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

(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.”

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.
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)
Cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show arrive for the taping of BET Hip-Hop Awards 08 at the Atlanta Civic Center on Sarturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Atlanta.
Cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show arrive for the taping of BET Hip-Hop Awards 08 at the Atlanta Civic Center on Sarturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' attend the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' attend the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.   (Getty Images)
This undated file photo released by NBC shows, from left-right, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield, NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow and Kim Zolciak, the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
This undated file photo released by NBC shows, from left-right, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield, NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow and Kim Zolciak, the cast of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."   (AP Photo/NBC,File)
TV personality Kim Zolciak  attends 2009 VH1 Divas at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York City.
TV personality Kim Zolciak attends 2009 VH1 Divas at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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