NeNe is paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. She will be competing against actors and professional athletes. Tony has his work cut out for him. NeNe has no grace of movement. She is also horribly out of shape. NeNe may not make it through the first rehearsal.
Per EOnline NeNe was cast because she is someone middle aged women would watch. Lauren doesn't see it that way. NeNe could care less about dancing and being in a competition. NeNe thought she was going to be a big Hollywood actress. Now that her acting career is on ice she needs to find a way to keep her in the public's mind. NeNe still has her job with Bravo but Dancing with the Stars would expose her to a broader audience.
NeNe may have asked Andy Cohen to help her get on the show. He helped Lisa Van der Pump from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills get on the show for season sixteen. Lauren doesn't think NeNe could get the gig on her own. She is a huge diva and a bully. If you watch her on Bravo you will see her dismissing everyone around her and bad mouthing them behind their backs. NeNe even said the cast are not on her level. She said this to Peter Thomas in a recent episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe had just made a fool of herself at a charity benefit walking into the event like a queen and giving a curt speech.
NeNe doesn't do well on reality shows where she is not the queen bee. She quit Celebrity Apprentice because she could not get along with Star Jones. She may not get too far in the competition if not for lack of talent but because she can't handle to pressure.