22 Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now?

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Ashley Parker Angel - Making the Band
Ashley Parker Angel - Making the Band
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Remember Making the Band? No, not the P. Diddy version. The one that created a boy band! Ashley Parker Angel was the spiky-haired heartthrob in O-Town, but when the boy band called it quits in 2003, he tried his hand at a solo career that was documented by another short-lived reality show – There and Back. Now, he’s busy posting shirtless gym selfies on Facebook and touring with a production of Wicked.
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Justin Guarini - American Idol
Justin Guarini - American Idol
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The big-haired runner-up on the first season of American Idol received a lot of attention while he was on the show. But after losing to Kelly Clarkson, and starring in the ill-fated From Justin to Kelly, where did he go? Where all former AI rejects go – Broadway! Last year, he acted opposite Orlando Bloom in the stage revival of Romeo & Juliet, and this year he joined the Broadway production of Wicked. He just ended his Wicked run on December 14.
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Tiffany "New York" Pollard - Flavor of Love, I Love New York
Tiffany "New York" Pollard - Flavor of Love, I Love New York
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She dated rapper Flavor Flav on two seasons of VH1’s Flavor of Love, and then got her own I Love New York spinoff. That girl and her eyelashes were everywhere for a hot minute. After her show ended, she took time off from the reality game and toned down the eyelashes, and now she’s looking to get back into the spotlight.
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Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino - Jersey Shore
Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino - Jersey Shore
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The Situation became a notorious character on Jersey Shore because of his ridiculous nickname and even more ridiculous antics. He tried to parlay his post-show fame into something more by appearing as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and signing endorsement deals for things like Devotion Vodka and a vitamin line for GNC. In 2012, he checked himself into rehab for a prescription pill problem. This year, he was charged with tax fraud. Now that’s a bad situation!
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Deena Cortese - Jersey Shore
Deena Cortese - Jersey Shore
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This loud-mouthed Jersey girl joined Jersey Shore for its third season and fit right in. In 2014, Deena and her longtime boyfriend Chris Buckner joined the cast of VH1’s Couples Therapy to hash out their relationship issues. She was also a bridesmaid at Snooki’s November wedding.
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Audrina Patridge - The Hills
Audrina Patridge - The Hills
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The girl on The Hills with questionable taste in men (remember Justin Bobby?), Audrina hasn’t exactly risen to Lauren Conrad fame levels. She did Dancing with the Stars, got her own reality show called Audrina (which was cancelled after one season) and made appearances in some B-List movies. As of early 2014, she became the new host of NBC’s late night travel show 1st Look.
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Heidi Montag - The Hills
Heidi Montag - The Hills
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The HillsHeidi Montag is perhaps the person who tried the hardest to sustain her reality fame. She and husband Spencer Pratt staged major relationship drama and in 2010, she made headlines when she underwent 10 cosmetic procedures in one day. Yikes. Last year, she and Pratt appeared on the 11th season of the British version of Celebrity Big Brother and in June 2014, they both appeared on an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap.
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Whitney Port - The Hills, The City
Whitney Port - The Hills, The City
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Whitney Port, who appeared on The Hills and her own spin-off series The City, launched a fashion line called “Whitney Eve” in 2009 and in 2012 she released her first book, True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty, and Fun. She’s since gotten engaged and continues to run her clothing line.
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Adrianne Curry - America's Next Top Model
Adrianne Curry - America's Next Top Model
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The first ever winner of America’s Next Top Model went on to marry Christopher Knight, aka Peter Brady. They had a VH1 reality show about it called My Fair Brady, which began in 2005. The couple ultimately filed for divorce in 2011. Adrianne is an avid gamer and cosplay enthusiast now, and attended this year’s San Diego Comic Con in full costume.
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Jon Gosselin - Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon Gosselin - Jon & Kate Plus 8
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Jon Gosselin, his then-wife Kate and their eight kids shot to stardom with their TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8. But once he and Kate split, he went wild – becoming tabloid fodder in no time flat. The guy is still trying to piece his life back together. As of this year, he doesn’t have custody of his kids and he was evicted from his home in October.
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Courtney Stodden - Couples Therapy
Courtney Stodden - Couples Therapy
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Four years ago, Courtney was best known as the 16-year-old who married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. Today, she’s best known as…well, pretty much the same thing. After a stint on Couples Therapy in 2012 and a brief separation last year, the odd couple announced they had reconciled in August of this year.
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Ally Hilfiger - Rich Girls
Ally Hilfiger - Rich Girls
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In 2003-2004, Ally (the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger) appeared on MTV’s reality show Rich Girls with her pal Jamie Gleicher. After the show, Ally went to rehab and ended her friendship with Jamie. Now she’s reportedly advocating for Lyme Disease research and writing a book about her struggle with the disease.
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Jonny Fairplay - Survivor
Jonny Fairplay - Survivor
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During his time on Survivor: Pearl Island, Jonny FairPlay perpetrated what was known as “the greatest lie in Survivor history.” He pretended that his grandmother died while he was on the show, to gain sympathy. The 40-year-old is currently a professional wrestler.
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Santino Rice - Project Runway
Santino Rice - Project Runway
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Santino, an eccentric fashion designer known for his killer Tim Gunn impression, came in third place on the second season of Project Runway. Since the show, he served as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and had a Lifetime reality show called On the Road with Austin and Santino, alongside fellow Project Runway alum Austin Scarlett.
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Bob Guiney - The Bachelor
Bob Guiney - The Bachelor
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Bob Guiney was a contestant on the first season of The Bachelorette before becoming The Bachelor in 2003. He chose Estrella Gardinier, but the two broke up soon after the show aired. He then married soap actress Rebecca Budig in 2004, but they divorced in 2010. He’s now a Today show panelist and a member of the band Guiney and Grimes.
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Danielle Staub - The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Danielle Staub - The Real Housewives of New Jersey
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Danielle Staub was a member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey for two seasons and during that time, she made Teresa Giudice flip a table in anger. In 2011, she signed a stripping contract with Scores Gentleman’s Club, but later reneged on the deal to seek treatment for psychological issues and addiction. She’s currently pretty active on Twitter.
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Ronnie Kroell - Make Me a Supermodel
Ronnie Kroell - Make Me a Supermodel
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Ronnie was a fan favorite on Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel and came in second place on the show. He was also known for his bromance with fellow contestant Ben DiChiara. Following the show, he signed a modeling contract and walked the runway for some men’s designers. Recently, he founded the Friend Movement, a campaign to end bullying and promote the importance of friendship.
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Rosanna Tavarez - Popstars
Rosanna Tavarez - Popstars
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Rosanna Tavarez was part of the girl group Eden’s Crush formed on the WB show Popstars. We all know Nicole Scherzinger went on to a successful solo career, but whatever happened to Rosanna? She co-hosted On Air with Ryan Seacrest for a while, and had hosting gigs on the TVGuide Channel. Now her Twitter page bills her as a “yoga teacher/choreographer/dancer.”
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Sam Talbot - Top Chef
Sam Talbot - Top Chef
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We remember him as the cute contestant from Top Chef’s season two. Since the show, the New York City-based chef helped found the “Rockaway Lunch Truck” which provided fresh meals to people affected by Superstorm Sandy. According to his website, he’s currently in production on his next book, a TV series, and several new restaurants.
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Ali Fedotowsky - The Bachelorette
Ali Fedotowsky - The Bachelorette
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Ali was the sixth Bachelorette and became engaged to Roberto Martinez on the show. In 2011, they officially ended their engagement. She’s since become an E! News correspondent and has a blog on the side.
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Trishelle Cannatella - The Real World
Trishelle Cannatella - The Real World
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Trishelle appeared on The Real World: Las Vegas from 2002 to 2003 and quickly gained the reputation of party girl. She’s since made a career out of being a “professional reality star,” appearing on various seasons of The Challenge on MTV. She also plays in poker tournaments.
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Ryan Pinkston - Punk'd
Ryan Pinkston - Punk'd
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Ryan Pinkston helped Ashton Kutcher prank celebrities on Punk’d. Because he was short and looked young, he was able to pass for a kid most of the time. After the show, he guest-starred on shows like Veronica Mars, How I Met Your Mother and Hannah Montana. In 2015, he’s set to star in a TBS comedy series called Buzzy’s.

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