ZAP2IT ON THE SCENE: REALITY ROCKS EXPO 2011
Omarosa: Unscripted TV's No. 1 villain on going from reality to seminary
We had the pleasure of meeting Omarosa on Sunday (April 10) at the Reality Rocks Expo in Los Angeles where she took part in the "Where are they now?" panel.
She's best known for taking her villainous turn on "The Apprentice" to seven years of reality TV appearances and counting. The reality vixen tells us that she has appeared in 37 reality shows since vying for a gig with Donald Trump on the NBC show.
Now, she would say the pinnacle of her reality career is in joining forces with the real estate mogul-turned-reality-star. She co-created and co-produces TV One's "The Ultimate Merger," a dating show, with Trump.
"I think that's a marker where I can go from being one of his contestants to actually working with him every day to create a program millions of Americans would watch," she tells Zap2it. "So, to me that's a marker for what I've done, because now I'm a producer, not just talent. And I'm a producer with one of the most famous men in the world, Donald Trump."
Omarosa appeared in the first season of the show and Season 2 starring former "America's Next Top Model" contender, Toccara, begins airing this summer.
Yet, we had to ask her about another recent career turn. She currently attends seminary where she's working toward a doctor of ministry degree. So, how does she reconcile her cutthroat public persona with becoming a minister?
"I just don't think it's a big stretch for me," she says of applying her business acumen to the ministry.
"You've got to have a spiritual compass," she adds. "Everybody does. My spiritual compass just happens to be in a missionary Baptist church in downtown L.A. and really telling people of the sweetest thing I know and that's the word of Jesus Christ.
But what about when the cameras are back on her? "Honey, Look out," she laughs.
Watch our chat below:
Photo/Video credit: Chad Robinson Photography; Jethro Nededog, Zap2it
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