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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Favorite Atlanta reality star

YOUR PICKS

Quantrell Colbert / Bravo

NeNe Leakes. Photo: Quantrell Colbert / Bravo

1) NeNe Leakes (cast member on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” 2008-present)

You said, “NeNe is the best because she appears to be honest, upfront and real. The other housewives seems to be real, real phony.”

2) Ty Pennington (carpenter, “Trading Spaces,” 2000-2003; host, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” 2004-present )

3) Ryan Seacrest (host, “American Idol, 2002-present)

4) Mychael Knight (fourth place in “Project Runway” in 2006)

5) Richard Blais (came in second on “Top Chef” in 2008)

OUR PICKS

1) NeNe Leakes (cast member on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” 2008-present)

The AJC’s radio, TV and “American Idol” blogger Rodney Ho says, “She’s conceited, she’s blustery, she’s a troublemaker. But she’s always fun to watch on screen and that’s what makes her our favorite reality star from Atlanta!”

2) Ryan Seacrest (host, “American Idol, 2002-present)

3) Alton Brown (host, “Good Eats,” 1999 to present, commentator, “Iron Chef America,” 2005-present)

4) Richard Blais (came in second on “Top Chef” in 2008)

5) Julia Williams (contestant, “Hell’s Kitchen” in 2007)

For the next five on Rodney’s list and more on his Top 5, head over to his Radio and TV Talk blog.

186 comments Add your comment

Sara

August 10th, 2009
2:16 pm

I like Blais :-)

GraceandMercy

August 10th, 2009
3:04 pm

NENE favorite

VoiceOf Reason

August 10th, 2009
3:07 pm

Ryan Seacrest!!! (American Idol counts as a reality show, right?)

Jamal

August 10th, 2009
3:09 pm

P Bess

August 10th, 2009
3:09 pm

NENE IS THE BEST!!! GIRLFRIEND KEPTS IT REAL!!!

P Bess

August 10th, 2009
3:10 pm

NENE KEEPS IT REAL!!!

J. Jones

August 10th, 2009
3:16 pm

Nene has my heart….luv her!!!

L.S. LIONS

August 10th, 2009
3:18 pm

Ron Young – The Amazing Race – A true American Hero.

CAR

August 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

The new Lady w/the guy w/all the kids. She need to take her Momma’s advice….about marrying the boyfriend.

Norvee Michelle

August 10th, 2009
3:23 pm

Hands down its Mrs. NeNe Leakes …

Norvee Michelle

August 10th, 2009
3:23 pm

@Car … you mean Kandi Burress … off RHOA~

bigboomNY

August 10th, 2009
3:26 pm

Everybody and them momma, even if they were never born in Atlanta, and may have just had a stop over in Hartsfield is considered a Atlantan by AJC. Half the folks on that list are not Born and raised in ATL. You people dont have any native Georgians to be proud of.

Mon Fete

August 10th, 2009
3:26 pm

No doubt…NeNe Leakes all the way baby!

Denise

August 10th, 2009
3:28 pm

I’m going with Sara and picking Richard Blais. Classy and talented.

Gary B.

August 10th, 2009
3:29 pm

Julia Williams, from Hell’s Kitchen….she was great ! She was REAL ! a Hard Worker …and used to work at a Waffle House ! Gotta love her !

Diane Cummings

August 10th, 2009
3:31 pm

I like NeNe. She indeed keeps it real.

The Ax Man Cometh

August 10th, 2009
3:33 pm

I like Sheree because she axes a lot of good questions. Sometimes she akses questions to people that aks her questions.

Native Atlantan

August 10th, 2009
3:34 pm

The Real House Wives of Atlanta are incredibly trashy. They need to be making Atlanta a better place and not being simple hoodrats! They stink!

Ya

August 10th, 2009
3:39 pm

They are all idiots

Michelle

August 10th, 2009
3:39 pm

I like Sherree!

NW

August 10th, 2009
3:43 pm

NENE Nene NENE – I WILL BUY YOUR BOOK!

QC

August 10th, 2009
3:52 pm

NE-NE ALL DAY – EVERY DAY :)

trueblue

August 10th, 2009
3:58 pm

Real Housewives of Atlanta are trashy, no talent and classless. NeNe acts as if she’s straight out the gutter. This show has to be scripted. I see women on this show are belittling themselves for a quick buck.
Iam so disappointed Candi is on the show.
I HOPE THIS SHOW GET CANCELED. IT’S STAGED.
THIS SHOW DEFINITELY DOESNOT REPRESENT WOMEN OF ATLANTA.
IT IS A SPINOFF OF JERRY SPRINGER SHOW. A BUNCH ON MORONS EXPLOITING THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY FOR DAMN MONEY & FAME. Just DISGUSTING!!!!!!!

Parker Jones

August 10th, 2009
4:02 pm

I liked the alleged “executive” that screamed at that one trash bag to “git up out mah offace!!” Does he count? If not they should follow him around and film him screaming at random people…that would be funny stuff.

Native Atlantan

August 10th, 2009
4:03 pm

Amen TrueBlue!!!!!!

Flash Graham

August 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

Real Housewives of Atlanta is a true embarrassment to the city of Atlanta. They are all hoodstars who worked the corners on Peachtree Street or climbed the polls at The Cheetah… Wait …. The Cheetah don’t hire hoodrats! “I aint saying she a golddigger” but they will sure leave these husbands a broke ………………………

Dwight for President

August 10th, 2009
4:08 pm

Dwight he is delightful!!!!!

Pork Barrel

August 10th, 2009
4:10 pm

I am going with Ty Pennington for all the good he has done rebuilding peoples lives instead of all the other jokers listed here that are just out to destroy all thjat surrounds them.

TEAM NENE

August 10th, 2009
4:12 pm

NENE!!!! BAM!

Oprah

August 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

Well Gail loves Mrs. NeNe Leakes and she will be featured in O Magazine…so everyone who loves me will LOVE NeNe!!!

THE TRUTH

August 10th, 2009
4:24 pm

CAT CORA all the way… a class act and fabulous chef !!!!!! SHE IS THE BEST

Steve

August 10th, 2009
4:37 pm

The ghetto factor in Atlanta is at an all time high! I used to be proud to say I was born and raised in Atlanta but now I’m ashamed with what this town has become. Well atleast Atlanta is the hip hop capital of the world. Explain to me what that does for us? Should we be proud of a bunch of thugs moving here to make a living for rhyming about stealing money, shooting and robbing each other and having sex? Sorry to get off subject but this show is an embarrassment to this town.

MYKO SIMON

August 10th, 2009
4:42 pm

NENE is my favorite….

Ice Cold Tea

August 10th, 2009
4:47 pm

All of you who are complaining why are you watching the show? RHOA does not have an effect on Atlanta; people are still moving in & out, the types people they display have been around for a long time so get over it and DON’T WATCH THE SHOW IF YOU HATE IT & THE PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATE IN IT…Regardless of what anyone saids…NE-NE IS GETTING PAID….NOW WHAT?! :)

The Laughter

August 10th, 2009
4:48 pm

PARIS BENNETT

Mary D-D

August 10th, 2009
4:50 pm

Nene is the best because she appears to be honest, upfront and REAL. The other housewives seems to be REAL, REAL phony.

Native Atlantan

August 10th, 2009
4:53 pm

If I don’t like this show, and I don’t like socialized healthcare, what does that make me?

korey hill

August 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

i think nene is very cool and a honest woman kim is crazy i love lisa kandi needs too get away from aj too come too me i like sharee too she is a pretty woman just stay away fro kim and come too me please kim stop smoking please u it is bad for your health have a good day i wanna know more about kim or kandi

LB

August 10th, 2009
6:27 pm

Donna Girl

August 10th, 2009
6:30 pm

I think this show is a hit. It’s nice to see sista making it happen for them selves and family. Why is it not ok for the ladies of Alanta to have nice things. The hookers of Orange County are some ghetto gals just them same. I like watching these ladies. What a day in the life of a Black Georgia Peach is all about. In Kim’s cases a wanna be Black Peach. It all good Kim…do what you do with all the gals. But just so you know NeNe is my girl!

QueenBea

August 10th, 2009
7:03 pm

NeNe of course. Goes without saying. Love her

Shelly

August 10th, 2009
7:17 pm

Ty has certainly shown his longevity in reality tv.

Needabailout, too!

August 10th, 2009
7:20 pm

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and the lovely bachelorette from Newnan. Loved her….

stephanie

August 10th, 2009
7:21 pm

I like NENE because she keeps it real and reminds me of myself when it comes to communicating with women. HELLO!

caponata

August 10th, 2009
7:37 pm

Blais! None of the others could actually cook for you, nor would I want them too.

yo mama

August 10th, 2009
7:44 pm

shane harrison, first brother, extreme home makeover is not a reality show. its not even a docu soap, its a charity show, so ty doesnt count. nene is fabulous, but needs a makeover, and a new game, Kandi Burrus will be on top fo sure. she is as real as it gets, and she is a sweetheart to boot. her singing is the bomb and she is fighting back all the stoopid bloggers who always hate. Kandi girl, keep on keepin on. and i’m out!

Craig

August 10th, 2009
7:51 pm

Blais was so talented on Top Chef. He actually made Atlanta proud. Also, Flip is the bomb!

theresa

August 10th, 2009
8:21 pm

Ty is the best ever! At least he helps to make a difference.

Atl Resident

August 10th, 2009
8:30 pm

I really don’t care but if I was forced to choose someone I would have to agree and go with Ryan Seacrest. He’s cool to watch on idol which is getting old though. Most of these other so-called reality stars are too drama-filled which enough of that to deal everyday outside of tv.

ritza

August 10th, 2009
9:09 pm

I like NENE, she made the show to be watch.Everyone that I know that watches the show they love Nene character. She is the best on the program. BAM!!!!!!