I Want to Work for Diddy (season 1)

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I Want To Work for Diddy
I want to work for diddy logo.PNG
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Executive producer(s) Sean Combs
Camera setup Hidden and Camera men
Running time

42 mins. (without commercials)

60 mins. (with commercials)
Original network VH1
Picture format (480i) SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Original release August 4 – October 6, 2008
Followed by Season 2
External links
Website www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/i_want_to_work_for_diddy/series.jhtml

I Want To Work For Diddy was a reality show on VH1. Co-executive produced and directed by Mark Jacobs, the 13 contestants are brought together to see who can become Sean Combs' assistant. The show premiered on August 4, 2008. In the end, Suzanne Siegel was chosen to be his assistant and Mike Barber was hired in an undisclosed role.


Name Occupation Hometown Result
Suzanne Siegel Crime Reporter The Bronx, New York Winner on Episode 10
Mike Barber Banker New York, New York Runner-Up on Episode 10
Stefanie Sitzer[1] Student Newport Beach, California Eliminated on Episode 10
Kim "Poprah" Kearney Entrepreneur Atlanta, Georgia Eliminated on Episode 9
Boris Kuperman Legal Assistant Sterling, Virginia Eliminated on Episode 8
Kendra Haffony Sales Assistant Willingboro, New Jersey Eliminated on Episode 8
Redouane Tadjer[1] Club Promoter Boston, Massachusetts Eliminated on Episode 7
Laverne Cox Hostess New York, New York Eliminated on Episode 6
Brianna Davis Administrative Assistant Houston, Texas Eliminated on Episode 4
Deon Sams Executive Assistant Los Angeles, California Eliminated on Episode 3
Rob Smith Iraq War Veteran Akron, Ohio Eliminated on Episode 2
Georgette Cardenas Mortgage Broker Miami, Florida Eliminated on Episode 1
Andrew Long Personal Trainer San Diego, California Eliminated on Episode 1


  • Kevin Liles – Executive Vice President of Warner Music Group
  • Norma – Vice President, Cipriani
  • Capricorn Clark – Marketing Director, Sean John
  • Phil Robinson – Diddy's former manager

Weekly Results[edit]

Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8[d] 9 10
Suzanne 9th Kimberly Kimberly Win Red Win Laverne Red Win Safe WINNER
Mike 1st Win Win Boris Win Boris Win Win Kendra Safe HIRED
Stefanie 2nd Win Win Boris Win Kendra Win Red[c] Kendra Safe OUT[e]
Kimberly 13th Georgette Rob Win Red Win Laverne Win[c] Win OUT
Boris 6th Win Win Deon Win Kendra[b] Win Win Kendra
Kendra 3rd Win Win Boris Win Boris[b] Win Win Boris
Red 10th Kimberly Kimberly Win Brianna Win Kimberly Stefanie
Laverne 5th Win Win Boris Win Win[a] Kimberly
Brianna 11th Kimberly Rob Win Red
Deon 4th Win Win Boris
Rob 7th Kimberly Kimberly
Georgette 8th Kimberly
Andrew OUT
     The contestant was on the Uptown team.
     The contestant was on the Downtown team.
     The contestant was not on any team.
     The contestant won.
     The contestant was eliminated, but still hired.
     The contestant won the challenge and was safe.
     The contestant lost the challenge but was safe.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant was in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
^[a] Laverne was originally was on the Downtown Team, but joined the Uptown Team in Episode 5.
^[b] There were no eliminations.
^[c] In Episode 7, Kim and Stefanie switched teams.
^[d] In Episode 8, the teams were Boris & Stefanie, Kendra & Mike and Kim & Suzanne.
^[e] Stefanie was eliminated after the presentations.


Welcome to Bad Boy[edit]

First aired August 4, 2008

  • Eliminated: Andrew
  • Challenge: The Art of Multitasking
    • Downtown: 31 tasks completed
    • Uptown: 31 tasks completed
      • Tiebreaker: Downtown Team was given the win because Uptown Team didn't keep all of their receipts and came up $147.62 short.
  • Challenge Winner: Downtown Team
  • Bottom 2: Georgette, Kim
  • Eliminated: Georgette
  • Elimination Notes: The first elimination took place after the personal interviews when teams were being formed. Andrew is eliminated solely based on his breakdancing.

No Bitchassness[edit]

First aired August 11, 2008

  • Challenge: No Bitchassness Allowed
    • Tiebreaker: Both teams failed to complete the course; Downtown Team was given the win for being the closest to the end.
  • Challenge Winner: Downtown Team
  • Bottom 2: Kim, Rob
  • Eliminated: Rob

Go Get the Model[edit]

First aired August 18, 2008

  • Challenge: Go Find the Model: Create Print Ad for Sean John Eyewear
  • Challenge Winner: Uptown Team
  • Bottom 2: Boris, Deon
  • Eliminated: Deon


First aired August 25, 2008

  • Challenge: Press Play: The Viral Video Challenge
    • Downtown: 54.6% of total views
    • Uptown: 45.4% of total views
  • Challenge Winner: Downtown Team
  • Bottom 2: Brianna, Red
  • Eliminated: Brianna

Hooray for Hollywood[edit]

First aired September 1, 2008

  • Challenge: Hooray for Hollywood: Assist Diddy’s Family
  • Challenge Winner: Uptown Team
  • Bottom 2: Boris, Kendra
  • Eliminated: None
  • Elimination Notes: Laverne was switched to the Uptown Team.

Unforgivable Hustle[edit]

First aired September 8, 2008

  • Challenge: The Unforgivable Hustle
    • Downtown: 15 bottles of perfume sold
    • Uptown: 11 bottles of perfume sold
  • Challenge Winner: Downtown Team
  • Bottom 2: Kim, Laverne
  • Eliminated: Laverne

One Night Only[edit]

First aired September 15, 2008

  • Challenge: The Art of Celebration
  • Challenge Winner: Downtown Team
  • Bottom 2: Red, Stefanie
  • Eliminated: Red

New York Hustle[edit]

First aired September 22, 2008

  • Challenge: All About the Benjamins: The Money Hustle
    • Boris & Stefanie: $98.64
    • Kendra & Mike: $27.42
    • Kim & Suzanne: $452.86
  • Challenge Winners: Kim, Suzanne
  • Bottom 2: Boris, Kendra
  • Eliminated: Boris, Kendra
  • Elimination Notes: Having spared Boris and Kendra from elimination in Episode 5, the judges decided to eliminate both of them.

Show Me the Monae[edit]

First aired September 29, 2008

  • Challenge: Plan a Showcase for Janelle Monáe
  • Eliminated: Kim
  • Elimination Notes: With only four contestants remaining, team competitions were eliminated and it became a 1-versus-all format; Diddy fired Kim after getting into an argument with her.

Season Finale[edit]

First aired October 6, 2008

  • Challenge: Plan a Showcase for Janelle Monáe
  • Eliminated: Stefanie
  • Runner-Up: Mike
  • Winner: Suzanne
  • Elimination Notes: Stefanie was eliminated after the presentations; Mike was hired in an undisclosed role following his elimination.

Season 2[edit]

A second season of I Want to Work for Diddy was confirmed by VH1.[2][3] The second season premiered on November 2, 2009.[4]


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