Kenya Moore

Kenya was embarrassed for Cynthia during her conversation with NeNe.

on Nov 13, 20120

As far as Cynthia asking me what year I won my title, it seemed pathetic. To add insult to injury she asked if I was “before or after Vanessa Williams.” Firstly, Vanessa Williams is a goddess in my eyes and a living icon. I’m not on her level yet, nor do I pretend to be. However, she is my role model -- kind, generous, smart, and a great person.



Secondly, whether you are Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, live in America or abroad, Vanessa Williams made history as the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America. That was a victory for brown women around the WORLD. Who didn’t cry when she cried? Who didn’t feel their hearts swell up with pride when her name was called? What brown woman didn’t feel validated or vindicated for all the years we had been told we were ugly, lesser than, or inferior to Western beauty? Regardless of how Cynthia may feel about me, it is heartless to try to knock down or diminish an accomplishment such as mine. Vanessa Williams opened the door for me and I graciously walked through it. I hope there are other young women that will walk through the door I opened for them in 1993 (19 years ago). There is a fight bigger than the one Cynthia is now picking with me. Yet, we still need to fight for fair representation.

Cynthia’s question that was meant as a “read” actually manages to put down Vanessa as a lack of recognition, myself, and an accomplishment of a people -- not of a single woman.

306 comments
DiamondLady55
DiamondLady55

@ It is really disheartening to watch a person degrade themselves on any level under the guise of "I'm keeping it real."  Flawed and looking for love in all the wrong ways.  As disgusting as all the antics and over-dramatizing has been, it has also been entertaining.

Dalissa
Dalissa

For someone who constantly claims her desire to uplift women, you sure do tear women down a lot. Hypocrite much?

obdulia26
obdulia26

GF u need to get a grip! so far u are 1 of the worst housewives club.  stop yakking so much & listen..u r not all that sorry to tell u...whenever ur on & turn the channel & mute the set...

 

Chrissydw
Chrissydw

Kenya, I know it's been a looooong time since you actually competed in those pageants that you so readily brag about at any given moment but maybe you need to revisit them again because you're becoming a revisionist historian yourself. According to Wikipedia, you placed 5th in the Miss Universe competition, not 4th as you posted. Get it straight boo! God only knows what else you're exaggerating...

rosyposy
rosyposy

Kenya, I watched you on Andy's show last night.  I hope you gracefully take it as a life's lesson that 82% of the audience sided against you.  you can turn it around, but you must stop being so full of yourself.  Another little tip......I don't think the guy is that much into you.  You are scaring him with your full court press to marry you and get you pregnant.  He probably sees that you would be extremely nerve wracking to live with.

kconner
kconner

"Cynthia’s question that was meant as a “read” actually manages to put down Vanessa as a lack of recognition, myself, and an accomplishment of a people -- not of a single woman."

 

You are seriously REACHING now!  Cynthia didn't put down Vanessa.  LOL, you need a reality check and a shrink!  

kconner
kconner

"As far as Cynthia asking me what year I won my title, it seemed pathetic."

 

No, it was YOU who seemed pathetic.  

kconner
kconner

" I also felt embarrassed for Cynthia because she came across as territorial and desperate to keep me away from NeNe."

 

Oh honey, you shouldn't be embarrassed for Cynthia!  Be embarrassed for yourself!  You made a huge spectacle of yourself.  Taking the microphone at someone else's event without being asked to do so!  Also, showing up with security at the Cynthia's place of business and acting like you run the thing!  I really do hope you take a long hard look at your behavior and it helps you to change.  

comedy
comedy

Kenyaaaa, you did NOT open any doors. As you have stated, over and over and over, you were the 2nd black woman to be crowned Miss USA...so please stop it! You need to be snatched back into reality child.

rosyposy
rosyposy

Rewatching the show, I noticed something I had missed before.  You actually compared yourself to Michelle Obama.  Oh please, woman !! Getting your title wrong in no way compares to mixing up Michelle Obama's title.  Not to be insulting, but many of us have never wasted our time on beauty pagents.  We do not know the difference in Ms. America & Ms. USA.  They are all women parading around in swimsuits to compete.....not women competing in the real world.  Ho hum, I say.  Get over yourself.  The Bravo fans will give you another chance.....but not chance after chance.  So far, you  are pretty much disliked.

mrsexyab46
mrsexyab46

She plays in the confidant with Boris kadjoe, take a look folks.

mrsexyab46
mrsexyab46

How is it Kenya you can dish it but can't take it you are crazy and mean you looked really jealous when porsche's husband gave her that lil gift purse check are whatever it was just do you and stop bring so negative, although you are nasty I really felt for you when you told the story about your mom but you are doing what she did to you to other people stop, try to change your snobby ways and you would really be a beautiful woman.

Sheilarena
Sheilarena

Well, Kenya, if you're sincere about letting the rhetoric die between you and Cynthia, perhaps you should learn to be more gracious. Cynthia is not jealous of you. She simply is tired of your self-promoting verbiage. No one cares if you were Miss USA or Miss America any longer. That was the point Cynthia was trying to make. Believe me, you had better stay on NeNe's good side because she's a lot louder and verbose than Cynthia. You are a beautiful woman to look at, but not so much when you open your mouth.

eliza9981
eliza9981

Never heard of your movie or you. The people of Atlanta? I'm sure they don't know who you are. You're aggravating to watch. I'm not wasting my time on this show anymore.

cyndi29cyndi
cyndi29cyndi

"Phaedra cracks me up because she always calls me Miss America when I was crowned Miss USA. It doesn’t offend me because they are both American Institutions and prestigious titles and the winners are a part of history."

 

You seem to think that people hold pageant winners in some sort of High Regard.  Fast forward to next weeks episode and you clearly do have a problem with it.  Remember this -  Nobody cares which  pageant you won.

FiyaMaya
FiyaMaya

Ms. Kenya as a little girl my grandmother, mother and I always watched the pageants on TV. I remember when you won your title. That was a GREAT day in African American history. I have seen you through the years in the media doing your thing. HOWEVER, I was disappointed when I saw the 1st Housewives show this season. I couldn’t believe this was MISS USA speaking this way. Where was the GRACE? I understand this is a show/business, but I didn’t expect you to be acting the way you were and have been acting. You are supposed to be the cream of the crop, but was coming across as a common woman with a nasty attitude. I am sorry to be so negative in this post, but the same real you thought you were giving the ladies at the Ebony shoot I am now giving to you. Your beauty is being washed away by the mean, hurtful, nasty (borderline crazy) words that are coming out of your mouth.

 

deziraemarlene
deziraemarlene

Suddenly you want to change up.  Uplifting and empowering women??  Uh, weren't you making fun of Cynthia for throwing that Empowerment Party for Nene?  Then, entitled yourself to grab the mic and actually speak, AND call another successful, beautiful woman a clown?  You're an idiot.  I can see why Bravo hired you as the new housewife;  simply for our entertainment.

audioslave
audioslave

Just when I thought I had your number, low and behold you continue to outdo yourself.You severely embarassed yourself at Cynthia's studio.Afterwards boo hooing about your  childhood and explaining how you overcame it and became a "better" person. I can't imagine how pathetic you must have been prior to your supposed healing transformation.You convince yourself you need security,for the love of God honey!!!!!!. To top it off you have the nerve to compare yourself to Michelle Obama.

Kenya wake up darlin'............ you need a very serious reality check.

You are your own worse enemy, and the only member of the Kenya fan club that could be called sane.

debra.keesling1
debra.keesling1

Beauty pageant titleholder Born Kenya Summer Moore January 24, 1971 (age 41) Detroit, Michigan, United States Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Hair color Dark brown Eye color hazel&green Title(s) Miss Michigan USA 1993 Miss USA 1993 Major competition(s) Miss USA 1993 (Winner) Miss Universe 1993 (Top 6) this is from wikepedia.. so now she was top 6 not top 3 or 4.

Milliee_626
Milliee_626

Well, Kenya I actually knew you were Miss USA and was inspired by you being a chocolate skin sister myself.  Also, I have seen some of your movies and thought you are a pretty good actress.  Nevertheless,  I must say that as human beings we all have issues and life struggles, we are not perfect and never will be.  However, it is not an excuse to be disrespectful, this is in reference to the Women's Empowerment party, you were made an announcement  after Cynthia and made the remark (okay that's enough of the CLOWN SHOW) really !! It was not necessary, I guess you are there to bring more excitement, entertainment and ratings to the Reality Show.  P.S. just look at how much comments is on your blog.  

Mereh0923
Mereh0923

Kenya, nobody has any idea who you are. You seriously need to get over yourself, because you look like an idiot constantly telling everyone how famous you are. Your whole personality is gross, and honestly, you've made me not want to watch this season for the first time since it's been on. Save Atlanta, Bravo, and get rid of this awful woman. 

filomena423
filomena423

by the way i HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD of you an neither has anyone I know in New York.your a joke and you have all of one claim to fame..thats why no man has ever tried to marry you cause after getting to know you for 2 episodes, i would not blame any man for running...OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY...YOU ARE NOT A MOVIE STAR , YOU ARE NOTT A HOUSEHOLD NAME ;)

rnkat
rnkat

Hey, I just met you.  And you are craaaaaa-zy.  So here's a number (tothenearestmentalhealthclinic). Call it maybe.  Like, yesterday.

debra.keesling1
debra.keesling1

Last week you said it was cute how Phaedra kept mixing up Miss USA and Miss America, but in this weeks episode you slam Porsha for doing the same. Make up your mind!!  You are a liar because the Magazine shooting at Cynthias school, made a statement saying they never spoke to you about having you as a guest judge, it was a Cynthis  represent, was lost on you. They must be cringing everytime you mention their organization. I would tell you that you need to change it up or become another Danielle Staub and be one of the most hated woman on reality TV, but we all  know the taping is over....this is all in the past, so I hope you have a day job to go back to, when Bravo fires you next season.

momto2boys2girls
momto2boys2girls

I  do not usually post on these blogs, but after watching you on the show, I felt compelled. I realize that just adds to your ego for people to be talking about you, but hopefully after reading all these negative comments people have written about you, it will bring you down a notch or two....or 20!

First of all, before you came on this show, I think I can speak for most everyone, that we had NEVER heard of you. Sorry to burst your "I've worked for everything I have, I didn't marry anyone to gain a title" persona, but I have never seen one movie, tv show, ad, or even the Miss USA pageant that you were in. I find it humorous that you get offended when people call you Miss America instead of Miss USA...really you should be happy that anyone knows that you are either! As far as Porsha saying it incorrectly at her fundraiser, I just read in your blog that when Phaedra did it, it was no big deal. Why was it suddenly a big deal when the other cast mate said it by mistake? I think most women who have held either one of those titles, have so much class and manners, that they would  have never corrected someone like you did or ran out of a fundraiser because of it. That showed very little class on your part and how egotistical you are.

I hope your stay on this show is short lived because it is embarrassing watching you act so entitled and arrogant for absolutely no reason. A title does not make you a good person, it is your actions and character that make you who you are. If I were you, I would be ashamed to be trying to launch my career by getting on this show and "playing" the mean girl to grasp at 15 minutes of fame. 

 

yvonne.quinteroputt
yvonne.quinteroputt

Why are you NASTY to everybody all the titles in the world can't change the bitter and nasty taste you leave us all with weekly! Try being classy, well mannered, and powerful based from you compassion. I think you quickly became RHOA embarrassment quickly!

Isee
Isee

I think the word "entitlement" comes to mind for a lot of people when they see you. Someone mentioned countess Luanne, holding onto her "crown" as an example. But I have to say, although it was annoying to hear her remind people of who she (thought) she was, she did do it with a little bit more class. I see that you've had a rough knock at life, and cling to that ladder with your dear life (and BTW, I do respect that you have been ambitious), but girl, you have to be honest with yourself, you ain't superior , and us peons, ie. viewers, can see that. Seeing through the facade is one thing that really gives us, the viewers, more power than you think we have. So my advice, be honest with yourself , and the world will FALL IN LoVE WITH YoU. That's all it takes! Good luck.

pyt
pyt

I agree with what you said about you and Vanessa Williams breaking down barriers. I also agree with you that Porsha should at the very least gotten your credentials correct. You were so right to be offended. You are enjoyable to watch so far and you bring drama to the show. I hope you use the show as a platform to bring to light the importance of black people taking care of their mental health and all people as a matter of fact. Pres Obama has been working with it. Maybe you can link up or something. Anyhow thanks for the entertainment.

goodcade
goodcade

I think you should be proud that you were once miss usa and I'm sure that took a lot of time and effort. HOWEVER, the way you carry yourself on this show i hope is all an act to make sure you are casted for next season.

debsg
debsg

Kenya, comparing a 20yr old pageant title to the 1st lady, are you insane? (I ask the question so you look at me when I type!) Your personality is as ugly as they come. Get over yourself! SECURITY!!!

kenya_liar
kenya_liar

I don't ever post on here but you have just proven what Cynthia said you are a LIAR!!! Last post you said you were 5th in Miss Universe this week its 4th!! Next week you will place 3rd?

dlsapp
dlsapp

Kenya, WHAT THE HELL???????????  I'm gonna need you to just breathe. Come on, inhale, exhale, inhale exhale. Come on , you can do it. inhaleeeee, exhaleeeeeeeee. I feel so sorry for you that I won't say anything bad, and I want to sooo badly.

 

moonie12
moonie12

your making a name for your self alright and yes you don't need any ones help. The name your making is not what I would call a house wife more like a rude little child.

RhondasWorld11
RhondasWorld11

Tonight I finally got an explanation of why you come off so abrasive, defensive, hateful/hurtful and mean-spirited...Your relationship w/your Mom or lack thereof, has truly affected you in such a negative way.  External beauty and accomplishment can only bring you to the front door of the "relationship/family" you so dearly want (GOD also desires this for you).  I pray you'll use this God-given opportunity to evaluate the "real" Kenya and do the necessary work needed to heal from the inside out...they always say, "hurt people...hurt" often times, we assume GOD hasn't heard our prayers or is denying us, when what we've prayed for, hasn’t shown up, but actually, we’re NEVER waiting on GOD, HE’s ALWAYS waiting on us. 

When we ‘refuse’ to heed HIS unctioning, GOD, then must create painful circumstances in our life that force us to stop and pay attention to the issues in ‘Us’ that must 1st be healed enough to attract, sustain & support the very things we’ve prayed for and desired.  GOD can NEVER bring order to a disordered situation, nor can HE bring healthy/loving to a unhealthy Heart, Soul or Mind…this is why GOD ordains the painful situations such as yours…allowing the world to see your unfortunate deep-seated pain, created by your Mom, but to the world it comes across as an ugly, mean, bitter person…I pray your strength and openness to the possibility of change…What doesn’t kill us, only makes us BETTER!

karynfl
karynfl

Is "has-been" considered one word or two?

Forensicslover2012
Forensicslover2012

It's gonna be hard for me to continue watching this show with Kenya on it.  People who feel the need to cut others down, flaunt themselves around (Miss America, Miss USA....who cares!), and just plain bragg non-stop about themselves (I notice you don't ask much about any of the other housewives' lives) usually do so 'cause they feel insecure about themselves and have low self-esteem.  Kenya comes across quite nasty, and certainly not classy.  I hope the show producers wake up and do not renew any contracts with Kenya, 'cause I seriously don't think I'll watch it much more if she's still on it. 

kconner
kconner

 @eliza9981 I agree 100%.  Tuning OUT of this show.  I can't stand to watch her.  Bravo needs to take her off the show.  I love how she keeps trying to justify what she has done.  It just shows she is clueless about how she comes across.  

kconner
kconner

 @debra.keesling1 She has proven she is a liar.  I wouldn't believe a word that came out of her mouth!  

kconner
kconner

 @Mereh0923 I feel the same way.  Bravo will lose many viewers due to this poor casting choice.  

debra.keesling1
debra.keesling1

Part of my message was lost, what I was saying was the Miss USA organization must be cringing every time you mention their organization. Look up Jet Magazines reaction to your lies!!

melsweet
melsweet

 @momto2boys2girls

 those of us in the african american community who read our ebony and jet have heard of ms kenya moore before.  her winning the usa title was important for us and we were proud of her.  never in a million years could i have imagined that this is the kind of person she would be once she comes alive on tv and opens her mouth to speak.  oh, my, my.  you're lucky you didn't know of her before, because you don't have any reason to be disappointed in her like the rest of us.

kconner
kconner

 @pyt LOL!  THAT was enjoyable?  I think this is really Kenya disguised as someone else.  Either that, or this person is as crazy as Kenya is!  

audioslave
audioslave

 @pyt Seriously? let me guess this is Kenya under an annonymous name.

kconner
kconner

 @goodcade If it is an act, that is horrible too.  Why would anyone want to be perceived that way?  I just don't get it.  

kconner
kconner

 @kenya_liar She is grasping at anything to become relevant, which will never happen.  We all see through her.  

kconner
kconner

 @Forensicslover2012 I won't watch it if she continues on it.  And, she takes up so much of the show!  I can't stand watching her.