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Phaedra Parks before “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

Before Phaedra Parks was a boisterous baby bump toting housewife [as pictured above], she was a successful attorney with a plethora of celebrity clientele. Parks represented the likes of Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bobby Brown and Jermaine Dupri.

Before her professional career, however, Phaedra was an Athens, Georgia raised peach who busied herself cheerleading in high school.

This Wesleyan College, University of Georgia School of Law grad wed her husband, Apollo Nida, in 2009 and is now enjoying the success of her Phine Body fitness tape.

Check out early photos of Phaedra Parks before her Real Housewives of Atlanta makeover below. –danielle canada