NeNe Leakes turned an insult into a money-making opportunity by selling t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring her mugshots from an arrest in the early 1990s. The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star was inspired to wear her mugshots on a shirt after co-star Sheree Whitfield mentioned her old arrest for boosting clothes from a shopping mall.
"Growing up without my mother or father i experienced many growing pains but without them, i could not be who i am or have accomplished the things that i have today," NeNe wrote in an Instagram post showing her proudly wearing a black shirt featuring her mugshots. "Your past does NOT determine your future," she added.
She added: "i hope that i can inspire anybody to embrace and not be ashamed of what your past has made you become today! Thank you all so much for the love i received."
"From MUGSHOTS to MILLIONS," she wrote in another Instagram post on Tuesday.
The shirts are available in NeNe's Swagg Boutique on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, GA and online at swaggboutiqueonline.com.