On Oxygen's hilarious and touching new series, The Prancing Elites Project, viewers will go inside the lives of five talented Southern performers who will stop at nothing to pursue their dreams of dancing—even when it comes to discrimination.
The network's newest docu-series kicks off Wednesday, April 22 at 10/9c. And the first episode features a surprise cameo by a woman who knows a thing or two about being her true self: NeNe Leakes. Take a look a preview of the episode below.
So what was it like to hang out with such a fierce and fabulous diva?
"When you actually get to know her, she's a sweetheart!" the Prancing Elites tell the Daily Dish. "She's an inspiration to us. She relates to us a lot because people, just by seeing her on TV, you would think she's a bitchy person, always mad, or whatever...but when you sit down with her, she's got a deeper story to tell. She's been through a lot and she's really cool. And she told us: whatever people throw your way, just keep going!"