August 29, 1985 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Reality television personality|
|Known for||Bad Girls Club, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, Celebrity Fit Club, Tanisha Gets Married , Marriage Boot Camp|
|Spouse(s)||Clive Muir (m. 2011-2014)|
Tanisha Thomas (born August 28, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American reality television participant. She is mostly known for her appearance in the second season of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club. She was the host of the spin off dating game show Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too starting with the second season, and the reunion host for Bad Girls Club seasons after the eighth. In 2010, Thomas competed with other celebrities on the VH1 competition show Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp 2. A year later, SallyAnn Salsano held a press conference with Thomas to greenlight her own show. Salsano had wanted to produce the show, which would be about Thomas' journey as a bride and her planning the wedding with her fiancee Clive Muir who was very unsure about being on the show. Thomas would later accept the deal and the show was later named Tanisha Gets Married. It premiered on Oxygen on May 7, 2012.
Bad Girls Club
In 2007, Tanisha Thomas sent in a casting tape to the casting directors of the Bad Girls Club, an American reality television series. Thomas was chosen to be one of the seven "bad girls," and filming took place in Los Angeles, California from September to November 2007. During the season, Thomas was quickly favored among fans of the show and her catchphrase "pop-off!" became her signature saying. Thomas also formed the clique "the hyena sisters" with Hanna Thompson and Neveen Ismail. The "party girls" clique—consisting of Jennavecia Russo, Sarah "Cordelia" Carlise, Melissa "Lyric" Greene and Darlen Escobar—was the hyena sisters' enemy in the house.
In January 2011, Oxygen released OxygenLive!, an online talk show hosted by Thomas. It was broadcast after season six debuted on Oxygen, and focused on the cast of season six, occasionally bringing in "bad girls" from earlier seasons. Thomas asked the girls several questions to prompt rumors and confessions. Oxygen had renewed the dating game show Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too with Thomas as the host for the second season. The third season aired on December 5, 2011. Both Koether and Steinfeldt were contestants on season six of Bad Girls Club; Jai was a contestant on season seven.
In 2011, SallyAnn Salsano wanted to film Thomas' wedding and her planning of it with her fiancee. Salsano and Joel Zimmer held a press conference to talk to Thomas about a possible television documentary based on her wedding planning. It follows Thomas and her finance, Clive Muir, as they prepare their wedding day. Thomas gave the okay and filming began shortly thereafter. It was later called Tanisha Gets Married and consisted of seven one-hour episodes airing on Mondays on Oxygen. Tanisha Gets Married premiered on Monday, May 7, 2012, after part two of season eight's reunion special. The show debuted with 1,073,000 viewers, becoming Oxygen's best ever freshman docu-series premiere, according to TV by the Numbers. Compared with Oxygen's time slots in April 2012, Tanisha Gets Married was a 96% increase in all Oxygen's key demos. According to SocialGuide, Tanisha Gets Married ranked number four on the most social series amongst all cable series.
Thomas was chosen by producers to host the two-part reunion special for Bad Girls Club season eight. She continued to host the reunions for recent seasons of Bad Girls Club and spinoff Bad Girls All-Star Battle.
In July 2014, Thomas announced via her Instagram account that she was "invited" to join the cast of and will likely be appearing on season 3 of Netflix's original series, Orange Is The New Black set to premiere in June 2015.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
In August 2008, Thomas was sued by an anonymous person who claimed that Thomas bashed his face with a beer mug during an altercation at a Hollywood, California nightclub in November 2007. The scene was recorded during Thomas's time on her season of the Bad Girls Club. After the fight, she was arrested, booked, and spent a few days in jail. Thomas wed Clive Muir at the Thatch Cottage in Long Island, New York on December 4, 2011.
Besides working on TV related projects, Tanisha also is working establishing and developing multiple brands and other products. She is planning to release an online plus sized clothing line, titled Plush Diva's Closet. She is also in the works to possibly begin executive producing her own concept.
|2007-08||Bad Girls Club (season 2)||Appeared in 24 episodes|
|2008||Tyra Banks Show||Appeared in 2 episodes|
|Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||Appeared in 1 episode|
|2009||Bad Girls Club (season 3)||Appeared in 1 episode|
|2010||Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp 2||Appeared in 4 episodes|
|Bad Girls Club Top Ten OMGs (Seasons 1-5)||Bad Girls Club special|
|Undatable||Appeared in 4 episodes|
|2011||Bad Girls Club: Back in L.A||Reunion guest|
|Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married||Television special|
|2011–2013||Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too||Host, Season 2
Host, Season 3
Host, Season 4
|2012||Tanisha Gets Married||Herself|
|2012–Present||Bad Girls Club||Host, Bad Girls Club: Las Vegas
Host, Bad Girls Club: Mexico
Host, Bad Girls Club: Atlanta
Host, Bad Girls Club: Miami II
Host, Bad Girls Club: Chicago
|2013||The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Appeared in 1 episode|
|2013-2014||Bad Girls All-Star Battle||Host, Bad Girls All-Star Battle (season 1)
Host, Bad Girls All-Star Battle (season 2)
|2014||Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars||Herself|
|Bad Girls Club: Funniest Bad Girls of All Time||Bad Girls Club special; Host|
|David Tutera's CELEBrations||Herself, Appeared in 1 episode|
|2015||Orange Is the New Black||Season 3|
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