Wait…did something happen last night? I hope each of y'all are having a wonderful Wednesday and are ready to laugh your behinds off about all things Kim Zolciak. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star loves to talk style, honey. And, apparently, she loves to call people 'honey.' Who knew?
Kim, who may or may not have peaced out during the current season of RHOA, recently spoke with Glamour about about all things beauty and fashion. I bet you didn't realize that Kim's make-up looks the way it does because you're watching her in high definition. Seriously. She's also an advocate for less is more. I'm really trying not to laugh as I type this. Kim just needs to own the fact that for Wig, more is more. Period.
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Please enjoy Kim's interview below. I could snark more, but what's the point? Her statements speak for themselves, and they are hysterical. She discusses how much her hair pieces have evolved since the first season, as well as her singing career. Of course, Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding is also front and center as Kim's pride and joy.
Tell us about the new season. There’s new housewives! Does that make it extra dramatic?
There’s definitely always drama, honey. I think if you’re a woman, there’s drama already.
Is your new family going to be the focus for you in this season?
I’m very focused on my family. I have changes this season, and we’re going to be going through some things in the beginning of the season.
We are all big fans of "Tardy for the Party." So, we want to know what your party essentials are…
Definitely high heels, honey. I’m learning to walk in high heels. I swear, I haven’t worn high heels in two years because I’ve been pregnant. So, definitely high heels with a red bottom are my thing, as uncomfortable as they may be at times. I do think that makeup is really important for party guests. I see a lot of people go over-the-top with makeup. They think it’s night time, and they’re going to a big party, and sometimes that makeup can get carried away. I think less is more. I don’t like a whole lot of makeup, just a red lip and a nude eye.
Is makeup different on the show? It seems more over-the-top.
Well, I think that’s in high definition, but I myself, on season 1 and season 2, didn’t even have a makeup artist until that point. She had so much makeup on me, it was insane. So I do my own makeup the majority of the time because I don’t like a whole lot of makeup. I think eyelashes are great. You can play with eyelashes and eyeliner.
What did you think the first time you saw yourself on television?
Well honestly, I was like, “My makeup is horrible.” And I didn’t really like it in person, but I thought with TV you need it more, but that really wasn’t the case. And my wig was so horrible. I just remember thinking, “Wow, that’s a whole lot of makeup. I need to go back and do my own makeup. And I need a human-hair wig because this wig is not working.”
How is filming different from the first season, when you didn’t really know what to expect, versus now?
You know, season 1, we had no idea how successful this show was going to be. We had no idea what to expect. As the years went on, you have a great glam squad. As you know now, I have a makeup artist that knows I don’t like a whole lot of makeup. She knows that I don’t like a whole lot of foundation on my face. I have great skin. I spend a lot of money on my skin, so I do not need a whole bunch of makeup. So now I think I have a great “glam squad” that knows me. I’ve had to sit through so many people to get to that place. And now, it’s a lot different. I think that I know what to expect. I work in my tanktop in my house these days. I definitely don’t do that on camera. I try not to, although there’s times when you see me running around this season in sweatpants because I’ve got so much going on. I just think that having the right team behind you and trying different things. I’ve got new wigs. I felt really hard in season 1 and 2, and then I started doing my own makeup and changed the wigs up. It’s all in good fun, but the criticism was hard in the beginning.
What would you say was the craziest moment to happen on the show?
There’s been a lot of crazy moments. I think that filming is a lot of pressure. There’s a lot of things you go through. On a positive note, I think when I performed at the white party, that was the moment I realized "Tardy for the Party" is really a success. I cried my eyes out when I went and sang on Ellen for her Christmas special. I remember walking on stage to rehearse before the audience got there, and I was just there and saw two big pictures of myself, and I just cried. I thought, ‘This is a dream. This is just insane.’ The negative side is people tearing you apart. In the beginning, it was tough. I’m a heck of a lot stronger now. I didn’t expect people to come at me as far as my wig, or my appearance, or “She looks so much older.” I wasn’t really prepared for that, and I don’t think you can be prepared for that. Now, I just take the good and the bad. Unfortunately, it was quite trying the first couple of years where I was at in my personal life.
Of course, I met my husband on the show, which is really what happened. I think a lot of people doubt that that’s really where I met Kroy. Housewives is real. People think it’s scripted. It’s really not. Bravo only lets you give what they can air. Who would have thought just three years ago when I met this man, I’d have two boys, and I’m married now? That was the most incredible moment. I didn’t even want to shoot that scene. I told my producers, “I’m not coming. It’s 95 degrees outside. It’s beautiful. I’m with my girls. I’m not coming.” And they’re like, “Yes, you are.” I was with Sheree, and I said, “OK, I’m coming to support her, but I’m staying 30 minutes.” And Kroy showed up, and I stayed a lot longer than 30 minutes.
Is there anything that happened off camera that you wish the cameras would have caught?
There’s a lot of moments because I have a crazy, fun household that I think, “Oh, I wish the cameras caught that.” I think a lot of things that surrounded “Don’t be Tardy for the Party.” I did certain venues that were so incredible, and I cry every time I get up on stage. In my off-season, I was traveling and promoting the song. I think that was life-changing. I was quite embarrassed with the footage that was shown. I looked like the worst singer ever. When you have a camera crew, and you’re in a studio, and you’ve never been in a studio in your life—I just wasn’t myself. To this day, if you put me in a studio with a camera crew, I don’t sing like I do when there’s not a camera crew. I was very embarrassed with the footage that was shown. That was me. That was really what went on. There was no editing to make me look worse. I just wasn’t comfortable singing. I just wish I gave it my all. That was really, really embarrassing for me, I was just so mortified. And they still mock me about certain things—smoking cigarettes and drinking wine, that was a little bit over-the-top. We do drink wine. We have lunch, and we have a glass of wine. We go to an event, we have a glass of wine. It looked like I drank wine from sun up to sundown. At certain points throughout the first three seasons, I thought I looked like I’m the chain-smoking, wine-drinking lunatic. Yes, I liked my wine, but not to that point. I certainly have it in moderation.
Do you have your own line coming out?
I do, I have my own line. It’s called Viva Diva. I have a Moscato, and it’s the first Moscato that is naturally flavored. I didn’t even get to try it until after I had baby Kash, but it’s all naturally flavored. And there’s chocolate and strawberry, it’s amazing. There’s a Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay as well. Because I do love wine, don’t get me wrong. But not bottles and bottles a day like it appeared. I mean, I struggled with the image—I think Don’t be Tardy for the Wedding captured more of my real life. [On RHOA] there’s a 15-minute segment, and you’re sharing that with other girls. Don’t be Tardy for the Wedding is just centered more around my family. I think it changed people’s views a little bit more because you’re getting more of what my real life is.
Any other projects that you’re working on right now or is two boys enough?
I get asked that every day, and the wig line is coming. It is in the works. I want it to be perfect. I don’t want to put something out there that’s not perfect, so I’ve been working on that for years. I want them to have exactly what I wear. I also want to appeal to the average consumer. I’m working on it. The wine line is something I’ve been working on for quite some time, and I’m excited that it’s out, and it’s doing great. And being a mom! Having two boys, 15 months apart, is pretty intense and a whole lot of fun. Kash is the best baby ever. Thank God.
Is there anything else we should add in? Anything to tell the readers?
I think you have to stay tuned for the season. There’s some drama and emotional moments. It’ll be exciting. And I am still a Housewife. I think there’s so much press every day about that, so that’s coming from my mouth.
I don't know how anyone can't be entertained by Kim. Listen to her…downplaying her wine drinking while trying to be the next Pinot Singer. Own it! There's no shame in the wine-drinking-wig-wearing-high-definition-television game, honey!
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