A Rising Star becomes a Real Housewife

Phaedra C. Parks has been on the Georgia Rising Stars list since 2005, and was featured in a cover story in 2007, but now is about to get really famous: she will be on the next season of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta, premiering October 4th.

Parks, a former beauty pageant contestant and commentator for NBC and FOX News, has never shied away from new roles.

"Sometimes I'm an accountant, psychiatrist, counselor, friend, voyeur, doctor," Parks told Super Lawyers of her entertainment law career, which has included representing Bobby Brown. "I've wrapped bloody wounds."

Hopefully it won't come to that, but it should be fun to watch.