the actual Housewives of Atlanta debuted Oct. 7, 2008, throwing down her reign due to the fact premier reality star and additional cementing the undeniable (and looming) takeover of Bravo’s soon-to-be biggest franchise.
Unlike their staying in touch aided by the Kardashians predecessors, Leakes and her RHOA costars — Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and Kandi Burruss included — didn’t manage to get thier begin in Hollywood. They joined the fray that is small-screen kilometers away in Georgia, by having a mostly innocuous view of truth tv.
“I simply made a decision to do something that dealt with television,” Leakes recalled to EW. I was registering for — I happened to be simply going aided by the movement.“ I didn’t really know exactly what”
Atlanta joined up with the Bravo family members because the 3rd Housewives franchise, after Orange County and new york, and ended up being followed quickly by nj. While today’s reality stars sign up because of this attention and press it’ll bring them, Leakes’ (reported) naivete ended up beingn’t as unique when you look at the belated aughts.
“Living in nj-new jersey, I happened to be in a bubble that is little” explained Teresa Giudice, whom admitted to EW that she didn’t watch truth TV. “I became a truly housewife, and that which was crucial that you me personally at that time had been a mom.”