'Teen Mom' Made Farrah Abraham a Star & She Better Appreciate It

Stuck in Reality 5

Farrah AbrahamIt's been quite the year for Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, hasn't it? Her show ended. She released that explosive memoir. And she had all that plastic surgery. And now the news is out that Abraham was the third most searched reality TV celebrity in 2012!

Farrah beat out every single one of the Kardashians (although Kim clocked in at number four on Google's list and Kourtney at number nine), and came thisclose to Snooki whose baby bump gave her more Internet hits than the one in her hair to claim the number two slot in 2012. So much for putting Teen Mom behind her, huh?

It could be said that Farrah's Google rank is as much a curse as it is a blessing.

It's not rocket science to figure out that a high search rank on Google doesn't exactly mean you're the most beloved person on the planet. We're a society that thrives on celebrity scandal. The more dirt that's out there on a celebrity, the more time we waste reading about it on the Internet.

There are plenty of people out there who want to know about Farrah because she's a Teen Mom, and they want to know about her because they are hoping something bad is going down. Considering Farrah is the Teen Mom who seems to be working hardest at putting the show behind her, that's not exactly something she wants to hear.

And yet, Teen Mom has offered Americans the unique opportunity of watching these girls grow up, and some -- like Farrah -- come into their own. We are connected to them, invested in their successes (and yes, their failures).

I have to admit that it's Farrah's efforts not to be roped in with the likes of Jenelle Evans or Amber Portwood -- the Teen Moms who court the scandals -- that has turned me into a fan. She had her rough start on the show (boy did she EVER!), but the Farrah Abraham that sent us surfing the Internet in droves this year is a woman who is hell-bent on making something of herself. She has written several books this year. She started a food production company. She's got as many pots going as she has fingers to stir them.

Every single time someone searches for Farrah Abraham, no matter the reason behind it, she gets to push her businesses. She gets to push herself ahead. She gets to use Teen Mom, in essence, to put Teen Mom behind her. Farrah would be wise to take note of that and use it to her advantage.

I want to see her succeed. And if she can draw attention to the things she's doing right because she has that Teen Mom attention, then so be it. She needs to take advantage of what she's got going for her ... and her attachment to that franchise is pretty darn marketable.

Be honest: do you read about Farrah Abraham because you like her or are you hoping for more Teen Mom gossip?


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nonmember avatar Donna Brown

I think she's a spoiled brat that is so disrespectful to her parents I'd like to give her the much needed spanking she never had. I love Catelynn Lowell at of all the Teen Moms. I wish her and Tyler all the very best in life. They are amazing to me and they pretty much raised themselves. Bless their hearts. Farrah is my least favorite of all reality TV personalities. Chelsea Houska runs a close second, she's pretty much a spoiled whiney brat too!

I'm pretty sure Miss Farrah is going to reap what she sowed. She has a little girl that will probably call her Farrah and curse her out too! So sad.

nonmember avatar Meg

I love Farrah. She went through a lot of hardships, including losing her boyfriend in a car accident while around 7 months pregnant. And she's worked hard to better herself and provide for her daughter. People need to remember she was a TEEN. Teens act out against their parents all the time!! My sister was a million times worse and still is at the age of 30!! I think Farrah is great.

Tonia Smith

Injoy the show not going to jugde or say I like or dislike I'm adult an will no bad mouth this teens they lost out on there own childhood an I just wish Farrah good luck on her life an take care of that baby of yours an that I hope all the teen Mom's have learn from the show wish them all luck in life alone....P.S take care of those babies ;)

Mike Abraham

Tonia and Meg...thank you for your kind words ...Donna shame on you! Lets get the facts out. 1st Disclaimer - I'm Farrah's father Michael. i have forgiven Farrah and we have moved on...why don't you? The shows all of them were filmed over a year ago and Farrah is maturing along with increased respect for Debra and I her parents. As to being spoiled will maybe BUT everything she has she earned money for working...including her first car. As for Sophia you nor I can say how he behavior will be but I will tell you this...see is loved and cared for lovingly...and I hope Sophia does not have to experience losing some one they loved, death of a loved one, and depression. Yes Farrah had reasons why she was disrespectful but HAS and IS correcting herself. 

nonmember avatar enoughexcuses

Michael, making excuses for her is half the problem. Just letting her cuss you out and call you Michael destroys any credibility you have. Then you further humiliate yourself by posting on these boards. You raised an entitled, disrespectful brat. She changed so much she needed a bunch of unnecessary plastic surgury. Who is going to explain to Sophia that the features she inherited from mom aren't ugly and flawed? Use your head and don't offer excuses. Even an excuse for the disrespect. At least you are a fantastic example of how not to parent. Wake up.

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