On last Sunday's episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta there was pageant drama! Yes – more pageant drama, but thankfully no donkey booty nonsense.
Cynthia Bailey unceremoniously fired Porsha Stewart from her volunteer position on the Miss Renaissance pageant because Porsha apparently wasn't working hard enough for free. In her Bravo blog Porsha expresses her surprise at what happened behind her back and doesn't really understand why Cynthia was upset with her in first place!
Upon arriving at The Bailey Agency for a pageant meeting, Porsha says she didn't know Cynthia was annoyed until she walked through the door – then she was perturd! "When I sat down and saw the look on Ms. Bailey’s face, I knew something was up. Little did I know it was some mess about me not wanting complete strangers over to my house for a business meeting for her pageant."
"I must say I threw Kordell’s name in the mix to add to my response, but in actuality I made the decision not to have it in my home on my own. I sincerely felt if she didn't want to meet at her office, fine, and I even offered to pay for lunch elsewhere anytime, but to turn my home into an office? Um, no. It was something I thought was a small and private conversation with Ms. Bailey as a friend. How quickly I learned that all things discussed in private aren't so private with her," Porsha hints.
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"I thought after talking to her it was simple and easy. But no, I was attacked and spoken to by the Bailey workers in a way that to me was inappropriate, asking why I run my home a certain way. I was bothered, so I took my husband’s advice to check the situation by letting her know how it made me feel and making sure it didn't go any further than that."
Porsha said she kept things cordial instead of making a fuss out of respect for the Hosea Feed The Hungry Foundation. "After all, I was helping for free and I was also involving my family's charity so that many people in need could benefit from a percentage of the pageant."
Porsha explains the expected mutually beneficial relationship:
Number one I had my family create an outreach event specifically for Cynthia’s pageant participants so that they would have the opportunity to be hands on in giving. They were supposed to come the Saturday before the pageant and make lunches with fresh produce and hand deliver them to the people we had solicited to be at the outreach event created for her.
Number two Cynthia was going to donate ten percent of proceeds to Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless. This collaboration would have also benefited the pageant in that she could use the charity’s affiliation to solicit money from sponsors and help with securing an event space. Having the charity involved was of great value to the pageant.
"Anyhow I go to lunch on a Wednesday to meet my 'friend' for midday drinks and lunch only to once again be smacked in the face with another surprise," Porsha recalls. "Wow, she doesn't want me or the charity involved? Why? Because she says she never received a document from the charity stating they are affiliates. First, that document has nothing to do with her giving proceeds to help feed the hungry. Second she only gave two weeks for this huge organization to get all these docs sent to her, which by the way she could have received after the event or closer to the actual day of."
"When sitting across from someone who obviously doesn't understand that you cannot just involve an internationally known charity and then not follow through, you do what I did — gracefully bow out!"
"I was looking at what I thought was a friend and someone I put myself and my family charity out there for just to see her win, and what did I get? Nothing but a sorry excuse for why she has decided to turn her back on the thousand people who would have benefited from receiving fresh produce and groceries as well as donations. What do I decide to do? Move on and let her sit where she is."
"I do care for and love Cynthia, but this has proven to me that you can't lend yourself to people without knowing their motives. I have decided to forgive but not forget how this made feel and how serious it is not to involve the charity with people you can't depend on."
Tonight is an all-new episode of RHOA, and despite Cynthia relieving Porsha of her administrative duties, things do not improve with the planning of her pageant! When Kenya gets involved she is shocked by what a mess everything is. And Phaedra throws a sexy dinner party!
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