NEW YORK– September 17, 2012 – Oxygen plays matchmaker once again with the season four return of the hit dating competition series “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too” on Monday, November 5 at 11PM ET/PT. Hosted by fan favorite, Tanisha Thomas, this season features Amy, Camilla and Dani from “Bad Girls Club” Las Vegas as they compete and search for love from a pool of 14 eligible suitors. Beginning Monday, November 12, the series will move to its regular timeslot at 10PM ET/PT. For more information, visit www.oxygen.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.
Each week Amy, Camilla and Dani will go on dates to try to get to know the bachelors while also competing in a series of off-the-wall challenges for the title of “HBIC” (Head Bad Girl In Charge). In the premiere episode, Tanisha reveals that winning “HBIC” comes with new perks and twists this season. In addition to having the power to eliminate the suitors, the crowned ‘Bad Girl’ will also be given a sealed envelope revealing a special power designed to give the her an advantage in the game. The “HBIC” will also be granted access to the “Style Suite” filled with clothes, jewelry, accessories and a gift to help her glam up for the date. This season also includes the return of two former contestants, Taylor (season two runner up) and Joey (season three), who have a leg up on the competition and are eager to play the game right this time. Ultimately, hearts will be broken and in the end, only one ‘Bad Girl’ and her beau will be left standing.
Meet the ‘Bad Girls’
Amy – Palm Bay, FL @Amy_Cieslowski
This former cheerleader loves to gossip and keep things fun. From dumping trash on people’s beds to messing with their belongings, Amy has no problem seeking revenge on those she feel have wronged her. She’s a constant tease and loves to make out with guys…and girls. This fun loving prankster wants a guy who is funny and can keep up with her wild ways.
Camilla – Long Beach, CA @iamcamillap
Dubbed “Cali Kutthroat,” Camilla is known for taking Sin City by storm for her short-lived stay. She’s a no-nonsense chic that isn’t afraid to protect herself by any means necessary. A self-proclaimed independent woman, Camilla is no stranger to the spotlight. She has a stern policy against dating a mama’s boy and is not looking for a man to ride her coattails. Funny, romantic and driven are the keys to drive this bad girl wild.
Dani – Methuen, MA @IAmDanniV
At barely 5 feet tall, people underestimate Dani until they are faced with her sharp tongue. She grew up in a tightknit family with a bossy twin sister, Gabi, who is also a fellow “Bad Girl.” She owns 150 pairs of heels and never wears sneakers unless she’s “pretending” to go to the gym. Dani’s friends think her loud, outspoken, abrasive attitude scares guys off, but she is hoping to meet a guy whose part mama’s boy and part bad boy. Her potential bachelor better keep her on her toes or she will kick him to the curb.
Meet the Eligible Suitors –
Andre, 26 – Atlanta, GA @DreP419
An independent music artist by the alias “Dre P,” Andre prefers to live the fly life. He bartends to pay the bills and believes he is destined to be an entertainment mogul. Andre claims his green eyes mesmerize girls and is only looking for one lucky lady to add to his large black book.
Brandon, 30 – New York, NY @BraNNueLIFE
A model, actor and hip-hop artist, Brandon goes by the moniker “BraNNue LIFE.” He’s not afraid to put people in their place and swears by taking girls on a first date to the park. Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Brandon has risen from humble beginnings and plans to charm the ‘Bad Girls’ with his ‘solid gold’ body, eight pack abs and charisma.
Casey, 25 – Brooklyn, NY @Cartel_Liaison
A personal trainer and avid boxer, Casey believes hard work pays off. Sharp and quick-witted, he is not afraid to speak his mind. Casey loves the challenge of Bad Girls because they can hold their own and thinks good girls are too predictable. About the other bachelors, Casey is coming in with a strategy, “they play checkers; I play chess.”
Danny, 24 – San Francisco @d_mye87
Danny has made a name for himself on the SF State campus as a loud mouth radio host. Ever the stereotypical frat boy, Danny is known to party until the sun comes up and will prank anyone not in on the fun. Half-Japanese, he admires his parents’ marriage of over 20 years and hopes to have a relationship like theirs.
Devin, 33 – Atlanta, GA @iDevinLewis
Devin lived out his dream playing in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers until an ACL injury cut his career short. Hailing from New Orleans, Devin was greatly affected when he lost his house to Hurricane Katrina. A divorced father of three, the personal trainer and fitness guru is looking for a woman that knows what she wants.
Jamin, 26- Louisville, KY @JaminOlivencia
As a professional wrestler, Jamin is a fierce competitor with a chiseled physique. His strategy is to win at all costs and is not afraid to backstab to land his Bad Girl. The love he has for his four year old daughter keeps him grounded, yet his intense, unpredictable nature can come to the surface when you least expect it.
Javier, 22 – Miami, FL @JavierDiaz777
A former model with a pretty boy reputation, Javier is a self-proclaimed high maintenance diva who will not go to a club unless he’s given the VIP treatment. He surrounds himself with his ‘billionaire’ friends to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. An aspiring actor and entrepreneur, Javier is always dressed for success and counts Scott Disick as his fashion icon. He does have a sensitive side and admits to crying in movies. His strategy to land a Bad Girl is to kill them with kindness.
Joey, 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @JoeyPaggi
This “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too” season three contestant is ready for a second chance at love. Currently in law school, studying to be a sports and entertainment lawyer, Joey doesn’t believe in fairytale romances, but has no problem pretending to in order to get the girl. He wants to win over a Bad Girl because in his mind, there’s no other kind of woman…unless you’re his mother!
Josh, 28 – Washington, DC @itsjoshnorris
A DC-based magician, Josh uses his good looks and charm to pick up ladies. His magic act includes a combination of traditional and visual magic mixed with hypnotism, body language and mentalism. His nickname in college was “Captain Intensity” and Josh says he operates on one speed which is “Now.” He is looking for a spontaneous and crazy bad girl.
Mo, 23 – East Lansing, MI @BrahhBrahhh
A kinesiology student at Michigan State University, Mo owns his own gymnastic company and loves to showcase his sculpted body in physique competitions. He landed his last girlfriend with his “Prince Charming” swag by rescuing her from a frat party. A self-described Bad Girl’s magnet, he believes he has the mojo to turn a bad girl good.
Shane, 26 – Marina Del Rey, CA @shanesteinman
A Los Angeles transplant from West Palm Beach, Florida, Shane loves the California surf and ladies. A prankster at heart, he soaked all of his roommate’s clothes in water and froze them in the freezer when he was late on rent. Overly confident, this surfer boy lives for the chase and isn’t afraid to take what’s not his. As a former chef turned restaurant consultant, he loves to show off his skills in the kitchen and is ready to get back into the game after ending a five year relationship.
Taylor, 26 – Tuscaloosa, AL
As a “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too” season two runner-up, Taylor loves playing the instigator and is ready for the challenge as he hopes to turn one of these bad girls into a good girl. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Taylor’s good looks and abundance of confidence work to his benefit as he is a manager and in-store model at Abercrombie and Fitch. Taylor prides himself in being the epitome of a southern gentleman – writing love notes, sending flowers and doing all the small gestures to show a woman he cares. Aspiring to become a professional model, he is very image conscious and devotes special attention to his signature look – polo shirt, sweater tied over his shoulder, khaki’s and sunglasses.
Travis, 24 – Austin, TX @T1Hatty
Raised primarily by women, Travis believes he has a leg up on the competition. Born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA, he started working at 12 years-old to support his family. With his big smile, Travis hopes that his power of persuasion and positive attitude can land him the right Bad Girl.
Tyrone, 22 – Philadelphia, PA @MrCallOnTyrone
A self-proclaimed momma’s boy, Tyrone was the first in his family to attend college, but had to drop out because of financial reasons. Currently pursuing a degree in psychology, he works as event staff for the Philadelphia Eagles, but dreams of opening up a business one day. Charming and passionate, he is hoping to impress the Bad Girls with his moves on the dance floor.
Meet the host
Tanisha Thomas- Brooklyn, NY @Tanisha_DaDiva
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 landing her hosting roles on Oxygen and her own spin-off “Tanisha Gets Married.” She 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.”
“Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too” is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Rick DeOliveira serving as executive producers.
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,” “Best Ink,” 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. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.
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 (27 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 (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray’s current programming includes The Bad Girls Club, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kim and Kourtney Take New York, Khloe and Lamar and Mrs. Eastwood & Company (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions produces cross-platform digital content and branded entertainment through BMP Digital, its digital division. The company has also produced films, including 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, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.