Now that we're halfway through Season 4 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we thought it was a good time to check in on how our Southern belles are faring. Here are our mid-season Power Rankings. Let the countdown begin!
Ranking: 6 (out of 6)
Gossip, Girl: Between bogus contractors, deadbeat ex-husbands, and top billing on NeNe's you-know-what list, Sheree Whitfield is definitely having a rough season. At least she's got some amazing new wheels... let's hope that Porsche doesn't get repossessed like her last car.
Ranking: 5 (out of 6)
Gossip, Girl: Don't get us wrong — we definitely give Cynthia Bailey big props for getting her School of Fashion off the ground and keeping her money out of Bar One. Still, the fact is her barely-one-year-old marriage seems to be crashing hard already, all thanks to her sister Malorie. Of course, with Peter picking fights at baby showers, maybe a separation is for the best.
Ranking: 4 (out of 6)
Gossip, Girl: If you ask NeNe Leakes herself, she'll tell you she's on top of the world, mentioning the words "Donald Trump" and "rich, bitch" several times. And, with a Famous Famiglia franchise in the works and admirers serenading her with Italian opera stars, she's not doing so bad. Too bad she's pretty much alienated the rest of the Housewives, aside from Cynthia.
Ranking: 3 (out of 6)
Gossip, Girl: After a controversial debut season for Phaedra Parks last year, our favorite lawyer's been laying low on the dramz this season. With a new funeral business venture in the works and the best one-line zingers on the show lately, we're not that mad at Phae-Phae anymore. Truth be told, we might kinda love her a little bit. Neigh.
Ranking: 2 (out of 6)
Gossip, Girl: Even though Kandi Burruss was a bit bummed earlier this year about turning 35 and being both single and second-child-less, we can't help thinking this lady has got it going on. Not only is she embarking on an exciting new line of Bedroom Kandi, her web program, Kandi Koated Nights, is on the rise and her career shift to country music is off to a good start. As long as she can keep strippers out of her mother's life — and her drinks — we think Kandi's doing pretty well for herself.
Ranking: 1 (out of 6)
Gossip, Girl: Between buns-of-steel Kroy Biermann, her adorable baby, and a ridiculous new mansion, Kim Zolciak is definitely living the dream these days. So far she hasn't been hanging out too much with the rest of the ladies, save a few lunches with Sheree. And, really, who can blame her? She's got the perfect family back at her amazing home. Let's see how she adjusts to baby life in the coming weeks, though.