DeShawn Snow dropped from 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
By John Bracchitta, 01/15/2009
Bravo apparently feels DeShawn Snow is too boring for TV.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has revealed that she's been informed she won't be part of the Bravo reality show's second season.
"One of the producers called me yesterday and said that they wouldn't take my [second-season contract] option," Snow, the wife of NBA basketball player Eric Snow, toldEssence magazine in an interview conducted Tuesday.
According to Snow -- who came across as the most laid-back of the show's five stars during The Real Housewives of Atlanta's first season -- the network decided that she wasn't a good fit for the show anymore.
"[The producer] said that I was 'too human for a circus show' and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn't think that I would fit in," Snow told Essence.
Snow said that one of the examples the producer had cited was her behavior during the first season's reunion show, where she didn't get very upset while talking about some of the things the other women had said behind her back.
"He gave me an example, saying that during the reunion when I found out what a few of the other ladies said about me, they were expecting me to say more," Snow told Essence. "But I'm not the type to go 'television' and start acting crazy because somebody's talking about me."
She also added that she didn't take offense to the decision to drop her. "I'm fine with the decision," Snow said. "It wasn't my decision. They let me go and there are no hard feelings. I am thankful for the opportunity."
However, while accepting of the decision, Snow also admitted it "shocked" her.
"I didn't see it coming. I was shocked because I just talked to them in December about the new season. It's not like they came to me and gave me an option by saying, 'We're going to take a new direction and we want to know if you could be more like this,'" she told Essence. "I was a little hurt, but I just look at it like I am what I am. [My personality] didn't seem to be a problem before, but I suppose the show took a different direction and they no longer see me as the right fit."
"I enjoyed being on the show and hanging with the girls. At the end of the day, I was the same person throughout the show. I never changed. I was authentic and true to myself and I can't control what other people do," she added.
"I'm thankful for my fans what've sent me a lot of e-mails saying that I inspire and encourage them... I just want to stress that there are no hard feelings about me not returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta," she told Essence.
She also admitted that while she had heard the recent rumors that she may be replaced by Tameka Foster, the wife of singer Usher, she doubted that the show would go through the trouble of replacing her with a similar type of person.
"I heard that [rumor], but I don't know," she told Essence. "I wouldn't say that they are replacing me because they didn't think I was real enough or too real enough for the show, so I doubt they are going to bring in someone who has a similar personality as mine.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's four other first-season stars -- Lisa Wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield and Kim Kolciak -- are all expected to return for the show's second season, according to Essence, however Bravo has yet to formally confirm their returns.
"Bravo is bringing [The Real Housewives of Atlanta] back for season two but we haven't confirmed the cast at this time," the representative told People on Wednesday.
(Photo credit Bravo)
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