Who is Kenya Moore and what is her net worth 2018? Kenya Moore is an actress who is currently appearing in the show ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ on Bravo TV. She is also a model, television personality, entrepreneur, author, and producer. She was previously a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice 7. She rose to prominence after winning the Miss USA contest in 1993. She has also appeared in various films like Waiting to Exhale, Deliver Us from Eva, Senseless, I Know Who Killed Me, and Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Moore has also appeared in other TV shows like Living Single, Smart Guy, The Steve Harvey Show, Girlfriends, and Men, Women & Dogs.
Kenya Summer Moore was born on January 24, 1971, in Detroit Michigan. She was born to parents Ronald Grant and Patricia Moore. Both her parents were teenagers at the time of her birth and she was abandoned by her mother after she was born. She was raised by her aunt and her paternal grandmother. She went to Class Technical High School and completed her graduation in 1989.
She then went to Wayne State University and earned her degree with a major in psychology and also minor in communication. At the age of 14, Moore started doing modelling. She became the cover girl of Ebony Man magazine in 1992. She was also a model for the cosmetic line Ebony Fashion Fair. In 1993, she entered the Miss Michigan pageant and won it. She then went to Miss USA and won it and became the only second African American woman to win it. Later that year, she represented the USA in the Miss Universe 1993 contest held in Mexico City, Mexico. She entered till the top 6 and the pageant was won by Miss Puerto Rico.
In June 2017, Kenya Moore got married with her businessman boyfriend Marc Daly. Their wedding was held in St. Lucia. Her mother has never called her by her name and always pretends that she never existed.
Post pageantry, Kenya Moore started appearing in a number of TV programs like Homeboys in Outer Space, The Parent ‘Hood, Martin, The Steve Harvey Show, Meet The Browns, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Video Soul Living Single. She then went on to appear in various music videos like “Temptations” by Tupac, “Money Ain’t a Thang” by Jermaine Derpy, “Street Dreams” by Nas, and “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone” by Shai. In 2007, she released her book entitled ‘Game, Get Some!’
She has appeared in a number of films post her Miss USA feat. In 1999, she appeared on ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’. In 2008, she launched her own production company called Moore Vision Media. She has directed and produced various projects. In 2012, she became a cast of the reality television series ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’. A year later, she released a DVD on workout called ‘Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp’. In 2015, she became a cast of The Celebrity Apprentice.
One of the biggest accomplishments of Kenya Moore is by winning the Miss USA 1993 contest. She also placed at 4th place in the Miss Universe 1993 pageant which was won by Dayanara Torres.
Kenya Moore Net Worth
Kenya Moore found considerable success after winning Miss USA 1993 pageant. She has appeared in various TV shows and has also appeared on the cover of magazines like Essence, Ebony, Glamour, and Seventeen. Kenya Moore’s net worth is an estimated $2 million. Part of this wealth also comes from her production company and also by releasing her fitness DVD. She is the producer and director of the movie ‘Trapped: Haitian Nights’. In 2010, she produced ‘The Confidant’ from Moore Vision Media. She placed at #7 on the Celebrity Apprentice and is the main cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. In 2015, Moore was seen in The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Kenya Moore was born when her mother was 16 years old. She was abandoned by her mother and has never spoken to her. Moore was determined to be a model since a young age and appeared in magazine covers and other modelling assignments when she was 14. Her grandmother Doris is her main inspiration.