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Now that Season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta has officially come to an end, speculation has begun as to who will be back for the recently-announced seventh season of Bravo reality hit. And while a lot of energy has been spent discussing which Atlanta gal won’t return in the fall, we prefer to take a more positive spin on things.

It’s no secret that a few of the women are pretty irreplaceable — and that’s what keeps them as constants on the cast year after year. Women have come and gone, but NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, and Kandi Burruss are among the mainstays who have won over America’s hearts.

During last night’s April 13 season finale of RHoA, Wetpaint Entertainment partnered with Viggle LIVE! to ask users which of these three veteran Georgia peaches are essential to the fabric of the show, and a majority (though not overwhelming) 47 percent of users went with current Dancing With the Stars contestant NeNe. Meanwhile, Phaedra came in second with 28 percent of the vote, and Kandi was close behind at 25 percent of the user preference.

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There was a period in time where we thought NeNe would demolish in that race, but we have to give props to Phaedra and Kandi for holding their own. With Ms. Parks’s fascinating career turns as a lawyer-turned-undertaker, her adorable children, and her relationship with hunky (and legally troubled) hubby Apollo Nida, she’s pretty compelling. And Kandi’s recent wedding to Todd Tucker, as well as her issues with Mama Joyce, deserve some credit, as well. NeNe may be the Queen Bee, but nobody wants to see either of the others exit too soon!

Which Housewife is most essential for your viewing? Tell us in the comments below.

Tune in for part one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion on Sunday, April 20 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!