Now among the celebrity divas that go by a single name, reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth has another show to act out on. But this time, she has some pretty powerful assistance in the name of producer Donald Trump, who created “The Ultimate Merger” to help Manigault-Stallworth find true love.
“Omarosa was a great personality on ‘The Apprentice,’ that was watched by over 40 million people as it became the number-one show on TV,” Trump said in a statement. “Omarosa is smart, witty and difficult, but all of these qualities will make for some very interesting entertainment.”
Ten bachelors out of 12 are left in the running to vie for Manigault-Stallworth’s affections every Thursday at 10 p.m. on TV One. Among the remaining bachelors includes ’80s singer Al B. Sure, who would seem to claim an unfair advantage with his sexy baritone. However, the men Manigault-Stallworth has to choose from are another R&B singer/songwriter, a Christian rapper, a concert promoter, a pastor, an attorney, a foreign currency trader, a former NFL player and others.
All of those driven personalities mean plenty of drama as Manigault-Stallworth takes them through various “challenges” to see which one is truly right for her. And the men are taking this all too seriously as tears, fights and competitive backstabbing are on display throughout the series. Manigault-Stallworth gets help along the way from Dr. Jamal Bryant, her spiritual advisor on “The Ultimate Merger,” and other guests, including TV One chef Gerry Garvin.
Manigault-Stallworth’s journey to real love has been – and should be – interesting to watch. Unlike fellow reality stars looking for love, like Sandy “Pepa” Denton and Rozanda “Chili” Thomas, Manigault-Stallworth didn’t grow up in the spotlight, nor does she seem capable of taking any mess from a man in order to become his wife. In other words, she’s much more like the everyday black women looking for love – and there are many single sisters that can relate.
Is it possible that the infamous Manigault-Stallworth can find true love on reality TV? Or has reality TV become her true love? “The Ultimate Merger” may provide the answer. Once a lucky bachelor is selected, then, of course, we mey be looking forward to “Omarosa’s Wedding” and potentially “Omarosa’s Divorce Court.” But we’re rooting for true love.
If you want to watch how it all plays out, “The Ultimate Merger” airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET on TV One.