A great article by a **gasp** gay guy, David Rae for TheAdvocate… on
How to be an Atlanta “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” Housewife!
Fake it, housing: Make sure to get a fabulous house that will make your friends jealous of you. Money is no object. Kenya Moore said she “can’t live in less than 5,000 square feet.” Moore said this in the same episode where she was evicted from her rented house! And who can forget Kim Zolciak being evicted from her rented house while putting on an over-the-top and probably extremely expensive wedding? Sheree Whitfield’s home was sold in a foreclosure. The first time may have been due to her divorce from Pittsburgh Steeler Bob Whitfield, but Sheree had no one to blame but herself when her second house also fell into foreclosure. Remember, the house she wanted to build, with a ballroom, dubbed Chateau Sheree?
Fake it, cars: If you want to look super fabulous, then rent a car for the day. Leasing a car for two or three years is a really big commitment, and that whole down payment thing can be really tough to produce. Did anyone else notice Whitfield driving a different car every time she was filmed? Does anyone really believe she owned five or six luxury cars? Perhaps it was possible if she wasn’t paying her mortgage.
Fake it, debt: Shop till you drop, and if your cards aren’t declined, keep shopping. When they start getting declined, it’s time to consider bankruptcy. I imagine a lot of these families are facing crushing amounts of credit card debt. Keeping yourself in Louboutins, this season’s high fashions, and handbags may cause financial pressure, and that’s not even taking into account what many of these ladies pay for the over-the-top soirees, vacations, and plastic surgery seen on TV.
READ the rest of David Rae’s article at TheAdvocate…