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Kenya Moore Takes Us Back to Her First Pageant Win to Honor Her Late Grandmother
"She was the only person in the world who truly was my ride or die," the #RHOA entrepreneur shared.
Kenya Moore shared a very special #TBT post to pay tribute to her late grandmother.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta entrepreneur shared a photo from the first beauty pageant she ever won, where she had her grandmother Doris right by her side. "She was the only person in the world who truly was my ride or die. My inspiration and my role model," Kenya captioned the photo on Instagram. "I love u momma and I miss you dearly."
Of course, Kenya would go on to reign supreme in one of the biggest pageants of them all when she won the Miss USA pageant in 1993. Kenya's grandmother was also there to watch her take home that coveted title, as you can see in the below Instagram post.
Kenya shared the news of her grandmother's passing after a battle with Alzheimer's disease in July. "Today I lost the only woman in the world who has ever loved me unconditionally. My grandmother who raised me from 3 days old passed away. Thank you Jehovah for sending me your Angel who taught me everything I know about love, compassion, strength, kindness, selflessness, forgiveness, family, education, brains over beauty, inner beauty, strength, respect for your elders, being true to myself....she has helped mold me into the woman I am. She truly was my best friend," Kenya wrote in a post on Instagram. "Thank you momma for being the best woman I have ever met in my life. Thank you for approving of me and thank you for letting the world know how proud you are of me. I thank you for my life. I owe the world to you. I know you will never leave my side in life or after. I am eternally grateful to you. Thank you for loving me."
Take a look at more photos of Kenya through the years, below.
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