Who is Big Poppa on Real Housewives of Atlanta? Lee Najjar and Kim Zolciak must be shaking their heads if Big Poppa’s identity is still unknown to some Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers.
If you are asking now in fall 2009 who is Big Poppa on Real Housewives of Atlanta, then you haven’t been reading your LALATE – considering this was all covered in fall 2008!
While never appearing on camera, Big Poppa or Papa as LALATE first exclusively reported on in 2008 was the core factor that drove viewer curiosity in season 1.
For Big Papa, Kim knew exactly how to milk it. LALATE broke exclusively first online that chatter bugs claimed Big Papa was Lee Najjar, owner of a local real estate company, Jared Najjar’s father. (At the time, other websites were wrongly identifying Big Papa as Quincy Jones.) Jared Najjar is CEO of Archangel which is an amazing jewelry line for Brody Jenner. Later in Atlanta’s season, Kim said she admitted seeing online a correct identification of Big Papa, said he was not African American, and finally confessed her split with the man.
In recent Real Housewives entries, Bravo has used similar Big Papa gimmicks. The most recent has been Cop without a Badge.
In Real Housewives of New Jersey, from episode one the net went crazy amid reports that Danielle Staub aka Beverly Merrill had a mugshot. Where was it? Just like who is Big Papa, the question offered was Who is Beverly Merrill? The mugshot was in a book out of print called Cop without a Badge. Press went crazy. Finally New York reporters found the book in a local library and ran the mug. The storyline of Danielle versus Beverly entered episode 1 and stayed all season long.
Tonight, Kim Z is back on RHA talking about how in love she is with Big Papa. But does Kim perceive reality a bit … strangely?
In a recent interview, Kim Zolciak compared herself to Britney Spears. Kim Zolciak said because of her fame that she can relate to Britney Spears.
Kim Zolciak and Britney Spears?
“I feel bad for Britney Spears …. I kind of sympathize with her because I take a lot of that heat myself.”
And the Kim and ….. Michael Jackson! Cue this one:
“I understand the fame. My life changed in such a short period of time, I can’t imagine what [Michael Jackson] … dealt with. Sometimes, emotionally, it’s taken its toll on me, never mind him who is far bigger worldwide.”
Just a tad bigger. And if you don’t see the connection between Kim Zolciak and Britney Spears, don’t worry. Kim says she doesn’t care what you think of her so long as you mention her.
“It’s like, really? Thank you for that comment. At least you’re putting my name out there.”
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