“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” newcomer Claudia Jordan compared her corns to cast mate NeNe Leakes’ personality on Monday’s “The Dr. Oz show.” However according to the beauty queen, her embarrassing condition isn’t nearly as “obnoxious” as the boisterous Leakes.
Corns got you down? Apparently the glamorous life of fashion, style and stilettos have made way for Claudia Jordan’s unsightly foot condition. The 41-year-old former Miss Rhode Island USA (1997) appeared on Monday’s “The Dr. Oz Show” to dish on her new stint with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and complain about her corns. Comparing the minor ailment to RHOA costar, “My corns are extremely annoying, but they are nowhere near as obnoxious as Nene Leakes,” stated Jordan.
Fans of Bravo’s reality series are well aware of the tension between the radio personality and the actress that heated up in Puerto Rico. Claudia explained to Dr. Oz she was shocked by NeNe Leakes’ behavior towards her upon her RHOA arrival. As viewers understand, a small percentage of reality TV is actually “real” and Jordan hinted NeNe plays up the drama for the camera.
You know we worked together before… so I didn’t think it was an issue. When I got there (Atlanta) I was kind of surprised that she was acting like that, but I know people put out for TV. They’re there to get their moment.
Dr. Oz capitalized on the Claudia Jordan/NeNe Leakes drama with a sheet of “corn cover-up” stickers enhanced with NeNe’s face. Ouch for NeNe, but Jordan doesn’t suffer foot pain from the corns, they are just unattractive.
Claudia Jordan has become a sort of “corn” poster woman with fans sending the RHOA star photos of their feet, thanking her for the courage to be open and honest about the foot condition. She attributes the start of her corns to her years as a sprinter, wearing “track spikes that were like a size too small, because I felt like I gripped the track better.” Shortly after she became a model for “Deal or No Deal,” and told Dr. Oz she would spend “19-hour days in heels and a lot of times they would be brand-new shoes.”
Prior to relocating to Georgia for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Claudia Jordan lived in New York where she would wear “flat shoes” and rarely sported heels. This gave her feet a rest, however dressing for reality TV isn’t as glamorous as one would think. The RHOA star confessed, “In Atlanta, we have to be glam all the time, so back into the high heels I’m wearing,” and a return to the unappealing corns.