Kenya Moore

Kenya explains why she was so put off by Porsha's charity event.

on Nov 19, 20120

The truth is, I am a part of history and proud of that FACT. The year matters not. Long after I’m gone, my title will remain. I’ve worked hard my entire life from the age of 14. Being from a broken home in Detroit, I struggled to survive and my grandmother kept me off the streets with pageants. I was a gifted student, I am self-made, and 19 years later, I am now a successful businesswoman, film producer, actor, and author. However, my story is still being written.

I hope that people remember me as a compassionate, sincere, assertive, honest woman who took pride in a name because it is all we have. Our name, our reputation, what we stand for, lives we positively changed, doors we’ve opened for others, and the compassion we share is our living legacy.  Miss USA is a part of my legacy. I earned my place in history and I wear my title and crown, both figurative and literal, proudly.

421 comments
hershey59
hershey59

You say you are an Honest Woman . . however on the first show of this season you very clearly said that you BOUGHT a house in Atlanta to be closer to family and to snag Walter as a husband. Now all over the news is you being evicted from the so called house you bought. So I guess that was a lie . . . 

redrocker
redrocker

Please, you made a big deal that the poor young thing or rather "heffer" didn't know your title, you could have cared less you were at a charity event

Catrice
Catrice

Kenya Girl!! U looked a Hot Mess tonight...just saying. U looked liked a HAM(Hot A_ _ Mess) u don't have to prove anything to anybody. Ur better than that.

solfulquen
solfulquen

Maybe Kenya Moore should be the next Bachelorette since she wants to be married and have a baby in such a hurry!

solfulquen
solfulquen

Maybe Kenya Moore should be the next Bachelorette!

Catrice
Catrice

Kenya. Walter is not just that into u. Stop wasting ur time. I've already told u that Love will find u. Mr. Right will come soon. Be patient. Walter seems to be stuck on himself & wants TV time. His 15 minutes of Fame is Up. Girl let him go!!

nita44
nita44

Kenya you know that the charity events that are guaranteed to raise the most money are full of attendees wearing every designer under the Sun. Also her husband not only gave her a gift but he gave her a check for the foundation. Moreover she has a legacy and a husband that allows her to live in that manner. Kenya leave Porsha alone and stop begging a man to marry you. When it's right you don't have to push.

Ladycotto1221
Ladycotto1221

Kenya sits and call women all kinds of stupid and she doesn't look at herself. She calls porscha all kind of things and names and she thinks she looks good doing it?? Hypocrite is what Kenya is and full of crap too, One thing I will say is this Kenya you can talk all that crap about other women but at the end of the day they have what you so badly want and what Walter is not going to give you that's why he sets it straight at the table...with he has not intention whatsoever to make you a bride!!!! Learn how to humble yourself it's an ugly look on you Kenya when you point fingers all day and don't look at your disgusting character and attitude smh!!! The show is Housewives of Atlanta why can't they stick to the title nothing against kandi cause she has a real relationship and Todd looks like he's going to purpose to her, but Kenya I don't see her place on this show she's not a housewife she's a single woman criticizing all the married women on the show...I don't understand that!!! I don't see her bringing anything valuable to this show!!!

Wontonsoup
Wontonsoup

@BostonBella is right in her assessment. Porsha's uncharitable and unprofessional behavior was awful, but your anger still seemed petty on the show because you didn't handle it gracefully. However, once you break it down, it's understandable how you would feel slighted. I think most people who are posting rude comments aren't taking the time to really try to see past the lens of the camera into your side of the story. Keep growing, Kenya. You'll find people on your way up.

Sunshynen86
Sunshynen86

I Agree with your post! The grand display of wealth at the charity event was Disgusting and deplorable at least! I agree that Porsche is hanging on the coat tails of her family's and her husband's legacy. I applaud you Kenya-you may be a little crazy but you tell the truth!

bbred76
bbred76

Another thing is that if you have to lye to the person you want to marry, you are not presenting yourself truthfully.  Pushing a man into marriage also shows nothing but desperation!  You made your man belief that you took all this time making a dinner, which was nothing but a lye.  You are just like a friend of mine.  I tell her all the time, if you show how desperate you are, you will continue to chase men off.  You need to find happiness with yourself.  When there is a happy couple, you just despise their happiness!  It is written all over your face.  Nobody likes someone that can't be happy for others.  You need to get past this nasty attitude and presenting yourself as someone you are not.  You will never find happiness if you continue on the way you are.

BostonBella
BostonBella

Kendra. I get it. I saw what she did. She says .... We have WIVES MOTHERS oh and we have Miss America from 19 whatever... I would have wanted to leave as well. Her flaunting the 4k bag was so tacky as well ... At what charity event does that happen? You handled the situation as best as you could ,. Saying you felt uncomfortable . That idiot Porsha knew what she was doing. I think it was hard to put into words the way she was acting.. So all you could highlight was how she got the title wrong which made you look petty. You could tell the way she addressed you outside her distain for you... Why did she even invite you? To flaunt her 'life' it seemed like. Kendra your not perfect.... But I wanted you to know I saw what she did and I get it. You have some work to do on your personality but anyone with any sense would know that that stems from the childhood issues you had. A husband and children do not define you. I wish you the best.

bbred76
bbred76

I thought Miss "USA" was the same as Miss "America" , i.e. United States of "America".  Miss USA is supposed to represent the country.  Your are an embarrassment to this country.  Miss USA should present herself with grace and class, none of which you portray on the show.  It's really hard to watch your disgusting attitude.  You are ugly on the inside and because of that, your looks mean nothing.

 

balmoralgal
balmoralgal

Porsha innocently asked you if you are married and you were offended. It's a NORMAL question to ask when trying to get to know someone. Why do you demand to know right then and there whether she was trying to have you as her new bff, or trying to use you for your title? Any relationship has to take time to grow, stagnate or fizzle out. You seem to be the kind of person that is so volatile, that even the most innocent questions, mistakes or giggles will send you into an instant tailspin of defensiveness, as well as offensiveness. That behavior is not going to help you keep REAL friends. Anyone can have fake ones. Remember The Golden Rule? If you want them to be considerate, nice, honest and respectful, then you must, must, must do the same.

sassytee
sassytee

Ok miss lady so many people have been in your shoes it only makes them stronger get over it and move on. Your too pretty to be so mean and nasty. Those ladies are trying to welcome you in an help you get known and you're being just rude and nasty. Just think you have never been a wife at all I'm just sayin. Get it together you're loosing your Beauty.

geminidreamer
geminidreamer

Really??? Miss USA??? GET REAL AND GET OVER YOURSELF! Typically, I would not waste my valuable time watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta because I grew up in Atlanta and most, not all, of you so called, "upper crust" of Atlanta society are disgraceful and embarassing. Especially you! OMG!!!!

 

At least Porsha was attempting to do some good for her community. Clearly, she is a great deal younger than you but far more impressive than you could hope to be, Miss USA! Maybe if you can get that chip off your shouder and be a "real" woman, you might try helping a nice, thoughtful, and gracious young lady do some good in this world! Put your ego in check or you will surely become the MOST HATED of ALL the "Real Housewives!"

Isee
Isee

I can't wait for you to post your blog and explain how you LIED to Walter about cooking that meal! He didn't ask of it was baught, and you didn't have to tell, but you volunteered to LIE. Someone, please, de-crown this sorry excuse of a woman. To all those women out there that do cook for their men, God bless you. This fakery was over the top.

yesgirl
yesgirl

Kendra, people can be so mean and cruel in these posts.  Your apology on WWHL should have been enough to stop the attacks.  You do some outrageous things and are quite funny and interesting.  I hope you find someone to love who loves you as much.  

mibasho
mibasho

I think it’s more important to donate to a children’s fundraiser-then to get your title right. You could have conducted yourself in a more respectful manner; you were a guest and you at one time represented USA right, or does respect go out the window when the crown comes off. You said: you can’t be expected to educate everyone, but you apparently can’t be educated either. Sometimes you need to bite your tongue, especially for such a vital event despite you possessing a title or not. Wow! And you want to be a mother?

deftonerapril
deftonerapril

LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!  You have some audacity yourself to write a post like this. You're wack!

labravo10
labravo10

Ok, since I'm tired of people saying there's no difference between Miss USA and Miss America, I'm gonna set the record straight. The Miss USA and Miss America pageants are two diffferent pagents with winners of Miss USA (Kenya, who was the 2nd African American to win Miss USA--the first won in 1990, Kenya in 1993) going to compete for Miss Universe. It came out of when the winner of Miss America in 1951 (Vanessa Williams was the first African American winner of that pageant) refused to pose in a publicity shot in a swimsuit so one of the sponsors (Catalina swimwear) started the Miss USA pageant (now talent is focused on more than in the Miss America pageant). Now, I believe, the Miss America pageant is owned by Donald Trump (it was started in 1921 in Atlantic City). So, you see, Kenya is right that there is some history behind her winning, but still she no longer has the grace, demeanor, and presentation of a beauty queen.

grandislandmom
grandislandmom

I think you conducted yourself on WWHL really well! You were fun and full of poise and grace! When you let Andy wear your crown, that was the BEST part!  I am sorry that Wendy Williams was so nasty.  It is not nice to make fun of what people cannot control. I have lost a lot of respect for her.

oliviabell
oliviabell

You might want to stop taking yourself so damn seriously.  We don't.  In fact, you come across as evil and petty.

lindalou516
lindalou516

My comment is more for Walter than for you.......WALTER....RUN!  RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AND DON'T LOOK BACK!

MJOSIE
MJOSIE

Your ONLY claim to fame is your so called title what difference does it make USA or Ms America. No one holds onto that title as hard as you do. If you did more then that it wouldn't matter what people said about it. Most if not all of the movies you have done went straight to videos and until you mentioned how you own a production company no one would have known that you are insignificant that is why you chose to do the show. You looked like a fool on the last episode actually since the show started back you've looked like a fool. Get a life and I see why Walter hasn't proposed to you yet I could smell the desperation through the tv and if he really thought you prepared that meal he is a fool just like you.

pazsagredo
pazsagredo

I am disappointed, at the manner in which you portray yourself. You know you are beautiful, smart, and outgoing....but don't allow the fact that you are lonely and still not married to be an excuse to lash out and mistreat others. You might of had your accomplishments back in the day, but hey, you still have them today, so why don't you use your popularity for a good cause and begin to do some good instead of creating more damage??

paulis
paulis

It is disrespectful to confuse a pageant title you earned almost 20 years ago? Disrespectful is showing up to a charity event empty handed expecting "the donations to roll in." Attention everyone: bow down, the "barely has-been" is in your presence!

 

Clearly, you project your own feelings of inadequacy, jealousy and insecurity on the other women. Your inflated sense of self-worth and condescending nature are revolting. We have all heard it umpteen times: you had a rough childhood. Yes, it is sad and yes, it is terrible. That does not, however, warrant you sympathy and special treatment for a lifetime nor does it excuse your behavior.

 

You are a pathetic excuse for a woman and someone should start a petition to strip you of your title for being a bully and a negative influence on young women. There is a fine line between constructive criticism and the malicious words you hurled at those girls in an attempt to humiliate them. I was under the impression that they were there for a casting call at the BAILEY AGENCY, not a consultation with Kenya. My apologies, I must have missed "model consultant" on your tirelessly advertised verbal business card.If this is how you act on camera, how are you off camera?

geraldine.woodcox
geraldine.woodcox

To be a former Miss USA, is so hard to believe! You are so fake and rude! Ugh Bravo please do not renew her contract.

labravo10
labravo10

I never really liked the "Real Housewives" shows--I thought they were kinda pointless--but I caught a little of one of RH of Atlanta a couple of weeks ago and thought that Porsha made it kind of real and interesting...so I watched & caught up on the ones I had missed-well, I don't think I'm gonna watch it anymore--I can't believe anyone continued to allow Kenya to act the way she did (presumably the episodes were filmed a looooonnng time ago)--homegirl (& she truly is acting like a "homegirl" aka "hoodrat") is delusional!! It's kind of irresponsible and disgusting. I don't think I even really care about seeing how things turn out.

JenniferO12345
JenniferO12345

Kenya: As someone who talks about propfessional women, and empowering women, your actions seem to want to diminish the success of them. Thus far all I have seen of you is someone who is ageist, narcissistic, ill mannered and jealous. You seem to have no serious relationship with the man your are dating in spite of his meeting your family. If you would like to be married, you have a long road ahead of you. With all due respect, no one sane would marry you. You seem to really need therapy. If you currently are undergoing therapy, I would advise you to change therapists immediately.

summer1964
summer1964

If you're trying to become known fast...well done, yet Casey Anthony is very well known too, just sayin.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

Unfortunately you're not coming off as very likeable on the show. You need some attitude adjustments. And as for Porsha, she seems lacking in the brain department so I wouldn't hold too much against her.

Alabamachic
Alabamachic

I'm sorry, but so far you are my least favorite housewife. Your rudeness and obvious narcissistic personality is so unattractive. Seriously, a bodyguard? Yes, you were in the spotlight once but Beyonce you are not. I remember when you won Miss USA you were so beautiful, and while you still are, a woman's beauty is often diminished once she opens her mouth. I am hoping that in upcoming episodes you have an attitude adjustment so I can eat these words but, for now, I am not a fan.

Tammykay
Tammykay

Miss USA or Miss Amercia? Neither title matters because you scream mean, nasty, spiteful, self-absorbed and just plain rude! It makes you ugly no matter how beautiful you think you are. Walter seems like an intelligent man, so I hope he puts his running shoes on and high-tails it out of there! Your interaction with Cynthia and Porcha show how nasty you are!

RevLALAAA
RevLALAAA

When you don't take the high road and are rude for the sake of being rude (cynthia, doesn't need any help from you) it is sooo unattractive.  The defination of a lady and a gentelmen is to always make the people around you feel comfortable.  If you want to call yourself a lady re-think the attitude.

JanetPicPac
JanetPicPac

Your dinner with Walter felt like deja vu.  Oh, wait, I know.......remember when Bethenny Frankel tried to move things along with her boyfriend Jason?  I was embarrassed for her when she did that in front of a camera and I was squirming with you, because you were so pathetic.  I don't think you're in love with him at all.  I think you want a baby, so you're willing to marry him to get what you want.  

maliapika
maliapika

Compassionate is the last thing I would call you.  Self absorbed, rude, and caustc would be more accurate.  I always thought a Miss USA wold be  someone who be a sweet, well-bread,  and an educated young woman.  Obviously, when choosing you as Miss USA , they forgot to do personality check on you.  Your meanness makes you ugly.  Standing up for yourself is one thing beratting others is another.  Looks only go so far......as we can see now that your older, but kindness and grace goes on forever.  

 

Shego
Shego

It is funny to watch your aunt interact with you.  She doesn't seem to like you very much. She puts on these faces like you leave a bad taste in her mouth.  If your own family doesn't like you Kenya you should take that as a clue that you really do have a sucky attitude and may want to change.  Jus' sayin'.

Porsha got it right.  You are just an older women with low self-esteem. 

Toryv438
Toryv438

No wonder you won Miss USA, you wouldn't have a chance in Miss America because that pageant requires TALENT and Miss USA does not. So good for you, keep bragging that you won Miss USA. I've never even heard of you before being on RHOA by the way. Honey Boo Boo is more famous then you! Not to mention you are extremely rude and down right classless. Get off the show you obnoxious bully.

tee1106
tee1106

Porsha may have burned the biscuits but at least she cooked her man's meal... just saying!!

misspeaches
misspeaches

I agree that Porsha was way out of line in the Charity -- however,  you are really very disrespectful yourself to Cynthia  and she is truly doing the right things.  I think you may have some jealousy there!!  I don't like the way you act at all -- very low class. 

sinsin
sinsin

 @bbred76

I have read many negative comments ! but gosh you are as stupid as Porsha so I wont even try to explain what you missed because you will miss it again.

labravo10
labravo10

oops, my bad, Donald Trump owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

rnkat
rnkat

 @labravo10 Thanks for the recap.  However, there is NO talent portion in the Miss USA pageant.  Which is probably one of the reasons Ms. Kenya won.  It doesn't take talent to win.  

labravo10
labravo10

 @lindalou516 He just wanted to "hit that"--it's clear--he looks to me like he's waiting to break up with her.

MsFlylady
MsFlylady

@RevLALAAA -ditto, you are so on point.

rnkat
rnkat

 @JanetPicPac I totally agree.  I haven't heard or seen anything from her that screams "I love you, Walter".  It seems that a baby is what is in her "laser sites"--maybe she should just thumb through the profiles at the nearest sperm bank.  You don't have to throw down a home-made t.v. dinner for a test tube.

MsFlylady
MsFlylady

@maliapika -so true, she is classless!

nita44
nita44

@labravo10 Sorry I didn't see this post before I wrote mine.