Kenya Summer Moore Daly, popularly known as Kenya Moore, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 24, 1971. She is most commonly known for her appearance on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. She has her own hair care product line called Moore Hair and won the pageant title of ‘Miss USA’ in 1993.
Kenya Summer Moore Daly was born on January 24, 1971, to young parents Patricia Moore and Ronald Grant in Detroit. Kenya was raised by her father’s grandmother and aunt after her mother abandoned her at three days old. Moore told how her mother refused to acknowledge her existence and would pretend she didn’t see her: “Even if present in the same room with other people and family, she pretends that I simply don’t exist, that I’m invisible.”
Moore began her modeling career when she was 14 years old. She was the January cover girl for Chicago-based “Ebony Man” magazine in 1992. She was also a model for the Ebony Fashion Fair cosmetic line.
When Moore was 16 she was a victim of domestic violence from her 26-year-old boyfriend who, in Moore’s words, “tormented me mentally and physically and once nearly killed me by putting me into the hospital from attacking and stabbing me.” Moore attended and graduated from high school in 1989 from Cass Technical High School. At the age of 22, Moore won the title of ‘Miss Michigan USA (1993)’ and then the title of ‘Miss USA’ in the same year, becoming the second African American woman in history to win Miss USA. After high school, Kenya Moore attended Wayne State University with psychology and communication as majors.
Moore is known for her role in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” which has been airing since 2008. She was also a member of the cast of “The Celebrity Apprentice 7” and a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2021. She launched her own hair care product line and exercise video. She starred and acted in many films and television shows over the years such as “Deliver Us From Eva” (2003), “Senseless” (1998), and “The Steve Harvey Show”, a 1996 sitcom.
Moore wins Miss Michigan USA.
She wins the title of Miss USA.
Moore co-stars as herself in the iconic reality T.V. show “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
She appears on season 30 of “Dancing with the Stars” and is eliminated in episode seven.
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Why We Love Kenya Moore
She’s active on social media
If you want to see where Kenya Moore is now, go ahead and follow her on her social media networks! She’s active on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
She’s a self-sufficient businesswoman
Moore heads her own production company and has a haircare line called Moore Hair. The product line aims to strengthen the natural hair of women.
She was on “The Steve Harvey Show”
We simply love Steve Harvey! On April 4, 2019, she wore an amazing orange dress when she appeared on the show.
5 Surprising Facts
She made history
Right behind Carole Gist, Kenya Moore was the second African American woman in history to win the Miss USA Pageant Contest.
She was in “Sharknado 4”
Moore had a role in the iconic movie “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” (2016) where she plays the character Monique.
She’s an author
She is the author of the book “Game! Get Some! What Women Really Want,” published in 2007.
Moore and Tyra Banks were B.F.F.s
In 2014, Moore posted a throwback photo of herself and the supermodel at the 1994 Soul Train Awards when they were best friends.
The leading lady in Jay-Z's music video
Untrue rumors about Moore and Jay-Z's relationship were circulating on the internet after she starred in his music video “Money Ain't a Thang” (2013).
Kenya Moore FAQs
Does Kenya Moore need an app to make her photo look better?
Although she does edit some of her photos, many fans insist she doesn’t need an editing app to look better.
Is Kenya Moore’s hair real?
Yes, she expresses how she isn’t a stranger to a good weave, but her hair is all her own. She even has her own haircare line.
Is Kenya Moore divorcing her husband?
She filed documents for divorce in 2021 in a Fulton County, Georgia court.
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