing the public platform to highlight the good things she can bring to the great audience on Bravo. Oh, I almost forgot to remind you that "crabs in a barrel only pull each other down". Stay away! Don't catch the crab mentality. Dare I say... don't catch crabs lol. Your life is too blessed. *smile*
i think that kenya is beside herself and jealous of Cynthia, due to your success in moduling and now your agencey and the fact that you have a husband and a child.. she looks at you and cries on the in side because you already have what she want's, plus she has under line issuses, she is crazy and very unstable. Kenya is very desperate, plus i dint even remember the thang winning miss usa. she really haven't done any thing else to keep her in the public memorey. it was fixed.
That is so positive. Continue to think and respond this way and you will continue to be blessed.
Cynthia, I am a big fan of yours. I never miss an episode. However, I am so turned off by Kenya Moore's behavior that I can't stand to watch the show. I hope the producers figure this out and get rid of Kenya. She had no right to treat you, and the other members, as she did. You handled Kenya's outrageous behavior with class. She could certainly learn a thing or two from you! I am sick of Kim also. BRAVO needs to get rid of both Kim and Kenya.
Oh God ! I never was a real fan of the housewives of Alanta even if I don't miss an episode. This because I often thought of them as a tad superficial. But, since Kenya Moore's awful behavior, I admit I have a new found respect for Cynthia. She has not only shown her deep respect for diversity in the way a woman can feel beautiful, more importantly is supportive to anyone who dares to go front of others to be judged. I think Kenya shoud be stripped of her former title, because she in anyway represents beauty or intelligence. You go on Cynthia with your school and attitude because it is certaintly the right one. I think that she is just a sad person who can't get over miss USA only lasts a year.
"That which does not kill you makes you stronger." Continue to watch and learn. When you have had enough put your well manicured finger in their face read them from a to z from cover to cover turn on your 5 inch heels and give them the run way walk away fever . You can do this !
I am so over these broads jumping down your back because your personality might ,on the surface, seem to be passive. They feel they can talk to you any kind of way & it's so unwarranted.
There's only so much disrespect you can take.
It's absolutely awesome how you support Nene, and your husband no matter what!
As a viewer it's refreshing.
You are beautiful inside and out!
CYNTHIA STAY YOU BECAUSE YOUR REAL AND YOU ARE A STRONG WOMEN BUT KENYA IS A SNAKE I SEE IT IN HER EYES LEAVE HER ALONE AND PRAY FOR HER CAUSE SHE NEEDS IT.
You are a true friend, and a good mother and loving wife... May God continue to Bless you...
When a person learns to love and care for someone at being true to themselves, and not for what they are expecting in return from another, nor care what others think, then they have arrived at the true meaning of life with happiness...
Only a leader will not follow others about who you should or should not like... Having one true friend is better than the so called back stabbing ones when they are not in your face... The ones who will hold on to the pass for ever isn't worth talking about... Kandi and Phaedra can both take a few minutes and learn from you, how to be a true friend... Poor Kenya doesn't know if she is a waffle or a pancake... How will she ever learn "CLASS" ...
I love you Cynthia! Keep it classy and stay away from classless Kenya. She has major issues that are embarrassing to not only black women but all women.
Watch out for Kenya! she trouble, She thinks she's better than everyone and that's not classy. She talks down to you. Do Not Let Her Do That. I really think she's jealous
Never mind Kenya; Cynthia geeeerrrL.....with all of Phaedra's class and style, there was no way of avoiding nor getting belligerent when you called her out on not caring if you came to her son's party. I've said it and I will say it again.....YOU ROCK!!!
Once again Cynthia........love your style & class in this episode!!!! Poor Nene........she's so unsophisticated, uncultured, & unwise to the world!!!!!! She's so fortunate to have a genuine & worldly friend like you to show her that there's more to life than glitz & glamour!!!! She couldn't even appreciate having a view of Central Park out of her hotel room!!!! I hope that this whole Hollywood experience will open her eyes to the world!!!
Love the ladies of ATL but Kenya is horrible. I thought Marlo was trashy but compared to Kenya- Marlo was a sweetheart. Kenya is just a narcissistic mess and no man in their right mind will ever marry her- which is why she is still single.
I seriously cannot get over how delusional Kenya is. She is a horrible person to you. Why would she think she is better than anybody? She is jealous because you are so beautiful and shes all beat down looking.
I hope Bravo will show you doing things with other friends because it looks like Nene is your only friend. You are classy and I love the element you bring to the show
I don't think Cynthia was being a pushover at the Jet casting I think she was as shocked and embarrased as the viewers were. I almost fast forward the entire scene because I was so embarrassed for Kenya so i can't imagine actually being there and just thinking this girl can't really be acting this way!!!!
goodcade I imagine it was hard to think of what to do or say! What a spectacle Kenya made of herself. Speechless is the word that comes to mind.
Check this out, kenya was a so called star she would not be talking about her crown all the time. Has there been any new success to compare to? Kenya is a wash bucket of small talk, also know as a H.A.M (hot azz mess) that needs to find something new because that crown is a has been! The rest of the women can continue to rock it like black girls do.
i love cynthia but i hate that she always up on nene its annoying like when kenya try to talked to Nene and cynthia shouldnt of even talked for nene
Mrs. Cynthia, I have to say that last season I thought you really were just a cheerleader for NeNe and I did not really care for you, but I don't like this new woman coming in and trying to make you look bad. I like how you handled her and I must say that you have moved up on my list of ladies that I like. Does your school have a class on "class" and how to be charming and gracious? If so, you might want to sign Kenya up for a few sessions. She really does not have any class.
I don't know where my earlier post went so I will say it again, BOOYA! Way to tell that mean, Jealous, washed up, generic pageant queen!
jonesin4rh Yes, Kenya is soooo jealous but can't blame her... she's ONLY a pageant queen... AND from the 90s even!! LOL
I just can't imagine any man putting up with Kenya's insecurities.
Kenya should of worn a Green dress because she is green with envy and Jealousy of you. Your my fav housewife and then NeNe! She (NENE) is really lucky to have you as a friend, I know you helped her in ways that will not be shown on tv. Your class and style is wonderful to watch. Kenya can't hold a match to you.!
You came off very immature and territorial when you confronted Kenya as she was speaking to NeNe. You should stop brown nosing already!
nananina I agree wholeheartedly!! I think Cynthia has been all over Nene and is acting like a fool by having a party for her success! LOL
It's great that Cynthia found a "friend" in Nene, and ONLY Nene, but geesh, give it a break already.
i agree with what most everyone has said here: you're a class act and i like you a lot. however, i was disappointed that you didn't step in and control ms. moore a lot sooner at the model search. if you'd put her in check from the very start things wouldn't have gotten so out of hand. she's lucky you didn't throw her out. she made a real ass of herself, calling for security when she was the one creating the disturbance. lol! anyway, keep up the good work ms. c!
melsweet Most definitely! By the time Krazy Kenya started calling for her "security, security"... Cynthia should have ended it with Kenya by telling her to leave!
(Cynthia should have called the REAL POLICE! ha!)
You the type that you love them but don't like somethings about them Now you getting carry away when KENYA was at your studio you was to put her out tell her she has to leave she was not to speak to your worker like she did first and second she was not to talk that way to those Young black ladies the way she spoke. You need some backbone like Kim said.Just stand up for yourself . Dont be afraid of KENYA but know this she very jealous and evil try to avoid her she not acting she real.
Well played. You are a genuine "ma'am" of the south. Very proud of your composure. Only advice, hold the same lady like tone in the reunion. Good luck!
Oh one more thing I'd like to say... Cynthia dont pay that idiot Kenya any attention... that trick is strait Jealous of you. She wanted to be you and it didnt happen for her and now its too late and I think you are a reminder of that... she's bitter. You need to leave that "CoochieCrack" at the door. Keep up the good work Cynthia, its nice to see a good person on tv for a change! We got your back in Miami girl :-)
Someone below said that the party was a joke... networking with champagne...Okay , but what's wrong with that? She never said she was putting together a galla??? I think it was a nice gesture. Especially since there were regular working folks like you and I that were welcomed, treated with resect and appreciation... tell me how many other "TV" personalities that would do that. I think Cynthia is very kind and a class act. And apparently down to earth... HELLO PEOPLE!!! this is THE "Cynthia Bailey" clearly people need to research her resume. She' is of the "GREATS" that will never be again... IMAN, NAOMI, BEVERLY, TYRA, & YES CYNTHIA BAILEY these women are the Micheal Jackson, Michael Jordan, Whitney Houstons of Modeling! ICONs in the true meaning of the word. Kandi mentioned her credits, but really lets be honest. Escape didnt cross over or make it as big as other groups nor were they the best singers (nasal). They were like many many other ghetto groups who came had one or two hit wonders and faded away. Scrubs was a success due to TLC at that time they could have performed Yankie Doodle Dandy and it would have been a hit. Let me see a song writer make a hit song for a unknown artist that becomes a "TLC" then I'm impressed. Q. IF Kandi was so huge with Escape why didnt she sing scrubbs herself and make it a hit? or even have another hit herself after escape??? Ah ha something to make you say hmmm. I think without Ne Ne and Cynthia this show is dead in the water.
I really really love this blog Cynthia. I am more than sure you will enhance your daughter's life like no other for you yourself are a tower of determination and class. I wish the Bailey Agency much success. You rock!!
I don't care what anybody says, I liiiiiiiiiive for you Mrs. Cynthia Bailey!!! I think you exhibit the most class amongst the ladies. You did throw me with that friendship contract lol but all has been forgiven. I love that you, Peter and Leon are all on one accord as far as Noel is concerned. As far as Kenya goes, never stoop to the level of trash! All she has to her credit is winning Miss USA but you would think a former pageant queen would have more class and respect! You are beautiful inside and out, Kenya needs to take notes.
It's so cute, the way you act like a jealous boyfriend, every time someone trys to get close to NeNe. I bet NeNe doesn't find it cute for very much longer. Some people don't like friendships that are restrictive or exclusive.
wow, really? I think that she is a kind, loyal and loving friend. When you've had a bad one (friend) you can really recognize a good one.
methinks I didnt see that,I saw her trying to aggravate Kenya because Kenya was being so annoying.(Good one Cynthia)
methinks methinks.. I sooo agree with you!! LOL The way Cynthia idolizes Nene borderlines comical/scary. As did the "friend contract" LOL IMO, Cynthia is an odd duck.
P.S. Love the Shakespearean name you go by!! (wish I'd thought of it first.)
The party was a joke. It was a networking party with champagne... Face it, your non-existant story line should come to an end. Focus on your school.
Cynthia you’re the classiest Atlanta Housewife, ever. You’re a breath of fresh air and the only reason I began watching the show regularly. I’m sure you’re accustomed to jealous insecure women, but at a certain point in life, it’s draining. I know why you work so hard to ignore them. Keep ignoring them.
Some may say you’re weak because you don’t stoop to behaving like a wild banshee on air, but I think you’re strong for holding it together. You’re leaving a legacy for your daughter to be proud of.
Cynthia, you are a class act. So far I have been very disappointed with Kenya's behavior. It's as if Kenya feels like she has something to prove. No longer a fan of Kenya Moore
I love Cynthia an know she will have no trouble dealing with classless Kenya, but I hate Cynthias husband ,she could do so much better.Can someone explain to me what is so special about her husband yuk