If you're "a little much," you may end up as a co-star on a Real Housewives series. But if you play it well, you might complete six seasons and move on to create other ventures. Nene Leakes moved on. The reality (and now stage) star has a full schedule, an impressive closet, and a regularly updated instagram account.
Leakes was originally known for her time as one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. While most who find fame via reality TV never branch out, Leakes has dabbled in a variety of other routes to fame and wealth. She has had roles in a handful of TV shows including Glee and The New Normal. She co-hosted the revamp of the old game show To Tell The Truth and competed on The Celebrity Apprentice.
In the last decade, with rising fame, Leakes has launched a clothing line, co-authored a book and gone on a comedy tour. Oh, and amidst all of that, she casually took on two stints as a Broadway performer in Cinderella and Chicago.
This woman has been busy! But even though she has done a ton outside of her RHOA fame, Leakes has remained faithful to doing reality show after reality show. She has competed in several reality competitions, including Dancing With The Stars and Master Chef Celebrity Showdown. Who knows where she will get her next reality fix but until she's on screen again (other than a small role in 2018 film, Uncle Drew), Leakes is routinely popping up via Instagram.
She balances family life, her career, her image and is always generous in giving fans the 411. At 50 years old, Leakes is definitely still capitalizing on her sex appeal—the grandma of a six-year-old is showing the world that she's still kickin'. In 2014, Leakes even appeared in adult-themed Cirque Du Soleil show, Zumanity. Her (mostly) fashion-focused IG keeps it classy, but she occasionally shows off her sexy side with a little extra skin.
Time For A Makeover
... of her closet, that is. Leakes is always camera ready—even in her lacy lingerie.
Hungry, Hungry Housewives
A selfie from a Real Housewives lunch date!
This mouse is all ready for the camera.
Fun In The Sun
She rocked her casual look in a track jacket and sunglasses.
Right On Target
Reality stars need Target essentials too!
Not Here For The Glamour
Things got SUPER ouch on this day for Nene Leakes as she had two root canals!
Little Boutique Or Her Own Closet?
Though her wardrobe is beyond impressive, this shot was taken while out shopping.
Friday Night, Aight?
It takes a village. Leakes gave a shout-out to her team for getting this look all good to go!
Looking Half Her Age
Fans would #LOVE some anti-aging secrets from Leakes. Can you believe she's not in her 30's?
Didn’t Wake Up Like This…
A flawless face of makeup and her crew behind her.
Sexy Selfie Lessons:
Step 1: Arm resting casually.
Step 2: Pillow (Can you tell if she was sitting up or lying down?).
Sleepless In Atlanta
- NeNe Leakes Reveals She Will Never Go Back To ‘RHOA’ After Legal Battle With Bravo
- Andy Cohen Scoffs At NeNe Leakes' Attempts To Return To 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta' After Disgraceful Exit From Show
- 'Real Housewives' Star Brandi Glanville Speaks About Being A 'Happy Drunk' & Giving Lap Dances Before Caroline Manzo Incident
Stars also struggle with their sleep.
Promoting Her Boutique
Leakes flaunted some serious Barbie hair!
Head In The Clouds
A contemplative airplane selfie.
Gettin' her margs on!
Her Pride "Before Picture."
Her glam held up through Philadelphia Pride.
She may be done with the series for now, but it's hard to forget your roots!
Cat Even Handle It
Whimsical choices might LITTERally be the key to her fashion success...
Lessons directly from TYRA!
So Not Basic
A basic bob. Not a basic Leakes.
Ready For Anything
Her caption says she's ready, and no one means it more than this star of the stage, screen and many, many reality shows.
That Art Of Contrast
The bright side of feeling a little run down? Taking a selfie and showing the world just how well you clean up on a daily basis!
No Waffling Over Her Career
This go-getter has assertively and successfully sought her best and wealthiest life following her first appearance on RHOA in 2008!
Get Ready To Go
Go and spend some time in the closet ... Leakes has spent a lot of time and effort on her fashion career and logs a lot of time inside her giant closet!
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