It's funny, yet I hate this. I'll watch the show and come to my own conclusion but sometimes all of your comments make me see things differently. (Am I openminded or easily swayed?) *shrugs*
My original thought was that it was admirable of Antonia to want to pay off her debt. It was especially surprising coming from the Queen of Entitlement....but it does seem to good to be true.
She's a lazy person, I can't imagine her being so determined to pay off her debt AND restricting her purchases so as not to continue piling the debt on.
I think she is somewhat living in non-reality. She gets paid to be in the SO house, has (to my knowledge) no food bill, no phone bill, utilities, rent, etc... Maybe she is just diillusioned from being in the house.
A note on Iyanla: Maybe filing bankruptsy would have ended Antonia's debt and made for a cleaner graduation - not Antonia leaving and still having to clean up her mess, even if that is the more honourable method to solving her problems.