OXYGEN MEDIA PLAYS MATCHMAKER AGAIN WHEN "LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO" RETURNS ON DECEMBER 5 AT 10PM ET/PT
Fan Favorite Tanisha Thomas Returns For Season Three Which Features Former "Bad Girls" Judi, Kori and Sydney Competing For the Man of Their Dreams
NEW YORK, NY - October 3, 2011 - Oxygen meddles with love once again with the season three return of the dating competition series "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," featuring former "Bad Girls" - Judi (season seven), Kori (season six) and Sydney (season six) -- as they compete and search for love from a pool of 13 eligible suitors who can put up with their outrageous ways. "Celebrity Fit Club" and "Bad Girl" fan favorite Tanisha Thomas (season two) hosts the series, which premieres on Monday, December 5 at 10PM ET/PT.
Each week Judi, Kori and Sydney go on dates to try to get to know the bachelors while also competing for the title of "HBIC" - Head Bad Girl In Charge. Will the HBIC try to eliminate the other Bad Girls' favorite guys to break their hearts? Or do they have a stake in keeping the same man in the game? Ultimately, hearts will be broken and someone is going home...
Meet the lovelorn ladies:
Judi - Olympia Fields, IL
As an only child, Judi is used to being the center of attention and expects to be treated that way. An aspiring radio and TV personality, Judi is a college girl by day and a party girl by night - hitting the clubs with a vengeance. Having made waves in the season seven house, she is excited to join "Love Games" and see what these bachelors have to offer.
Kori - Phoenix, AZ
A spoiled blonde bombshell, Kori has no problem being the mean girl and has no time for people who make her life difficult. She has appearances in Playboy under her belt and the only thing that makes her happy is money - and daddy paying the bills.
Sydney - Dallas, TX
Not your average glam gal, this alternative pin-up is extremely spontaneous and falls quickly for guys. Sydney loves to party every night and lives life without consequence. She is extremely loyal and will step in to fight friends' battles when needed.
Meet the Bachelors:
Dusty, 23 - La Crosse, WI
Born and raised in a small farming town in Wisconsin, Dusty knew farming wasn't for him from the start. A lover of sports and speed, Dusty spends most of his time riding sport bikes and snowmobiling. A lover of bad girls, any girl worth considering has to be able to handle a ride on his motorcycle.
Nick F., 24 - Baltimore, MD
A Baltimore-bred smooth talker, Nick has lived his life by the motto, "Work hard, play hard." Whether it's time in the gym or clubbing in the city, Nick chooses to make experiences memorable and life worth living. He recently served as a Department of State Security Officer where he protected foreign dignitaries and the Secretary of State. After some recent success as a model, he is now pursuing that career full time.
Robby, 25 - Chicago, IL
A self-proclaimed nerd at heart, Robby is a successful Abercrombie and Fitch model. Having lived in the fast lane, Robby has started looking ahead and wants to find a woman to make an honest man out of him.
Michael, 24 - Bloomington, IN
Raised in Crown Point, IN, Michael was always difficult for his "Nana" to control. While growing up, he dabbled in every aggressive sport worth getting injured in. Now, a recent college grad with a degree in management, Michael hopes to own his own business.
Matthew, 23 - Atlanta, GA
After a close brush with death, Matthew lives every moment like it's his last. Having studied psychology at Morehouse College, Matthew is also a skilled hip-hop and jazz dancer, and aspiring actor having appeared in Stomp The Yard 2. Despite being a ladies' man, he would ultimately love to have a relationship like his parents.
Jordan, 21 - Miami, FL
Born in Havana, Cuba, Jody is an only child who moved to Miami with his parents when he was six years old. He dreams of becoming a world famous Reggaeton artist and poet and believes he needs a bad girl who can handle the spotlight and complement his style.
Jonathan, 23 - Trenton, NJ
A personal trainer, Jon believes he was put on this earth to please women. As a skilled linguist & Hip-Hop MC, "Freaky Jon P" has learned to seduce women with his tongue.
John, 23 - Atlanta, GA
As a young, college educated entrepreneur loaded with ambition and confidence, John is in his prime with the ladies and his over-the-top lifestyle impresses them with ease. Known in the Atlanta nightlife scene, his flashy reputation makes it easy to seduce even the most attractive and hard-to-get women. His only weakness, a pretty face on a gorgeous body.
Joey, 23 - Gainesville, FL
A recent college grad, Joey has his sights set on becoming a divorce lawyer. In the meantime, however, he has worked hard to become a legend in his fraternity. He wants to win over a Bad Girl because in his mind, there's no other kind of woman...unless you're his mother.
Edson, 23 - Atlantic City, NJ
Born in Puerto Rico, Edson brings his Latin charm to the dance floor. Raised primarily by women, he feels he has what it takes to be good to them...when he wants to be. He hopes his competition can keep up with his confident, smooth swagger.
Chris, 21 - San Diego, CA
A college wrestler, training in the sport of MMA, Chris has the ego of a heavyweight champion with an unrelenting approach to the ladies. What he lacks in size he makes up for in confidence. He's ready to use his chameleon-like qualities to land himself a Bad Girl.
Pasquale, 24 - New Rochelle, NY
Italian through and through, Pasquale considers his grandmother, "Ma," to be his number one girl. With a degree in psychology and one Master's in elementary education, he is currently pursuing a second Masters degree in special education. A smooth talker, he has no problem competing for a woman's attention.
Nick H., 25 - Kailua, Hawaii
With his good looks and charm, one would assume everything in life has come easily to Nick but, in fact, it has not been an easy road for him at all. Being a child from a difficult home and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age two, he was forced to overcome great adversity to achieve academic and athletic success. An aspiring financial planner, Nick loves Bad Girls.
Host Tanisha Thomas was introduced to television audiences in 2008 as a cast member in season two of Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club." With her bold personality, brash attitude and outrageous sense of humor, she quickly became the show's number-one fan favorite. She recently starred in "Celebrity Fit Club" along with Kevin Federline, Sebastian Bach and Kaycee Stroh. Tanisha has been featured on many television and radio programs, including "The Tyra Banks Show," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "The Soup," "The A-List Awards" and "Big Boy's Neighborhood." Tanisha is a native of Brooklyn, NY.
The dating competition series is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Rick DeOliveira serving as executive producers.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (25 seasons for MTV). Bunim/Murray continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club and upcoming Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim and Kourtney Take New York and Khloe and Lamar (E!), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including M Theory Entertainment, BMP Films and M Music. BMP Films produced Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including "The Glee Project," "Bad Girls Club," "Hair Battle Spectacular," and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 77 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com . Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR . Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.