In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, we’re taking a trip down memory lane.
Does this beauty queen look familiar to you?
She’s none other than Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, born Linnethia Monique Johnson. Dressed in a pretty red dress and holding two trophies, she’s always been a winner even before the TV cameras.
Leakes’ health made headlines earlier this week. The outspoken star was hospitalized for blood clots in her lung. She wrote a personal message on her website thanking her doctors and nurses during this ordeal.
“I’m thankful to be alive as the doctor advised me that most people don’t recognize the symptoms of blood clots and don’t go to the doctor and that’s when the problems start happening,” she wrote. “I’m blessed to be home with my wonderful husband and family.”