Supermodel Niki Taylor said she was sort of afraid of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member NeNe Leakes when the two met during the filming of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
“She came on a little bit strong,” said Taylor, who stopped by the Atlanta Expo Center representing the Reader’s Digest “We Hear You America” campaign, which is making stops all across the nation, handing out prizes and stoking hometown pride (details: wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com).
The NBC reality show begins at 9 p.m. March 6. Seeking Donald Trump’s approval along with Leakes and Taylor will be Gary Busey, Meat Loaf, La Toya Jackson, Mark McGrath, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, Jose Canseco, Star Jones, Lisa Rinna, Lil Jon, John Rich and Hope Dworaczyk.
“I had a lot of fun doing it,” said Taylor, who said her fears of Leakes quickly subsided.
“There’s a very sweet side to NeNe,” she said. “She works hard. She brings it.”
Leakes, who did a short stint with WXIA as a celebrity interviewer last summer, has hinted that she might be ready to part ways with Bravo and try her hand at something else.
“I told her she needs her own show,” Taylor said.
We’re guessing Leakes might agree.
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