- Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
- Omaroseonee O. Manigault
- Youngstown OH
- United States
- Businesswoman Reality Star
- Pissing People Off Willing To Do Anything For A Buck
- Bitchy New Rack
Omarosa Early Life
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (born Omaroseonee O. Manigault February 15, 1974) is a two-time participant on Donald Trump's television reality show The Apprentice, on which she has been "fired" or eliminated from competition on each occasion. Manigault-Stallworth was born in Youngstown, Ohio where she attended Rayen High School. She has gone on to appear on various talk shows and other reality shows, where her personality has frequently been the source of controversy and disdain. A TV Guide survey conducted in the summer of 2005 voted her as the most reviled reality show contestant.
Omarosa The Apprentice
Manigault-Stallworth's stint on season one of Donald Trump's The Apprentice ended in episode nine, when she was abruptly "fired". Her only stint as project manager (in episode six) resulted in defeat. During the final episode, in which two finalists competed, contestant Kwame Jackson chose her as part of his final team. Trump complained that Jackson was unable to control her and added that he should have fired her.
Shortly after being fired from The Apprentice, she publicly accused fellow contestant Ereka Vetrini of directing racial slurs at her, a claim Vetrini denied. Her denials were supported by Donald Trump, Mark Burnett, and NBC. Eventually, Vetrini moved to put the controversy to rest by appearing on the Howard Stern show, where she passed several lie detector tests. When Manigault-Stallworth was a guest on the television show Crossfire, host Chris Matthews asked her repeatedly if she would agree to take a lie detector test. She declined.
In 2008, she was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, where she feuded with fellow candidates Carol Alt and Piers Morgan. She was fired in the March 6, 2008 episode, after her third loss as project manager (PM) in this edition, making her the only person to be fired twice by Donald Trump. Her record of three losses and no wins as a PM is the worst record for any candidate during a single series, and when combined with her previous attempt in the first series of The Apprentice, her record for PM is 0 wins from 4 attempts, also a record.
Omarosa Public Life
After leaving The Apprentice, Manigault-Stallworth made various appearances on talk shows and reality programs. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and made a brief appearance on the NBC soap Passions. She was also featured in Burger King commercials set in a corporate environment.
In 2005, she appeared on a reality all-star episode of Fear Factor, and had conflicts with fellow contestant Nikki McKibbin. She was eliminated in the third stunt. Later, while appearing in the 5th season of the VH1 series The Surreal Life, she had several confrontations with co-star Janice Dickinson.
In August 2005, she appeared as a sideline reporter on Bravo's Battle of the Network Reality Stars and also appeared on the show's reunion special.
As of August 28, 2005, Manigault-Stallworth and husband of five years, Aaron Stallworth, separated and the couple formally filed for divorce.
On January 22, 2007 she was a special guest on I Love New York (TV series) Episode 3: "Big Ballers" where she helped judge contestants potential earning power. On March 16, 2007, she was a mob member on the NBC game show 1 vs. 100.