We have to admit, when we first heard this news we had to check more than a few sources to confirm it wasn’t a hoax. But alas, this is the real deal: Real Housewives of Atlanta star and current Dancing With the Stars contestant NeNe Leakes is heading to Las Vegas to join, get this, Cirque de Soleil! (We’ll give you a moment to let this sink in.)
Now, very little details have been released about the show, though by the sounds of things, it’s going to be somewhat risque. Titled “Zumanity: The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil,” the production will run for 10 gigs in Sin City throughout late June and early July. The special production is being done in honor of Zumanity’s 10-year anniversary.
As for NeNe’s role in this whole thing, we aren’t fully sure, but they’ve billed her as, "Mistress of Sensuality," which sounds pretty intriguing. As a former exotic dancer (and current ballroom-dancer-in-training), Linnethia is more than qualified to fill that job description — whatever it may entail.
Even cooler? The RHoA star’s gig is history-making, as this marks the first time that Cirque du Soleil has incorporated a celebrity into one of its shows. For reference: The company has been around for a whopping 30 years. Way to go NeNe!
"I am so excited to be starring in Zumanity,” NeNe said in the press release. “The show is absolutely fabulous and the cast members are so talented! I can't wait to be in the sexiest show on The Strip and perform on a Cirque du Soleil stage!"
You can catch NeNe in Zumanity at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from June 27-July 1.
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