Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes got some exciting news this week, as she was named as a cast member of Dancing With the Stars Season 18. Way to go, NeNe! This makes NeNe the second Real Housewife ever to compete on the show — following in the footsteps of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. And Lisa is offering NeNe a little advice.
"First off, I have to offer my congratulations, NeNe!" Lisa says. "I will be there sending you love and cheering you on. Bring the glitter ball home to Bravo! You go girl, get your jive on!" Lisa adds that it's "the most fantastic experience of a lifetime."
That said, there's definitely some tough parts about being on DWTS, according to Lisa. "It's seven hours a day — you can't even stand up for seven hours, let alone dance," Lisa warns. She adds that the show makes you "frozen with fear" about screwing up, not to mention that "you're sore in places you didn't know you had." Yikes.
Okay, so it doesn't sound like a picnic. However, it's very sweet that Lisa is rooting for NeNe, since we love to see solidarity among our favorite reality stars. And even though Lisa didn't prove to be the best dancer on her season, it's great that she had such an amazing time.
Make us proud, NeNe!
How do you think NeNe will fare on the show?