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TV Birthday of the Day: Omarosa Manigault

Villainous 'Apprentice' all-star gets one year closer to the big 4-0

By Kenny Herzog Feb 15, 2013 10:58AM
There's only one day in the calendar year more special than our own birthday. No, not Bastille Day, although that's certainly of note for the Franco-American population. Rather, it's when a celebrity revels in the anniversary of their arrival on earth. Because they are holy beings of light, and we are mere obstructions to their equally magnanimous shadows.

Bing: Omarosa Manigault | "The Apprentice"

With that in mind, we'd like to ignore all other international news of import, not to mention our personal responsibilities, and blow out three-and-a-quarter-dozen candles in recognition of a reality pioneer and terrifying business woman. So without further, "You're fired! No, you're re-hired, and now you're a celebrity!" today's TV birthday of the day honors belong to:

Omarosa Manigault

Birth Date: February 15, 1974

Age: 39

Notable Roles: Season 1 "Apprentice" contestant, participant in first installment of "Celebrity Apprentice," castmate in 2005 edition of VH1's "Surreal Life."

Also Known For: Once consulting Al Gore, acknowledging having undergone breast augmentation, being mean and generally demonstrating an early understanding of how to manipulate fellow reality competitors, probably on account of her background in politics and all.

What's She Up To Now? Tragically, Omarosa's fiance, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, passed away last July. Subsequently, she'll be a contestant on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" as an advocate for his charity, the Sue Duncan Children's Center. That, and co-starring with '80s vixen and daughter of stoner icon Tommy Chong, Rae Dawn Chong, in the feature film, "Knock 'Em Dead."

Fun, Final Fact About Omarosa: She's originally from Youngstown, Ohio, also the native city of "Modern Family" patriarch Ed O'Neill and "Groove is in the Heart" Dee-Lite nightclub queen Lady Miss Kier, an oddball trio that might single-handedly debunk the unifying theories of astrology.