Omarosa O. Manigault, former reality TV star from shows "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "The Surreal Life," has been ordained as a minister.
The reality television personality, known as simply "Omarosa," has dedicated her life to the Lord and will now be called, "Rev. Manigault," according to Thegrio.com.
"This is the day that the Lord has made, I truly rejoice and am glad it is! This was one of the most profound days of my life and my ministry," Omarosa said of her ordination. "How amazing I feel to serve God."
Omarosa said that she has made a very personal decision to dedicate her life to the service of the kingdom of God.
"Sunday was a very special day for me in terms of my ministry and spiritual growth," Omarosa told BlackVoices.com. "God is in control and I'm moving in divine direction!"
She says that she plans to continue her studies and also to discover God's plan for her life.
"I intend to continue my seminary studies and to fully discover what God's plan is for my life and ministry," Omarosa said.
The former TV star was already serving as an assistant pastor at her home church, the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Ca. After a year of service, she was unanimously approved to become a reverend by the ordination committee of the church in mid-February.
After once playing the villain role for television shows, Omarosa announced her enrollment in seminary school in 2009 and received her preacher's license in February 2011. Her ordination now gives her the authority to officiate Christian marriages, funerals and baptisms.
Recognizing that some people will never let her forget the bad-girl character she portrayed on television, Omarosa assures that her faith is authentic, according to BlackVoices.com.
"Like the gospel song says, 'My Worship is Real!'" Omarosa said.
She is currently enrolled in the doctorate of Ministry program at Payne Theological Seminary in Ohio.