The Bad Girls Club Miami. It’s a house filled with young women who have behavior problems, self-control issues, God-complexes and exceedingly bad manners. The good news is that the show is fun to watch, in a trainwreck sort of way.
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This season’s fan favorite is Lea. A beautiful, tattooed, rockabilly meets punk-type of chick. The Cuban brunette, bleached platinum around her temples, red lipstick-wearing stunner was remarkably down to earth when the season started. While fights broke out early in the Bad Girls Miami mansion, Lea steered clear for the most part. When she tried to step in on her roommate’s behalf, she quickly rolled her eyes, put her hands over her ears and walked away.
While never quiet, Lea’s presence was a nice change from her always screaming roommate Brandi, the valley-girl Kristen, and the narcissistic Morgan. She seemed cool, calm and collected, as far as bad girls go. Never one to start an argument for the sake of arguing and one to generally stay away from the drama, she had a realistic way of looking at both sides of an issue.
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Until now. In the last few episodes of the season, Lea has become increasingly closer with Kristen, a self-absorbed, spoiled rich girl who has a knack for driving people apart. From the beginning, Kristen has acted the perpetual “dumb blonde” and refuses to take responsibility for any of her actions. When new girl, Kayleigh, moved in the two became fast friends. That is, until Kayleigh became known as Kristen’s “shadow” by the other girls, which in turn fueled some uncalled for anger on Kristen’s part. She verbally and emotionally attacked Kayleigh repeatedly until Kayleigh had not one friend in the house and no one left to turn to. All with the help of previously level-headed, composed Lea.
When Lea arrived at the Miami mansion, the bad girl rocked black and white striped knee socks, black Chuck Taylor’s, denim shorts and a black tank. While Lea did dress up occasionally to hit the clubs in the beginning, her wardrobe was much more punk rock. It was a far cry from the 5-inch heels and feminine outfits, Kristen’s signature style, she’s rocked during the last few episodes.
Once Lea’s friendship with her roommate Brandi began to crumble, she became fast friends with the platinum blonde Kristen. The two ganged up on new girl Kayleigh. Once Kayleigh left, the two girls climbed atop their clubhouse (i.e. piled themselves, stuffed animals and blankets on top of one of the Hummers provided for the girls by the show) and plotted who to remove next.
The plan began by telling another bad girl, Danielle, that Danielle’s roommate, Erica, was talking about her behind her back. Not remotely true. In Danielle’s fragile state, she believed Kristen and Lea and began to withdraw from the rest of the girls, not knowing who to trust.
Intermittently, as the girls giggled and plotted how to force Danielle to move out of the house, clips were shown of Danielle lying in her bed crying, missing home. This is a girl that had not said one bad thing to any of her castmates since she had arrived.
As the two effectively drove Danielle out, two new cast members were brought in as replacements. Immediate tension broke out and a war ensued.
Lea verbally attacked Christina, one of the new girls. Lea threw water, milk, orange juice and dishwashing detergent all over the new girl and her bed, before spitting on her. Kristen, to a slightly lesser extent, played a part in this as well.
When Christina, after being soaked and refusing to raise a fist to the girls, picked up a jug of bleach, the two girls ran. But not before Christina shook the bottle at them, spewing bleach all over Kristen’s hair, clothing and skin.
As Lea and Kristen try to prove that they are the queens of the house, which, in their eyes, gives them the power to remove girls at will, and their behavior gets increasingly repulsive, the situation at the Bad Girls house is bound to deteriorate further.
The beautiful rock star-esque chick who charmed everyone at the season’s start, has not only turned into a clone of the fake and phony Kristen, but has become a power hungry monster. Heads up, you two; this doesn’t make you bad girls. This makes you bullies. And despicable ones at that.
At one point during the show Leah had sex with two girls inside a shower. Talking about the encounter to the camera afterward, she covered her face in apparent embarrassment and apologized to her mother. Twice. I’m pretty sure her mother is a lot less ashamed of Leah’s threesome than her loathsome behavior during the second half of the season.
The “reality” here is this: Neither of these two could stand on their own two feet. A fake and a follower do not a bad girl make. Separate these two and you’ve got nothing.
And I do mean nothing.
Watch the Bad Girls Club every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Houston time on Oxygen.