Claudia Jordan is Rolling Out’s latest cover star. The former beauty pageant queen turned model, turned reality TV star, dishes on rumors of being fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta; her latest gig and how she handles criticism. Peep a few excerpts.
Juggling between filming (for Real Housewives of Atlanta) and co-hosting on radio show (the Rickey Smiley Morning Show):
I was scrambling around in a new city trying to get settled, while being taped and, of course, that led to scrutiny. Many times when people said I didn’t look polished on camera, the truth was I wasn’t. I was working sometimes 10-12 hours straight before being taped for ‘Housewives’ so lashes and having my weave tight wasn’t always my top priority.
Being criticized at times about her appearance:
Sometimes you have to take inventory of the people that are criticizing you and then you can understand where it’s coming from. I’m honest about who I am. I’m the girl that will get ready in 15 minutes if I want to go somewhere or do something with friends. I’m never going to turn down an opportunity or miss an event because my nails aren’t done, or because I don’t have a designer dress to wear. I’m more about the experience than the look of it. But on the flip side of that I have a lot of fun. Life is too short to be worried about things that don’t make memories, besides that, whatever happened to natural beauty and letting people see the real you?
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