She’s so much more than a housewife.

You may know her for her outrageousness on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but NeNe Leakes is so much more than just a TV personality. NeNe recently opened up about how she went from just another reality TV star to a successful business woman.

Speaking with E!, NeNe explained,

I’m smart and a lot of these girls that are on these shows, they come on the show looking for a rich husband or they come on the show because they just want to be here because they want to be known to be beautiful or I just got new Botox and filler today. Look at my car. And while they were doing all that, I was making connections because I wasn’t interested in all of that. I was interested in how we can make this the next big thing.”

From RHOA, NeNe has been able to launch an eponymous clothing line for HSN, a spinoff TV show with Bravo, her own app, a book, and a budding acting career — she had reoccurring roles on both Glee and The New Normal.

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While other housewives have certainly used their fame to launch larger careers, NeNe certainly seems to be one of the most successful, not to mention confident. We’re so impressed with what NeNe has achieved and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the future!

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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