Tanisha Thomas

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Tanisha Thomas
Born (1985-08-28) August 28, 1985 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Reality television personality; Actress
Years active 2007–present
Known for Bad Girls Club, Celebrity Fit Club and Marriage Boot Camp

Tanisha Thomas (born August 28, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American reality television personality. She is mostly known for her appearance in the second season of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club.

Bad Girls Club[edit]

In 2007, Tanisha Thomas sent in a casting tape to the casting directors of the Bad Girls Club, an American reality television series.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Thomas was chosen to be one of the seven "bad girls," and filming took place in Los Angeles, California from September to November 2007.[8][9] During the season, Thomas was quickly favored among fans of the show and her catchphrase "pop-off!" became her signature saying.[9][10] 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.[11][12]

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.[13] Oxygen had renewed the dating game show Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too[14] with Thomas as the host for the second season.[15] 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.[16][17]

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.[18][19] It follows Thomas and her finance, Clive Muir, as they prepare their wedding day.[18] Thomas gave the okay and filming began shortly thereafter.[18][20][21] It was later called Tanisha Gets Married and consisted of seven one-hour episodes airing on Mondays on Oxygen.[22] 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.[19][23]

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[edit]

Thomas and her then-husband Clive Muir appeared on Marriage Boot Camp for its first season, which premiered May 30, 2014.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Thomas wed Muir[25] at the Thatched Cottage on Long Island, New York on December 4, 2011.[26] The couple separated nearly a month after the wedding for 2 years and ended their marriage in 2014.

In October 2017, Thomas announced she and her partner were expecting their first child together.[27]

Other products[edit]

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.[28]


Year Title Notes
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[29]
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
Girlfriend Intervention Herself
David Tutera's CELEBrations Herself, Appeared in 1 episode
Maury Herself
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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