Kenya Moore is gracing the latest cover of Rolling Out magazine, and in it the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is baring all about the reality show, fielding criticism from the public and her plans for the future.
“For me everything is about the future of my family. Every decision that I’m making right now is about securing my brand, parlaying that into what that means to family down the road,” Moore said. “When Real Housewives is over … when the last show is over, what will I have left? At the end of the day, I am an aspirational brand that people want to buy into. People want beautiful hair, beautiful skin and they want to feel good about themselves — you know, workout gear and workout videos and things that just make you feel good when you see more products, and that’s just what I’m building to — and that’s not only securing a future for myself but for my family and my kids.”
Moore’s fashion spread also includes a striking shot of the actress/producer posing topless while wearing a floor-length tulle skirt. In it, she looks soft and vulnerable, which is fitting because in her interview she opens up about the challenges of living in the public eye and handling negative comments since joining RHOA.
“Any celebrity or any person that is known, you’re always going to be a target, to a degree, for people,” Moore said. “Number one, your haters, they’ll come out in droves just to say I didn’t like that, which they probably never even saw it to begin with. … I’ve seen it all, and for me it’s just always [about] keeping your own integrity and that’s just the best you can do.”
“Before I started ‘Real Housewives’ I was never attacked, I was never attacked in the press or no one ever said negative things about me, I was just kind of like a version of America’s sweetheart,” she continued. “No one really bothered me and I never bothered anybody else, and then that changed when I came on board such a powerful machine like Real Housewives.”
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(Photo: Rolling Out Magazine, February 2015)