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Farrah Abraham: 'Teen Mom,' Porn Star, Business Student


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Farrah Abraham, the former star of the MTV (VIA) reality show Teen Mom who made headlines over her $1.5 million sex tape, will study business at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business to pursue a career in the restaurant business after she graduates.

Carra Cea, a spokesperson for Lubin, confirmed that Abraham is enrolled in the school’s online BBA program, which was first reported by TMZ.

In an e-mail interview, Abraham, 22, said an online program makes it easier to juggle her work and parenting responsibilities, while avoiding any problems that might crop up “with students and teachers who could not handle themselves around me. I find it better to do online so I can focus without distractions.”

Abraham said she plans to concentrate in accounting and internal auditing at Pace. “I have career plans for my first restaurant to open by the beginning of next year, as I complete my bachelors. I would hope to have a couple of restaurants open by that point, and do other business projects.”

“Furthering your education is about learning and increasing your income value for your future and your children’s,” said Abraham, who has a young daughter, Sophia. “I’m the example for my daughter. Even though I’m already successfull and have a career it is always good to have your eggs in more than one basket. The more one can do, the less they have to rely on others.”

In April, Radar Online reported that Abraham sold the sex tape she made with porn star James Deen to Vivid Entertainment for $1.5 million.

According to the bio on her website, Abraham became pregnant at 16 shortly before her boyfriend died in a car accident.  Her stint on Teen Mom ended in October 2012.

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Louis_lavelle
Lavelle is an associate editor for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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