Just in case you forgot October is the scariest month of the year, VHI brings us an 8 episode advertisement for their reality shows masquerading as an homage to horror. Scared Famous, premiering Monday, October 23, moves 10 VH1 “stars” into a haunted house in Savannah, Georgia, to fight for $100,000 for charity. Each week they compete in horror movie themed challenges and one contestant is eliminated as a “Dead Weight.” The “famous” cast includes Tiffany “New York” Pollard, Alaska Thunderfuck, Drita D’Avanzo, Eva Marcille, Safaree “SB” Samuels, Erica Mena, Yung Joc, Don Benjamin, Miss Nikki Baby and Sky. Rap legend Redman serves as “Master of Scare-a-monies.”
Tiffany “New York” Pollard is the original queen of reality TV. She started her career on Flavor Of Love where she was such a dramatic mess she earned her own spinoff, I Love New York. Since then, she’s done her best to stay in the limelight by appearing on any reality show that will have her. Most recently, she’s appeared on Famously Single, Celebrity Big Brother, Sharknado, The Next: 15, Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn, and the reason she’s been cast on Scared Famous, her VH1 webseries Brunch with Tiffany.
Alaska Thunderfuck is the reigning RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star winner and my boo. Not only is she the dopest drag queen in existence, Alaska is also a Billboard rated singer, both as a solo act and as one-third of the AAA Girls (with fellow drag superstars Courtney Act and Willam). As she proved on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star season 2, Alaska isn’t scared of her reputation as a snake and is sure to bring the glamour.
Drita D’Avanzo was a fan favorite on VH1’s Mob Wives. She is a real spitfire and never backs down from a fight. Drita has been featured in music videos and even dropped a remix with French Montana. She has a successful cosmetic line and is eternally working on her autobiography.
Eva Marcille was the winner of the third season of America’s Next Top Model. She went on to a middling modeling and acting career and will appear on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
VH1 calls Safaree Samuels a true musical visionary but he’s most well known for being dumped by Nicki Minaj. He currently stars on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.
Erica Mena was discovered by winning MTV’s “Jennifer Lopez Lookalike” in 2003. She’s modeled for men’s magazines like Playboy and Sports Illustrated and starred in the original Love & Hip Hop for four seasons.
Jasiel “Yung Joc” Robinson is a multi-platinum Grammy Award-nominated artist. He joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta during it’s third season and is currently filming the 7th season. Yung Joc is also featured on the spin-off show Leave It To Stevie as the comedic wingman.
Don Benjamin was a finalist on the 2013 season of America’s Next Top Model. He now wants to be a rapper.
Miss Nikki Baby appears on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. She also has a lingerie line, Nude By Nikki.
Sky (Jakeita) Days started out in makeup before joining the VH1 series Black Ink Crew. She is also a motivational speaker/life coach to young adults, especially young ladies in dealing issues like adoption, domestic violence, and self-love.
So, do you think you’ll tune in? With this crew, it’s sure to be spooktacular.