Marlo Hampton, Me and Kenya Moore
As you guys know, I was up in New York City for fashion week. I was at Lincoln Center for four days in and out of shows, backstage and off-site trying my best to get as much coverage as possible for you my readers that’s interested in fashion & beauty as much as I am. Plus it’s good to get fresh content. While in NYC, I saw and heard some startling things…
Yes, here in Atlanta where I reside, we are over saturated with reality stars! You can not walk down the street, shop or dine without seeing reality personalities that has been casted on these docu-series lol. They’re everywhere and I know that I post about them a lot but trust me, they get me hits or I would NOT be bothered! You guys do know that right? Well anyway, I noticed something that I have seen not once but twice in two different cities! First time I noticed the relevancy of reality stars was while visiting in L.A. MOST paparazzi and huge media outlets out there weren’t interested in photographing reality stars unless they were involved in some HUGE scandal…otherwise they were NOT interested! I found that startling because we love and embrace them here in the south so much!
TWT TEA: Then it happened again while I was up in NYC during fashion week. Marlo Hampton and Kenya Moore was coming out of the Herve Leger show, dressed to the nines in their expensive outfits and they kinda made a big scene when they exited the tents. When they came outside where hundreds of photographers and people were waiting, NOBODY cared! I saw it up close and in person! I was changing my lens on my camera standing next to a huge media outlet and he asked me, “who are those girls?” I said, “are you kidding me, thats reality stars Marlo Hampton and Kenya Moore”, he said “oh” and did a Kanye shrug and put his camera down! Not only did he do that, but a WHOLE bunch of others were blank starring them too. It was VERY awkward! About five minutes later, some huge fashion bloggers came out the door in their fancy outfits and every one of those same photographers swarmed the “it bloggers” and started snapping away! I saw this guys with my own two eyes and my friend was a witness! The fashion bloggers during NYFW got more love than these reality stars! Lawd!
I don’t know if it’s a regional thing but I found this very interesting. I also saw reality stars from Project Runway, The Housewives franchise and some other reality stars walking around and nobody snapped them that much. I was talking to a few media sources around me and they all pretty much said the same thing…reality stars don’t sell and we can’t make any money off of their photos unless they are in some sort of scandal or big rumor. Los Angeles was a bit more brutal with their words that I don’t really care to write about but to sum it up, a lot of people frown down on reality stars and think they make a complete fool of themselves for the world to see.
People have always assumed that I wanted to be a reality star because of my relationship with most of these people but that is so far from the truth. I’ve always said that my dream is to be the best blogger that I can be and also to be a red carpet correspondent, NOT a reality star lol. I’ve done some work with networks and you will see me in the beginning of next year doing a small segment but that’s pretty much all I want to do in that arena. Unless it’s a really good look for me and my brand, otherwise I will pass. I see the reality shows and stars are not going anywhere soon because these shows are cheap to make and these production companies are cranking them out faster than I can type! Are you guys kinda over reality stars and their shows? Chime in! Till next time! xoxo