20. Aida Yespica
Reality Series: Celebrity Survivor(Venezuela)
More than likely you’ve never heard of Aida Yespica but we’re sure you can understand why she’s on our list. Aida, a former Miss Venezuela contestant, became insanely popular in her native country and has now appeared on a version of Celebrity Survivor.
19. Amber Brkich
Reality Series: Survivor, The Amazing Race
Amber Brkich has found a home with CBS, including appearing on and winning Survivor. She met and feel in love with her husband, Boston Rob, with Rob dropping down to one knee during the live finale. The pair filmed their wedding for CBS and even appeared on The Amazing Race. The couple just welcomed their 2nd child, another daughter in December 2010.
18. Adrienne Curry
Reality Series: America’s Next Top Model, My Fair Brady
She was the first cycle winner on Tyra Banks series America’s Next Top Model and then fell in love with “Peter Brady” AKA Christopher Knight and filmed the series, My Fair Brady. The pair have been married since 2006 and while her modeling career didn’t exactly become Tyra’s she is hosting a weekly radio show on Sirius.
17. Jacinda Barrett
Reality Series: Real World: London
While there have been hundreds of ladies to appear on the original reality series, The Real World, we’re not going to overload our list with them. One of our favorites, Jacinda Barrett appeared on the Real World: London and then used her fame to launch a semi-successful acting career. Barrett has appeared in Ladder 49, The Human Stain and Bridget Jones Diary.
16. Holly Madison
Reality Series: Girls Next Door
Holly Madison became a household name when Hugh Hefner and Playboy decided to jump into the reality television business and bring cameras inside the Playboy Mansion. Girls Next Door followed Hugh and several of his girlfriends, including Holly, and detailed her life at the mansion.
15. Tonya Cooley
Reality Series: The Real World, Chicago
Tonya rose to fame when she appeared on the 11th season of the MTV reality series, The Real World: Chicago. After shooing wrapped on Real World, she also appeared on the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. Cooley stood her ground for MTV and refused to film any scenes where she would reveal too much skin however that conviction went out the window when she decided to pose for Playboy, becoming a Cyber girl of the week.
14. Sarah Kozer
Reality Series: Joe Millionaire
The gorgeous Sarah Kozer is famous for appearing on the short-lived reality series Joe Millionaire. While you may have missed this series, Sarah actually finished 2nd to fellow contestant, Zora Andrich. You may also recognize Sarah for her work in Playboy. Her nude spread appeared in the March 2003 issue.
13. Farrah Abraham
Reality Series: 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom
Not that we are glamorizing Teen Pregnancy, but Teen mom star, Farrah Abraham is gorgeous. Now that she’s piled away some of the major cash from her MTV paycheck, Farrah has pulled herself up by her bra-strap and can now be seen on a motorcycle calendar. Farrah has been a tabloid favorite since she first appeared on 16 & Pregnant and recently came back into the limelight when she was spotted in a white bikini, enjoying the Florida sun.
12. Audrina Patridge
Reality Series: The Hills, Dancing With the Stars
Audrina Patridge bounced onto our television sets when she appeared on the MTV reality series, The Hills and then danced her way into our hearts when she appeared on Dancing With the Stars. Patridge, who is currently modeling and starring in her own brand new reality series is keeping busy with the next chapter of her career.
11. Carrie Underwood
Reality Series: American Idol
Carrie Underwood is the most-successful American Idol alum to date. She has dominated the country music charts and captured every award the industry offers, including Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year twice. In July 2010, Carrie married NHL star Mike Fisher and recently embarked on her first major acting role.