YOU CAN’T BREAK ME
ICONIC VANESSA L. WILLIAMS
I’ve made it no secret that one of my idols is Vanessa L. Williams, the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America. She is a friend, mentor, and inspiration not only for me, but for millions of women around the world. Miss Williams’ contribution to American history, as well as Black history, will forever be relevant and remain one of the most powerful and indelible images I have ever witnessed and experienced as a hopeful 12 year-old girl who was always made to feel that Black was not beautiful. She literally changed my life. Seeing a Black woman validated for her beauty encouraged me to live my dreams and not allow anyone to tear me down or tell me that I cannot achieve something in life.
When Miss Williams was crowned Miss America in 1983, she opened the door for Black women around the world to achieve immeasurable dreams the same way Hattie McDaniel did as the first Black woman to ever win an Academy Award. Although there have been others to achieve the pinnacle of achievement and honors in pageantry and in entertainment, the first from an overall platform or genre will always be the individual who made it possible for ALL others to come after. Challenging my admiration for Miss Williams is ignorant, irresponsible, and indicative of the lack of respect for my convictions, beliefs, and my own legacy as the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA. My crowning is a part of history and is a part of my legacy -- that can never be taken away from me as much as the haters try to hate.
With that said, whom I admire and respect and hold in high esteem and for what reason is my exclusive right. I chose not to and won’t respond to ignorance and stupidity and to someone who is merely relevant for arguing and picking childish fights with me the entire season and has no accomplishments of their own. I’ve learned that lesson and won’t fall for the banana in the tailpipe again. You get nothing but my back… no response, no acknowledgement, no comment. Since I’ve revoked my coattails for her to ride, I’m feeling a lot lighter these days.
Kenya you are stunningly beautiful and look amazing, although your actions can sometimes let u down. As a young woman myself you do inspire me with ur confidence. However you often can portray arrogance rather than confidence.... Which is an ugly trait and portrays you in a way that I know even u don't like... I know editing plays a huge part....but even when I saw your confidence/arrogance on the reunion it left me bewildered and ill be honest let down...you encourage And reinforce the negativity u get from others..... You mention history and u being a part of it, which I think is valid. But remember some of the audience is not from the USA...so to me a resident of the United Kingdom your just another reality star and your history is not known over here,but the way you describe yourself...as I believe in one episode on a level with Obama is completely insane...his name is relevant today with an English audience where's as yours is not! I'm not hating cos I wish yours was but for good positive reasons...because you've definetly got something....it just needs to portrayed in a better way....u have it all in my eyes....however the way you can be,leaves a lot to be desired for.....be urself cos I think that person would be amazing...but I think sometimes it's the strong Independent woman type that comes out...which u feel u need to portray....Relax and take a chill pill. Right I'm off and as you would say...'I'm gone with the wind' xxx
I love Kenya. She is bright, pretty, sexy, and a real role model. I wish she would not get so down and dirty and lose her cool. Kenya, please be more like Cynthia. Sometimes saying nothing at all when someone hurts you is the best response of all.
Kenya doesn't like Porsha because she is young and Kenya is a 'has been.' and most people don't care about 'miss usa' or miss america' because they have functioning brain cells.
Oh please if you had any respect at all for black women you would talk or act the way you do. I do hope you go after this season. Twirl right on outta here, please.
This woman is funny as hell.. Tamra from OC better take some pointers from her on how to generate ratings without being a mean, nasty woman! Yes Kenya is cray cray but she dominated the screens this season and got me tuning in just to see what her next crazy move would be! Come back to RHOA plz coz truth is Kandi is boring, Cynthia not so much fun to watch, Luv Porscha, Phaedra needs meds, and well my gal Nene has outgrown you all and its time for her to get a move on! Hope u meet a sexy guy though i think thats part of where your frustrations come from:) gone with the wind fabulous!
Kenya, she just asked why you had not mentioned her, because you have said many time that you were the first, I think that was the point you were not the first. You are right, you should be proud of your achievement and no one can take it from you but that being said you should also be honored that you had that chance. Humility is divine because what God giveth he can take away so I would not be so boastful. I do not think Porshe ever wanted to ride your coat tails and with that attitude that people would want to why should anyone really want to. It is sad because she was so excited about meeting you and becoming your friend and because of a silly mis statement and pride, the example you gave was not a shiny one that many would want to follow. While you should be proud of your achievements there is a such thing as being too proud. And I think Porshe found out what you seem to still not know, while your title is a great achievement, it entitles you to nothing, respect is earned as well as everything else in life. Put aside your boastful pride, forgive your mom for you, love yourself, be grateful for the onea who do and did love you because some didn't even have anyone and be the beautiful role model and example you could be.
without Kenya, this show would cease to be. second Walter was shady, at the reunion part three, Kandi admitted that Walter asked her out while dating Kenya. the man was not a man, he was a shadow of a man, a lying, deceitful, stalker.
rememberearth If you remember the first episode Walter was on he and Kenya had lunch together and he told her he asked Kandi out once.. Kenya left the lunch unhappy to hear it so he was upfront from the beginning. It was not a revelation. He was friends with Kandi and Peter knew him from around town when he owned the first lounge so he was already running in the same circles with the guys. That is not stalking so get it straight. If anyone was shady it was Kenya hiring to pose as her boyfriend to get on the show. Since they were "dating" prior to her moving to Atlanta to be with him she would be the stalker. He was invited to the party by his friend Peter (Cynthia and Peter also socialize with him off camera so he is not stalking Kenya. Kenya does that for the cameras just to get air time. Kenya is not believed by a single cast mate nor Andy cohen and with Nene saying they need to get a new housewife and definitely saying to Andy on camera that it should be a replacement I am sure it is Kenya they are referring to. Kenya is hard to watch and nothing that comes out of her mouth in her little asides is believable. Her treatment of Porsha makes her nothing but a mean girl as Nene said "Just because you can".
apples85 you say you pray, I say kenya's fabulous. you say you pray, I say she's fabulous! Now twirl, twirl...
i pray and hope kenya don't come back. very disheartening to watch. the show was fun and will still be fun without this mean, evil character. gosh
Really! why are some people tripping, there are all kinds of people in the world
Kenya is a type, and she is fun to watch, I want to see her continue and so does a lot of people.
A husband that was flirting with a woman in front of his wife? And when does flirting constitute going after somebody?
hate to keep posting but there are millions of girls who will swoop your man up if they like him, and watch you cry afterwards...please
that makes her a real hussy, but the world is full of fabulous women
who at some time in their life made a "hussy" move.
Please take your meds girl and let the wall down. It seems you have anger issues probably stemming from your mother abandoning you. I really liked you at first and then you started acting crazy and all over the place. I know it's hard to trust but you got to try or you'll be alone forever.
I wish you people would stop hating on Kenya, without her this year the rating may not have been as high as they were. Kenya, like Porsha like Phaedra like Cynthia and Kandi had to feel their way through all the shade and bull crap that goes on. Porsha did not know what she was talking about when she mentioned Carol Gist who was the first Miss USA, but Vanessa was not, but Vanessa was crowned Miss America, Phaedra instead of jumping on Apollo for his transgressions, she chose to go after Kenya. I mean the man is constantly at the strip clubs and you best believe Phaedra has to work extra hard to keep up with that younger man and when Kenya came along being the most beautiful woman of them all and the best body of them all and educated, Phaedra felt threaten. Cynthia just don't know what to say trying to maintain an imagine she obviously created for herself, Kandi is rather neutral at times but does talk behind other's back. Kenya did do some crazy things this season, but now that she has felt everyone out, she has learned for the coming season. She's not crazy, delusional, nor bi-polar. She did apologize to the other woman including the little girl Porsha but I have never heard Porsha apologize to Kenya for her name calling which to me was very disrespectful and I probably would have a few choice words for her too. I'm glad Kenya has found someone to love and love her back. I would like to see her aunt and cousin on the show more for support of
Kenya. Kenya I am a fan.
Kenya, I believe you had a very tough season and I sympathize and pray for you. Listen, I understand why you would flirt with every man in a room, trying to get some kind of reaction or emotion out of a man you felt was suppose to love you. That's a normal thing and not something you should be ashamed of, but understand what it is and what he is, a completely spineless, wimpy, user. It was so obvious he was using YOU and the show to push his business and try to get into higher social scenes. Move on and be happy. God bless you , love you and care for you. Wishing you happiness and health.
Kenya is beautiful smart black woman who just needs to tone it down a bit. Yes, viewers love to hate Kenya because they buy into this outrageous persona that she has created. She has made RHOA watchable again and I’m glad she’s coming back for another season!
Phaedra blames Kenya for Apollo’s roving eye and restlessness but Southern Belle isn’t fooling anyone …least of all herself. Kenya has admitted to some meaningless flirtation with him. It’s WRONG. She knows this and she admitted to it. Where is Apollo’s admission? That precious angel Apollo, he’s soooooo innocent isn’t he.
At the reunion viewers saw how he stepped on himself trying to deny, lie and blame Kenya for EVERYTHING. Kenya chasing and demanding to bed him. Yeah right. Is he really that desirable that women just can’t help but throw themselves at him? Phaedra is threatened by Kenya because she knows that Apollo was/is attracted to her. Kenya may be shocking and wild but she’s not reckless enough to pursue Phaedra’s husband.
luv2luv Well in this particular case we're referring to Kenya wanting Apollo, not all women. And yes, we should believe it since her flirting behavior in Anguila & even after when they all hung out together was sickening. Actions speak louder than words.
luv2luv There is NOTHING SMART about having the fortune to receive a great opportunity to resurrect yourself out of obscurity, and utterly BLOWING that opportunity by acting like an immature, insecure, volatile, desperate, over grown CHILD ON NATIONAL TELEVISION!!
Miss. Moore the AIDS comment you made last night on part 3 of the reunion show was very hurtful & insulting. Being a African American male that's HIV positive after having been diagnosed with AIDS on 5/6/2001. I can't explain the hurt that I felt when you let those four letter fly out of your mouth. I still think that you're very beautiful woman & I will continue to wish you nothing but great success in all of your future endeavors.
May God continue to bless you with strength, perseverance and faith. I am truly humbled by your words.
Kenya is blissfully ignorant. I think she felt backed into a corner and said whatever she thought would inflict the most hurt. However; she failed to consider, or she probably is unaware since she's never been blessed with children, that as part of a woman's routine prenatal care, we are tested for everything under the sun; including HIV. And by insinuating Phaedra may have AIDS, she unwittingly placed that stigma on Phaedra's children. It was piteous and embarrassing display by a women who professes to be educated and have class.
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --MLK
Ty126 I don't understand how someone recommending that another person take an AIDS test offends you. Given your current situation, I would think that you would be an advocate for HIV testing. Anyway, I wish you the best.
Ty126 I am sorry that you were hurt by the ignorance of Kenya Moore ... I wish you much health, strength and happiness. Please don't take Kenya's self hatred into your heart ... consider the source.
Please Bravo, don't bring Kenya back next season unless we all witness her going into treatment
Cheryl116 I second that emotion! I am done with listening to, and looking at Kenya Moore ... done! Now, on the other hand I LOVE PORSHA!!! I am rooting for that girl.
Kenya, You are a STRONG BLACK WOMAN! Stay the course and ignore Pheadra. As a matter of fact, you should help her in the weight mangement class. Most guys continue to watch the show because of you. By the way, I am a military offcer, stationed in Germany. Stick with God and Pheadra will leave you alone! Stay strong!!!
apples85 Caliber and apollo should not entertain it either...he practically grabbed her butt when he threw her in, he was enjoying it...it wasn't all her fault. apollo seems so uninterested in phaedra this season.
littlemsdivadiva apples85 Caliber
Kenya made it clear from the first day she met Apollo, that she found him attractive and commenced to start flirting with him. Remember, "there's no shame in my game." --Well, there should have been some shame, respect, boundaries...hell, SOMETHING. She just comes across as thirsty and it's just not a good look.
Of course Apollo enjoyed having a beautiful woman chase him. He's a man. Doesn't excuse his behavior in the least bit but I sincerely doubt he would have been the instigator of any flirting with Kenya, knowing it could potentially be televised. I don't think he's that bright but I don't think he's that dumb, either.
Kenya needs to be like her idol and dump the sense of entitlement and make a career. Twenty years after she was crowned, Ms Williams had an acting career, a hit song, and was raising her family. She wasn't screeching "I'm Miss America, 1983, bow down." She wasn't attaching her likeness to another celebrity, she wasn't yapping about making history. She was living her life and making a GOOD name fo herself.
Please, Please don't come back to season 3, you are 10X worse then Kim and Sheere put together . I would rather for them come back on the show. You need to stop worrying about Phaedra and worry about your soul. You are a bully and mean spirited. You are not worthy to be a housewife....
Sorreel Diamond26 There are plenty of other "REAL HOUSEWIVES" in Atlanta, I am sure of that!
Diamond26 It makes me uncomfortable to watch because I do think she is one sandwich short of a picnic. The twirling, the singing, the self importance, the below the belt comments to the others, and the desperation in hiring someone to play her boyfriend...this woman is just not right and I question her sanity and mental stability.
WhoDoesThat Diamond26 I agree Kenya can dish it out, but can not take it. Peter told her like it was last night, and she started singing and twirling acting crazy.
psteer7101 WhoDoesThat Diamond26
She acts like a child constantly when under pressure. It is actually sad to watch.
psteer7101 WhoDoesThat Diamond26 Scary crazy. My God, I literally gasped more than once at all that insanity she put on display. And she is exactly what Pheadra called her when Apollo was talking about her text messages.