Before the news of her dismissal from The Real Housewives of Atlanta came to surface, Phaedra Parks admitted that she would love to return for season 10 of the Bravo series. The attorney came under fire during the season nine reunion show for confessing to telling Porsha Williams that that Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Williams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton one night in order to take advantage of them sexually. Despite the strained relationships on RHOA resulting from Parks' actions, she would still want to be part of the show if given the chance.
"I would love to continue," Parks told People
. "Obviously the show documents your journey, and every journey has its ups and downs."
"It's not always accurate, of course," she added. "But for the moments that they capture something that's real -- like being a mom, helping someone out, having a very sensitive moment on television that turns into something beautiful -- that's the legacy that counts when it comes to reality TV. The moments that change people's lives."
But even before the final chapter of the reunion show aired, Parks seemed to know what's coming for her.
"What's meant to happen will happen," Parks said. "They say you're set up to step up for the next thing, right? I know that I'm fortunate. I know that good things happen to me because I have my feet on frugal ground. I can't regret anything, but I know it was destined to happen."
And now that the cat is out of the bag, Parks is bracing herself for the onslaught of drama-- especially on social media, where her co-stars and RHOA viewers have been brutally ripping her apart. But the reality star doesn't seem too rattled mostly because she takes pride in having a good support system.
"I've had great friends since I was a little girl, I'm very close with my parents and I'm constantly bringing people into my circle who believe my vision and support my vision and who I believe are positive people," she said. "I have a great sense of faith and I have a great sense of humor."
If season nine is really in fact Parks' last season, the attorney says she's grateful for the opportunity to show the world what ambitious women are capable of.
"I really want to show that you can be well-educated, you can be a professional and you can solve conflicts without being ratchet," she said. "You can be a lady, you can have dignity in your dealings -- whether it be personal or professional. I think sometimes as black women, we're stereotyped in categories of being overly sexualized, of being the aggressive black woman and of being this ratchet sort of character that doesn't know how to behave herself."
Do you think Parks should be given another chance on RHOA? Will you miss her?
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