NeNe Leakes knows a thing or two about being a featured player on a hit reality TV series. And with seven seasons of the Real Housewives of Atlanta under her belt, she has some sage words of wisdom for anyone who might find themselves being followed by cameras: make your past a part of your present.
"Well you know I feel like being on a show like this, this kind of platform, it's always interesting that people come on the show with these backgrounds and they think that [the past is] not gonna ever come out," she shared on Live! with Kelly and Michael this week. "But once you step on a show like this, people start to really bring out your past."
Instead of running away from it, NeNe is all about embracing it.
"So I always say to people, when you come on this show, this is such a huge platform you should start talking about your past first," she says. "You should start talking about it before everyone else starts talking about it."
Fans will get to see even more sides of NeNe when she joins pal Kim Zolciak on their upcoming show The Road to Riches. The series will focus on the RHOA pals going out on a road-trip together.
"I'm sure Kim and I will die," NeNe jokes about the upcoming series. "Like, Kim's going to want to walk down the stairs and I'm going to want to take the elevator."
Speaking of the past, she's looking forward to being reunited with her former co-star. "One of the things I'm most excited about is working with Kim, just the two of us," she says. "I just left Housewives where I was working with like, six monsters."
[Source: USA Today]