The band became known as Danity Kane, and their first album debuted on August 22, 2006, at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Combs bluntly accused O'Day of trying to expand her fame at the expense of the entire group, and that she liked flaunting her breasts and wearing big hair, referring to an incident where she had rubbed her cleavage on the arm of a television host.
O'Day ultimately decided not to quit, but was fired shortly thereafter.
Although she accepted an apology from Hall, she has expressed her dislike of him in multiple confessionals, labeling him and Aiken as "bullies." Despite her repeated misconduct, she ended up finishing in 3rd place, being the last female contestant standing and getting fired for being inexperienced and transparent by John Rich and Marlee Matlin, who served as Trump's viceroys.
During Season 2 of Making the Band 3 while the competition was still ongoing, Blender magazine contacted O'Day to pose for their September 2005 issue.
The magazine described her as the contestant "who bared calm resolve and tanned hip bones in beating out almost 10,000 girls for the chance at singing and strutting in a P. O'Day expressed anxiety about competing to be in the group.
According to her mother, when O'Day was four, she was at a performance of The Nutcracker and started to cry.
Her mother asked her what was wrong and O'Day replied, "I'm sad that I'm sitting here and not up on stage." O'Day recalls that moment as the one in which she "officially" realized her love for entertainment.
This, along with what viewers saw as natural charisma, helped endear her to become a consistent favorite among judges and fans.
O'Day was eventually chosen to be in the group, and was the first member included.
"I’ve been in the ‘cut’ situation several times," she stated.
"It’s hard to stand in a room and know that the dream I want is all in [Combs’s] hands." and further expressed this sentiment after watching her sing a version of "At Last" at a club during Season 1 of the show.
I will do everything possible to make my mark on this industry, and Danity Kane and [Combs] provided me with this amazing opportunity to go out and really touch people's hearts.