The finale of ABC’s True Beauty aired last night with Taylor Billsbeing declared the winner of the hidden inner beauty contest.
Taylor, a 24-year-old former Arizona League Seattle Mariners professional baseball player from Irvine, CA, beat out other finalists Erika Othen, 25, and Craig Franczyk, 29, to take home a cash prize of $100,000 and a spot in People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue.
Craig came in third and Erika came in second. And while it seemed Erika had the competition in the bag, Taylor was able to come out victorious.
“I’ve always had these golden dreams to make it to the top and I won. I’m on top right now and it feels awesome. As long as you can learn from your mistakes and work on constantly improving yourself, that’s the take home message,” Taylor said.
Just weeks after her co-star Roxy Olin came out slamming her, saying she is as nasty in real life as she is on tv, Olivia Palermo is now attempting to defend herself or her reputation for being difficult and arrogant rather.
The City star tells an Australian magazine, “I’d like to think that I’m the complete opposite of what you see on The City.” And when it comes to her off-screen friendship with co-star Whitney Port, she best describes it as a “working relationship”.
She adds: “We’re both incredibly busy, but we always try and take a few moments to catch up whenever we bump into each other, which is rare.”
Olivia also isn’t taking too well to being compared to Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf. “From what I heard, Blair’s not a very nice character. I’m nothing like that so I beg to differ,” she said.
In other City news, the season finale aired last night and brought us more drama than we are used to on the show. Earlier this season, we saw Whitney and Roxy fight over a celebrity styling session, leading to Roxy moving out. However last night’s finale was all about Whitney vs Kelly Cutrone.
It all starts when Whitney meets with Alison Brod, owner of Alison Brod PR, to see what they can do for her Whitney Eve line if she hires them. Alison then goes around telling people that Whitney has fired Kelly and hired her. This of course gets back to Kelly, leading to a sit down with Whitney.
“I don’t know how this can go from me helping you to me getting fired,” says Kelly. Whitney apologizes but Kelly isn’t too forgiving. Roxy then informs Whitney that her loyalty lies with Kelly, basically letting Whitney know she will go with Kelly if Whitney decides to change PR firms. And end season…
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Reality show bitch villain Omarosais dishing about her life in a new interview with Vibe.
The 36-year-old star of her dating show, The Ultimate Merger, opens up about her past marriage, her calling to be a minister and also discusses her infamous feud with Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of NYC.
And despite being photographed at various events with actor Michael Clarke Duncan, Omarosa claims she is still dating the winner of her show.
Excerpts from her interview below -
In all your press over the years nobody ever mentioned that you’re Nigerian. What does your name mean?
My full name is Omorosaonee; it’s a Yoruba name that means, ‘my beautiful child desired.’ My father’s family is Nigerian my mother is American. I do recognize where I’m from and my lineage. I mean you look at my cheekbones, you look at my fierce fighting spirit and attitude—you know exactly where I’m from. I went to Nigeria three years ago and did a whole press tour there for about three weeks and helped to launch an ApprenticeAfrica. It was pretty exciting.
When we first met you on Season 1 of The Apprentice you wanted to work for Donald Trump, when did you discover you wanted to be a minister?
I got my calling two years ago, I didn’t respond to my call immediately but that’s when I got it. I absolutely want to be a minister. I’ve been doing missionary work around the world for the last five years; work in Haiti and for the homeless. Wherever God calls me, wherever he leads me that is where I’ll go, and if he eventually leads me to a church that’s where I’ll be.
The Ultimate Merger was completed last year, which means you’ve already shot the reunion special and found your man. I know you can’t reveal the ending but are you really saying you’ve married someone from the show?
That was my intention to find love. I went all the way in, one hundred percent [with this show.] The hardest part is not being able to be seen [in public] with the person that you ultimately chose. It’s been seven months since we’ve finished the show and we’ve [my new guy and I] have had to do some sneaking and creeping around because we can’t disclose who the winner is. So that’s been interesting.
So what would say went wrong with your first marriage?
My ex-husband and I married very young. I was 22; about to turn 23, he was in his early twenties. We were college sweethearts at Howard University and we had no clue what it took to make a marriage work. A benefit of recognizing that early enough was that we could decide amicably to go our separate ways. And we still have a good relationship.
You called Bethenny Frankel (from Bethenny’s Getting Married? and Real Housewives of New York) a “twit” recently. How did that all come about?
Bethenny Frankel was on The View and she was actually being complimented by Sherri Shepherd who said, ‘Bethenny you were on the Martha Stewart Apprentice and now you’ve got your own show and you’re doing your own thing. You’re utilizing this opportunity like Omarosa.’ And then Bethany says, ‘I’m not like Omarosa, she’s just famous for being infamous, she doesn’t have a real career I have a real career.’ It was really crazy stuff because Bethenny was a friend. She called after Martha Stewart Apprentice and asked me, ‘What can I do to extend my fifteen minutes of fame?’ Martha Stewart Apprentice had like two viewers, and The Apprentice had 28 million viewers— so who has the real career? Don’t get me started. That arrogance and the idea that [Bethenny thinks she has] this superiority [over me], it just baffles me, really baffles me. I mean this girl was a cocktail waitress five years ago; I worked in The White House. I mean really, who has the real career?
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We are now in the third season of The City, and the question every seems to want an answer to is does Olivia Palermo act off camera as she does on the show?
Olivia, who has been on the show since its first season, is portrayed as being arrogant and overly domineering on the MTV hit show.
In a new interview with Zap2it, Olivia’s castmate Roxy Olin reveals that she might be even worse off camera. “Olivia is like that or even worse,” Roxy tells Zap2it. “I don’t know where the entitlement came from. I was raised with no matter what job you have, you treat everyone equal. “
Roxy adds, “My mom (Patricia Wettig of “Brothers & Sisters”) is from Nowheresville and earned every penny, so every penny counts. Olivia acts so privileged. Have you even earned it? I can’t comprehend it, even if you are so rich or so out there.”
“It’s so cutthroat in the fashion world, why take yourself that seriously?” Roxy wonders. “What do you gain from it? It must be really lonely for Olivia. Don’t you want to be involved and have someone to talk to? I guess she makes good TV. Maybe she will look at herself and say, ‘I look like an idiot’.”
Oddly enough, Olivia, who failed to get an important interview with Marc Jacobs on the last episode, faces the threat of being fired on the next episode of The City.
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E! reality star Alexis Neiers, (pictured left with sister Tess Taylor) who pleaded guilty last month to burglarizing Orlando Bloom’s home, will not be serving her full sentence.
Despite being sentenced to six months of jail time based on her role in the Hollywood Burglar Bunch robberies, RadarOnline is reporting today that Alexis, who stars on Pretty Wild, will only serve 45 days in jail.
The reason? Well according to someone who works for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, “Non violent female offenders will only serve 25 percent of their time” due to the overcrowding in the jail and the LA county budget cuts.
Alexis pled guilty to ransacking Orlando’s house last summer with a group of people, and was caught in the act by a security camera. Over $500,000 worth of items were stolen from Orlando’s home. Alexis is said to have made off with a number of rare watches including a prized Rolex Milgauss from the 1950’s valued at $250,000.
She is set to begin her sentence on June 24th and despite rumors that her reality show has been canceled, the E! network has denied that. The show averaged over 1.3 million viewers per episode so a second season is highly probable.
The all new second season of ABC’s True Beauty is set to premiere tonight at 10 pm ET, right after the Bachelorette.
Similar to the first season, the 10 gorgeous models are made to think they’re competing to become the “Face of Vegas” while secretly being judged on their inner beauty.
One person will be eliminated each week based on their behavior and where they ranked in each challenge. At the end of eight episodes, one winner will be declared after successfully demonstrating that their inner beauty matches their outer beauty. The winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a feature article in People magazine.
Vanessa Minnillo returns as the show’s host, and will co-judge alongside Carson Kressley and Beth Ostrosky Stern.
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Taylor Bills, Age 24
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