Phaedra Parks Signs On As a Wilhelmina Model

It might be up for debate, but when it came to serving #bawdy on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, no-one did it quite like Ms. Phaedra Parks.

While she’s no longer a cast member, it turns out that the 5-foot-1 Georgia peach has started a new chapter as a Wilhelmina Model. Phaedra broke her exciting news yesterday via Us Weekly for an exclusive piece.

Phaedra has been working hard on her revenge body post-divorce from estranged husband, Apollo Nida. She credits a mix of pilates and swimming daily to keeping her super snatched.

“I think I’m the face of “yes, you can.” I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams. Yes, you can be a mom. Yes, you can be a lawyer, and yes, you can be a model,” Phaedra shared with the weekly tabloid.

“When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Why not?’ A supermodel started this company, and she wanted to give power back to the women, and I think I stand for the same things. I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!”

Of course, Phaedra has set some goals for herself regarding her dream campaign already: the face of a skincare brand.

“I have great skin, I love makeup, but I love to be able to take off the makeup and have beautiful skin,” she said. “I also think a lot of girls are looking on Instagram for an idealized standard of beauty that requires a lot of makeup. Those are not the faces of what real women look like.”

She looks up to models like Naomi Campbell and fellow Wilhemina Model Nicki Minaj, citing her as “a big supporter of me.”

The one thing Phaedra isn’t nervous about as a model? Showing some skin.

“I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years. I had two children on national TV. I love nudity! I’ve brought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked.”

We see you, Phaedra! Congrats on your new major modeling contract!