OXYGEN PREMIERES SEASON 12 OF 'BAD GIRLS CLUB: CHICAGO' ON MAY 13 AT 8/7c!
NEW YORK– March 25, 2014 – Oxygen Media will take on the Windy City of Chicago when “Bad Girls Club” returns on Tuesday, May 13th at 8pm ET/PT. One roof will house seven headstrong women; Alex, Alyssa, Aysia, Brit, Jada, Jonica, and Loren who are each known for their unflinching ways, but are willing to make a change to their bad girl attitudes. It’s all hands on deck when their parents drop by for a weekend visit and a life coach brings on some tough love and hardline advice. At a crossroad, each girl makes the difficult decision to take a new lease on life, but there are a few bumps and stumbles along the road to redemption.
In the season premiere, seven young strangers from all walks of life meet for the first time. With a new city, a new home and brand new faces, some of the girl’s first impressions may mark their last. As the girls get acquainted and break in their fabulous new digs, friendships are formed, tensions arise and a few of the housemates egos may be left out in the cold.
Get Reacquainted With the New Girls:
Alex, 22 @alexandriarice_
This college graduate is a wild party girl with a penchant for athletes. Alex is a model and is always dressed to impress. If you cross her, she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is and will find a way to get revenge. She credits her trust issues, especially with women, to her rocky relationship with her father, and hopes this opportunity will allow her to build more confidence in people.
Alyssa, 24 @IAMREDDCHICK954
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Better known as “REDD,” Alyssa is an outgoing comedian with a fearful demeanor. Her intimidating size gains respect from most, but her tough exterior only disguises her inner vulnerability. Growing up a daddy’s girl, Alyssa’s world was changed when her father walked out on their family after her mom was left paralyzed from a routine surgery. She is entering the BGC mansion to change her reputation and for the first time in her life, let people see her softer side.
Aysia, 22 @BGCAysia
Aysia is a feisty bisexual party girl who isn’t afraid to break all the rules. A shameless flirter, she goes after what she wants because it’s her way or the highway. Aysia won’t answer to anyone and has often let her pride and anger get the best of her in the past. After a rocky childhood, Aysia hopes her time in the BGC house will help her confront and manage her anger and abandonment issues.
Britt, 24 @msbrittb_
With her loud personality, Britt is always the life of the party and works as a shot girl to fill her appetite for money and alcohol. She’s a self-proclaimed hustler who demands respect and believes she has the ability to convince people to do anything she wants. Growing up wasn’t easy for her; in her mom’s absence, she designated herself as the mama bear to her siblings and was taxed with the responsibility of being their perfect role model. Although, she knows she hasn’t always been perfect, she hopes to use the time in the BGC house to focus on herself.
Jada, 28 @Jada5starz
This pint size rapper is a quick-witted, hot-tempered bartender who knows how to stand her ground. Newly single, Jada craves attention and is ready for some non-stop fun. After an unstable upbringing, Jada practically raised herself and has been on her own since she was 14. Looking for a fresh start, she is looking to tame her inner rage and wants to go to school for music producing.
Jonica, 25 @Blu1x
Saint Louis, MO
With her blue afro and big personality, Jonica also known as Blu is hard to miss in a crowd. She is well-known in the St. Louis party scene and is always looking for a good time. She has a competitive streak and played basketball in college while obtaining her bachelor’s degree. She has struggled with intimate relationships and earned herself a reputation as a player and home wrecker. During her time in the BGC house, she hopes to get the root of her commitment issues.
Loren, 23 @LO_LONDON
A southern girl with lots of charm and wild ways, Loren considers herself the ultimate “Turn Up” party girl. She’s a die-hard Alabama football fan and has no problem fitting in with the guys, but can easily clash with the girls. Used to getting what she wants, Loren is spoiled rotten and has extravagant taste and style to match her attitude. Loren is a serious “Daddy’s Girl” and in her eyes no one compares to him.
The “Bad Girls Club” Facebook page recently surpassed 5.5 million likes and the series consistently trends week to week on Twitter. Fans of “Bad Girls Club” can access exclusive content 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 the #BGC hashtag on Twitter.
“Bad Girls Club” is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Troy VanderHeyden and Maria Pepin serving as executive producers and Trish Gold as Co-Executive Producer.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment 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,” “The Face,” "Best Ink," “I’m Having Their Baby” and "Bad Girls Club," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” 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 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.
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 (29 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (FOX), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray’s programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Total Divas (E!), The Real World andThe Challenge (MTV), Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Under the Gunn (Lifetime),Motor City Masters (truTV), The Ruckers: Southern Royals (WE tv) and Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winningAutism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.