THE ROYAL PEEK: THE REALITY ISSUE
A message from our editor, Sean A. Malcolm…
For the record, I’ve never been a fan of reality television. Thereâ€¦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.
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 impactâ€”whether good or badâ€”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 strangersâ€¦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.
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!
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