In the new show, Derek sits on a panel of fashion judges, consisting of his fellow ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ friend Miss Lawrence Washington, as well as Fashion Maven Bevy Smith.
Eli Lehrer, VP of Development and Original Programming for Bravo, explained how they came up with the new concept, stating:
Bravo viewers have loved watching Derek J and Miss Lawrence tell it like it is for years on our air, so when we saw the opportunity to pair them with Bevy Smith, whose fashion point of view we?ve always admired, we jumped at the opportunity.
We think it?s going to make for a totally unique, deliciously outrageous take on the week in fashion.
More details + check out a few behind the scenes photos from the premiere episode of ‘Fashion Queens’ below…
Derek J and Miss Lawrence have been keeping it real for 5 seasons of RHOA, providing comic relief, a listening ear, juicy gossip, and fabulous hairstyles to some of your favorite Georgia peaches.
Lawrence started out as Sheree’s Whitfield’s hairstylist during season 1 of the hit show and has so far outlasted Whitfield, the person who initiated his reality show career!
The same can also be said for Derek J, who started out during the first season of RHOA prepping Kim Zolciak’s wigs and moved to certified ‘gay hubby’ status by rocking his pumps at all of the housewives’ events.
If you recall, this isn?t the first time the pair has hosted a Bravo show together. ?In fact, it was the success of last season’s ??Hairstylists Tell All? that sparked this latest opportunity.
The first show aired last Sunday evening (March 17) and has been repeating on Bravo after accumulating over 800,000 views during it’s first airing.
[Sidebar: Derek J & Miss Lawrence’s brand new show even beat out Nene’s New Normal in the ratings, which only got about 700,000]
The remaining two shows are scheduled to air Sunday, March 24 and Sunday, March 31.
Will you be tuning in to see what these “Fashion Queens” have in store for us?