Kenya Moore is the cover star of the latest issue of ‘Heart & Soul’ magazine. The controversial reality star said a whole lot about her career before The Real Housewives of Atlanta, her self-esteem, and giving back through her foundation — the Kenya Moore Foundation.
For the shoot, she rocked a red crop top and matching red pants. Check out a few excerpts below:
On Being Miss USA:
“One of the best things about being Miss USA is that I changed the stereotype, especially for darker-skinned black women in the early ‘90s. It was a win for black women, and for black people.” She frankly acknowledges that the image of Black beauty hasn’t always been (and still isn’t always) positive, for women of all shades. She is proud to have played a role in challenging the status quo.”
On Giving Back:
“I was such a troubled girl throughout high school. I always wanted to give back to young black girls, so I have the Kenya Moore Foundation, which awards scholarships to my alma mater.”
On Her Self-Esteem:
“I know that I have it, but I didn’t know where I got it from. [Now] I know I got it from my grandmother loving me, and from my father loving me. But the one thing I can also always point to is that I have accomplished things in my life that no one can take away from me. Winning Miss USA, being a trained dancer. I have talent. I have an education.”