Well, that’s just Gone With the Wind fabulous! “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore will be returning for the hit reality show’s sixth season, a source tells Us Weekly, and the outspoken former beauty queen could not be more thrilled.
“Kenya is very happy to be back!” the source tells Us. According to the insider, Moore, 42, will also get a substantial raise for her contributions to the Bravo show’s success — a whopping $600,000 for the season, with additional bonuses based on ratings.
“NeNe [Leakes], Kim [Zolciak] and Kandi [Burruss] make $800,000 a season but they can make more for doing certain special things, like Kim taking off her wig,” another source previously told Us. “Phaedra and Porsha make $50,000 per season.”
Moore joined the cast last fall for season five, and quickly got off on the wrong foot with castmates Leakes and Cynthia Bailey.
“She was a Miss America? How many years ago was that?” Leakes sniped about Moore — who won the pageant in 1993 — during a conversation with Bailey and Phaedra Parks. “This is 2012.”
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Moore has garnered a solid following of fans, however, some of them A-list celebrities. In February, Beyonce revealed that she, too, is a fan of the show when she told an interviewer that she thought her performance with former Destiny’s Child group members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland was “Gone With the Wind fabulous!”
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Funnily enough, during an episode in season five, Moore informed her castmates that she is, in fact, often mistaken for Jay-Z’s wife.
“Every day, somebody thinks I’m Beyonce,” she claimed, adding that hundreds of people asked for her autograph at the 2009 Inauguration.