5 Farrah Abraham – “Teen Mom”
How would you explain Farrah Abraham to someone who knew nothing about reality TV? Basically, people love her because her life’s a crazy train wreck at times. She first rose to national attention on a show about excellent life decisions, “Teen Mom,” as an aspiring model. True to the show, Abraham always seemed a little more interested in herself (and her boob job) than she was in her daughter Sophia. Still, she was probably on to something when she dreamed of being a model. In the bonus, she has a very “interesting” leaked video that you should check out sometime.
4 Jessica Simpson – “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica”
Less of a drama queen and more of a show stopping diva, Jessica Simpson might break the reality star mold by actually being quite talented. We appreciate her pipes, but it’s her jugs that we’re a little more interested in. Yes, Jessica has the whole package—looks, skill and popularity. Now, if she could just remember the difference between tuna and chicken. Even if the show portrayed her as a “dumb blonde,” it still launched her movie career, which eventually led her to parade around in cut-off jeans and bikini tops in the “Dukes of Hazard” remake… a triumph for all mankind.
3 Amber Mariano – “Survivor”
Amber Mariano (nee Brkich) was somewhat of a surprise contestant on the All-Star edition of “Survivor,” since she was so shy and unconfrontational in her first stint on the show—in fact, she only made it on the show because someone else dropped out. But there was something different about Amber this time; she was shrewd, cunning and drop dead gorgeous. Quickly partnering with her eventual husband Boston Rob, Amber showed of a sexier, more boisterous side that we just couldn’t resist. Apparently, neither could anyone else, as she eventually won the competition in addition to our hearts.
2 Olivia Palermo – “The City”
Somewhat infamous before she entered the reality TV realm, Olivia Palermo had been a renowned socialite in New York for a few years before starring on “The City.” The passive-aggressive and underhanded tricks she learned in the posh world of New York’s upper crust made her the perfect foil to innocent and unassuming Whitney Port. Whitney was bright and fresh-faced; Olivia is dark, mischievous, yet surprisingly charismatic. Best of all, she has a stomach that you can bounce quarters off of, and flaunts it regularly while beach vacationing (must be rough).
1 Audrina Patridge – “The Hills”
Say whatever you want about “The Hills”: it was scripted, it was staged, it was boring, it was revolting. All fairly valid points. But you have to admit, that in its time, “The Hills” and its associated shows introduced some impressive talent that hasn’t fallen off our babe-dar since (see #2). Enter Audrina Patridge, who was the only one who seemed to have relatable problems during the show’s six seasons. Patridge struggled with romance and her professional career, and all we wanted to do was hold her and tell her it would be alright (ok, maybe more than that). Audrina still rocks her life like a runway every day, and seems to have grown in beauty and confidence since the end of the show’s run. We hope we’ll get to see a whole lot more of her very soon.
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