Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lesson Learned from 'Reality Shows': Keep a Side Hustle...

Living vicariously through the several 'reality' shows I watch, I've learned such shows can parlay into riches and fame.  Shaunie O'Neal-a true Basketball (ex) wife, her former husband was NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, hit the motherlode with her Basketball Wives franchise by retaining Executive Producer credits.  She's gone from 'plain jane' to a powerhouse (see pics below):

Before reality show...
Shaunie, after reality show
As long as there are women who are willing to subject themselves to fuckery (a la Tami Roman & Evelyn Lozado, see pic below), Shaunie's bank account should remain on the positive side.  Poor Meeka Claxton tried to hang but she came and went like a Popeye's Chicken Tuesday $2 wing special. Shaunie had a shoe line, once upon a time-but apparently that project has since been scrapped. Not to worry, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Shaunie has a net worth of $35 million dollars! Not bad at all, Shaunie.

Unfortunately, not all reality stars had such foresight.  Sheree Whitfield of Real Housewives of Atlanta has been fired, excommunicated, given walking papers or to save face, she says she left the show because she wants 'to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect.'  Sheree, you contributed to the ratchetness of RHOA...helllooooo?? 

Anyways, now that Andy Cohen signed off on ridding the show of Sheree, it seems she's blown the dust off of her placard, 'She by Sheree' and is attempting (once again) to find her place in the fashion industry.  This time she will revamp She by Sheree as an athletic clothing line rather than couture fashion.  That's right, stick with what you're good at Sheree.

Remember this promo video for She by Sheree?

Lesson learned:  While the checks are rolling in, invest in yourself. Get the plastic surgery while you can, pay off your homes, invest in your projects til fruition-so that your hustles can continue to work for you post-reality show!