MTV reveals 'The Girls of Hedsor Hall' cast, series to debut February 9
By John Bracchitta, 01/23/2009
MTV has revealed the identities of the 12 women who will be competing on The Girls of Hedsor Hall, a new Charm School-like reality series produced by Donald Trump, which will premiere on Monday, February 9 at 9PM ET/PT.
The Girls of Hedsor Hall, which was ordered last year with the title of Lady or a Tramp, will take a group of American girls out of their wild and crazy lifestyles, fly them to England and enroll them in Hedsor Hall, an English finishing school, to teach them how to become proper women.
Once in Hedsor Hall, the girls will be school in proper etiquette by headmistress Gill Harbord and disciplinarian Rosemary Shrager as well "visiting instructor" Tara Conner.
Conner -- who previously starred in MTV's Trump-produced Pageant Place reality series -- is best known for retaining her Miss USA crown after being caught drinking while underage. Instead of taking her crown away, Trump -- who owns the Miss USA pageant -- allowed Conner to attend an in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation center and complete her Miss USA reign.
The Girls of Hedsor Hall's format is based on Ladette to Lady, a British reality series in which a group of rowdy women were sent to Britain's Eggleston Hall charm school.
The 12 girls participating in The Girls of Hedsor Hall, along with their network supplied bios, are:
Brianna: Brianna is desperate to improve her life. Her line of work has ruined her relationship with her parents and they barely talk. She feels that she looks sexy on the outside but feels terrible on the inside. But is she willing to embrace the steps needed to become a respectable woman?
Samantha: Samantha's family has given up on the possibility of her ever amounting to anything, but the young mother is determined to lead a more normal life along with her baby boy. She wants to give him someone to look up to and winning on this show could be her one and only chance.
Margie: Margie's violent temper has led to her getting stabbed, arrested, and once she even sprayed mace at a grandmother. Margie knows she needs to change her wild ways before she ends up in prison, or worse. But can Margie learn to tame her crazy temper and learn a little sophistication?
Jenna: She claims that she doesn't need a job since Dad gives her anything she wants. If he says 'no', she has learned to steal, lie, and cheat to get her way... and throwing a tantrum isn't out of the question. She knows she'll have to change her abusive and selfish ways in order to prove it, but is she willing to do what it takes?
Lillian: She's a college grad from Dallas with her eye on a Masters degree in psychology, but you'd never know it. Lillian is a wild, gutter-mouthed girl who parties five nights a week and doesn't think twice about hitting on another woman's man at a nightclub. She hopes that winning this show will be the kick start she needs to get back in school and on the right track.
Amanda: Amanda's lifestyle is far from that of a lady... strip poker, beer bongs and wet T-shirt contests are a regular part of her life. Amanda has already been hospitalized once for liver failure which causes her father a great deal of worry. She is now attending college, but there's no degree in sight unless she manages to reform her wicked ways.
Kim: Kim works as a bartender and is a major league partier. Most nights of the week are spent at clubs, doing body shots with her friends and dancing on the tables. She feels that her boobs are her biggest asset and she's excited to show them off to almost anybody. Her parents are quite upset that Kim has squandered her college education and only spends time in a bar. Now, Kim is hoping for a change since she wants to prove to everyone that she's not a "total loser".
Jennifer: The self-proclaimed "Blackout Queen," Jennifer regularly drinks until she passes out. She claims to have had a tough childhood and was constantly reprimanded by her incredibly strict parents. Jennifer is now unemployed and relies on her mom to take care of her bills and her young child. Jennifer's wild partying continues to lead her on a path to destruction, and she knows it, but can't help it.
Jen: Working in the fashion business, Jen considers herself part of the elite "in" crowd. She thinks she is better than everyone and admits to being "snobby". Jen has been going to clubs ever since she was a teenager growing up.
Hillary: Hillary goes out partying almost every night of the week. This pink haired chick likes to get crunk and doesn't hesitate to show off her bare booty when she drinks. Growing up with three brothers, Hillary is rough around the edges and drinks like she's one of the boys.
Maddy: Maddy is an attractive woman who feels the need to drink every day. Alcohol gives her a feeling of power, and it doesn't help that she works at a bar. Her memory is so ruined that she can't even remember the name of the college she once attended. She is a foul-mouthed punkette who won't hesitate to pick a fistfight with a man.
Paola: Paola is a parent who gave birth at the tender age of 14. Far from having even a hint of responsibility, she chugs alcohol and parties 4 to 5 nights a week. She's been involved in many bar brawls, and has the rap sheet and mug shots to prove it.
The Girls of Hesdor Hall is produced by Trump and Andy Litinsky of Trump Productions LLC and Chris Coelen and Greg Goldman of RDF USA, with Dan Morando serving as executive producer.