Cynthia Bailey

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Cynthia Bailey
Born (1967-02-19) February 19, 1967 (age 51)
OccupationModel, reality star and actress
Known forThe Real Housewives of Atlanta
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Cynthia Bailey (born February 19, 1967)[2] is an American model, reality television star and actress.

Early life and modeling career[edit]

Bailey was born in 1967. At age 18, she moved to New York to start a modeling career and signed with Wilhelmina Models.[citation needed] She has appeared twice on the cover of Essence[3] and modeled in European fashion shows.[citation needed] Bailey has appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair[citation needed] She also appeared in the music video for New Order's "Round and Round" off their 1989 album Technique.[4]

Real Housewives[edit]

In October 2010, Bailey joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the third season of the show, in conjunction with Phaedra Parks' addition.[5][unreliable source?][6] In February 2016, Bailey guest starred on The Next :15, alongside former costar Claudia Jordan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.[7] In July 2016, Bailey was featured on a celebrity edition of Cupcake Wars, partnered with her The Real Housewives of Atlanta costar, NeNe Leakes.[8]

In 2015, Bailey appeared in the documentary Black Friday[9] In 2016, she appeared in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, the fourth Sharknado movie.[10]

On January 29, 2017, Bailey was guest judge in the preliminary and finals competition of 65th Miss Universe in the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines on Fox.

Personal life[edit]

Bailey gave birth to her daughter, Noelle, in November 1999. Noelle's father is the actor Leon Robinson.[11]

From 2010 to 2016, The Real Housewives of Atlanta documented onscreen Bailey's wedding plans, wedding jitters, July 2010 wedding, and financial and relationship challenges with bar/club owner Peter Thomas. In 2016, the couple separated and publicly confirmed their plans to divorce.[12][13] In March 2017, Bailey confirmed the divorce has been finalized.


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  2. ^ "Real Housewives of Atlanta: Cynthia Bailey Celebrates 50th Birthday Naked". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Cynthia Bailey through the years". Essence Gallery.
  4. ^ "Round & Round (& Round & Round & Round & Round". 18 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  5. ^ "PHOTOS VIDEO Meet Cynthia Bailey, newest cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta". 5 October 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ Melas, Chloe (8 October 2010). "New Atlanta Housewife Cynthia Bailey — Kim Zolciak Might Be a FAKE Lesbian! EXCLUSIVE SCOOP!". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  7. ^ Bellino, Damian. "Jennifer Williams Is Recording a Song with Benzino, Cynthia Bailey's Giving Laura Govan Advice, + New York's Putting Hands on Carl Butler in theThe Next :15 Trailer". VH1. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  8. ^ Rosenfeld, Laura. "NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey Just Proved Their Friendship Is Going Strong". Bravo. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  9. ^ Black Friday. IMDb. 2015.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe; Donnelly, Matt (March 17, 2016). "'Real Housewives of ATL's' Cynthia Bailey Joins 'Sharknado 4'". TheWrap. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  11. ^ Drew (November 2, 2016). "Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey Confirms She's Divorcing Peter Thomas: 'I Will Never Marry Again'". Us Weekly.
  12. ^ Drew (November 2, 2016). "Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey Confirms She's Divorcing Peter Thomas: 'I Will Never Marry Again'". Us Weekly.
  13. ^ Quinn, Dave (November 6, 2016). "Cynthia Bailey Begins Divorce Proceedings From Peter Thomas in RHOA Premiere". People.