When the show 16 and Pregnant debuted on MTV in 2009, it was meant to highlight the realities of what it’s like to raise a baby at such a young age. Critics said the reality-TV show, set in a documentary-like style, glamorized teen pregnancy rather than serve as a lesson.
With every reality-TV show, there is always one cast member so controversial viewers love to hate. For this series it has been Farrah Abraham who became a mom to Sophia Laurent Abraham when she was 17 years old.
Farrah did not have a happy childhood growing up. She claims her parents use to beat her with a belt, often leaving bruises and welts on her. The 25-year-old is adamant to give her daughter a different life than the one she had. Still, Farrah has raised eyebrows with some of the decisions she has made personally and those regarding her daughter.
Farrah gave birth to Sophia on February 23, 2009. She dated her daughter’s father, Derek Underwood for two years.
Farrah was eight-months pregnant when Derek died in a car accident.
From 16 and Pregnant, Farrah was cast on the spin-off show Teen Mom in 2009.
Farrah also received an associate degree in culinary arts and management at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
In 2012, she released a music album and memoir both titled, My Teenage Dream Ended.
A year later she would earn $1.5 million to be the star in a porn movie, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. Farrah claimed she was drugged and raped during the filming. The production hit back by releasing behind-the-scenes footage with the release of Farrah 2: Backdoor and More.
In 2014, she was cast in Couples Therapy. Her partner said Farrah had paid him to play her boyfriend on the reality TV show.
She has been the only cast member on the history of the show to be single. The focus was turned into repairing the relationship Farrah had with her parents.
Farrah has appeared in four more reality TV shows; Being Farrah, Teen Mom OG, Celebrity Big Brother, and Million Dollar Matchmaker.
Sophia has recently started modelling and is opening up her own children’s boutique in Austin, Texas.
Farrah has been criticized for allowing her daughter to model.
“I think all of our children are little stars, and if they want to take pictures like everyone does, there’s nothing to judge,” Farrah told People magazine.
When Farrah is working on her many projects, her parents take care of Sophia.
Farrah again angered many parents when she admitted she would not have a problem with her daughter making her own porn movie. “I’m gonna just say make sure you know what you’re doing with it. You know, I’ll be like, ‘This is what happened to me as your Mom.’ It’s like Mommy talk,” Farrah said.
The teen mom has gotten slack in the press and from people on social media after a new episode of Teen Mom OG aired.
Sophia refused to get ready for an Easter egg hunt prompting her mom to call her a “heathen.” Farrah went on to say, “Sophia’s too stupid to get ready. It’s not my issue right now.”
Sophia may only be seven years old but her mom got into an argument with the school principal so her daughter could wear make-up to school.
“You know, when your kids are 5 or 6 they already start playing with makeup. And I was the only mother in freakin’ elementary school getting called in to deal with makeup on her daughter,” she says.
The reality TV star got into what else, a Twitter feud with rapper Nicki Minaj.
Minaj wrote on her account how in one episode Farrah was being a “c***” to her mom.
Farrah responded back by posting a video of Sophia calling the rapper a, “total loser.”
Good thing Minaj was more mature and didn’t actual respond back to the insult the child made to her.