For most reality TV shows to work, there must be characters — the outspoken one, the arrogant know-it all, the manipulative quiet-thinker, and so on.
On “The Grand Hustle,” BET’s new reality competition show starring rapper/actor Tip “T.I.” Harris, East Baltimore native Cierra Brooks was quickly labeled the cast’s “Auntie,” she said, because of her penchant for cleaning the Atlanta house she and the 15 other contestants shared. Someone had to do it, Brooks said.
“It was to the point where production was like, ‘OK, Cierra, we have enough shots of you cleaning up. Can you go do something else?’” Brooks said with a laugh. “No, I can’t! These people are filthy.”