After the former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant announced weeks ago that she would not be featured on the Bravo reality series’ 13th season, which began production recently in Georgia, Eva appeared on her ex-co-star Kandi Burruss‘s YouTube series, “Speak on It,” and discussed the possibility of returning to the show while also explaining what would be the deciding factor for such a thing.
“If they came back to you and were like Eva, we really want you to come back. We need you. We want you to come back, would you even consider it?” Kandi asked Eva on her show, according to a report from KISS 95.1 on July 29.
“Are they gonna change the show?” Eva asked in response.
“The show is what it is,” Kandi explained.
According to Eva, she wouldn’t consider returning to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” because she believes the series isn’t focused on the right things.
“Kandi, you’re gonna make me tear up. Because of you, because of Cynthia. You guys have been such a proper representation of Black women on TV,” Eva explained, adding, “We don’t have that.”
Continuing on about the direction of reality television, Eva suggested that “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” producers hunt for “the buffoonery” and focus on people who are “going to flip over the table or who’s going to act crazy.”
“Or who’s going to bring up someone’s slanderous f*cked up past. That’s what this show is for us and the idea that you can sign up knowing that’s what it is,” Eva explained.
“There’s only one you and there’s only one Cynthia. I can’t be Cynthia. I can only be me,” Eva continued, adding that producers “won’t let me be.”
While there were rumors of a potential firing around the time Eva confirmed her exit from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” she told Kandi she was not let go from the show.
“It’s not about them wanting me. I was never not asked to come back. No one ever said we don’t want you. But it’s not going to change the show… I don’t feel like it’s [positive images] highlighted properly on the show,” she shared.
Eva also noted during her interview with Kandi that when it comes to her brand, she doesn’t believe “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has impacted her business in a positive way.
“Some people have come into fame from the show. I already have a brand and it’s detrimental to my brand,” Eva said. “I feel like I’m playing a game with people and some are playing chess and some are playing checkers.”
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 13 is expected to air on Bravo sometime late this year or early next year.