The Teen Mom star has been raising eyebrows since she first appeared on 16 & Pregnant
It’s been a wild ride for Farrah Abraham.
Introduced to the world in the 2009 debut season of 16 & Pregnant, the now 25-year-old has since dabbled in everything from singing, to writing, to the adult entertainment industry – in between appearing on Teen Mom, Couples Therapy and Celebrity Big Brother.
As she’s pursued her many ventures, Abraham’s wild antics have time and again raised eyebrows and kept her securely in the spotlight. For example:
1. The time she was "beating out" Kim Kardashian West
When you think one-time sex tape star turned-reality TV favorite turned-mutli-million dollar business mogul you automatically think Farrah Abraham?
At least that’s the Teen Mom‘s story and she’s sticking to it.
During a recent stint on the Nik Richie Podcast, Abraham explained why the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has nothing on her game.
“I’ve been beating out Kim on a lot of things,” she said. “I think I’ve surpassed her in certain aspects. Then again, I conduct myself and my brand in a different way and my life in a very different journey.”
“I think I’m doing very well, if not better.”
2. That time she ventured into porn
Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom was released onto the world in 2013. At first Farrah claimed that the video, which costarred adult performer James Deen, was a private “sex tape” meant for personal use that had been “leaked.”
Abraham explained the circumstances surrounding the footage in a dramatic interview with Dr. Phil.
The sequel Farrah 2: Backdoor and More, which included unused footage from the first film, was released in 2014.
3. The time she didn’t know who Leonardo DiCaprio was
Failing hard in an interview once again, Abraham claimed not to be familiar with then-Oscar hopeful Leonardo DiCaprio while chatting at February’s AVN Expo.
Abraham was perplexed when asked if she thought The Revenant star would take home the Academy Award. “So Leo, who is he?” she said. “And why do you believe he’ll win? I don’t know where or what we’re talking about.”
To be fair to Abraham, she did drop the gem during what was clearly one of the most awkward interviews she’d ever endured. And hey, it’s not like Leo is that big of a name in her circles.
4. That time she got into an epic fight with a Teen Mom producer
Things got heated when Abraham refused to continue filming Teen Mom OG because the producers denied her request to star on another reality show, which they claimed was a breach of contract.
After referring to OG producer Larry Musnik as “white trash” and “a dumb, twisted, motherf—–,” Abraham pushed him and declared that she would “never work with you guys again,” before storming away.
The camera-loving personality later stood by her behavior, even tweeting a clip of the showdown.
5. That time she gave her 6-year-old a stack of hundreds for losing a tooth
Well, Abraham will never be accused of not spoiling her child enough.
“Sophia lost her 2 front teeth! Busy #ToothFairy,” Abraham tweeted along with a sweet photo of her daughter and the pile of money she’d scored in exchange for the chompers.
In the photo it appears that Abraham coughed up at least $600 for Tooth Fairy duty. And here we were thinking a couple quarters was the Fairy’s going rate.
6. That time she started a sex toy line
Abraham wants fans to really get to know her.
The onetime X-rated movie star had molds of her nether region and breasts made to create silicone replicas. She, of course, immortalized the whole process on video.
7. The times she got in Twitter feuds with Kourtney Kardashian and Nicki Minaj
For reasons that remain unclear, Abraham felt the need to comment when Kardashian announced her second pregnancy in 2011.
“Im Shocked Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant again, Did she not learn anything from TEEN MOM? Maybe its a fake pregnancy like kims wedding. SAD,” she tweeted.
Kardashian clapped back with her own tweet: “Why would I have anything to do with teen mom? I’m 32 years old! I may look young honey, but don’t get it twisted. :)”
Abraham then tweeted a clarification of her previous comments that didn’t exactly answer all of our questions on the matter: “4 all who misunderstood: regards to kourtney K.~ I hope she takes her relationship w/her boyfriend more serious 4 their children-takecare”
Five years later, Abraham was back in the social media war zone, this time with Nicki Minaj.
Watching a drama-filled episode of Teen Mom OG, the rapper tweeted “Farrah is a c— to her mother.” Minaj also retweeted a fan who joked about Abraham’s daughter slapping her, adding that “she was like b—- go do some porn & leave gramma alone.”
Abraham obviously hit back:
“Your mother didn’t open her legs and have that child. Be happy she’s helping! Stop talking to her like that on tv u lil c— @F1abraham,” Minaj replied. Adding, “Instead of dragging your mother, learn the difference between “you’re” & “your”, ding bat.”
“To be clear my mom doesn’t help me I help her. I love & care for my mom. Stop disgusting talk @NICKIMINAJ,” responded Abraham. “I slay I have no time for rerun watching ignorant minions like @NICKIMINAJ worry about your family #Watchandlearn.”
8. That time she waxed her 3-year-old daughter’s eyebrows
Some people just won’t stand for unibrows.
On her seemingly now-defunct Sulia blog, Abraham wrote that she “felt bad” for Sophia when she noticed the emergence of a unibrow, and like any good mom she was proactive about addressing the situation.
“So I told sophia (my daughter who is a late 3 years old) of the little issue on her brow, and I showed her how I waxed mine off, so I tryed to wax her, the second a dab hit the Uni, she touch it with the towel she had in her hand,” she wrote, according to Complex.
“UHHH so now, wax was in the towel, and I yanked it back ASAP, but fuzz was not stuck to the wax stuck to her Uni, OMG moment, So now sophia was freaking out, so I had to act like it was a cool science project to get the wax off.”
Since wax was clearly not going to be the solution to the problem, Abraham got a little more sneaky with her hair removal. The mom simply went to work with a pair of tweezers while Sophia was sleeping to pluck away the wayward fuzz. According to her, the 3-year-old slept through most of the beauty ritual and was even “proud” to discover her new look upon awakening.
9. The time she drew criticism for sharing provocative photos of her 7-year-old daughter
Abraham’s Instagram followers had a lot to say about the results of her young daughter’s bikini and makeup-filled photo session.
“God gave me an extraordinary young lady @sophialabraham I’m so blessed – excited to see all the great things flourish in Sophia’s life journey,” the mom captioned one of the photos in question.
Commenters accused Abraham of “exploiting and selling [her] child” with the “disgusting” pictures.
“What I’m most proud of is Sophia is really into fashion,” Farrah told PEOPLE in April. “She’s opening up her own Sophia Laurent boutique store in Austin, Texas. She’s mentioned in New York Fashion Week. She’s in children model magazines. I’m so proud of Sophia and that doesn’t even really impact her real life. She’s just been so successful on her own so that’s just awesome to me.”