'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham Unleashes a Scary Sight of Life After MTV


Farrah Abraham teen momFarrah Abraham had such a good run going on. The designated "bad mom" of the first two seasons of MTV's Teen Mom franchise was so totally blown out of the water by the train wreck that is pot-smoking, girl-fighting Jenelle Evans that we almost forgot she even existed. She's been quiet for months, ostensibly hanging with her daughter Sophia just being a regular mom. But she's baaaaaack.

And let me just say going in that you were warned of her Sophia ignoring, mama fighting past. Because Farrah's new attempt to cash in on the MTV "fame" comes in the form of her own website, complete with awful spelling and evidence that of all the things she learned in culinary school, the contents of feta cheese is not one of them. It's a glaring sign that life post-MTV is anything but rosy. 

I'm a fan of the show for a number of reasons, and I'll cop to loving that fly on the wall, rubbernecking feeling at a disaster scene. But I'll defend it for what I've seen as good for American youth overall. The kids I've talked to one-on-one who have watched the show, many with their moms at their sides, tell me flat-out they found it terrifying. They're not looking to lose their childhoods anytime soon. In that respect, it's done a service to American parents and teens.

But what happens to the stars themselves irks me. It's unclear what MTV provides for them. We have everything from Evans being "homeless" on the show to Amber Portwood claiming she makes some $280,000 a year. The reality is more likely to fall somewhere in between, but it won't last. Even if MTV puts up college funds for the babies of the Teen Moms, the channel is not a meal ticket.

Which brings us to Farrah. We saw her struggling onscreen to finish culinary school, a feat she claims to have done on her new site. She has an associate (sic) dual degree from the Metropolitan School of Culinary Arts and is working toward a bachelors (sic) from an "art institute" in Florida. Her hope is to star in a food show. Which would be easier to stomach if the "Farrah and Sophia" section of the site wasn't currently focused on a "vegan" salad made with feta cheese ... a substance usually made of sheep's or goat's milk. Ahem, Farrah? Vegans don't eat anything made of an animal product. Don't expect the restaurants to be calling soon.

For that matter, her future in business is shaking if she maintains a site riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes. A sample:

Farrah is very passionate about all of these topics and wants to see The Nations economy become stronger with her help on these issues. Farrah has been hard working on her education and through her real life experiences she now has become an inspirational person and role model to many.

In this job market, if a resume comes in with that many errors in two sentences, chances are pretty good the person's not getting an interview. A kind, understanding person might grit their teeth and give the applicant a chance to explain themselves. But Abraham hasn't just offered that to one prospective employer. That's out there for the world to read as she attempts to make a life for herself and Sophia.

Despite her past, I can't help feeling badly for Farrah. She grew in leaps and bounds episode by episode of Teen Mom, and Jenelle certainly proved we weren't giving her a fair shake. But her stint on the show will keep her in the public's eye; it seems to be what prompted her to make her ill-advised website. And in the end, it could be a serious mark against her.

Do you think Farrah would have been better off if she'd never done the show?


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ArmyW... ArmyWifeAshlie

I think anyone on MTV would have a hard time finding a "real job". Farrah is young and maybe not great at spelling or grammar. She learned a lot about being a mom and though I wasn't a huge fan of hers even I could see that. She wasn't the "bad mom" that was amber.

Joie Barnhart

She's an idiot. I liked her on the show, I really did. But her 15 minutes have come and gone. It's a shame because her child will suffer the consequences of her lifestyle choices.

nonmember avatar Faith

I don't understand why these girls do the show, period. I mean, the last thing I would think of if I was a pregnant teenager would be "Oh, maybe I can go on a TV show for this."

nonmember avatar Faith

I must add that I AM a teenage mother and during pregnancy I would have HATED having cameras following me around documenting my discussions and choices. I would still hate it now. I guess I'll never understand it...

nonmember avatar Dee

Ironically, Farrah's spelling/grammar misadventures seem to include a recent tweet referring to this article:

"great garbage gossip site. To bad i do more with my life then you do. HAVE FUN JUDGING"

Madel... MadelynMc

Gotta hand it to the girl for trying. She should hire someone to edit/manage her site.

Honestly, I don't have a problem with her trying to spin this Teen Mom thing into a career. At least she's on the right track and doing it herself. It's sad that everyone complains about the show, while also waiting for these girls to fail so they can rail on them. Very sad.

nmmama09 nmmama09

I'm sorry but I'm failing to see why this website is ill-advised? She obviously has goals she wants to accomplish. A few grammar mistakes hardly makes it the worst website ever. I can point out a grammar mistake in this article.

cmari... cmarie452

I don't call a few grammar mistakes a reason to abandon your hopes and dreams. She's young and I see those types of mistakes everyday here. She's taking care of her child, which is more than you can say for a lot of moms out there, and she's trying to make a go of a career. I just get so tired of hearing everyone dumping on these girls, even when they're trying to make something of themselves. Don't do anything and you're an immature loser, try and you get knocked down because you make some grammar mistakes. It's like these girls can't win.

nonmember avatar Babalu

I was at a 4 star restaurant in Santa Monica last week with three different grammar errors on its menu. It happens all the time. In my experience people in the restaurant industry can't/don't need to spell. The girl is trying to get some trade school degrees, using her small amount of notoriety, and even her relative attractiveness to try and eek out some kind of decent living for herself and her kid. she's using everything at her disposal and trying to make herself more marketable at the same time. I don't see anything wrong with it. Kudos to her

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