OXYGEN PREMIERES "BAD GIRLS ALL STAR BATTLE" SEASON 2 ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 8 PM ET/PT
Network Greenlights "Bad Girls Club" Season 12 Chicago For Spring 2014
NEW YORK - October 31, 2013 - Oxygen Media brings the heat back to the playing field with the season two premiere of "Bad Girls All Star Battle," beginning Tuesday, January 7 at 8 PM ET/PT. The series pits 16 of the most memorable girls in "Bad Girls" history under one roof to compete in a series of over-the-top physical and brain teasing challenges for a chance to win $100,000 and the title of "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time." Returning with musician, actor and heartthrob Ray J (@RayJ) as host, the competition ups the ante for the sophomore season with more girls and outrageous challenges including a twerking match, a stiletto standoff, mud wrestling, and a daring eating contest with fish eyes and cockroaches. In addition, the network announced Season 12 of the "Bad Girls Club" in Chicago for Spring 2014. Season 11 in Miami is currently airing on Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT.
"Oxygen amped up the challenges to a whole new level," says Host Ray J. "Emotions ran high and the Bad Girls went hard. It was a much bigger game, but they always kept their eyes on the prize. If you thought it was crazy in season one, wait until you see this season."
In season one, 14 of the most memorable 'Bad Girls' battled it out for the trophy, but Jenniffer Hardwick from "Bad Girls Club" Atlanta reigned supreme and took the competition earning her $100,000. This life changing money is helping Jenniffer reconnect with her brother and has also created a stable life for her new daughter, whom she welcomed in September.
"Bad Girls Club" fans are extremely passionate about the show and love to root for these women they either love, or love to hate. The "Bad Girls Club" Facebook page recently surpassed 5 million likes and the series consistently trends week to week on Twitter. Fans can access exclusive content, root for their favorite "Bad Girls" with shareable trading cards and join the conversation on the show's social accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Fans can also tweet or read about the series using #BGCBattle hashtag on Twitter.
Meet the season 2 cast:
Alicia Samaan (Season 10 - Atlanta) @AliciaSamaan
Alicia knows how to hold her own and claims that she's not mean - she's just honest. Growing up with all brothers, her outgoing personality can be a force to be reckoned with. The other bad girls better watch out because she is definitely a leader and not a follower. Ready to show the others girls how much she has changed since her days in Atlanta, Alicia's been working out and is eager to prove she has what it takes to bring home the cash.
Amy Cieslowski (Season 8 - Las Vegas) @Amy_Cieslowski
Palm Bay, FL
Known as the 24/7 partying prankster who didn't back down from anyone in the BGC house, Amy knows she has what it takes to win. With a no-nonsense competitive attitude, this former cheerleader has no problem seeking revenge on those she feels have wronged her. She won "Love Games" season four and hopes that with her ability to strategize, she will earn the $100K prize and title of "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time."
Andrea Bowman (Season 11- Miami) @CountryBarbi3
Andrea is a true country girl with a witty personality and can't lose mentality. She trains rodeo horses for a living and currently owns five of her own horses. Ready to take her competitive side to the "Bad Girls" battlefield, this athletic bombshell will throw it down in a rivalry unlike anything you've seen on the track.
Camilla Poindexter (Season 8- Las Vegas) @iamcamillap
Long Beach, CA
Dubbed "Cali Cutthroat," Camilla is known for taking the BGC house by storm with her racy relationships and dramatic antics during her short-lived stay in Sin City. Not easily intimidated, this model and actress isn't afraid to protect herself by any means necessary. Competitive by nature, she plays to win and knows how to get in the minds of the other girls. Camilla is no stranger to the "Bad Girls" spotlight since hosting various Bad Girl specials and being named runner-up in "Love Games" season 4. She is ready for action and can't wait to show the world her physical and mental strength to win this game.
Danni Victor (Season 8- Las Vegas, BGASB Season 1) @IamDanniV
Danni is a naturally competitive, sharp-tongued veteran looking for another round in the 'Battle' ring. Danni will take on season two without her partner in crime, twin sister Gabi, and will attempt to make a name for herself on her own in the game. Always looking to one-up the Bad Girls around her, especially Camilla and Amy, her opponents from "Love Games" Season 4, a recently single Danni will lay it all on the line in hopes of being named "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time."
Elease Donovan (Season 8 - Las Vegas) @EleaseDonovan
With an "all or nothing attitude," Elease will settle for nothing less than number one. Heading into 'Battle' with her BGC arch-nemesis Camilla, there is sure to be drama on and off the field. This queen bee hopes to win the money to help accelerate her growing swimwear line.
Janelle Shanks (Season 11 - Miami) @BadGirlJanelle
After notoriously flipping her 30" weave all over the other girls in the BGC house, Janelle became known as quite the character. She is an aggressive opponent with a mean streak that can flare up when necessary. This model loves to party and will always stick up for her friends - but if you backstab her, beware of getting in her crosshairs! Janelle's very big personality will bring a dynamic element to the playing field that others might mistakenly overlook.
Mehgan James (Season 9 - Mexico, BGASB Season 1) @mehganjames
Returning for a second season, Mehgan is back with a vengeance and ready prove that she has what it takes to win. Known as a self-proclaimed "nudist at heart," she is a sassy bougie girl who must look her best at all times. It can't be forgotten that this bright girl graduated from high school a year early, but she also isn't afraid to speak her mind, especially with $100K at stake and the opportunity give back to her family.
Nancy Denise (Season 10- Atlanta) @SheIsNancyD
Nancy is someone who goes after what she wants --- and gets it. Frequently jet setting between Atlanta and Miami for her various hosting and modeling gigs, Nancy is up for any challenge. She is ready to take her "can't stop, won't stop" approach and apply it to the "Bad Girls" games in order to win the money and secure a financial future for her and her family.
Paula Hellens (Season 10 - Atlanta, BGASB Season 1) @TheHellonHeels
This hotheaded opinionated Bad Girl may only be 5-feet tall, but she's packed with a punch. Paula has a degree in political science so she is often the voice of reason in the house, especially when her feisty attitude isn't in charge. She is once again returning to the battlefield so she can pay off her student loans and give back to her mom.
Rocky Santiago (Season 10 - Atlanta, BGASB Season 1) @prettygrl_rocky
Pine Grove, CA
From a small town in California to the big city of Atlanta, Rocky made her mark in the mansion, after joining the house mid-season. A cheerleader in high school, she knows the power of a pretty face after being crowned homecoming queen and winning several modeling competitions. Known as Rocky Balboa, this competitive tomboy played basketball and softball growing up. Her competitive edge led her to win the inaugural Bad Girls Games in Greece, and after bowing out early from season one of "Bad Girls All Star Battle" because of a family emergency, Rocky is ready to prove she is here to stay.
Sarah Oliver (Season 11 - Miami) @sarahSOoliver
Bootylicious and brainy, this bedazzled blonde is not afraid to take on the other girls in the house. Sarah knows that competitions include quick spur-of-the-moment decisions and hopes that her 'act now, ask later' mentality will finally work to her advantage. Eager to step up to the plate and prove herself, she knows this is her shot to tame her short fuse and focus all her energy on securing the title. She hopes to use the prize money to help out her family and her dog Keiko, who has been going through chemotherapy for lymphoma.
Shelly Hickman (Season 7 - New Orleans)@BGC7ShellyRay
St. Louis, MO
Known for her goofy sense of humor and feisty personality, Shelly's life hasn't exactly been full of laughs. This proud lesbian is determined to fix things her own way and live on her own terms. She isn't afraid to stand up for herself regardless of who she needs to confront. If she wins, Shelly plans to use the money to head back to school.
Stephanie George (Season 10- Atlanta) @itsshaygorgeous
New York, NY
This half-black, half-El Salvadorian bi-sexual beauty hopes to take her seductive tactics to the playing field. A natural competitor, Stephanie is a former dancer and placed third in the inaugural Bad Girls Games. If she wins, she wants to take her sick uncle on a trip to Thailand. A true manipulator at heart, the girls better watch out as she's coming for the money!
Tiana Small (Season 11 - Miami) @liveloveMODEL
New York, NY
Tiana is a hard-shelled Harlem girl who considers herself her own worst enemy. She's been through a lot, including caring for her younger brothers when she was a child while her mother struggled with her own issues, and losing her father to AIDS. Bringing her big personality to the games, Tiana wants to win the money to help her brothers. Her competitive nature mixed with her no-nonsense temperament is sure to be a fiery combination against the other girls this season.
Valentina Anyanwu (Season 10- Atlanta) @ValentinaAmour
Born in Brooklyn to Nigerian parents, Valentina grew up in Nigeria, D.C. and Baltimore where she developed a tough "Bad Girl" attitude and hasn't looked back since. A self-proclaimed "monster in competition," Valentina's rugby teammates called her The Punisher because of her aggressive field skills. Now this proud Nigerian is ready to show her new competitors what it really means to get to the top and push everyone else out of the way. Watch out for her mind games, as this know-it-all has no doubt that she will rule the competition and is not afraid to bring out her vindictive side.
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