August 28, 1985 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Reality television personality; Actress|
|Known for||Bad Girls Club, Celebrity Fit Club and Marriage Boot Camp|
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 fiancé. 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.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
Besides working on TV-related projects, Thomas is planning to release an online plus-sized clothing line under the mark "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|
|2010; 2011–2013||Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too||Guest (Season 1)
Host (Seasons 2-4)
|2011||Bad Girls Club: Back in L.A||Reunion guest|
|Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married||Television special|
|2012||Tanisha Gets Married||Herself|
|2012–2017||Bad Girls Club||Reunion Host (Season 8-17)|
|2013||The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Appeared in 1 episode|
|2013-2014||Bad Girls All-Star Battle||Reunion Host, Bad Girls All-Star Battle (season 1)
Reunion 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|
|Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood||Cameo Appearance|
|2015||Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars: Where Are They Now?||Special|
|Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta||Cameo Appearance|
|Crazy Talk||Co Hosting with Ben Aaron; left show in December 2015|
|2016||Tanisha the Diva||Host|
|Bad Girls Club: Twisted Sisters||Casting Special Host along with Camilla Poindexter, Jelaminah Lanier, Jasmine Carter, and Jonica Booth.|
|2018||Little Annie Beth||support role in film|
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