Cynthia Bailey is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss how mixing business and friendships just doesn’t work. Cynthia talks about Kenya vs. Phaedra and all the booty drama, and says that she was glad she and Kenya could get over their differences so Kenya could be a judge in her pageant. Cynthia also clears up rumors that her pageant was rigged. Read below!
Cynthia writes,” Just a quick recap of last week, and then I will move on. Is mixing friendship and business a good idea? Well, that depends on the friend, and how much history you have together. Although there are always exceptions to the rule, I believe that mixing business with friendship rarely works out. Business is business, and should never be personal. The Kenya and Phaedra Battle of the Butts is a perfect example. These girls seemed to have really hit it off when they first met and became friends. Unfortunately, because of a business deal gone bad, they have apparently broken all ties. It was really painful to watch Phaedra and Kenya’s friendship fall to pieces, and I would never want to go down that road with any of the ladies.
I am naturally a nice person and will give anyone the benefit of the doubt. I have often been accused of actually being “too nice.” I have to get out of the habit of jumping into relationships with new friends before I really get to know them. I have only myself to blame when things don’t work out, and I accept full responsibility. Maintaining relationships (old and new) mean more to me than doing business together. Good friends are hard to find! Miss Renaissance 2012 was a success! Of course this was my first pageant, and it was far from perfect. Although I am super proud that I actually pulled the pageant off, I clearly have more than a few kinks to work out! My mission was to create a platform to give my pageant girls inspiration, empowerment, and an amazing experience! From all the love that I received from them (as well as their parents) after the pageant, I know that my mission was accomplished! I was so proud of each and every one of them.
This was an incredible journey for me, and I could have not done it alone. Thank you to my longtime friend Boris Kodjoe for clearing his busy schedule to co-host Miss Renaissance 2012. Your kindness and support meant the world to me, and even more to the girls. BTW in a perfect Cynthia Bailey world, a suit would have been nice. LOL! Seriously, at the end of the day, the only thing that really mattered is that you were there and had my back 100%! I would like to also thank Kenya for being a judge. Despite our differences, we do share the same passion to uplift and empower young girls. You were, dare I say, GONE WITH THE WIND FABULOUS! Phaedra, Kandi, and Porsha thank you all for coming and supporting my big night! Your kind words were appreciated and truly meant a lot to me.
FYI: There seems to be some confusion about the young lady that Kenya brought by The Bailey Agency to meet me. I received some tweets that implied that she won Miss Renaissance, and that I rigged the pageant for her to win for Kenya.
A. I would never do anything that unethical.
B. I had no involvement in the judging process.
C. The young lady did not end up participating in Miss Renasssiasnce 2012, therefore it was not possible for her to win.”
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