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A message from our editor, Sean A. Malcolm...

For the record, I've never been a fan of reality television. There…I said it. In fact, the last time I was transfixed with the genre, let alone a particular show, was The Real World: Los Angeles, when Tami Roman could do no wrong in my eyes. The year was 1993, and all I cared for at the time was Tecmo Bowl and surviving junior high school (Marine Park, stand up!). Which makes it ironic that one of our cover girls, the crotch-grabbingly beautiful Brooke Bailey, is from the same franchise Tami happens to be a part of, VH1's ratings booster Basketball Wives.

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Although I don't care for the forced drama and (as a man, can I say the word?) ratchetness these shows promote, I can't deny their impact—whether good or bad—on pop culture. And since most of us, as a society, have an insatiable appetite for gossip and being the fly on the wall of strangers…picked to live in a house, why not feature your favorite personalities in KING's first-ever Reality Issue? It's not that we haven't done this before. For KING historians, you can point to a number of reality beauties who have graced our pages, from Hoopz to Toccara. But this is the first time it's cover-to-cover reality girls. For a few, like Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta's Erica Dixon and our other cover girl, the table-shaking ball of lustiness K. Michelle, this was their first time being sexy for the camera.

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Don't worry, we were gentle with them. For others, like Bad Girls Club's Camilla Poindexter and Love & Hip-Hop's Erica Mena, they were straight-up naturals. Just as natural as having your every move documented for the public to see. But I digress.

Keep it real, y'all!

***THE WINTER 2013 ISSUE OF THE WOMEN OF KING HITS STANDS IN DECEMBER***