You ready to get scared, y’all!? VH1 has announced a new competition series featuring some of your very favorite reality TV stars called Scared Famous. The new “spine-chilling” show will premiere Monday, October 23rd at 9/8c with rap legend Redman serving as “master of scare-a-monies.”
The all star and hilarious cast includes: Alaska Thunderf–k (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Don Benjamin (America’s Next Top Model), Drita D’Avanzo (Mob Wives), Erica Mena (Love & Hip Hop), Eva Marcille (America’s Next Top Model), Miss Nikki Baby (Love & Hip Hop Hollywood), Safaree Samuels (Love & Hip Hop Hollywood), Sky (Black Ink Crew), Tiffany “New York” Pollard (Brunch with Tiffany), and Yung Joc (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta).
The ten famous contestants will face off in a series of gruesome challenges that will pay homage to modern scary movies. According to the official press release, “these celebrities will move into an eerie estate in Savannah, Georgia, one of America’s most haunted cities, and test their limits for a chance to donate $100,000 to his or her favorite charity.”
Alliances will be formed! Bonds will be broken! And strategy is necessary to stay in the competition!
Wondering how these celebrity contestants will do when put in scary and haunted situations? Take a look at some of their finest moments surviving their own spooky circumstances.
Drita loves getting her Halloween on, living life like a life-size Bratz doll.
Alaska Thunderf–k is the mother of the creepy Lil Pound Cake.
A self-proclaimed alien from the planet Glamtron, Alaska was the creator of the doll Lil Poundcake on season five of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Much like Chucky (or cult-fave Dolly Dearest), Lil Poundcake is a mean lil sicko with a big attitude who looks like the lovechild of Jonbenet Ramsey and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Will Alaska (the winner of Drag Race All Stars) be able to channel her inner Lil Poundcake to come out of Scared Famous victorious?
Erica Mena is terrified of…DOLLS!
Erica “you can’t handle my mouth, motherf–ker” Mena never let anyone get in the way of her and her hopes and dreams. The one thing that might scare the Love & Hip Hop alum? DollzzzzZZZzzz (Hi, Lil Poundcake! 👆). Erica always had a fear of dolls and their “weird little eyes” and in this amazing throwback video, she describes a doll her aunt gifted her knocking from inside of her closet. Nothankyou. No one believed Erica but after she threw away the creepy little bugger, the knocking stopped. Girl. You ready for Scared Famous?!
Yung Joc can handle whips and chains (they even excite him, like Britney and Rihanna).
Yung Joc is Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s resident funny man but when he went and done betrayed his ex Khadiyah she had to put him into his place. KD, feeling wronged by seeing seeing footage of Joc sucking his twins’ mother Sina’s toes (!), took matters into her own hands when she tied the rapper up then whooped him nice and good with a belt. Joc can handle the kinky and the dark, so you think he can handle being Scared Famous?!
Eva Marcille’s got a bad case of arachnophobia.
Eva gets those heebie jeebies when it comes to spiders so when she was paired up with a supermodel that had eight legs (it was a particularly fierce tarantula) for a photo shoot during her cycle of America’s Next Top Model she had to really pull it together. Eva, of course, went on to win ANTM so perhaps she’ll be able to face her fears and outlast the rest of her reality TV peeps on Scared Famous.
Tiffany “New York” Pollard also doesn’t like vermin (but her reaction is even more dramatic than Eva’s, duh).
Tiffany Pollard did the tough work on New York Goes To Work but when Pest Control was the name of the game it was a no for her. Well, let’s just keep our fingers crossed that Tiff has to deal with some snakes, mice, roaches, rats, squirrels, pigeons, spiders, scorpions, squid, etc. Her reactions keep us young like vampires. Can she keep it together for Scared Famous?
Safaree Samuels was legit scared of Lyrica G and Pam’s beef (but not of the ribs at this BBQ)
Safaree made a splash on his first season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood but when he got caught in the middle of a family feud at A1 and Lyrica’s he was scurred but he was able to keep his composure enough to finish his plate. With all the drama queens around him, hopefully his cool-as-a-cucumber attitude will keep him rockin’ til the end of Scared Famous.
Don Benjamin can handle being manhandled by the Tyra Banks.
The ANTM alum had has back waxed on the show and when he encountered a bit of a breakout, Tyra Banks came to the rescue as his own personal Dr. Pimple Popper. Don wasn’t scared of getting his back waxed, wasn’t scared of a supermodel extracting a few zits, so what’s he have to lose on Scared Famous?
Sky scared the hair right off Rah Ali.
You know when you get so spooked, your hair stands up straight? Well, you know Sky is trained-to-go and when she and LHH alum Rah got into an argument about an eyelash company (or something), she literally scared that hair right awf of Rashidah. Bloop. Hopefully Sky can stay focused and keep her head in the Scared Famous game.
Miss Nikki Baby made a woman blow chunks during a fight.
It was not entirely clear why Nas had beef with Miss Nikki Baby but when Nikki showed up to Nas’s event, Nas literally puked. Nas said it was because of all of Nikki’s plastic surgery but Nikki just kept it pushing. She can handle someone vomitting at her feet and still look amazing. So, we can’t wait to see Nikki in her Fashion Nova ’fit running through a cemetery gettin’ all Scared Famous.
Who are you rooting for? 👻 Scared Famous 👻 will premiere on Monday, October 23rd at 9/8c.