NeNe Leakes’s Height and Shoe Size: How Tall Without Heels?

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NeNe Leakes, the American TV personality and actress known for her roles in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Glee, stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 10 ½ inches (179.1 cm). She has said her height sets her apart and allows her to embrace her unique style.

NeNe Leakes’ height of 5 feet 10 ½ inches (179.1 cm) is significantly above the average height for American women, around 5 feet 4 inches (162.6 cm).

NeNe Leakes attends E!, ELLE & IMG Fashion Week Kick-OffNeNe Leakes attends E!, ELLE & IMG Fashion Week Kick-Off on February 8, 2017, in New York City (Credit: Patricia Schlein / WENN)

“I really want to lose 20 pounds,” she told HollywoodLife in 2019. “I’m very tall. I’m almost 5’11 and I can carry my weight a lot different than somebody who’s shorter than me, so me losing 12 pounds makes me feel like I’ve lost like, 5.”

“I’ve always been the girl who’s been a size 10, and then when I got bigger I was a 12 — Whatever,” NeNe added.

“I don’t ever remember being an 8. I would love to be an 8. Some people are like, ‘Oh, you’re too tall to be an 8!’ My birthday is December 13th. Every year around my birthday, I always want to be something! I want to be thin or smaller.”

NeNe Leakes wears a US shoe size of 11, roughly equivalent to a size 9 in the UK, size 42 in the European system, size 28 in the Japanese system, and size 11 in the Australian system.

Born on December 13, 1967, as Linnethia Monique Leakes (formerly Johnson), she has a diverse career that includes television, acting, presenting, business ventures, writing, and fashion design.

NeNe Leakes shows off her size 11 (US) feet in black ankle-strap sandalsNeNe Leakes shows off her size 11 (US) feet in black ankle-strap sandals (Credit: Patricia Schlein / WENN)

NeNe gained fame as a breakout star on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and is considered one of the most iconic personalities in the Real Housewives franchise and reality television.

Hailing from Queens, New York, and raised in Athens, Georgia, she’s also recognized for her recurring role as Roz Washington in the TV series “Glee.”

NeNe Leakes was a regular on the sitcom “The New Normal” and participated in shows like “The Celebrity Apprentice” and “Dancing with the Stars.” She even made her Broadway debut in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” in 2014 and starred as Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago” in 2015.

NeNe Leakes stood tall at 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm) as she graced the 2022 BET Awards in a navy blue dress paired with fringe sandalsNeNe Leakes stood tall at 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm) as she graced the 2022 BET Awards in a navy blue dress paired with fringe sandals, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on June 26, 2022 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

Beyond her acting and reality TV appearances, Leakes ventured into the fashion world with a clothing line on Home Shopping Network.

They later opened SWAGG boutiques in various cities across the country. She also served as a regular panelist on ABC’s revival of the 1950s game show “To Tell the Truth.” NeNe Leakes has left a lasting mark on both television and pop culture.

NeNe Leakes Dazzles in Daring Lanvin Gown and Statement Sandals at PaleyFest

In March 2013, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes wore a daring Lanvin gown at Paleyfest Panel 2013 honoring her series, The New Normal.

Nene Leakes is widely recognized for her roles in hit shows such as "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Glee"NeNe Leakes is widely recognized for her roles in hit shows such as “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Glee” (Credit: Ai-Wire / FayesVision / WENN)

Her Lanvin dress features a gaping hole at the bust, which exposed her black bra and thigh-high slit. While I’m not a fan of the gown, printed with Lanvin all over, at least it revealed her sandals.

Nene Leakes made quite the statement in a daring Lanvin gown at the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for her show 'The New Normal'NeNe Leakes made quite the statement in a daring Lanvin gown at the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for her show ‘The New Normal’ at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on March 6, 2013 (Credit: Ai-Wire / FayesVision / WENN)

I love the very feminine pink sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti, but they did not complement her dress.

Standing tall at an impressive 5 feet 10 ½ inches (179.1 cm), Nene Leakes embraces her unique height, considering it an integral part of her distinctive styleStanding tall at an impressive 5 feet 10 ½ inches (179.1 cm), NeNe Leakes embraces her unique height, considering it an integral part of her distinctive style (Credit: Ai-Wire / FayesVision / WENN)

Admittedly, they gave a pop of color to her neutral ensemble.

Nene Leakes' choice of Giuseppe Zanotti pink sandals added a pop of color to her ensembleNeNe Leakes’ choice of Giuseppe Zanotti pink sandals added a pop of color to her ensemble (Credit: Ai-Wire / FayesVision / WENN)

However, NeNe could have found plenty of shoes that looked nicer with the dress. Do you agree?

Nene Leakes shows off her feet in Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2013 cross-strap sandalsNeNe Leakes shows off her feet in Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2013 cross-strap sandals (Credit: Ai-Wire / FayesVision / WENN)

Let’s talk about the sandals now, though commenting on her pedicure is tempting.

The sandals are from the Spring 2013 collection of Giuseppe Zanotti. They feature luscious suede straps — a strap across the toe and a crisscross strap at the ankle with buckle fastening. While they already look dainty, the sculpted mirror heel adds edge and a modern look to these shoes.

Pink Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Strap Sandals

Pink Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Strap Sandals

Pink Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Strap SandalsPink Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Strap Sandals, $650

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