Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is nothing if not fabulous, so it’s no surprise that after she finishes her run on this season of Dancing with the Stars she already has another gig lined up—with Cirque du Soleil!
That’s right, everyone’s favorite Georgia Peach will be headlining Cirque du Soleil’s most sensual show, Zumanity, in Las Vegas this summer.
“I will in the later part of June and early July,” she told reporters backstage at Dancing with the Stars. “It’s a provocative show, it’s very sexual. There’s a little bit of nudity. There’s a wet scene where they’re swimming. They’ve never had a celebrity and this is their 10th anniversary and they asked that I headline the show. Now out of all of these dancers they asked NeNe Leakes to headline their show.”
NeNe’s Dancing with the Stars pro partner Tony Dovolani says there may just be a role for him, too.
“She promised me if there’s a dancing part she might bring my ass out there, especially if it involves nudity and stuff,” he joked.
Ever the bashful one, NeNe is clearly very proud of the upcoming project.
“Not to toot my own horn but out of all of these dancers they asked NeNe Leakes to headline their show,” she said in her most regal voice. “Toot toot! They invited us out to see the show, my husband and I. My husband was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not sure you can do this show.’ Instantly when I saw it I said, ‘Oh, I’m doing this show.’”
NeNe says the grueling Dancing with the Stars rehearsals have already helped her shed seven pounds and she’s thrilled to be paired with Tony.
“We drive each other nuts and we love it,” says Tony. “Our connection was created instantly. I get her humor and she kind of gets my humor. Even today we had an instance where for a good two hours it was very entertaining between us.”
Make sure to vote for NeNe and Tony when they perform on the third week of Dancing with the Stars this Monday at 8/7c on ABC.
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