Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NeNe Leakes' New Role: Fashion Designer

NeNe Leakes is more than just a reality star. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has branched out into acting with a role on Glee, and now she's announcing her next project - a clothing line!

The 46-year-old TV personality announced the news on her website today. "I am so excited to share a little sneak peek of my clothing line! More details soon but about to help make you all look and feel FABULOUS in 2014, hunni!" she wrote, posting pictures of an "inspiration board" for her upcoming collection.

Judging by the board, the fashion line seems to be titled NENE by NeNe Leakes and will feature plenty of the star's favorite animal prints and bold colors.

The I Dream of NeNe star, who is reportedly the highest paid Housewife in the Bravo stable, also recently launched her own production company. Though she's not planning to leave the reality series that made her a celebrity, it's clear that NeNe is exploring other projects.

But NeNe isn't the only Housewife in the fashion industry. Her ATL costar Kandi Burruss owns a small chain of clothing stores called Tags, while Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards recently opened up her own LA boutique, Kyle by Alene Too. Meanwhile, Heather Thomson of RHONY has a successful shapewear company called Yummie Tummie. Perhaps there's some crossover opportunity here?
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