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NeNe Leakes’ Real Housewives Interview Preparation Included Wine For Breakfast

December 18, 2013 06:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Believe it or not, NeNe Leakes has not always enjoyed the status accompanying life as a reality television superstar. Prior to her tenure on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she was merely Mrs. Leakes, former stripper. And that’s where the celeb would still be if she hadn’t cured her pre-interview jitters with a huge dose of wine!

Normally, we wouldn’t recommend consuming wine for breakfast right before your big interview. But clearly, this tactic works pretty darn well when you’re hoping to secure employment with Bravo. In her recent tell-all interview with Giuliana Rancic, NeNe Leakes admitted to indulging immediately before her big meet-and-greet with the network’s casting director. “I was really nervous. [The casting director was] coming over so I had wine instead of having breakfast, because my nerves were taking over!”

Of course, in true NeNe Leakes fashion, the reality star used her rapidly rising blood alcohol content to her advantage. “I was drinking and when she rang the doorbell and I opened it, I said ‘Helloooo and welcome, honey.’” She then proceeded to impress the casting director with her quick wit and charm, qualities that somehow didn’t disappear following her over-indulging in alcohol.

Obviously, this unique approach paid off nicely, as NeNe quickly landed a spot on the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast. The celeb admits that she and Bravo’s casting director immediately clicked — and that it very well may have been a result of the wine. “By the end of the interview she said to me, ‘You know, you are very interesting. Who are your friends?’”

What do you think of NeNe Leakes’ interview revelation? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it, so feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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