Omarosa (born Omaroseonee Manigault, February 15, 1974) is a reality game show and reality show personality. She was a contestant on the first season of Donald Trump's original American version of The Apprentice. She later returned for the TV series sequel, Celebrity Apprentice, and the All-Stars edition of the show. TV Guide included her in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.
Omarosa was born in Youngstown, Ohio; her father is of Yoruba Nigerian descent. After graduating from The Rayen School in Youngstown, she earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in 1996 at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She later moved to Washington, D.C. in order to attend Howard University, where she pursued both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in communications.
Omarosa's father was murdered when she was seven years old. In 2011, Omarosa's brother, Jack, was also murdered.