13 Comments Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
THE ROYAL PEEK: THE REALITY ISSUE
For KING’s year-end issue, we take a dose of reality with Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s K. Michelle and Basketball Wives L.A.’s Brooke Bailey.
A message from our editor, Sean A. Malcolm…
For the record, Iâ€™ve never been a fan of reality television. Thereâ€¦I said it. In fact, the last time I was transfixed with the genre, let alone a particular show, was The Real World: Los Angeles, when Tami Roman could do no wrong in my eyes. The year was 1993, and all I cared for at the time was Tecmo Bowl and surviving junior high school (Marine Park, stand up!). Which makes it ironic that one of our cover girls, the crotch-grabbingly beautiful Brooke Bailey, is from the same franchise Tami happens to be a part of, VH1â€™s ratings booster Basketball Wives.
Although I donâ€™t care for the forced drama and (as a man, can I say the word?) ratchetness these shows promote, I canâ€™t deny their impactâ€”whether good or badâ€”on pop culture. And since most of us, as a society, have an insatiable appetite for gossip and being the fly on the wall of strangersâ€¦picked to live in a house, why not feature your favorite personalities in KINGâ€™s first-ever Reality Issue? Itâ€™s not that we havenâ€™t done this before. For KING historians, you can point to a number of reality beauties who have graced our pages, from Hoopz to Toccara. But this is the first time itâ€™s cover-to-cover reality girls. For a few, like Love & Hip-Hop: Atlantaâ€™s Erica Dixon and our other cover girl, the table-shaking ball of lustiness K. Michelle, this was their first time being sexy for the camera.
Donâ€™t worry, we were gentle with them. For others, like Bad Girls Clubâ€™s Camilla Poindexter and Love & Hip-Hopâ€™s Erica Mena, they were straight-up naturals. Just as natural as having your every move documented for the public to see. But I digress.
Keep it real, y’all!
***THE WINTER 2013 ISSUE OF THE WOMEN OF KING HITS STANDS IN DECEMBER***
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