'Celebrity Show-Off': NeNe Leakes makes way for Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon as she leaves with one vote
Just last week, Leakes was the top-performing celebrity on the show as her video drove the most engagement, compared to any other celebrity contestants
NeNe Leakes and Jason Mraz were the two celebrity contestants who ended up in the bottom two in the July 28 episode of 'Celebrity Show-Off'. This variety show requires celebrity contestants to create an exclusive, entertaining and engaging program every week that is then uploaded to TBS Network's YouTube page.
Views are not the only parameter taken into account while deciding which video performed better. The host of the show Mayim Bialik explained in tonight's episode that likes, shares, comments as well as other metrics are taken into account while deciding the result. The celebrities in the bottom two are then left at the mercy of the ones that are safe who vote to save one among them and receiving one out of three votes, NeNe was eliminated from the show.
Mraz and NeNe have done great on the show so far. Leakes even became the top-performing celebrity last week replacing Kevin Smith, who held the number one position for consecutive weeks. Mraz too had always been among the safe celebrities all these weeks and it came as a surprise when he was announced to be in the bottom.
Kevin along with other safe celebrity contestants Tori Spelling and Gabi Butler was required to vote to save either NeNe or Mraz. Gabi entered the competition just last week as Travis Kelce was eliminated after just one week on the show. She is a cheerleader and felt a connection to Leakes who also played a cheerleading coach on 'Glee' and based on this she decided to give her vote to save her.
With just one vote, it was the end of the road for Leakes on the show. However, she did win money for Women Entrepreneur Factory for which she was helping raise money through her time on the show. The organization is committed to equipping and empowering women and young girls to excel in entrepreneurship, business and the World of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon entered the show after Leakes' elimination. "I have won the Olympics, I won 'Dancing with the Stars' and its only fitting that I win 'Celebrity Show-Off'," said Rippon in his introductory video.
'Celebrity Show-Off' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET only on TBS.