What is Ms Juicy's net worth? Meet the ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ star who has ‘zero tolerance for bulls**t’
Ms Juicy Baby aka Shirlene King Pearson is the breakout star of 'Little Women: Atlanta'. The 49-year-old started out on Season 1 with recurring appearances but was promoted to a permanent cast member starting Season 2.
The Lifetime show chronicles the journey of Ms Juicy as well as other castmates comprised of little women living in Atlanta and hustling to make it big in the club scene. Born on January 5, 1972, in Corsicana, Texas, she is popular in the radio industry, especially for being a long-time contributor to the Rickey Smiley Morning Show since 2008.
Ms Juicy truly has emerged as one of the most popular and loved cast members of the group, and here we list down interesting facts about her that we bet not many know.
Ms Juicy: Early years
Ms Juicy grew up in a town outside Dallas. An out and out Southern girl, she loves cooking and eating soul food especially enchiladas. She had a loving family and her parents raised her to navigate all the obstacles head-on and to turn disability into lemonade. Her mother was her biggest motivator and kept her spirits up with pep talks.
"Don't let nobody tell you [that] you can't do it," her mom used to tell her. "Let that be a stepping stone, not a tumbling block—even if you don't want to do it, do it anyway to prove them wrong," Juicy recalled her mother as saying. Juicy grew up attending a Baptist church where she often volunteered to teach the Bible to young kids. She did break the rules like other kids but remained focused on her studies.
Juicy studied journalism and spent her summers working at the local newspaper for which she also doubled up as a photographer, mostly chronicling the lives of athletes via her camera. Reportedly, she attended Navarro Jr College before graduating from DeVry Institute of Technology with a degree in computer information.
How did Ms Juicy enter the world of showbiz?
Incredibly confident even while young, she was once told that she could never drive a bus and just to prove the person wrong, she decided to become a local bus driver. She took an exam, passed with a great score and even worked as one.
Juicy's career took off after a night out in Dallas where a chance interaction with Shelly Garrett aka "the Godfather of Urban Theater" provided her a stepping stone into the limelight. Garrett produces and writes traveling plays about Black lives in contemporary America and the likes of Tyler Perry have credited him as one of their chief inspirations. Garrett was the one who spoke to Juicy.
According to her, he was told that she "meets no stranger" by the club owner and that's what egged Garrett on to initiate a conversation. The same night, Juicy was offered to play lead on the touring revival of 'Beauty Shop' which she accepted. Audiences lapped her up and Garrett signed her to star in six more productions.
Queen of Atlanta
Ms Juicy acts as the mother figure to the younger cast members on the Lifetime network's show. In the first season, she was seen doing the most even while she was just scheduled to make fleeting appearances.
In the very first episode, she bragged about knowing big rappers as well as upcoming ones on the block. She later went ahead to host a twerking contest and in one of the episodes crashed the birthday party of her enemy (later turned into her frenemy), the late Ms Minnie, who was celebrating with the rest of the cast and her best friend Monie.
Everyone was shocked to see her arrive and Monie instantly took offense after which Ms Juicy reminded her that "I'm the queen of Atlanta, boo!" Monie was not having it and went ahead to empty a drink on her face and Juicy hurls her glass too.
"The reason I'm the queen of Atlanta is that I'm real," Juicy explained. "I'm the queen of any city that I go to. You can try to duplicate me, but I can't be duplicated because I got my shit all together. I'm well put together: body, mind, and soul."
Ms Juicy has no time for BS
Juicy has made a couple of inflammatory statements in the series, most of them against Minnie. She accused her of lying about dating an Atlanta rapper Pastor Troy. "When you're trying to make someone believe something, you can't be messy," she said. After the first season ended, Minnie revealed Troy impregnated her, and who in turn asked for a DNA test, and Juicy did what she does best. She continued accusing Minnie of using Troy's name to try and increase her relevancy in Atlanta. "I understand that everyone wants to be in my position and be like me, but I didn't lie to get here," Juicy said according to a Vice report. "You gonna taint your image because I'm gonna tell the truth."
She also made it very clear that she was not looking to incite drama after this whole thing blew up as a controversy. "I think people misunderstand the fact that I'm gonna tell it like it is," Juicy told the outlet. "They think it's being messy, but no—it's just me telling the truth. I have zero tolerance for BS."
Ms Juicy's style
Juicy's style is peculiar. You could see her from afar and know it's her. She wears colorful clothes that are bigger than her frame and her hair is a flaming burgundy. Juicy says she loves her clothes to look "jazzy and cute at the same time, never slouchy." She truly believes, "Once you meet me, you can't forget me," and honestly we cannot agree more.
When Ms Juicy became the face of the biggest meme of the past decade
how can i make a whole ass spongebob meme but not know how to correctly space the quen blackwell and ms. juicy meme (in conclusion , pleathe help) pic.twitter.com/jLchiDoYA3— kelsie 💯 (@SAKURAM1KU) June 7, 2019
Juicy loves being huddled up, all cozy under her blanket while she's not at hanging out at the club making connections. No one could have thought that a picture of her watching TV from the comfort of her bed would go viral and become one of the biggest memes to come out of the decade gone by.
The photo placed adjacent to the photo of internet sensation Quen Blackwell from a 2018 video of her screaming and crying to release the pent-up tension is one of the most used memes explaining personal crises and mental breakdowns by people on the Internet.
What is Ms Juicy's net worth?
Did you know Ms Juicy has been working since she was 10? A member of Radio Host, she has racked up quite a fortune for herself over the years and even had a role in Fred Hammond's 'Christmas...Who Needs It'.
'Little Women: Atlanta' Season 6 will premiere on January 29, 2021, only on Lifetime Network.