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Exclusive Interview with Tanisha Thomas, the winner of 1st Season of House of Villains

Ten infamous reality villains clash in an American reality TV series, “House of Villains,” a battle royale for $200,000 and America’s Ultimate Supervillain title. Tanisha Thomas from Bad Girls Club (season 2) emerged as the winner, and Johnny Bananas from The Real World: Key West was runner-up. Other contestants include Anfisa Arkhipchenko, Jonny Fairplay, Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Bobby Lytes, Corinne Olympios, Tiffany “New York” Pollard, and Jax Taylor.

Hosted by Joel McHale, stars from across shows like 90 Day Fiancé and The Bachelor structure sabotage and survive weekly eliminations, proving villainy takes brains, not just drama. Who will reign supreme? Tune in to E! and find out! Here are some excerpts from her recent interview about surprise wins, competitors, plans, etc.

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Tanisha Thomas Interview – Queen of the House of Villains

Q: You were in shock when you won. Did you have any backup plans in case Bananas took the crown?

A: (Laughs) Bananas and I were neck-and-neck the whole game, so I had mentally prepared for either outcome. But when Anfisa’s vote broke the tie, it was pure disbelief. My heart was pounding like a drum solo!

Q: You say you played with integrity, but surely some lines were crossed in the House of Villains. Any regrets?

A: Playing a “villain” requires strategic jabs and calculated moves. I might have ruffled some feathers but never stooped to manipulation or personal attacks. My conscience is clear on that. There were some tough choices, though. Voting out Bobby still stings a bit, but it was a strategic risk I had to take.

Q: Speaking of Bobby, your “Gospel Truth” showdown got heated. Was it genuine tension or just good TV drama?

A: (Winks) Let’s just say that microphone shadows cast long reflections. We had our differences, but there’s respect there, too. He’s a fierce competitor, and that clash made for some explosive television, wouldn’t you say?

Q: You mentioned redefining the “villain” image. What do you hope viewers take away from your win?

A: I want people to see that being a “villain” doesn’t mean you’re heartless or evil. It’s about playing smart, owning your truth, and not being afraid to challenge the status quo. You can be cunning and ambitious while having integrity and staying true to your values. That’s the kind of villain I wanted to be.

Q: Now that you’re the reigning champion, what’s next for Tanisha Thomas? World domination… or a cozy reality TV retirement?

A: (Grinning) World domination sounds exhausting! But seriously, this win opens so many doors. I’ve got some exciting projects in the pipeline, including a possible talk show where I can dish the dirt on reality TV from the villain’s perspective. Stay tuned!

Bonus Round

What biggest misconception did your housemates have about you?

“They thought I was all ice and no spice. Turns out, this queen’s got some serious heat!”

The internal conflict between game face and emotions?

“Absolutely! But that’s the beauty of this game. You learn to navigate those grey areas and find your power balance.”

Arch-nemesis?
“No names, but let’s just say someone mistook a queen for a pawn. They learned the hard way!”

Advice for aspiring “villains”?

“Play hard, play smart, and don’t forget to smile. Remember, the best villains are the ones you can’t help but root for, even when they’re stirring the pot.”

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