Kandi Burruss: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘My Favorite Housewife From Another Franchise Is Erika Jayne’)

Kandi Burruss: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me
Kandi Burruss Sara Jaye Weiss/Shutterstock

Kandi Burruss opened up to Us Weekly exclusively about 25 things you might not know about her — including how it’s harder being in a girl group than being on reality TV, her favorite song to sing live and her favorite cuisine. Read on to learn more about the Real Housewives of Atlanta star.

1. I love Italian food. Baked spaghetti is really good. I make that for the family.

2. I never had a job outside of the entertainment business. My stepfather only wanted me to focus on school.

3. The best thing about Atlanta is it’s the top place for African-Americans to be successful entrepreneurs.

4. I have a ridiculous amount of cars right now — eight cars. I’m trying to get rid of some of them.

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5. The strangest place I’ve ever performed was at a swap meet.

6. The most popular toy from my Bedroom Kandi line is the Kandi Kisses lipstick vibrator. It can sit on a table and nobody would have any clue what it was.

7. My must-have beauty product is concealer. Sometimes I have some dark circles!

8. In high school, I was in the performing arts program. I was pretty chill, but I was popular.

9. I recently listened to my first album, Hey Kandi. I hadn’t listened to it in years. It was great.

10. I won Most Talented in the yearbook my senior year.

11. I still went to school whenever I wasn’t on tour [with Xscape]. My history teacher would make the class watch our TV performances.

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12. My celebrity girl crush is Teyana Taylor. That body!

13. There was an actual guy who inspired TLC’s “No Scrubs,” [which I cowrote]. He ended up doing well in life.

Kandi Burruss: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me
Todd Tucker and Kandi Burruss on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ Annette Brown/Bravo

14. My husband, Todd [Tucker], always goes above and beyond for special occasions. He never drops the ball on stuff like that.

15. I’m super proud of my daughter, Riley, 17 [with ex Russell Spencer]. She just sent in her college application to her dream school. I’m praying that it all goes well.

16. My favorite Housewife from another franchise is Erika Jayne [from RHOBH].

17. The line most RHOA fans say to me on the street is, “Who said that?”

18. It’s harder being in a girl group than being a Housewife. I actually care what the girls have to say about me.

19. My favorite song to sing live is “Fly Above.” It hypes people up.

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20. I like to gamble.

21. My favorite splurge was a hardtop Lexus convertible. I remember driving and being like, “Oh, this is it.”

22. My brother died when I was 15. I’ve always [considered] him my guardian angel.

23. I want to learn some pole-dancing skills!

24. The best thing I took away from Celebrity Big Brother was my friendship with Tamar Braxton.

25. I’m double-jointed. It freaks people out!

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