Botched Finale: Farrah Abraham wants her own sex-themed talk show: Interview
Earlier this year, Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham tweeted a few photos of herself bearing a striking resemblance to Futurama‘s Turanga Leela following a cosmetic procedure gone wrong.
“Girlfriends don’t say I didn’t warn ya!” she captioned the photos, adding the hashtag “#BOTCHED.”
In a bit of probably-not-quite coincidence, the reality star appeared on the second season finale of Botched on Sunday to discuss with Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif her lip-plumping options moving forward.
Coming out of the experience, Abraham, 24, tells EW that the best advice she can give to anyone considering cosmetic enhancement is “to not be nonchalant about any procedure, big or small, so that you don’t have an emergency issue like I did.”
My chat with Abraham came one day before the premiere of Sex with Brody on E!, a call-in talk show hosted by Brody Jenner. Asked whether she’d ever want to appear on his show, Abraham was skeptical about Jenner’s credentials: “Does Brody even have any novelty items?”
By “novelty items,” Abraham means toys of the adult variety.
“I think Brody should take a break and it should be called Sex with Farrah. I feel like a sex talk show with me would pretty much be epic. I think I would send all of my call-ins my novelty toys,” says Abraham, pitching genuinely must-see television. “You know, I have the women’s line coming out soon,” she added thoughtfully, before offering to send some samples our way. (For what it’s worth, I laughed nervously and changed the subject — not because there’s anything wrong with “novelty items,” but because my cubicle is not soundproof.)
Abraham would also “die” to have appear alongside her family on Celebrity Family Feud: “It would be killer.”
As one of the more combative members of the Teen Mom cast — and, frankly, the star of two adult films — Abraham is not shy. She’s faced her fair share of criticism — some of it deserved, most of it not — but she’s never held anything back and is candid about the choices she’s made and lives her life without regrets.
It’s been two years since she appeared in her first adult film — then touted as a “leaked” sex tape — but she admits that, if she had the option, telling her younger self not to do something “would definitely be out of the question. According to Abraham, people who have found themselves in “vulnerable states” or who have experience “hardships in their family” should “focus on themselves and work on empowering themselves and work on finding their strength within.”
When it comes to the negative attention which women are often subjected for plastic surgery or even for wearing makeup, Abraham says that neither women nor men should be shamed “for envisioning themselves in a certain way and doing something about it. I think people should be welcomed and loved for that. … If you disagree, then by all means that’s your point of view, but in no way, shape, or form does that affect how somebody envisions themselves, because that’s what’s naturally ingrained in somebody’s mind, body, and heart and there’s no way to take that away from someone.”
Even Abraham’s toughest critics should be able to grudgingly admire the woman who got pregnant at 16 and has managed to support herself and her daughter, Sophia, with a series of ventures that always manage to be successful — her 2012 autobiography My Teenage Dream Ended, hit the New York Times bestseller list. (And her sex tape outsold Kim Kardashian’s.)
It’s easy take potshots at her oeuvre, as it were. However, Abraham describes herself as a “boss” and, with an open mind, it’s difficult to disagree with her. Unquestionably a feminist — though she met the term with some confusion in the past — Abraham is still looking for a partner “who can equally be a boss, because there are lots of people who don’t know how to be leaders and how to be supportive of my career in reality television and film. It’s just hard. There are a lot of layers to me.”