Since she first broke onto the scene and became our guilty pleasure on Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008, Nene Leakes has had that special sumthin’ sumthin’. Whether it was her sassy attitude or her downhome tell-it-like-it-is approach to drama, fans from Anderson Cooper to Joan Rivers just couldn’t get enough. But in the past five years the most shocking thing, aside from Nene‘s swift rise to fame, has been her rapid style evolution. We’ve seen her hair go from rich brown to cropped and blonde. Her make-up has elevated from frosty eye shadows to sophisticated contouring. Even her outfits have gone from too-much-cleavage to a refined sensuality. She’s done a complete 180!
Tonight, her new show “I Dream of Nene” premieres on Bravo at 9/8c, so we thought it only fitting to take a stroll down fashion & beauty memory lane to marvel at Nene’s transformation.