This former model turned reality star has been appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta since she joined the show in 2011 for season 3. She’s been a main cast member ever since and is currently making headlines because of her divorce from her long-time beau, Peter Thomas, who she dated for nearly a decade. Despite being a reality star for the past six years and a model in the limelight, there’s lots we don’t know about this business and fashion mogul! Here’s a look at 7 things you probably didn’t know about RHOA star Cynthia Bailey:
7. Early Career
Even though she stars on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she’s actually from Alabama. She moved from Alabama to New York City when she was 20-years-old to pursue a career in modelling. She ended up getting a five-year contract with Wilhelmina modeling agency and had a flourishing career. She was featured on the cover of magazines, moved to Paris and Milan to walk the runway for numerous designers and eventually moved back to New York City to snag campaigns with companies like Maybelline, Oil of Olay and Target. Prior to joining the Real Housewives, she did spreads in Glamour, Vogue, ELLE and Vanity Fair.