RHOA star Phaedra Parks is revealing why she won ‘Most Eccentric’ in high school in a new interview with Bravo. Phaedra also shares her thoughts on NeNe and Cynthia’s sit-down and Derek J’s legal case.
Bravotv.com: Were you glad you let NeNe and Cynthia have their discussion alone? Were you optimistic they would be able to work it out?
Phaedra Parks: NeNe and Cynthia were very close friends, and their problems had nothing to do with the rest of us. Out of respect for their relationship and privacy, I felt it was best to let them have time alone. Iâ€™m glad we did because, as history has proven, when the rest of us start interjecting and expressing opinions, things escalate very fast and usually not in a good direction. The last thing NeNe and Cynthia needed was all of us inserting ourselves into their situation.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Derek J came in with his burglar case? Was it the strangest case youâ€™ve ever worked on, and, if not, what case was the strangest?
PP: I wasnâ€™t surprised at all, as we live in a very litigious society. The number of frivolous lawsuits has increased significantly in recent years and gets more interesting as the years go by. Derek J has worked very hard to become very well known in his field. Unfortunately, this makes him a target for people who are looking for money, fame, and/or attention. Too often, people access money, fame, and/or attention by making sensational claims/accusations at the expense of those who have worked hard to achieve success and notoriety. I have to say this is probably one of the more unusual cases I have been involved with; you donâ€™t often have people being accused of hair burglary. Itâ€™s not every day that you have to counsel someone who has been accused of high jacking some used hair extensions.
Bravotv.com: Why did you win â€œmost eccentricâ€ in high school?
PP: I have always prided myself in taking the road less travelled and not being afraid of being different. My high school classmates voted me â€œMost Likely to Launch an Internet Business,â€ â€œMost Likely to be a Millionaire in 10 Years,â€ and â€œBiggest Flirt,â€ but when it comes to “most eccentric,” I know I’d rather be a little weird than all boring — that’s just me!
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