11 Photos of NeNe Leakes’s Impressive Weight Loss Transformation
NeNe Leakes stunned us when she shared a photo of herself wearing a skimpy bikini earlier this month, so we thought now was as good a time as any to take a closer look at her weight loss journey.
Though she was never that heavy, it’s clear the mother of two was sporting a much fuller frame when Real Housewives of Atlanta first premiered on Bravo in 2008.
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Over time, the now 48-year-old grandma put on muscle, dropped some extra pounds, and made a habit of wearing designer outfits that flattered her figure.
Scroll down to take a trip down memory lane, and behold the fabulous, shrinking NeNe!
NeNe Leakes in July 2008
At a press tour for the first season of RHoA, our girl was sporting a much fuller figure as she sat beside former co-stars Lisa Wu and DeShawn Snow.
NeNe Leakes in May 2009
By the following year, NeNe was beginning to dress for her body type, donning a more flattering red and white wrap dress to a concert in Atlanta.
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NeNe Leakes in November 2009
Later that year, the reality TV personality showed off her skinny legs when she opted to wear an all-black ensemble to the 2009 Soul Train Awards.
NeNe Leakes in October 2010
At a party in New York City in 2010, the 5”10 mama rocked a classic LBD and mastered the art of the skinny arm, accentuating her slimming frame.
NeNe Leakes in April 2012
Now a Bravolebrity in her own right, NeNe jumped on the bodycon wagon and wore a form-fitting red dress to the 2012 Bravo Upfronts.
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NeNe Leakes in January 2013
For an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the then 45-year-old made sure her toned legs were on display for all the world to see.
NeNe Leakes in June 2014
NeNe really stepped out of her comfort zone when she took on the role of “Mistress of Sensuality” in Cirque Du Soleil's Zumanity in 2014. Just look at that revealing outfit!
NeNe Leakes in February 2015
At Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief Charity Fashion Show in 2015, the RHoA star walked and worked the runway in a glamorous black gown.
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NeNe Leakes in April 2016
By 2016, the glamma was stylish and confident enough to rock army green separates to an NBCU press day. She’s even perfected her red carpet pose.
NeNe Leakes at the WHCD in April 2016
Later that month, the Glee actress slayed on the red carpet for the 102nd Annual White House Correspondents Dinner, wearing a slimming and sexy black lace frock.
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NeNe Leakes in May 2016
Proving she can go casual too, NeNe showed off her bikini body during a break from her nation-wide comedy tour. Calling herself a “funny eater,” the RHoA vet tells E! News she credits small portion sizes for her shrinking waistline.
Keep up the good work, NeNe. You look fab!