MSDTV secured an exclusive interview with Kandi Burruss, the sweetheart of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA). As reported earlier, Kandi has been having a phenomenal year. She’s a break out reality star, successful producer and entrepreneur. Kandi was her usual bubbly self and didn’t shy away from answering tough questions. Kandi let us in on new ventures, the secret to keeping focused while on reality television and much more.
Kandi on New Apps
On the heels of the successful Kandi Koated Spades, — currently ranked #4 on iTunes’ Top Paid iPhone Card Apps — Kandi will produce additional apps with C.J. Peters and Marcus Matthews of Konsole Kingz. Soon, they’ll launch new games familiar to urban audiences, with technological innovations.
Kandi and the Konsole Kingz team are planning to visit several colleges including prominent HBCUs in early 2012 to promote Kandi Koated Spades.
In addition to working with Konsole Kingz, Kandi plans to create an app complimentary to the Happiness & Joy dual-stimulation vibrator from her Bedroom Kandi line of intimate toys. The vibrator wirelessly stimulates the user to the beat of music.
New and Existing Projects
Recently, Kandi shot a pilot for Bravo’s The Kandi Factory; a special where Burruss aims transform amateur entertainers into genuine stars:
“With her breakout personality and straightforward attitude, Bravo fans have grown to love Kandi on The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo’s VP of Development Eli Lehrer says. “The Kandi Factory will capture a unique look at her successful music career as Kandi transforms two music hopefuls into the next big pop star.”
Apparently, pop star hopefuls have been bombarding Burruss for help in launching their musical careers. On the special, the Grammy-winning housewife will choose two performers who will come to Atlanta and learn the basics for music stardom from Burruss and her team.
Since Bedroom Kandi has been receiving rave reviews and is nominated for AVN’s Best Overall Sex Toy Line Award, Kandi aims to grow the brand by offering consumers the opportunity to be home party consultants. Think Avon for the sexy set.
Also, she’s the executive producer of a new show where she is not featured on the front end.
Read more and listen to exclusive audio after the break.
Staying Focused in the World of Reality Television
Kandi is a successful reality television star because she stays focused on her family and business endeavors. Her ability to promote relevant projects was a major factor when deciding whether or not to appear on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi says, “I’ll stop doing the show when I have nothing left to promote.”
Business Advice and RHOA Cast Members
When asked if she’s given business advice to other RHOA cast members, Kandi answered in the affirmative. While some cast members do ask, there are others who seem a bit proud; “I’ve given advice to some of the ladies but others act like they don’t want to ask.”
Getting Started in the Adult Toy Industry
Being an intelligent business woman, Kandi asked female sexual health expert, Dr. Laura Berman how she got her start in the sex toy industry and moved on from that point.
Listen below to hear exclusive MSDTV audio. Kandi discusses her friendship with RHOA cast members including NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks and Kim Zolciak. Also, find out if there will be an Xscape reunion anytime soon.
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Kandi Burruss is the perfect example of when “keeping it real” goes right. She’s thoroughly focused on people and projects that will enrich her life post-RHOA. MSDTV will be following Kandi for a long time to come … so stay tuned for more.
Image courtesy of Kandi Burruss