Tonight, the season finale of the VH1 series I Want to Work for Diddy
will end the first season of the reality competition which aims to find an assistant for Sean Combs. Much like The Apprentice
, the contenders are tasked to undergo a series of tough challenges that would prove how worthy they are to be Diddy’s personal assistant.
Now that the show is coming to an end, VH1 sat down with two contestants who often got into each other’s nerves during the competition. Read on to find out what Boris and Kendra have to say about each other.
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"Boris has a bad attitude and I don’t like negative people," Kendra told VH1. "I tend to steer myself away from them in life. Because I had to work with Boris and couldn’t steer away from him, we clashed. I didn’t like his ways and his motives. I spoke upon it. I tend to speak upon things that I don’t like."
Boris on the other hand, says that the conflict between them began "during the elimination in L.A., when we were up against each other."
Boris admits that he is "very competitive," and that Kendra had a tendency of becoming "very personal with everyone on the show."
"I didn’t go in it looking to gain friendships and whatever I had to do to get the one position that was available, I was going to do it," Boris explained. "Me saying the things that I did led to our conflict escalating, even though I’d apologized."
Apparently, Kendra encountered some unexpected emotional roadblocks during the competition, as she admits that she felt something towards Mike.
"Mike was attracted to me and I was attracted to him. We were the two cutest people in the house," she explained. "When we moved into the house and it turned out that we were in the same room...We only got to know each other more and more."
As for what the future holds, both Kendra and Boris are pretty sure about what path they want to pursue.
"Right now, I’m pursuing styling. I’ve done a couple of editorial shoots," Kendra says. "I definitely am still interested in being an assistant and building up my resume. My long-term goal is to build a corporation, a consulting firm with stylists and makeup artists."
As for Boris, he is still optimistic about working with Diddy. He says, "I’ve been talking to 50 Cent’s camp about working together. That said, being a personal assistant is not something I want to do for the rest of my life. I do want to get more acquainted in the industry. I’ve been reaching out to artists...I think the eliminated contestants are still being watched closely. We’re not out of the picture."
As for those who are still in the running to become Diddy’s assistant, catch them on I Want to Work for Diddy
as they face their final test, an interview with Diddy himself and a training session with Marcus Buckingham tonight at 9pm on VH1.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo courtesy of VH1)