Kenya Summer Moore (born January 24, 1971 ) is an American actress, model, author, television personality, producer and former Miss USA. She participated in the 1993 Miss Michigan USA pageant and won the Miss USA 1993 title while later finishing in the top six of the Miss Universe 1993 pageant. Moore was the second African-American and Detroit native to be crowned Miss USA (following Carole Gist who won the title in 1990). She currently stars as one of six members in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta since its fifth season premiere on November 4, 2012. Additionally, she founded the Kenya Moore Foundation, a charity which awards scholarships to underprivileged girls from her high school alma mater.