NeNe Leakes Talks About Her Stripper Past!

Real Housewives of Atlanta Star NeNe Leakes is opening up about her stripper past in the December 2012 issue of Ebony Magazine. We’ve heard NeNe mention she used to strip on RHOA, but never in depth. Now, she is opening up to the mag about stripping for 3 years when she was a 23 year-old single mom.

“I used the name Holly and then Silk,” NeNe reveals. “I thought I made pretty good money. It was a great hustle.” NeNe also modeled in her younger years, but she explains that stripping was a good way to pay the bills. “If I needed to make $1,000, I got dressed and went to the club. If me and my roommate needed $5,000 by the weekend, I would work all week. What you mentally wanted to make, you could make.”

“Everybody dancing beside you is usually another student. Atlanta strip clubs are full of students. There are a lot of conventions there. You can make a ton of money. I remember working at the strip club about a month and then bought a new car. The money was fast.” NeNe explains.

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks Photography

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