MTV's My Super Sweet 16 is returning! The show, which chronicled the lavish and expensive parties of super rich kids, was both admired and hated. On one side, the series showcased some pretty impressive parties, on the other side it glorified spoiled, bratty behavior as whiny teens pouted to their parents about getting a Mercedes-Benz in the wrong color! After seeing them act up on TV, most viewers are probably curious to see where those teenagers are now.
When the show first premiered in 2005, it was an instant hit. The idea that teenagers were throwing themselves lavish parties that cost somewhere in the $100,000s and even higher shocked America and ignited much anger and criticism. But that didn't stop the show's popularity. It ran for seven seasons, showcasing 77 over-the-top, expensive parties that got increasingly more ridiculous than the last. From marching bands to horse-drawn carriages to even elephants, the parties had no limitations.
Although the later seasons ushered more famous teenagers, like Puff Daddy's son, Quincy, and even Chris Brown, most hardcore fans of the show remember participants like Sophie. The Florida teenager who kicked off season two received so much backlash for her behavior on the show, which included calling her mom a "b---h" and fighting with her best friend, she later revealed in an interview that she had to flee the country — to England, to be exact.
“I just needed to get as far away from Florida as possible,” she said back in 2011. “So I put the entire country of space between us.”
She also revealed what most fans suspected — most of the drama was urged by producers.
“I knew what they wanted,” she added. “So I took on this personality of the horrible rich b---h and they just loved it. They thought it was hilarious.”
Check out our gallery to see what the rest of My Super Sweet 16 participants are doing today.