|Born||January 6, 1982|
Utica, New York, U.S.
|Other names||"New York"|
|Partner(s)|| Flavor Flav (2006–2007)|
Patrick Hunter (2007)
George Weisgerber (2007–2008)
Tiffany Pollard (born January 6, 1982)is an American television personality. She came to public prominence for her participation on VH1's Flavor of Love (2006–2007) and I Love New York (2007–2008).
Pollard was given the nickname "New York" by rapper Flavor Flav. She is also known colloquially by her self-proclaimed nickname "HBIC" ("Head Bitch in Charge"),which she exclaimed in the Flavor of Love series to taunt her competitors.
In 2016, Pollard took part in the 17th series of Celebrity Big Brother , finishing in fourth place. She was also a cast member on the reality series The Next:15 . Pollard and her mother later that year were cast members on Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn . In 2017, she created Brunch with Tiffany , a talk show series on VH1's YouTube channel, which has since been picked up by VH1. She was also a cast member on the E! reality show Famously Single . In 2018, Pollard reunited with Flavor Flav for the first time in six years on Braxton Family Values . The following year, she was a guest judge on the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race .In 2020, Pollard appeared on the eleventh season of Celebrity Ex on the Beach , as the ex of David McIntosh. She has previously also hosted an annual Fenty Beauty holiday gift guide. She has a fan base.
Pollard first achieved public recognition for starring on shows with among the largest audiences seen on basic cable, VH1's Flavor of Love (2006–2007) and I Love New York (2007–2008).Over 7.5 million people watched during the Flavor of Love season 2 finale.
Pollard (then age 23) clashed with virtually all the other contestants. Although these feuds were, in general, nothing more than screaming matches, an incident in the penultimate episode of season one led to violence. After her elimination, an outraged Brooke "Pumkin" Thompson spat on Pollard after the two had exchanged words. Pumkin's ass", and attempted to do so at the season one reunion. The moment was rated number one on various VH1 and MTV reality show specials, including VH1's 20 Greatest Celebreality Fights.[ citation needed ] The final two contestants journeyed to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where Flavor Flav chose Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander over Pollard, to be his mate.Pollard vowed to "whoop
After his relationship did not work out with Alexander, Flavor Flav chose to do a second season of his dating show and invited Pollard (then age 24) to help him eliminate contestants halfway through the season. She agreed and was later added as a participant.In the finale, Flav chose Deelishis over Pollard. Pollard verbally fought with Flav in the season finale, asking why he had brought her back only to be ultimately eliminated.
I Love New York was Pollard's first reality television series on VH1. The series is a spin-off of another relationship competition series, the Flavor of Love , which featured Pollard as a finalist in two consecutive seasons. In July 2006, VH1 published a casting call for contestants for a new series tentatively titled The Flavorette. Various blogs speculated that the star of this program could be Flavor of Love season 1 contestant Rain, Hoopz (Nicole Alexander) or Pollard. Before the season 2 Flavor of Love finale, Pollard denied having her own show but after the finale aired, she confirmed she was the "Flavorette" and that she was already down to the final three contestants. The show premiered on Monday, January 8, 2007 and was the most-watched series debut in VH1 history with 4.426 million viewers.Its season 1 finale brought in 4.8M million viewers and its reunion show ratings held 5.01 million viewers. Spin-offs from the series include I Love Money , New York Goes to Hollywood , Real Chance of Love , New York Goes to Work , and Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair .
I Love New York 2 premiered October 8, 2007 on VH1.In the finale of I Love New York 2, contestant "Tailor Made" (real name George Weisgerber) proposed to Pollard, but was turned down. The finale earned 5.4 million viewers. During the I Love New York 2 reunion special, Tailor Made proposed a second time and Pollard accepted. The reunion special earned 4.86 million viewers.
New York Goes to Hollywood premiered August 4, 2008 on VH1. The eight-episode season follows Pollard as she tries to establish herself as an actress in Hollywood, California.
New York Goes to Work premiered on May 4, 2009. The reality show followed Pollard as she searches for a regular job.The jobs were selected by fans (via text messaging) from a list of three possible jobs for each episode. Pollard would receive a $10,000 bonus each week if she were able to impress her employer. However, if she quit, failed, or was fired, she would not receive a bonus for the week. Pollard won $45,000 over the series, and earned bonuses in four jobs (in episodes 1, 2, 5, and 6); she lost, failed in, or quit four jobs (in episodes 3, 4, 7, and 8); and come to a draw in the season finale. At the end of the series, a mobile poll was presented giving three choices for New York's next task, and the most votes were cast for I Love New York 3.
Production for I Love New York 3 was set to kick off sometime in the first quarter of 2010; however, prior to that time frame, VH1 requested immediate cancellation of the "celebreality" franchise and shelved plans for I Love New York 3. In the summer of 2011, Pollard hinted that I Love New York 3 was cancelled due to the murder-suicide case of Ryan Jenkins, who was a former contestant of Megan Wants a Millionaire .
In 2020, Pollard's VH1 digital series Brunch with Tiffany, was picked up by VH1. The show was previously in production since 2017. The series "follows Pollard as she gathers around the tables of the hottest restaurants with her famous friends for free-flowing conversations and cocktails." The pilot episode premiered September 7 and featured Cyn Santana and Fizz.
On April 14, 2015, Pollard appeared on an episode of the E! Network's series, Botched , where she detailed her botched surgeries that have left her breasts sagging with extra skin. She appeared on the show in hopes of getting them corrected, so she could resume her reality TV career. [ citation needed ] Throughout her time on the show, Pollard proved popular with the British public and achieved the most votes to save her over her fellow contestants on at least one occasion. On February 5, Pollard made the final and came in fourth place, ranking higher than any other American female who had been on the show. Due to her popularity on the show, Pollard appeared in many UK publications including New! magazine. She also became a regular fixture on the Big Brother spin off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side , during Big Brother 17 (UK) . In 2016, Pollard was a main cast member on TV One's The Next :15 . Pollard was also a cast member on the first season of Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn .In 2016, Pollard entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in the United Kingdom to participate in the show's 17th season. She was involved in an infamous misunderstanding in which Pollard believed that David Gest had died of cancer inside the house; it subsequently turned out the deceased was David Bowie, the ex-husband of Pollard's fellow housemate Angie Bowie.
In 2017, Pollard's VH1 digital series Brunch with Tiffany premiered. The series follows Pollard as she informally interviews a celebrity guest over brunch. The pilot featured The Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan.Pollard appeared on VH1's Scared Famous . She also appeared on Famously Single . In 2018, she reunited with Flavor Flav for the first time in six years on Braxton Family Values . She also appeared on Hip Hop Squares . In 2019, Pollard was a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race season 11. The same year, she returned to Botched because of complications from a breast implant surgery. Pollard also appeared on Action Bronson's show Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens . In 2020, she took part in the eleventh season of Celebrity Ex on the Beach , as the ex of David McIntosh.
Pollard's first film role was in the comedy First Sunday (2008). She appeared in a supporting role, acting alongside Ice Cube, Regina Hall, and C. J. Sanders.
Pollard participated in a 2009 national tour of the Vagina Monologues with an all-black cast, most of whom are also former reality show contestants.Pollard also appeared in a play called The Clean Up Woman in 2009, and in The Trial of the Chicago 7 in 2010.
Doreen St. Félix of The New Yorker referred to Pollard's Flavor of Love season one performance as "one of the most memorable [...] on reality television."In May 2018, a Brooklyn museum called THINK 1994 hosted an exhibit called "David's Dead: A Celebration of Tiffany Pollard" focused on an incident on Big Brother UK when Pollard mistakenly told the house that fellow castmate David Gest had died, and the chaos that ensued when she told other housemates the news.
Pollard has been referred to as the "queen of reaction memes" due to the high number of gifs used of her across social media.Notable examples are Pollard sitting on a bed with sunglasses on, which has become an iconic gif and Pollard being in disbelief after fellow contestant on the flavour of love, Hottie, comparing herself to Beyoncé.
Pollard was born in Utica, New York to Michelle Rothschild-Patterson (also known as "Sister Patterson") and Alex Pollard.Pollard has used the surnames of both her parents, who are unmarried. She attended John F. Kennedy Middle School and graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School.
Pollard was engaged to the I Love New York season 1 winner Patrick "Tango" Hunter for a six-month period until Hunter called off the engagement on the reunion show.She was also engaged to George "Tailor Made" Weisgerber, the winner of I Love New York 2 . On September 8, 2008, she announced on episode 6 of her show, New York Goes to Hollywood , that she had officially separated from Weisgerber.
In an episode of Brunch with Tiffany, Pollard revealed that she has bipolar disorder.In 2019, Pollard decided to have her breast implants removed. The procedure was documented on the reality television series Botched .
In 2016, Pollard suffered a miscarriage of her child. She had dealt with significant stress from her mother who was strongly chastised by psychologist Jenn Mann on Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn after she refused to believe Pollard was pregnant.
On November 23, 2020, during the I Love New York: Reunited special, Pollard announced her third engagement since she's been in the public eye.
As of 2021, Pollard's fiancé remains a mystery. Although, she stated on I Love New York: Reunited that she picked out her own engagement ring.
|2008||First Sunday||Omunique's Client|
|2006||Flavor of Love||Herself||Season 1, Runner-up (11 episodes)|
|Season 2, Runner-up (6 episodes)|
|2007||I Love New York||Herself||Season 1, Suitress (12 episodes)|
|2007-08||Season 2, Suitress (13 episodes)|
|2020||Reunion special (1 episode)|
|2007||Jimmy Kimmel Live||Herself||Guest, January 9 (1 episode)|
|The Tyra Banks Show||Herself||Guest, February 7 (1 episode)|
|Maury||Herself||Guest, February 21 (1 episode)|
|Say What? Karaoke||Herself||Guest|
|Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School||Herself||Guest, June 3 (1 episode)|
|Chelsea Lately||Herself||Guest, September 28 (1 episode)|
|Nip/Tuck||Herself||Guest star, December 4 (1 episode)|
|What Perez Sez||Herself||Guest, December 13 (1 episode)|
|2008||VH1: All Access||Herself||Guest, June 2 (1 episode: "20 Greatest Celebreality Fights")|
|New York Goes to Hollywood||Herself||10 episodes|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||Herself||Guest, September 8 (1 episode)|
|2009||New York Goes to Work||Herself||9 episodes|
|2010||20/20||Herself||March 15 (1 episode)|
|Baggage||Herself||Season 3 Episode 71|
|2012||Shadow Love||Pastor Mann||1 episode|
|2013||That Sex Show||Herself|
|2014||E! True Hollywood Story||Profile||Documentary|
|2015||Botched||Herself||Guest, April 14 (1 episode: Season 2 Episode 1)|
|Good Work||Herself||Guest, April 14 (1 episode: Season 1 Episode 1)|
|Candidly Nicole||Herself||Guest, September 16 (1 episode: Season 2 Episode 8)|
|2016||Celebrity Big Brother||Housemate||Season 17, 4th place (36 episodes)|
|The Saturday Show||Herself||Guest interviewee, February 6 (1 episode)|
|This Morning||Herself||Guest interviewee, February 8 (1 episode)|
|Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn||Herself|
|The Next :15||Herself||Main cast (10 episodes)|
|Up Late with Rylan||Herself||Guest interviewee|
|Big Brother's Bit on the Side||Herself||Guest panellist|
|Hip Hop Squares||Herself|
|Braxton Family Values||Herself|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself||Season 11, Guest judge (1 episode: "Trump: The Rusical")|
|Action Bronson Watches Ancient Aliens||Herself||Guest, August 7 (1 episode)|
|Botched||Herself||Season 6 Episode 1|
|2020||The Real||Herself||Guest, February 4 (1 episode)|
|Celebrity Ex on the Beach||Herself||Ex of David McIntosh (5 episodes)|
|Brunch with Tiffany||Host|
|One Mo' Chance||Herself|
|The Eric Andre Show||Herself||Guest, November 8 (1 episode)|
|2021||The TS Madison Experience||Herself||Special guest|
|2009||The Clean Up Woman|
|2010||The Trial of the Chicago 7|
|2017–present||Brunch with Tiffany||Host; on VH1's YouTube channel for three seasons|
|October 16, 2019||People TV||"Tiffany Pollard Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her Greatest 'HBIC' Moments"|
|2006||Won||Fox Reality Awards||Favorite Fight||Flavor of Love|
|2006||Won||Fox Reality Awards||Favorite Villain||Flavor of Love|
|2007||Nominated||Fox Reality Awards||Most Memorable Reality Performer||Flavor of Love, Flavor of Love 2, and I Love New York|
|2020||Nominated||12th Annual Shorty Awards||Video||Brunch with Tiffany season 2|
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