Tonight Real Housewives of Atlanta fans will get to meet new Housewife (and Kim Zolciak replacement) Porsha Stewart. While it's not clear when exactly ol' Wigs McGee will exit stage left, one thing's for sure – Porsha arrives tonight and she's coming out with a bang as she goes to battle with fellow newbie Kenya Moore!

Speaking with Atlanta Constitution Journal, Porsha shares how she would like viewers to perceive her and what she thinks of her new co-workers. 

“I’m happy to show who I really am. I’m big on respect. If I feel disrespected, I will explain to you what you did. I speak my opinion. I’m outspoken. I am not the one talking about you behind your back. I will say it to your face," Porsha explains of her people-management style.

"I can seem a little harsh but it comes from a good place. At the end of the day, you may love me or hate me or love to hate me,” she warns.


Porsha says she decided to do the show because the ladies are setting an example for independent-minded, ambitious women. And despite the fights, she's still impressed. 

“I feel like the ladies on the show have done a good job. They’re independent women making it on their own. At the same time, women are the same whether they’re in Atlanta or LA or New York. Someone’s going to be catty. Not everyone’s going to like everybody. What I say with my friends on the show, it’s reality.”

As for her impressions of her castmates, Porsha isn't willing to get catty – yet! 

  • Phaedra Parks: “She’s really sweet. She’s got a classy way about her.”
  • NeNe Leakes: “She’s just funny.”

  • Cynthia Bailey: “She’s becoming more outspoken.”
  • Kandi Burruss: “She is also born in Atlanta. She and I are down to earth. We have this experience that’s beautiful and fabulous. We’re country girls at the end of the day.”

  • Kenya Moore: “I haven’t had the opportunity to get to know her for who she is.”
  • Kim Zolciak: “She’s really a family girl. It’s all about family for her now.”

And tonight, the ladies continue to tangle with each other at classy social affairs. Kenya and Porsha have a first meeting that goes anything but smoothly. NeNe and Cynthia head to NYC where NeNe announces that she has arrived by hopping on the subway in Louboutins. And Kim finally lets reality penetrate through her wigs and accepts that she may just be headed back to Big Poppa's Condo. Home sweet home!

Real Housewives of Atlanta airs tonight on Bravo at 9/18c. Reality Tea will be live-tweeting. So while Kim is stashing her furniture back in storage, we'll be hanging out at home with a bottle of Kim-endorsed moscato and snarking on her wigs of delusion. Join us on twitter for all the antics! 

[Photo Credit: Alex Martinez/Bravo]

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