Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was voted off “Dancing With the Stars” after a 7 week run last night (April 28, 2014).
This week, contestants were expected to perform a Latin routine plus were split up into two groups to perform an additional group dance.
Derek J of Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’ and I also traveled to LA to show Nene some hometown support. We all knew her days were numbered in the dance contest, but had no idea tonight would be the night.
Leakes and actor/singer James Maslow both faced elimination but the star with the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewer votes from the previous week’s performance was voted off.
During the elimination round, Nene shared that she was proud of herself for being able to compete with Olympians even though she had no dance experience.
“I hope that I have inspired women all over the world. This has been an amazing positive experience for me I want to just thank my husband and my children,” she said, also thanking her family, friends, fans and the judges.
She also sent along a special video message for all of the StraightFromTheA.com readers who took the time to vote for her…
In case you missed it, check out video of Nene’s final DWTS performances below…