Who could forget DeShawn Snow?! (~Crickets~). For those drawing a blank, DeShawn starred on Season 1 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. In the season that started one of Bravo’s greatest series, we meet a young, tough Linnethia Leakes as she navigates the budding stages of a tragic friendship with Kim Zolciak-Biermann. I remember, way back when, actually being captivated by Kim. My eyes had never witnessed such a character on-screen. Who was this wannabe songstress with the Barbie wigs, and cartons of Parliament Lites in the freezer? Kim may have intrigued me, but I’ll argue forever that the reason Season 1 of RHOA took off was because of DeShawn.
At the time, DeShawn was married to Eric Snow, who has since retired from the NBA. DeShawn came on RHOA to promote her philanthropy. In the episode “Bring on the Bling” (go watch it on whatever streaming service you can) DeShawn organizes a charity auction in the hopes of raising $1 million for underprivileged kids in Atlanta. She invited every single person who lived in Atlanta, passed out invites at the mall, and went on a morning show to promote the house-party. DeShawn’s party invite did not include a door fee or a required minimum bid for the auction. This proved to be a huge mistake. DeShawn basically invited a bunch of randoms to come over for free food and drink, bereft of any intention to bid in the auction. The party was an epic failure. DeShawn did not return for another season, and has since kept a pretty low profile. That is until now!