Omarosa journey of Trump aide ‘Big Brother’ star and outside

Omarosa Manigault Newman is now on the reality TV show “Celebrity Big Brother.”


Attention reality TV fans: The season premiere of “Celebrity Big Brother” debuts Thursday night, and all eyes will be on the former Trump aide and “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Manigault Newman will compete for the $250,000 against basketball star Metta World Peace and actresses Marissa Jaret Winokur and Keshia Knight Pulliam, among others.

The “Big Brother” gig is Manigault Newman’s for the first time since White House chief of staff John Kelly expelled her in December 2017, although the White House officials claimed at the time she resigned in order “to other opportunities.”

During her brief time in the White House, the 44-year-old worked as an assistant to the president and the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. She previously worked as director of the Afro-American show during Trump’s campaign.

Here are six things to know about Manigault Newman as she joins the “Big Brother” cast.

She worked for Al Gore

Manigault Newman worked as the “special assistant of the logistics” for the former Vice-President Al Gore, she told PBS Frontline in September 2016. But a former Gore staffer told People Magazine in 2004 that she was a “planning agent” whose job it was to “respond to invitations.”

Her brother was murdered

Manigault, Newman’s brother, Jack Manigault, was allegedly shot in a lover’s quarrel in October 2011.

They met with Trump during the first season of “The Apprentice”

Manigault Newman first met Trump in September 2003 as “The Apprentice” was in his first season, they also told PBS Frontline.

But the first season was not its last. Manigault Newman back to two different spin-offs of the show: “Celebrity Apprentice” and “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008 and 2013 respectively.

In addition to the contending with “Apprentice” co-star, she famously butted heads with Piers Morgan.

She worked for the Trump administration

Manigault Newman worked in the Trumpet of the White House until Jan. 20, 2018 – exactly a year after the inauguration of the president. She reportedly argued with Kelly during her time with the administration.

She’s from Ohio

Manigault Newman grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. She attended college at Central State University in Wilberforce, about three hours drive from her place of residence. She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1996.

She used to be a Democrat

Manigault Newman told The New York Times in October 2016, that she used to be a Democrat before they allegedly changed parties for Trump.

Fox News’ Sam Steward, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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