Bravo has finally confirmed that Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams-Stewart will be joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 5 as Sheree Whitfield’s replacements, so we thought we'd bring you some info about one of the lucky ladies.
Read on for five things you need to know about the new beauty queen in town, Ms. Kenya Moore!
5. She Was a Groundbreaking Miss USA
In 1993, 22-year-old Kenya was crowned Miss Michigan, and then Miss USA, making her only the second African American woman to receive such a high honor. That same year, Kenya placed fifth in the Miss Universe pageant. Looks like she may give Cynthia Bailey a run for her money!
4. She Acted Alongside Whitney Houston
When she’s not winning beauty pageants, Kenya is flexing her acting chops. She made her acting debut in 1995’s Waiting to Exhale as the woman who caused Whitney Houston to hold her breath.
3. Even Her Hair Is Famous!
Following her movie debut (and several other movie roles), Kenya and her gorgeous locks were the stars of a Pantene hair commercial in the early 2000s.
2. She’s Charitable, Too
Raised by her grandmother in Detroit, Kenya overcame many hardships, but was always able to put her education first. In 2004, she founded the Kenya Moore Foundation, which awards educational scholarships to young women from Kenya’s high school, Cass Technical High School.
1. She’s Not Technically a Housewife
While the gorgeous Kenya was once linked to former NFL player Terrell Owens in the past, she’s far from married. In fact, this beauty is reportedly single and ready to mingle!