Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams landed her first major magazine cover with Upscale for their April beauty and style issue. The reality star dishes on everything from being bullied as a kid, wanting to bring attention to real issues and so much more. We have a few snippets from her interview below. For the entire interview (and all of the photos from her shoot), you can pick up the new issue on newsstands soon!
On her childhood and being inspired by her mom: “I grew up living a good life. I was raised by my mom and spent weekends with my dad because they were separated. My mom has always been my biggest inspiration. She taught me that beauty comes from the inside out; but I also know that the outside does matter.”
On being bullied: “My outside beauty wasn’t always so pretty, though. I went to school in DeKalb County, (Chapel Hill Elementary and Junior High) [and] was bullied all through elementary and junior high for being super skinny with big teeth, and, believe it or not, other black girls would tease me and pull my hair because it was long.”
This is a case of the pot calling the kettle’s bottom black! Porsha Williams has decided that certain castmates of hers are barely ladies. And she is, what, with her barely dressed self? Girl… check yourself before you wreck yourself! Oh… too late.
While having lunch at The Ivy in Beverly Hills with her boobs barely concealed, Porsha dished on Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Porsha revealed that the “reunion is coming up and that will be crazy” because they only “kind of” get along. Kind of?
The photo above is from Porsha’s lunch at The Ivy.
Porsha Williams was on the Steve Harvey show yesterday afternoon and chatted with him about her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars, her plastic surgery, and even helped do “Housewives-inspired makeovers.”
I have to say that something felt really “off” about Porsha during the interview. I don’t know if she was nervous or if she’s trying really hard to bring a bit of a “NeNe-sass” to her personality? Something was different.
Steve starts off with questions from fans. On Claudia and Kordell being called “Claudel,” she says “they should rename themselves desperados.”
On Claudia Jordan joining the cast, “From the moment Claudia joined the show, I thought she was nice.” Porsha says it confused her that Kenya Moore was trying to encourage Claudia to hook up with her ex-husband Kordell because when Kenya first joined the show, she was accusing Porsha of being Kordell’s beard but now this season was trying to set Claudia up with him. “It’s weird. It’s really weird.”
I think it’s safe to say that no one is safe from rumors, backstabbing, or shade throwing on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta! Cynthia Bailey has been gossiping about Phaedra Parks’ alleged Mr.C chocolate cravings, and Phaedra is stirring the pot regarding Kandi Burruss’ loyalties. Phaedra has been venting to Porsha Williams about how she feels her friend is siding with Apollo because of his friendship with Kandi’s husband Todd. As for Kenya Moore, she’s just waving her Krayonce flag and twirling with delight not to be the this season’s main target, while NeNe Leakes channels her inner cruise director…on a boat ride straight into the heart of darkness!
Kandi, like her counterparts, seems to suffer from the innate inability to be able to dish it, but not so much take it. In the RHOA realm, “it” refers to any combination of whispers, scandals, and busy body chit-chat where the only applicable rule is “talk with me about anyone but don’t talk with anyone about me.” Sixth grade social rules in their most basic form, for sure!
Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s “Chocolate Tales” have taken on Willy Wonkian-proportions. Apparently no one fact checked their golden ticket to drama before dipping a toe into the chocolate river. Are Housewives required the same due-diligence as researchers when regarding inner-personal matters of distorted rumors? Can one rely on Apollo for any sort of “evidence” – particularly in regards to “texes.” Never fear – Dr. NeNe Leakes has the cure!
According to Cynthia, she simply brought up the affair situation because they were having a group “conversation” and she wanted to know if it was true. If Phaedra is involved with Prince Chocolatier from the ChocAfrica, she should have just admitted it! Cause they would all be so accepting and supportive, uh-huh.
So Phaedra Parks is a bit less, um, genteel this season, wouldn’t you say? Don’t get me wrong, she’s still wants to seem like a refined Southern Belle, but her words are more Mad Dog 20/20 even if her voice is as smooth as a mint julep. Come to think of it, most Southern ladies (myself included) can be that way, so maybe she’s right on point!
I do know, however, that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s next career path should be that of a tree farmer. Phaedra is all about the shade this season! Granted she’s been through a lot with the Apollo drama, but I think she may just be coming a bit more out of her shell! Ooh how she came at Kenya Moore on this week’s episode, and Krayonce wasn’t even wielding a bullhorn!
Porsha Williams is paying Claudia Jordan no mind, but unfortunately Claudia can’t say the same about Porsha! Claudia has seemingly made animosity towards Porsha her storyline, but Porsha says she’s unbothered – except for Claudia attempting to get her in trouble with their boss Rickey Smiley.
“It was really irritating, actually,” the Real Housewives Of Atlanta extra says. “Every morning I come in for ‘Dish Nation,’ and we just want to have a good time. So it was a bit ‘extra,’ yeah.”
“Let me please clear up once and for all that I have no workplace drama nor have I had drama for CLAWdia,” Porsha continues. “Rickey and my Dish Nation co-workers have a wonderful relationship. The atmosphere is carefree and everyone displays professional behavior. It was a bit disheartening that she would try to bring that petty mess to my job.” Especially considering it’s Porsha’s only real job! #Demoted
Claudia Jordan may be new to Real Housewives of Atlanta – but she is no wallflower. Claudia came for that peach and she started drama with NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams to get it. If you’ve enjoyed Claudia thus far, you will love her blog this week. She called out her catty and hypocritical co-stars left and right. If you have NOT enjoyed Claudia, then this is going to be painful.
“When I watched the lunch between Porsha and NeNe, I wasn’t surprised at all. Since they only hang out with each other, what else are they going to do besides talk about me, Cynthia Bailey, and Kenya Moore?” snarked Claudia. “First of all, note the contrast between my girls vs. NeNe and Porsha. While we are out shopping, going to events, laughing, going on road trips, supporting each other, visiting each other’s homes, and actually having real fun, these two ‘ladies’ are always just sitting around at lunch being negative. I mean seriously, without their beefs with us, what would they talk about? We are the focus of every single one of their conversations, tweets, blogs, and talking points. Now I am not saying we have never discussed these ‘ladies,’ but we talk about other things as well. We actually have lives outside of NeNe and Porsha.”