Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia congratulates Bryson, NeNe, and Phaedra.

on Jan 7, 2013

Kenya - The Book You Have No Idea!

Although I didn't invite Kenya to Anguilla (she invited herself and Kandi co-signed for her), I made every effort to be cordial to her. I even gave her a pass when I found out that she "backed that thang up" all over Peter’s genitalia! LOL!  I was also genuinely excited to see that Peter invited Kenya and all of the couples to the vow renewal. I honestly felt like Kenya was happy for me, and she also seemed touched by the ceremony. Rewind. Clearly we got off on the wrong foot at the JET casting, and I honestly thought that I had seen the last of her until Kandi invited her to our brunch. Once it became clear to me that she had befriended some of the other ladies, I knew that we would occasionally bump into each other. Just because Kenya and I didn't hit it off in the beginning didn't mean that I was closed to some kind of reconciliation down the road when the time was right.

When Kenya gave me the book by Vanessa Williams at the beach, I was a little surprised! I was still on cloud nine after the vow renewal and honestly thought that we were in a good place at this point. BFFs no, cool yes! As soon as Kenya gave me my book/gift, I knew immediately that it was not with kind intentions. It was basically an attempt to "read" me and embarrass me in front of everyone, because of the Miss America comment I made at the Let Your Success Flow party. Here's the good news: I love books and always consider them to be great gifts. I live for a good read! However, since I had already chatted with Vanessa Williams personally about my upcoming pageant, the book did not prove to be very useful. I guess even in this situation, it's the thought that counts! Now the bad news: no one at the table really cared or entertained Kenya's "mean girl moment," and once again she failed get the attention she seems to so desperately want.

BTW "Beyonce," had I known that you were going to gift me a book on the trip, I would have returned the favor. Have you ever read He's Just Not That into You?