Tanisha Thomas Talks Wedding Special, Why New Bad Girls Got it Wrong
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Tanisha Thomas explains how she matured from being a "bad girl."
Tanisha Thomas was introduced to reality TV viewers in 2008 as a cast member of “Bad Girls Club Season 2.” She gained a reputation as the loud mouth foodie from Brooklyn who wasn’t afraid to “pop off,” and was most noted for a raucous incident involving pots and pans. However, since her time spent on the “Bad Girls Club,” Thomas has appeared on “Celebrity Fit Club,” hosted Oxygen’s “Love Games,” became a mentor figure to new bad girls and she’s gearing up to host the “Bad Girls Club 8” reunion special tonight.
The excitement doesn’t end there. Thomas, who says she has done a lot of growing up since appearing on the “Bad Girls Club,” is officially a working TV personality, not as quick to “pop off” and also a newlywed. Her wedding special, “Tanisha Gets Married” premieres on Oxygen on May 7th. We caught up with the self-proclaimed diva to chat about her growth through the years, where the new “bad girls” have gone wrong and why she’s worse than a bridezilla.
Loop 21: Viewers met you back on “Bad Girls Club Season 2” but how did you transition that into becoming a legitimate TV personality?
Thomas: I guess it was always destined from a little girl. I used to say. “I’m gonna be huge one day.” I used to look at the academy awards and say, “I’m gonna be there one day getting my award, giving a long speech, getting dragged off the stage” [laughs]. Honestly, there are no secrets. It’s honestly just lots of hard work, really being comfortable in your own skin and having a great team behind you to back you up.
Loop 21: Congratulations on the wedding. Talk about your TV special coming up.
Thomas: Thank you. My wedding special is produced by the same production company who produces “Jersey Shore.” It was one hell of a ride filming the show! I made a crazy decision and invited some of the Bad Girls to be a part of the wedding, and you’ll see what ends up happening. It’s definitely hard being in front of the camera. Not only is this a wedding special, it’s also an inside look at my life, the cameras are where I grew up in my home with my family, with my friends, it’s real, raw, good TV and people are really gonna appreciate that.
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Loop 21: Speaking of former bad girls. In the trailer we see Flo and Natalie Nunn looking like they’re about to go at it.
Thomas: I tried my best to referee that situation but you’ll see it. I think everybody will be happy with the outcome, not only in terms of the bad girl interaction, but in terms of what really happens in the end. I have one rule when I’m filming and that’s to be 100% me and 100% true to myself. I always keep it real. People are gonna judge regardless but I’m like let me make sure that I’m giving all of me and you’ll definitely appreciate the show for that.
Loop 21: Are Natalie and Flo actually in your wedding party or just guests?
Thomas: They are in my wedding party. We had a few bumps along the way to get there but you’ll have to watch to see what I’m talking about. Natalie and Flo had one of the biggest beefs in “Bad Girls Club” history, so it was definitely like opening up Pandora’s Box putting both of them in the wedding party.