Cynthia Denise Bailey is an American model, reality television personality, and actress. Born and raised in Alabama, she moved to New York City at the age of 18 to pursue a modeling career. There, she signed a five-year contract with Wilhelmina Models, and subsequently appeared as a model in various magazines and advertising campaigns. She worked as a runway model in Paris and Milan. Bailey has acted in films, including Without You I'm Nothing and For Love or Money, and on television programs, such as The Cosby Show. She joined the reality television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2010. She married Peter Thomas in 2010, and their divorce was finalized in 2017. Her relationship with sportscaster Mike Hill was showcased on Real Housewives of Atlanta from 2018 until she left the series in 2021.