Anna Wintour gives NeNe Leakes her seal of approval as Real Housewife is snapped for latest issue of Vogue
19:04 GMT, 21 September 2012
Anna Wintour has apparently given NeNe Leakes her seal of approval, granting her a spot in the October edition of Vogue.
The 44-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star was photographed alongside fellow cast members from The New Normal – a sitcom based on Glee creator Ryan Murphy's life.
Also in the shot were actors Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood and Ellen Barkin.
Strike a pose: NeNe Leakes (far right) with fellow The New Normal cast members (from left) Justin Bartha (David), Andrew Rannells (Bryan), Georgia King (Goldie), Bebe Wood (Shania) and Ellen Barkin (Jane)
The cast was snapped for Vogue by Norman
Jean Roy, and Ms Leakes was appropriately clad in designer garb of a
Stella McCartney dress and Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels.
In Ryan Murphy's new comedy
series, which airs on Tuesdays at 9.30pm on NBC, Ms Leakes plays Rocky, the
self-described 'half-giraffe, half-drag queen' assistant to one half of
the show's gay parents-to-be.
Seal of approval: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour would have approved every page in the magazine
She landed the role after receiving positive reviews as Coach Roz Washington over on the set of Glee.
It is the first TV show to have
two gay male leads and follows their experiences as they prepare to
become parents with the help of a surrogate.
The plot mirrors the life of Mr Murphy himself, who reveals in the accompanying article that he and husband David Miller are 'exploring surrogacy' themselves.
Since finding fame on the small
screen, Georgia-based NeNe Leakes has been attempting to carve a
name for herself in the fashion world.
In June it was announced that she will be launching a clothing collection after signing a deal with the global licensing company Beanstalk.
It is said that the line will be affordable, with pieces 'designed to empower women to walk into a room and “own it” – like NeNe herself.'
The one-time Celebrity Apprentice contestant also designed a $40 pair of
black ankle boots with gold platform heels for ShoeDazzle this spring as part of its
Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity.
In Vogue: The feature on The New Normal appears in the October issue
Denise Richards, Perez Hilton and Carmen
Electra also made contributions as part of the campaign.
Some of her favourite dress designers include Emilio Pucci, Celine and Herve Leger, while on the footwear front she has stepped out in towering heels by the likes of Christian Louboutin and Giuseppe Zanotti.
Sharing the news of her Vogue appearance with friends and fans, mother-of-two Ms Leakes Tweeted: 'Check me out n the October issue of Vogue wit my “New Normal” cast! That's my girl @EllenBarkin did I say Vogue'
In 2010 she revealed that she had plastic surgery so she could achieve a size 8 to 10 figure. She has since been snapped in a range of figure-flattering designs that aim at accentuating her curves.
She previously told People magazine:'I didn’t want to change my looks. I wanted to look like the black woman I am, only a better version.'
Vogue's October issue, available on newsstands nationwide from September 24.