Did Another Housewife Strip?

Kim Zolciak denies the rumor, but sources say she was once known as 'Barbi'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2009 9:43 AM CDT
Kim Zolciak arrives at the NBC, Universal Pictures and Focus Features' after party for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Perhaps the Real Housewives of Atlanta should be renamed the Real Former Strippers of Atlanta. Yet another member of the entourage—Nene Leakes was the first to admit it—is rumored to have taken part in the esteemed profession. This time it’s Kim Zolciak who supposedly made “a lot of money” working the Cheetah Club under the stage name “Barbi,” a source tells Fox News.

“She didn’t do it for long”—about three months—“but was very popular among the crowd,” the source says. Zolciak’s rep confirms she worked there “as a cocktail waitress,” but Zolciak herself begs to differ: “I’ve never stripped,” she says, calling her—former—rep “a loose cannon spreading lies. I am not affiliated with him whatsoever.”