Bad Girls Club

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Bad Girls Club
Bad-girls-logo-season3.jpg
Genre Reality
Created by Mary-Ellis Bunim
Jonathan Murray
Theme music composer Tokyo Diiva
(Season 2-present)
Lady Sovereign
(Season 1)
Opening theme
  • "Bad Girls" (remix)
    (Seasons 5–present)
  • "Bad Girls"
    (Seasons 2–4)
  • "Love Me or Hate Me"
    (Season 1)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
No. of episodes 182
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 43 minutes
(Season 3–present)
22 minutes
(Seasons 1–2)
Production company(s) Bunim/Murray Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Oxygen
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run December 5, 2006 (2006-12-05) – present (present)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Bad Girls Club (BGC) is an American reality television series created by Jonathan Murray[1] for the Oxygen network in the United States.[2][3] The show focuses on the altercations and physical confrontations of seven highly aggressive, quarrelsome, and unruly women. Each of the women tend to have psychological and behavioral problems. Mischievously sexual and rascally moments are also captured among the women. All seven women have different backgrounds and personalities. They are introduced to the show based off their capacity to be a "charismatic, tough chick." The cast, deemed "bad girls", enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in a fine mansion for three months, during which they must obey specified rules. Their lives inside and outside of the house are chronicled and recorded by the production team.

Bad Girls Club airs in three nations besides the United States; MTV Australia, RTL 5 in The Netherlands, and TV11 in Sweden, and as of December 2013 has not been licensed to a broadcaster in another nation for a local version of the series. The program has been negatively reviewed by critics for the effect it may have on teenagers, and the negative attitudes and remarks of the cast members have caused outrage to some viewers.

The format of the show has changed from early seasons. If a "Bad" Girl breaks a rule, she is evicted from the show and, if it is early in the season, replaced by a new "Bad Girl". The fourth season is considered the series' "breakthrough season", becoming Oxygen's first series ever to average over one million viewers per episode.[4]

There have been four spin-offs of the Bad Girls Club. Bad Girls Road Trip, Tanisha Gets Married, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too - where past cast members seek true love, and Bad Girls All-Star Battle.

Of all the contestants, Kerry Harvick (of season one) was a successful country singer before the show.[5] Tanisha Thomas (of season two) later hosted Oxygen's OxygenLive! and the subsequent seasons of Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too. Thomas, who has been dubbed the "godmother" to all contestants,[6] has her own reality television series entitled Tanisha Gets Married. As of Season 8, she's also been the host of the Bad Girls Club and Bad Girls All-Star Battle reunion specials.

Format

A central goal of the show has become who can last until the final day. Lasting until the final day without ever being kicked out or leaving for another reason is treated as an impressive feat on the series due to the level of violence and hostility. If the cast members engage in violence towards each other or break other rules, they may or may not be evicted under the show's policy, which is whimsically and fickly enforced by the producers.[7] Security guards apparently live in the house behind the scenes as they jump into camera shot to break up the many violent altercations that break out on the series. Beyond the common occurrence of violence and combat, other reasons for the premature exits of cast members have been fatigue from bullying, ostracism and alienation from the rest of the housemates, problems at home, court proceedings, or their own narcissism.[8][9] On some occasions, multiple "bad girls" may wish to leave the show; this has happened in all seasons.[8] If a girl departs early in the season, a "replacement Bad Girl" is introduced within one or two episodes. The replacement housemate is commonly hazed, aggressed at, and treated with prejudice.[8]

All or most of the girls typically form cliques between each other; create havoc and antagonize each other; book parties in night clubs; and engage in sexual antics and other mischief, all awhile attempting to maintain their personal lives.[8] Bullying and outnumbering gang attacks (where multiple cast members intimidate one cast member or some other fewer number of cast members) are among regular occurrences on the program. The girls, deemed "bad girls", come from different backgrounds and all different walks of life.[10][11][12] Earlier on in the series, they'd often try to cope with one another and change their rebellious behavior to become role models for young women. Some cast members try to accomplish specific goals.[10][13][14]

Throughout the show, the "Bad Girls" must adapt to the frequent mood and behavior changes of their housemates.[7][8] The girls must undergo interviews in reality TV confessionals.[7] They are allowed to contact their families and friends using landline telephones and a computer connected to a large-screen television; however, the cast is prohibited from watching nationally and locally televised programming and using mobile phones.

The Bad Girls Club creed, introduced in season three, is:[8]

A Bad Girl knows what she wants and how to get it. She makes her own way, makes her own rules and she makes no apologies. A Bad Girl blazes her own trail and removes obstacles from her path. A Bad Girl fights and forces her way to the top with style and beauty. A Bad Girl believes in jumping first and looking later. People will love you. People will hate you. Others will secretly wish to be you. A Bad Girl is you.

Seasons 1 and 2

The format for the first season of Bad Girls Club was different from that of subsequent seasons.[15] The age range for season one was from 21 to 31. The use of nicknames was not introduced until the third season. Season one was the first in which multiple "replacement Bad Girls" entered the show.[15]

Although there were differences in season one, the current rules have applied in all subsequent seasons. One feature continued from season one was the way the show opened: viewers were shown the biggest and most intense physical altercation of the season, and the program then went back to a time before it happened. This fight usually gives you an idea of who is going to be the baddest, or one of the baddest, girls in the house. This altercation draws in many viewers and keeps them wondering what will happen next.[15]

In the second season, the format of the show changed drastically.[15] The maximum age dropped from 31 to 27. The cast of season two were given mandatory non-profit jobs to help them build a work ethic and to experience the stabilizing effect of being interdependent with others, for example in teamwork and commitment, to equip them for success in later life.[16] Quitting the job or failure to attend resulted in mandatory removal from the show. The girls were given the jobs of planning, decision making, and building cooperation. Season two was the first and only season of the Bad Girls Club to do this, and was also the last to air 30-minute episodes.[16]

Live shows

On August 3, 2010, during the OxygenLive TV recap episode, the show combined Facebook and Twitter with a live broadcast. Fans submitted opinions and comments about the show and its cast, which were aired during the 10 pm hour.[17]

In January 2011, Oxygen released OxygenLive!, an online talk show hosted by Tanisha Thomas, one of the "bad girls" of season two. 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.[18]

Seasons

Season City Timeslot (ET) Airings Premiered Ended
Date Premiere viewers
(millions)
Date Finale viewers
(millions)
Season 1 Los Angeles, California 10 p.m. Tuesday December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06) N/A April 24, 2007 N/A
Season 2 December 4, 2007 (2007-12-04) 0.37[19] May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20) N/A
Season 3 December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02) 0.80[20] March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31) 0.61[21]
Season 4[22] December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01) 0.87[23] March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09) 1.66[23]
Season 5: Miami[24] Miami, Florida[24] 9 p.m. August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03) 1.34[25] November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09) 1.71[26]
Season 6: Back in L.A.[27] Los Angeles, California[27] Monday January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10) 1.71[28] April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25) 1.36[29]
Season 7: New Orleans[30] New Orleans, Louisiana[30] August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01) 1.38[31] December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31) 1.53[32]
Season 8: Las Vegas[33] Las Vegas, Nevada[33] 10 p.m. January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23) 1.70[34] April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23) 1.80[35]
Season 9: Mexico[36] Cabo San Lucas, Mexico[36] July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09) 1.34[37] October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15) 1.56[38]
Season 10: Atlanta[39] Atlanta, Georgia[39] 8 p.m.[39] Tuesday[39] January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15) 1.62[40] April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23) 1.41[41]
Season 11: Miami II[42] Miami, Florida[42] August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13) 1.20[43] November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)[44] 1.45[45]
Season 12: Chicago[46] Chicago, Illinois[46] TBA TBA May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)[47] TBA TBA TBA

Reception

Many homophobic slurs have caught the attention of media outlets.[48][49][50] Mary Mitchell of Sun Times stated that the show was "hazardous to the female psyche"[51] and wrote, "Just like some teens try to emulate rappers in their dress and behavior, the same is true for 'bad girls. '"[51] She also commented that the show gives a "distorted picture" of how to live the good life,[51] calling the cast "wannabes" who are "sleeping in a mansion they can't pay for".[51] Mitchell believes that most people know the cast are living "a bogus lifestyle", and assesses the message of the Bad Girls Club as "disturbing".[51]

Many adolescents have emulated The Bad Girls Club[52] The show has also received negative criticism from African-American viewers, believing that it is "not what being a black woman is all about. "[53] Mary Chase Breedlove of Reflector objected that "there are several TV programs devoted to acting as trashy and mean as possible ('Bad Girls' Club, ' ...)".[54] The New York Daily News suggested that Bad Girls Club was the equivalent of professional wrestling.[55] Kris De Leon of BuddyTV described the show as "crude, rude and pointless, but sort of addictive to some people. "[56]

Brian Lowry of Variety thought that the producers made the "wrong decision" when they created the show.[8] He believed that the cast of Bad Girls Club auditioned for the show for their "15 minutes of fame".[12] He said that Bad Girls Club "arrived a little late in this game, on a channel lacking the kind of exposure or public footprint to qualify the show even as the stuff guilty pleasures are made of". Lowry believed that the show "loses" and that Oxygen attracts viewers who generally get drunk at bars and make a scene. He also suggested that "maybe it's time to "BAG" these bad-attitude girls and beat a hasty retreat back to the real world".[12]

Anita Gates of The New York Times referred to Bad Girls Club as "a great argument for bringing back programming with actors". She believed that the "average emotional age" appeared to be 15, in contrast to the girls' real ages. She stated that the "unpleasant villains cancel one another out and actually make badness uninteresting", commenting that their behavior might not be "bad enough". Gates concluded by suggesting that Bad Girls Club is the on-location equivalent of The Jerry Springer Show.[57] Kelly West of Cinemablend stated that Bad Girls Club is "so much fun to watch".[58]

Controversies

Season 4

During "Off The Wall", the first episode of the fourth season, Natalie Nunn told Annie Andersen that Chris Brown was at a night club that she wanted to attend, and asked Anderson if she was a fan. Anderson said not, because of the domestic violence case that Brown was involved in. Nunn defended Brown, saying "Who cares, Rihanna was a punk bitch, and she got her ass beat for a reason".[59] Nunn called Rihanna a "crazy bitch" and claimed to know her, unlike Anderson. After the episode aired, Brown reportedly stated that he did not know who Nunn was. Nunn questioned this during the reunion show,[60][61] claiming that Brown had said it because the cast of the show had not yet been revealed. Perez Hilton, the host of the reunion, asked Nunn if Rihanna had confronted her about her comments. Nunn answered yes, stating that the two had argued during a dinner party in New York City.[62] During the reunion, Nunn claimed to have had a "fling" with Brown before the show.[63][64] Shortly before the end of the reunion, Nunn said that she did not condone domestic violence and apologized if her comment had enraged fans and people who had been victims of it.[64]

Season 5

"I had no idea where I was and [I] had to go to the ER over night. They later discovered someone put PCP in my drink. They can't show it on the show because then that guy could sue for slander. I am honestly really upset they didnt explain that [during] the show. I think its really messed up how the entire story [wasn't ever] shown [on air], whatever. DONE!"[65]

Kristen Kelly describing an incident that ensued prior to her altercation with Lea.

During the episode "The Wicked Witch Of Key West", a stranger at a bar offered to buy drinks for Kristen Guinane and Christina Marie Hopkins. He spiked the drinks with PCP hallucinogenic pills, and Guinane became intoxicated. She claimed to have suffered bruises on her body when the man grabbed her and handled her roughly. Guinane reported that the producers of the show did not want to identify the man on television for fear of a lawsuit. She blamed the drug for her hitting cast-member, Lea Beaulieu, in the face, leading to a fight.[65]

While Hopkins was intoxicated, one of her friends recorded her making racial slurs about an African American woman who had threatened her. The video surfaced on the Internet and outraged many people.[66] Oxygen told TMZ.com that Hopkins would never appear on their channel again.[66] TMZ.com reported that roommate Ashley Cheatham had sent Hopkins a hate text visible to the world, telling her to "do us all a favor and go kill yourself".[67] After the incident Hopkins released a letter of apology, giving her reasons for the slurs.[68]

After season five had wrapped, Catya Washington was sentenced to jail for possession of a concealed weapon and illegal use of drugs.[9][69][70][71] Several days later, she was due back in court after she struck and sprayed mace in the face of the wife of a man she was dating.[72] She was charged with aggravated assault, inflicting serious bodily injury, possession of an instrument of crime (mace), and recklessly endangering another person.[72] Washington's bail was set at $500,000, but her family raised this,[73] and she was released under house arrest.[74] Several days later, however, she was arrested again for "outstanding bench warrant".[75] However, she was released from jail with an extended curfew.[76]

Season 6

During season six production, residents of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, complained that noise levels and swearing were unbearable and inappropriate for them and their children to listen to during the night.[77] The residents called local law enforcement agencies four or five times to deal with the late-night disturbances.[77] Clarissa Keller, a Sherman Oaks resident, complained that she had a six-year-old son and didn't want him to listen to the swearing. She set up a petition calling for a ban on all production companies in the Sherman Oaks hills.[77] Location managers and production crew declined to discuss the neighbors' complaints.[77]

The Bad Girls Club permit required the entire production to abide by a "minimum outdoor activity and noise" rule, but local residents claimed that the show did not keep noise levels down.[77] The house for season six was rented for $20,000 a month. The owner said that he would not allow this type of production to rent his home in the future.[77]

Season 7

On March 13, 2011, TMZ.com reported that the cast was banned from at least eight clubs that "[didn't] want to be associated with the show's bad image", and that they were excluded from Pierre Thomas's Mardi Gras party at The Metropolitan Night Club.[78]

On April 12, 2011, cast member Tasha Malek complained to an on-duty police officer outside the Bad Girls house about the conduct of fellow cast member Nastasia Townsend. She claimed that Townsend had placed her personal belongings into a garbage bag, telling her "she needed to leave the house", and that the incident had escalated into a fight.[79] The two were issued summonses by the police for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.[80]

Malek released a statement saying "I don't think it’s right to be gay", offending some LGBT fans of the show.[48][49][50]

Judi Jai was arrested on November 9, 2011, on suspicion of DUI. While police searched her car for a sobriety test Jackson climbed out of the squad car and attempted to escape on foot where police found her in a nearby home where later charges of resisting arrest and theft.[81]

Season 8

On March 24, 2012, TMZ reported that cast member Gia Sapp-Hernandez was arrested on assault charges for an altercation with several men in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina nightclub in which reportedly she bit one of them during an event promoting the show. Sapp-Hernandez then released a statement to TMZ saying that she had been partying with the male accuser earlier that night when he "hinted" that he wanted to have sex with her. When she turned him down he became irate and belligerent and punched her in the face twice and that was when police arrived to the scene, Gia claims the officers "ignored" her accusations instead choosing to believe the man.[82]

Season 10

During auditions at the Dick's Last Resort in Dallas, Texas a fight escalated between several women, leading producers to cancel auditions there. A video of it can be found on YouTube.[83]

Season 11

During the final week in the house, cast member Hailey Wade was attacked by four of her fellow housemates. Earlier on in this season, fellow cast member Shanae Thomas and Sarah Oliver suffered similar fates, while another cast member, Janelle Shanks, was threatened with said fate.[84] The large number of outnumbered gang attacks sparked negative attention among fans and fear over the safety among several contestants. The negative attention resulted in a new rule being created that prohibits outnumbered fights.[85]

Season 12

Season 12 had caused a stir among residents in Highland Park, Illinois, the suburb of Chicago where the upcoming season was being filmed.[86]

Cast

  Replacement bad girl
Season Name Age1 Hometown Subsequent Shows Bad Girl Nickname
1 Zara Sprankle 22 Cicero, NY Bad Girls Road Trip
Hripsime "Ripsi" Terzian 23 Watertown, MA
Aimee Landi 24 Philadelphia, PA Bad Girls Road Trip
Leslie Ramsue 24 Atlanta, GA Bad Girls Road Trip
Tyla "Ty" Colliers 25 Atlanta, GA
Jodie Howell 29 Baltimore, MD
Kerry Harvick 31 Nashville, TN
DeAnn Witt 26 Dallas, TX
Joanna "JoJo" Hernandez 23 Sacramento, CA
Andrea Laing 26 High Point, NC
2 Tanisha Thomas 21 Brooklyn, NY Tanisha Gets Married
Cordelia Carlisle 22 San Francisco, CA
Hanna Thompson 22 Brooklyn, NY
Melissa "Lyric" Greene 22 Phoenix, AZ
Darlen Escobar 24 Austin, TX
Neveen Ismail 24 Portland, OR
Jennavecia Russo 26 Las Vegas, NV
Andrea Sharples 22 Portland, OR
3 Ailea Carr 21 Buford, GA "The Instigator"
Whitney Collings 21 Boston, MA "The Straight Shooter"
Amber Buell 23 Pittsburgh, PA Love Games 2 "The Narcissist"
Kayla Carter 23 Compton, CA "The Loose Cannon"
Sarah Michaels 23 Milwaukee, WI Love Games 1 "The Party Girl"
Tiffany Torrence-Davis 24 Chicago, IL "The Warden"
Amber "Cookie" Meade 25 Montevideo, MN Love Games 1, Tanisha Gets Married, All Star Battle 1 "The Firecracker"
Ashley Weaver 21 Seattle, WA "The Female Fatale"
4 Kendra James 22 Charlotte, NC Love Games 1 "The Double Standard"
Amber McWha 23 Morgantown, WV "The Trash Talker"
Katie "Kate" Squillace 23 Boston, MA "The Prima Donna"
Natalie Nunn 24 Oakland, CA Love Games 2, Tanisha Gets Married, All Star Battle 1 "The Socialite"
Portia Beaman 24 Kansas City, MO "The Pistol"
Anne "Annie" Andersen 25 Los Angeles, CA "The Control Freak "
Florina "Flo" Kaja 26 Staten Island, NY Flo Gets Married, Tanisha Gets Married, All Star Battle 1 "The Enforcer"
Lexie Woltz 21 Belleville, IL "The Wild Child"
5 Danielle Rosario 21 Massapequa, NY "The Scrapper"
Morgan Osman 21 Miami, FL "The Uber Bitch"
Lea Beaulieu 22 Miami, FL Love Games 2 "The South Beach Rebel"
Kristen Kelly 23 Boston, MA "The Pageant Princess"
Catya "Cat" Washington 24 Philadelphia, PA "The Elite Player"
Erica Eggums 25 Yorba Linda, CA "The Trash Talking Cheerleader"
Brandi "Venus" Arceneaux 26 Inglewood, CA "The Sneaky Stripper"
Kayleigh Severn 22 San Diego, CA "The Kung Fu Diva
Ashley Cheatham 21 Houston, TX "The Southern Belle"
Christina Hopkins 22 Staten Island, NY "Agent Orange"
6 Jessica Rodriguez 22 Chicago, IL "The Mouth"
Kori Koether 21 Phoenix, AZ Love Games 3 "Botox Barbie"
Lauren Spears 21 Lexington, KY "The Southern Spitfire"
Sydney Steinfeldt 21 Dallas, TX Love Games 3 "The Sexy Siren"
Jade Bennett 22 Milwaukee, WI "The Party Diva"
Nicole "Nikki" Galladay 22 Annandale, NJ "The Prankster"
Charmaine "Char" Warren 27 Chicago, IL "The Chief Executive Bitch"
Ashley King 21 Norfolk, VA "The Bombshell"
Jennifer Buonagurio 22 Bergen County, NJ "The Jersey Princess"
Wilmarie "Wilma" Sena 27 Passaic, NJ Tanisha Gets Married "Rough Rider"
7 Judith "Judi" Jackson 21 Chicago, IL Love Games 3, All Star Battle 1 "The Voodoo Vixen"
Angelic "Angie" Castillo 21 Bronx, NY "The Bronx Bombshell"
Tiara Hodge 24 Gary, IN "The Goofy Gangsta"
Nastasia "Stasi" Townsend 23 Huntington Beach, CA All Star Battle 1 "The Powerhouse"
Shelly Hickman 23 St. Louis, MO All Star Battle 2[87] "The Lady Killer"
Tasha Malek 23 Miami, FL "The Posh Princess"
Priscilla Mennella 25 Staten Island, NY "The Staten Island Spitfire"
Cheyenne Evans 22 Austin, TX "The Texas Vixen"
8 Danielle "Danni" Victor[88] 23 Methuen, MA Love Games 4, All Star Battle 1, All Star Battle 2[87] "The Black Sheep"
Gabrielle "Gabi" Victor[88] 23 Methuen, MA All Star Battle 1 "The Queen B"
Erica Figueroa 23 Atlanta, GA "The Red-Headed Hustler"
Gia Sapp-Hernandez[88] 22 Newark, DE "The Scandalous School Girl"
Amy Cieslowski[88] 23 Chicago, IL Love Games 4, All Star Battle 2[87] "The Hot Mess"
Demitra "Mimi" Roche[88] 25 Miami, FL "The Miami Maverick"
Jenna Russo[88] 24 Long Island, New York "The Naughty New Yorker"
Elease Donovan 24 Miami, FL All Star Battle 2[87] "The Brick House"
Camilla Poindexter 24 Long Beach, CA Love Games 4, All Star Battle 2[87] "The Cali Cutthroat"
Christine Moon 21 Nashville, TN "The Tennessee Temptation"
9 Ashley Dye 21 Bartlett, IL "The Platinum Party Girl"
Christina Salgado 21 Jersey City, NJ "The Sultry Spitfire"
Erika Jordan 23 Chicago, IL All Star Battle 1 "The Boss Bitch"
Falen Ghirmai 25 Springfield, VA "The D.C. Celebrity"
Julie Ofcharsky 23 Boston, MA All Star Battle 1 "The Devious Diva"
Mehgan James 21 Houston, TX All Star Battle 1, All Star Battle 2[87] "The Texas Temptation"
Rimanelli "Rima" Mellal 22 Chicago, IL "The Wild Child"
Andrea Jones 27 Amityville, NY "The Pin-Up Princess"
Zuly Ramos 28 Tampa, FL "The Caribbean Cassanova"
Natasha Smoot 21 Monroe, NY "The Spunky Spitfire"
10 Alicia Samaan 24 Chicago, IL All Star Battle 2[87] "Ms. Chi-Fly"
Janae Bradford 23 Houston, TX "The Houston Hellraiser"
Nicole "Nicky" Vargas 22 Fort Lee, NJ "The Jersey Joker"
Paula Hellens 26 Chicago, IL All Star Battle 1, All Star Battle 2[87] "Hell On Heels"
Shannon Sarich 26 Portland, OR All Star Battle 1 "Buff Barbie"
Stephanie George 21 Harlem, NY All Star Battle 2[87] "The Harlem Heartbreaker"
Valentina Anyanwu 22 Hyattsville, MD All Star Battle 2[87] "The Sexy Socialite"
Jenniffer "Jenn" Hardwick 21 San Bernardino, California All Star Battle 1 "The Fun-Loving Firecracker"
Raquel "Rocky" Santiago 21 Pine Grove, California All Star Battle 1, All Star Battle 2[87] "The Cali Contender"
Nancy Denise 22 Memphis, TN All Star Battle 2[87] "The Tennessee Toughy"
11
JazMone "Jaz" Adams 22 Los Angeles, CA "The Misbehavin Model"
Milyn "Mimi" Jensen 24 Los Angeles, CA "The Star Chaser"
Sarah Oliver 27 Riverdale, GA All Star Battle 2[87] "The Bootylicious Blondie"
Stephanie Rivera 21 New Haven, CT "The Sultry Siren"
Teresa Bordeaux 22 Newark, OH "The Inked Queen"
Tess Mett 21 Louisville, KY "The Rough Rider"
Tiana Small 21 Harlem, NY All Star Battle 2[87] "The Harlem Hothead"
Gina "Gigi" Lopez 23 Brooklyn, NY "The Brooklyn Baller"
Janelle Shanks 22 Houston, TX All Star Battle 2[87] "The Weave-ologist"
Shanae "Nae" Thomas 21 Atlanta, GA "The A-Town Aggressor"
Andrea Bowman 22 Witchita, KS All Star Battle 2[87] "The Rhinestone Cowgirl"
Mercerdies "Benze" Webber 24 Brooklyn, NY "The Replacement's Replacement"
Hailey Wade 21 Houston, TX "The Twerkin' Texas"
12
Alexandria Rice 22 Sherwood, WI
Alyssa "Redd" Carswell 24 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aysia Garza 22 Houston, TX
Brittany "Britt" Britton 24 Louisville, KY
Jada Cacchilli 28 Jamaica, NY
Jonica Booth 25 St. Louis, MO
Loren Jordan 23 Mobile, AL


1 Age at time of filming.

Spin-offs

Bad Girls Road Trip

Bad Girls Road Trip premiered on June 12, 2007.[89] It featured season one cast members Zara Sprankle, Aimee Landi, and Leslie Ramsue touring their respective hometowns in search of casting opportunities for the second season of Bad Girls Club.[89] On the series, they also visited their former housemates.[89]

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too premiered on March 16, 2010. The show follows three past "bad girls" in their search for true love. The first of the Bad Girls Club, and Kendra Jones from the fourth season. The season concluded on April 27, 2010.[90]

Oxygen renewed the show for a second run,[91] with Tanisha Thomas (from season two of the Bad Girls Club) as the host. In this season, Natalie Nunn (season four), Amber Buell (season three) and Lea Beaulieu (season five) competed for true love.[92] The second season consisted of eight one-hour episodes aired between April 18, 2011, and June 13, 2011.

The third season aired on December 5, 2011, with Thomas as host once more, and Kori Koether, Sydney Steinfeldt, and Judi Jai as cast members. Kori Koether and Sydney Steinfeldt were on season six of Bad Girls Club; while Jai was on Season 7.[93]

Season 4 aired on November 5, 2012 with Tanisha Thomas as the host yet again. This marked Tanisha's third time being the host in the series. This season also featured Season 8 girls, Danielle "Danni" Victor, Amy Cieslowski, and Camilla Poindexter as the cast members looking for love.

Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married

Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married is a one-hour special that centers on season-four cast member Florina "Flo" Kaja, who had a traditional Albanian wedding, and on her pregnancy. It aired on Oxygen on February 28, 2011[94] and was watched by 859,000 viewers.[95]

Tanisha Gets Married

A documentary series titled Tanisha Gets Married premiered on May 7, 2012. It follows Bad Girls Club season two cast member Tanisha Thomas as she prepares for her wedding. With preparations for the wedding in order issues arise between Tanisha and her soon-to-be husband Clive and the show entails the family drama that occurs. Former "Bad Girls" featured in the series include Natalie Nunn and Florina from season four plus Amber M. from the third season; all appeared as bridesmaids. The series also shows how Natalie and Florina's issues with each other turn violent and it shows how their actions effect Tanisha. The series was produced by 495 Productions with SallyAnn Salsano as executive producer.[96]

Bad Girls All-Star Battle

Bad Girls All-Star Battle show features "Bad" Girls competing for $100,000 and the title of "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time." The series has the girls divided into two teams and they are put to the test every week in an array of physical and mental challenges. It is hosted by R&B singer, Ray J.[97]

Bad Girls All-Star Battle premiered on May 21, 2013, Bad Girls Club season 10 alumni Jenniffer "Jenn" Hardwick winning the competition and season 4 alumni Florina "Flo" Kaja being the runner-up.[98]

See also

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