This weeks episode, entitled “Praise the Pageant,” focuses on Cynthia Bailey‘s Miss Renaissance Pageant and surprise…surprise! A “kinder, gentler” Miss USA 1993, Kenya Moore, wants to be part of it all.
Cynthia has 2nd thoughts about it but reluctantly allows Kenya to be a judge.
Meanwhile, real-life friends Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss have an intimate double date as Chef Roblé prepares some in-home delicacies for the two housewives and their mates, Apollo and Todd.
Kandi reveals her new gospel venture to her friends over dinner and prepares to record her duet with Gospel great Marvin Sapp.
At the studio, Kandi’s previously estranged dad makes a rare appearance and offers his thoughts about Kandi moving closer to her holy roots.
And Porsha Stewart and her husband Kordell have a brief sit down dinner that proves to be a bit uncomfortable to watch.
Here are the 5 things I learned this week + watch the full video below…
I know some of y’all felt some kinda way about my comparing Kenya’s cancer scare to Kim Zolciak’s (remember her?)… but it’s obvious that Kenya is out to do some serious damage control while she still has a few episodes left.
Moore volunteering to judge Bailey’s Miss Renaissance pageant was a noble gesture but even Nene Leakes thought Cynthia was crazy for considering it.
Coincidentally the current Miss U.S.A. title holder, Nana Meriweather was also a judge on the panel but since it was the “Kenya” show, she didn’t get much air-time.
Nana Meriweather (Miss USA 2012) and Cynthia Bailey…
I personally think that Cynthia is latching on to Moore just in case Nene exits stage left next season. Think about it… who else would Bailey have to kiss up to besides Kenya, who is clearly eying Leakes’ ‘mean girl’ role??
But I digress…
Nene’s role this week is limited yet again, but during Phaedra and Kandi’s “double date” dinner, we find out that the ladies are planning a girls trip to Vegas to visit their “hollywood” friend.
Like it or not, Kandi’s taking on the world of Gospel! On this episode, we witnessed Marvin Sapp laying down his vocals for Kandi’s new gospel single, “Stay Prayed Up”… and it’s evident that Kandi’s song is going to be a banger!!
Kandi invites her father into the studio to see her transformation from secular to gospel and while he seems impressed, Kandi feels the need to explain why she feels the need to venture into the gospel territory.
Interestingly enough… it’s Pastor Marvin Sapp who tells her that no explanation is necessary and to follow what she feels is right.
We also witnessed the wrath of Kordell yet again.
Just last week we saw Kordell telling Porsha she needed to “check” Cynthia for the way she was handling her, well this week it’s more of the same as we watch Kordell “check” Porsha over and over again.
Is it me? Or does it seem like Porsha is afraid of her own husband?
Porsha meets her husband/father figure for a bit of quality time and upon arriving at the restaurant orders water. Her husband/father figure promptly changes her order to wine.
The conversation between the two is strained as Porsha asks Kordell how she’s doing with her household chores. I zoned out around this time but I recall Kordell pretty much saying he wants Porsha home and not out “working” like everyone else.
These two are a match made in heaven…. *sigh*
Anywhoo… Cynthia’s pageant starts out kinda shaky as her co-host Boris Kodjoe shows up in sneakers and casual attire… clearly a mismatch to Bailey’s ball gown. There were also issues with the script that had both she and Boris announcing the wrong names…. but eventually things turned out well as the first ever Miss Renaissance was finally crowned.
Cynthia and Miss Renaissance 2012 – Selena Hariston
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