Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

Kenya gives attitude at JET's Beauty of the Week search.

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I have to give it to Kenya Moore… I never expected this behavior from Miss USA 1993.

For those of you who haven’t been watching the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ms. Moore is a doozy. In addition to bringing the drama by strategically undermining some of the wives, such as Cynthia Bailey, she’s also showing us the brownest part of her behind when it comes to dating. She’s chasing a man Elmira style.

Come on, you remember Elmira from the Tiny Toons animated series back in the day. The youngster wanted to be loved so much that she pushed all of the animals she adored to the verge of suicide— they’d rather be gone than with her. Watching Kenya, bad chick in her own right, chase her “Bravo beau” (whether he was purchased or on lease) is both comical and embarrassing.

First, it’s ridiculous think that any woman — whether she be 14 or 41— is so stuck on a man that she believes she can entrap him with TV dinners and thinly veiled slights against others. Who wants to marry a b***ch? Let me take that back, some men do. Still, paid cornballs (who I happen to be a fan of) want to sickest chick in the room, not the slickest. That type of dude wants to sit at the cool table; not wife up the mean girl. So we must deduct 10 points from Kenya for her poor strategy.

Second, has she forgotten that most of cable-watching America is following Real Housewives of Atlanta is some way. Her behavior doesn’t just reflect poorly on herself. It reinforces all of the negative, pathetic stereotypes floating around about single Black women, from lacking domestic skills to being devoid of the ability to develop true intimacy. Lets dock her 10 more points for that.

Overall, Kenya’s antics make good television, but are bad for life. Her anti-social skills seem counterproductive for creating true friendships and finding a soul mate.
With an attitude like hers you’ll always be begging.