Tomorrow the Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere a new season of Oprah: Where Are They Now? featuring updates on some of the biggest news makers and most memorable Oprah show guests of all time.
The new season offers a revealing, never-before-seen look into the private lives of Dennis Rodman, “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, Sinbad, Marion Jones, Mike Tyson, Omarosa Manigault from The Apprentice, just to name a few.
The series promises a glimpse into where the celebrities are now, and “how their lives have changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down.”
A decade ago Omarosa shot to fame as the winner of the first ever season of The Apprentice on NBC. With her controversial behavior, she quickly became TV’s #1 “bad girl”.
In July, 2012 Omarosa’s fiance, Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, unexpectedly died, after suffering a heart attack, leaving her behind to carry out his legacy.
Now, just months after Duncan’s death, Omarosa opens up on Oprah: Where Are They Now?, and talks about how she first met him, their three year romance, and how she was called to enter into the ministry.
“I decided to do the OWN special now because of the historical place where Oprah’s show is,” Omarosa said during an interview with theGrio. “Being on The Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2004 was the highlight of my public career.”
“My appearance on her show 10 years ago was controversial because Oprah seemed very engaged with me, although I was made out to be this TV villain,” Omarosa confessed. “She understood what I was doing with my TV persona. To have that affirmation from someone as great and amazing as Oprah back then, was just the boost that I needed to catapult me into this decade long television career.”
Since appearing on The Apprentice in 2004 Omarosa has starred in more than 20 reality shows including Fear Factor, The Ultimate Merger, The Surreal Life and now All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
“Ten years later I’m back on The Apprentice. It’s like a full circle. I’m back where I started at. I’ve gone through so many incredible and amazing life experiences and I’ve had my tragedies, and so I think that the audience will be very interested in watching the evolution of Omarosa.”
A year ago reports surfaced that Omarosa had become an ordained minister, which left many people skeptical as to whether “the woman America loved to hate,” had truly turned over a new leaf.
“I really could care less about what people think about my relationship with God, because my relationship with Christ is so intimate that I have to work out my own soul salvation,” Omarosa said. “I accepted my call whole-heartedly without worry, concern, or care about what the world had to say about it, because I don’t serve the world. I serve God.”
The new season of Oprah: Where Are They Now? premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 10/9c on OWN and Omarosa’s episode premieres April 2.
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