Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia
Cynthia Bailey shares her thoughts on the new girl and Apollo Nida's confession.
I hope you all enjoyed our second episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Let’s jump right in.
Bravotv.com: Why didn’t you want to invite Porsha and NeNe to your event?
Cynthia Bailey: I chose not invite Porsha to my Ebony Magazine party since she spoke negatively about me on WWHL. I was under the impression we had always gotten along without any real issues. The first time I met Porsha was with NeNe at the home of her grandfather, Hosea Williams. I was excited to meet the granddaughter of such a legendary historical black leader. I was impressed by her strength and commitment to her grandfather’s legacy. I’m led to believe Porsha’s unkind remarks in her interview were directed toward me because I did not support her actions at the reunion. In my opinion, Porsha could have made a better choice than resulting to physical violence. If I were in that situation, I would have demanded the props be removed and walked off set until they were. Once again, I will reiterate the reunion is an extremely provocative environment and all of the ladies clearly understand that we are not there to trade recipes. The reunion has always been a playground for the possibility of being taunted or verbally attacked. All of the ladies are expected to come prepared with a cool and intelligent plan of defense.
I did not invite NeNe since we no longer were friends.
Bravotv.com: How did you choose your look for the party?
CB: I was so honored to be chosen and featured by Ebony Magazine in their “Sexy at Any Age” editorial spread. I have always been proud of my age, and although my knees ain't what they used to be, I feel like I represent the 40s woman extremely well. I think getting older is a privilege that is not always granted to everyone, so I cherish every day and try to live my life to the fullest. As for my look at the party, I wanted to look sexy of course, since the focus of the feature celebrates being sexy at any age. I chose the suit as opposed to the expected tight little dress. I thought the suit was not only sexier, it was also a little more fashion forward and very classy. A huge thank you to my husband Peter for throwing me the party. Life should always be celebrated, and not taken for granted. Bravotv.com: What was your initial impression of Kenya’s friend Claudia?
CB: My initial impression of Claudia was that she seemed very comfortable in her own skin and had no problem asking questions or voicing her opinion. I also felt an immediate connection with her, because she has a modeling history and we both are New York City girls. Claudia understands the NYC hustle and grind that is necessary for being successful in the Big Apple.
Bravotv.com: How shocked were you by Apollo saying he lied about seeing Kenya in LA?
CB: I was more disappointed with Apollo than shocked by this revelation. I know that after perpetuating these false accusations about Kenya for the last couple of years, there had to be some much needed peace by coming clean. Although I will never fully understand why he felt the need to assassinate Kenya's character in the first place, I am relieved that the truth is finally out and hope Kenya can forgive him and move on. I wish him well, and will keep him in my prayers.
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