A rebellious Aussie teen who admitted to punching her mother and ‘smoking pot every day’ on reality TV has revealed how she has transformed her life.
Melbourne woman Eva was just 16 years old when she appeared on the reality TV program World’s Strictest Parents Australia in 2010.
The popular show, produced by the Seven Network, sent troubled Aussie kids to live with strict American families in hopes they would return less badly-behaved.
The now 27-year-old Eva has recently taken to social media to reflect on her experience on the show and reveal how much she has changed in 11 years.
A rebellious Aussie teen who admitted to punching her mother and ‘smoking pot every day’ on reality TV has revealed how she has transformed her life
Eva (right) and her mother Sian (left) are introduced at Melbourne’s International Airport as the troubled teen waits for the flight that will deliver her to a strict family in Florida
In her episode Eva and her mother Sian are introduced at Melbourne’s International Airport as the troubled teen waits for the flight that will deliver her to a strict family in Florida.
‘I don’t really like being told what to do,’ a smug Eva tells the camera as it is revealed the pair have been non-stop bickering for over two years.
Sian admits her headstrong daughter continues to blatantly smoke and drink despite her protestations, adding that something ‘has to change’.
‘I can’t live without my cigarettes, my weed and my hip-hop,’ Eva admits.
‘I drink every weekend and I smoke pot everyday. I’ve taken speed, ecstasy, magical mushrooms, ice and acid.’
Sian said their problems began when her daughter was expelled from high school, around the same time she began to smoke everyday.
The now 27-year-old mother posted a comical clip from her episode to TikTok where her Florida father sprays her down with a hose for smoking a cigarette on his property
Eva says she punched her mother on the nose during one of their heated arguments before chasing her into a bedroom and stabbing at the door with a knife.
A concerned Sian revealed she had once been forced to call the police during one of their violent altercations.
‘I don’t listen to anyone else who tells me how to live my life. They can try and change me, but good luck to them,’ the teen says.
Eva has recently spoken out about her more boisterous days.
She posted a comical clip from her episode to TikTok where her Florida father sprays her down with a hose for smoking a cigarette on his property.
The clip quickly went viral with hundreds of viewers saying they remembered her episode and wanted to hear more about the experience.
Eva (pictured) said while the experience on the reality show didn’t change her overnight it did ‘realign her priorities’ and made her respect her mother a lot more on her return to Australia
Eva, also known online as @violentbarbieTV, (pictured) posted a video to her TikTok account to answer questions, now sporting long purple hair, thick black eyeliner and glasses
Eva, also known online as @violentbarbieTV, posted a video to answer questions, now sporting long purple hair, thick black eyeliner and glasses.
She told her 11,0000 followers she had been approached by the shows producers while loitering outside a Melbourne McDonalds during school hours.
Eva said while the experience didn’t change her overnight it did ‘realign her priorities’ and made her respect her mother a lot more.
A year later she signed up for a cooking course and got hired in pubs and restaurants as a chef, before giving birth to her first child when she was 19.
‘I ended up kicking goals, I got off all of the drugs and all of that stuff. I still smoke cigarettes but I quit when I got pregnant which is what counts,’ she said.
Eva (pictured) now has two ‘beautiful kids’, has completed a business diploma and works as a disability support worker in Melbourne
Eva then addressed the ‘haters’, telling online trolls she had since completed a business diploma and currently worked as a disability support worker.
‘I have two beautiful kids and hey, I didn’t turn out to be a crackhead after getting hosed on national TV,’ she said.
The clip of Eva being sprayed with the hose has almost 400,000 views on TikTok, with several users commending the mother-of-two for her transformation.
‘Glad you’re doing well!’ one viewer viewed.
‘That’s awesome to hear,’ a second commented.