NeNe Leakes has taken her acting career in a different direction. The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member is making her Las Vegas debut in Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque Du Soleil. NeNe will do a 10 performance run at New York- New York Hotel and Casino.
The actress, who has been called a Moose by her Real Housewives caste mates, wears tight costumes on stage. A preview of NeNe's costumes can be seen here. The costume designer must have worked night and day to create something for the bottle blond amazon that would flatter her figure. NeNe's gigantic ego also needed to be squeezed into her costumes.
NeNe is comfortable showing off her body. She is a former stripper. NeNe wore appropriately fitting clothing on her reality show, but last season she walked around in a tiny nightie for her Pillow Talk party. It was not pretty. She should have covered up those thunder thighs. Apparently NeNe decided she wanted to continue showing skin.
Zumaity is an adult-themed show. Per Wikipedia It has been playing at New York-New York since 2003. Cirque du Soleil founder said "Our previous shows have all been family-oriented and politically correct, which is great but we're human beings, we won't hide it. We're a bunch of happy campers. We like to live new experiences. Zumanity deals with some of those experiences."
NeNe will play Mistress of Sensuality Edie. Per the show's official website NeNe's character "plays hostess to your every fantasy. As the sun sets and desires come alive, Edie uses her signature blend of sass and sensuality to guide the audience through the erotic escapades that make up the world of Zumanity." Ugh. I can't imagine NeNe being sexy. She is not pretty or talented. NeNe got mixed reviews for her performances on Dancing with the Stars. Her performances on The New Normal and Glee were not funny. NeNe is a bully who rides on a high horse. There is nothing attractive about someone who is always right.
NeNe is not the first reality television personality to perform in an adult-themed show in Las Vegas. Former Girl Next Door Holly Madison stared in Peep Show for a number of years. When she left the show Ice Tea's wife CoCo Austin took over for the Playboy playmate.
Last season on Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe bragged that she turns down a lot of projects. She leaves millions of dollars on the table. She took this role because it will get her a lot of attention. She needs a boost to her image. Last season NeNe's narcissism hit a new high. None of the drama was her fault and she never apologized for her bad behavior. NeNe was called out by almost every cast member during the season 6 reunion. Her boss Andy Cohen also took her to task. NeNe called Kenya Moore's friend Brandon a queen. Andy, who is openly gay, did not appreciate her using the slur.
NeNe will perform June 27 through July 1, 2014.
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