Diddy. He only needs one name, but he needs a virtual army of help to keep his legendary empire of music, acting, fashion, sports, fragrance and television running. The ultimate secret weapon in that army? Diddy's personal assistant.
The show began with a shocker. Initially there were 13 candidates, one of whom was a transgender named Laverne. Interesting... There's also a big girl named Kim who nicknamed herself "Poprah." Brianna is a fiesty one reppin' Houston and Kendra's another cutie.
But when I was watching the show, I felt that 13 was an weird number to start off with. Turns out that one contestant was booted off the show even before the first challenge. All the contestants came in to interview with Diddy's first line of defense and Andrew did terribly. He came in poppin' & lockin' with a white hat and suspenders. When they were making the two teams (Downtown and Uptown), he was the odd man out and was removed by security.
The first mission for the two teams was testing their multitasking skills by having to complete 50 typical tasks of Diddy's personal assistant in 24 hours. The caveat was that they all had to stay together. The stress and wearing out of the challenge really showed people's true colors. Poprah was ridiculously bossy. She's one of those types who assumes leadership but no one wants to follow her because of her style. She even ended up getting into a shouting battle with her teammate Brianna who I thought was gonna be this quiet, sweet girl. Not so much.
In the end, Kim's team (Uptown) lost even though the netted the same number of points (31) because they were short on the receipts that were being kept by Georgette who is some sort of financial adviser by profession (but doesn't know how to dress professionally). The whole team got to vote who they wanted to go home and they unanimously chose Kim. But there was a twist. Kim got to pick one of them to go with her in front of Diddy's "Inner Circle" (Capricorn, Phil & Kevin Liles) to plead their case. Poprah picked Georgette, knowing that she was the weakest of the team.
In the showdown, Kim beasted Georgette pointing out fact after fact as to why she was more qualified. But she ended up taking it way too far calling her entire team a bunch of amateurs. It kind of reminded me of Greg from The Real World who called all of his castmates "peasants." If Kim was picked to stay with the team, she'd be not only returning to a team who didn't want her, but also to a team who she just bad-mouthed in front of the "Inner Circle." Not too smart.
In the end, the "Inner Circle" picked Kim. I wasn't really too surprised. She actually is more qualified, but she also will no doubt bring tons of drama to the show, and we all know that the ratings are equally as important (if not more than) who is finally picked as Diddy's personal assistant. And just like Andrew, Georgette was escorted off the premises by security.
I never watched The Apprentice and I know it got good ratings, but it couldn't have been as entertaining as I Want to Work for Diddy. If the premiere is any indication of the season, I think I'm going to really enjoy the show. These people for some reason really want to be Diddy's lap dog and I know there are a couple of them who will do just about anything to be it. It'll make for lots of interesting drama.
Unfortunately, From G's to Gents is going to be a casualty of I Want to Work for Diddy. There are only so many shows I can watch at a time (Making the Band 4, Season 3 returns this Wednesday too), so I think it will be the odd man out. Sorry guys.
Missed the series premiere? You can watch the full episode over on VH1.com. I Want to Work For Diddy airs Mondays at 9/8c.