The introduction of reality TV shows has brought us plenty of entertaining personalities. Some have even turned into legitimate Hollywood celebs apart from their reality TV roots. But others haven't brought quite as much joy to our lives. Let's be real, some are just downright obnoxious! There are plenty of annoying reality TV stars that we should have never made famous because they've never gone away! We're haunted by these pseudo-celebs showing up on our TV screens and social media feeds on the daily and we just can't get rid of them.
The simple fact is that there are some people we probably shouldn't have put on a pedestal. So many reality TV stars have clung to their 15 minutes for way too long and become some of the most insufferable people in Hollywood. Many have also become completely unavoidable (*cough* the Kardashian-Jenners *cough*) all because of the national obsession with crazy people on reality TV. Sure, they're fun to watch for a little bit, but after a few eps, we are fed up with these lunatics! Here are some of the most annoying reality TV stars that we really wish we wouldn't have made famous!
Hilton was already a club-hopping socialite with a sex tape when she broke out in the mainstream with her own reality TV show The Simple Life. The series depicted Hilton and her then-BFF Nicole Richie leaving their rich girl lifestyles behind to do manual labor and live a "simpler life" for a bit. The two became superstars overnight but it was Hilton that seemed omnipotent. Her ditzy demeanor and entitled personality defined the era of being famous for being famous. We had to endure poorly sung pop singles from the star, a slew of other reality TV shows, and horrid appearances in movies from Hilton there on out. Oh, and now she's a DJ. Just when you think Hilton is about to fade away, she pops up somewhere unexpected like an infestation you can't get rid of!
After appearing on The Bachelorette and coming in as the runner-up, we thought we'd seen the last of Arie. But then they made him the star of The Bachelor (literally five years later) and viewers had to endure a full season of his whiny behavior. Not only is Arie just not fun to watch, but he also made himself one of the biggest villains of The Bachelor franchise history. After proposing to Becca Kufrin at the end of his season, he decided he made the wrong decision. While that would have been fine in and of itself (we all make mistakes, chase your happiness!) he decided to have the network film his entire breakup with Kufrin and wouldn't leave her TF alone. Ugh, he is truly one of the most annoying reality TV stars to come out of the dating franchise!
In the early '00s, reality TV was everywhere. Networks were trying to get the craziest, most outlandish people on some of the weirdest shows of all time. One such show was a dating competition that had women fighting for the love of washed up rapper Flavor Flav. Flavor of Love was an insane TV competition with equally insane contestants. It's like they posted an ad saying "normal people need not apply." One such personality was Pollard, a rude, classless, and combative woman. It was clear from the jump that Pollard was only interested in fame. She has gone on to be a part of ten reality TV shows since, poisoning our TV screens at every turn!
When viewers were first introduced to Montag, she was Lauren Conrad's BFF on Laguna Beach. The two then went on to star on The Hills. Montag seemed just as likable as Conrad as the show followed their misadventures in L.A. Then Heidi met Spencer Pratt (more on him later!) and everything changed. Her toxic relationship with Pratt turned her toxic in turn and she very clearly was trying to poise herself as a reality TV villain at his urging. She went out of her way to be one of the most annoying reality TV stars of all time, and she hasn't stopped since! She took her beef with Conrad and turned it into the defining part of her, even long after Conrad dropped the drama and her old friend. Montag and her husband haven't stopped begging us for attention since The Hills and we're getting so sick of swatting these flies away!
Heidi's paramour is even more obnoxious than she is. Her horrible traits were pretty much all learned from Spencer. Pratt is the annoying, curly-haired demon that ended Montag and Conrad's friendship, started rumors about the latter, and alienated Montag from her entire support system. So, yeah, he's the worst. We should have never made Pratt famous because it's clearly like a drug to him. He's addicted to being in the spotlight and will do increasingly ridiculous things to stay there. Nowadays he wins awards like "Snapchatter of the Year," which only adds to his annoying-ness. Conrad was right all along, Spencer is just a sucky person!
Evans is one of the stars of Teen Mom 2 and is basically what rock-bottom looks like in person. After appearing on 16 & Pregnant, Evans never really went away, popping back up in the limelight with each passing controversy. First, she had a short-lived marriage and abortion scandal. Next, she engaged in plenty of public relationship drama, even marrying a man who was once cellmates with her ex-husband. Oh, and then there was the road rage incident that led to her pulling a gun on a rival driver in front of her young son. She's one of the most annoying reality TV stars due to her complete lack of common sense and constant missteps. Maybe she'd wisen up if the media stopped reporting on her crazy antics!
When Jon & Kate Plus 8 first came out on TLC, it was a sensation. This happy, huge family was a TV hit. They had had twins and sextuplets (Owwie) and the Gosselin's were now raising a crazy family full of eight little ones. What started out as an innocent show about a big family turned into a circus. Jon and Kate headed for splitsville, allegedly due to Jon's philandering behind her back. That TLC fame really got to him and he latched on to all the drama. Ever since then, he's been an Ed-Hardy-wearing loser. He engaged in a little bit more reality TV and then became an over-40 DJ. Yikes! Gosselin truly thought he was the biggest reality star in the world after Jon & Kate Plus 8. In reality, he was just one of the most annoying!
We'll make anyone a reality TV star these days, huh? Honey Boo Boo (real name Alana Thompson) appeared first on Toddlers and Tiaras and soon parlayed her fame from the show into a show of her own. Perhaps the most frustrating part about her fame is that it's bred on TV networks taking advantage of her low-income status and poising her to be presented as, well, a hick. Part of the reason people watch her show is to make fun of Thompson and her family. They clearly didn't feel like victims, though, and acted disgustingly for the world to see. Honey Boo Boo invaded the world and was inescapable for a good few years. Everywhere you turned you saw this little girl grabbing her stomach and her mother capitalizing on the fame. It has all been pretty horrifying!
The Kardashian-Jenner family hasn't just taken over reality TV, they've taken over the entire entertainment industry. When Keeping Up with the Kardashians first came to our TV screens, Kylie Jenner was the youngest member of the soon-to-be-notorious family. Now she's everywhere and we're kind of over it. Honestly, she's one of the most annoying reality TV stars because she is famous for nothing. Nothing at all! This fam really brought back the early '00s "famous for being famous" status that Paris Hilton & Co. made possible. Jenner's fake lips, disinterested rapper boyfriends, and constant Instagram posing are enough to make anyone crazy. The worst part? You can't even tune her out by not following her anymore. She's in news reports and articles all over the web.
When your first bit of fame is from becoming a teen bride... well, what more can you expect? When Stodden was just 16, she married actor Doug Hutchinson (then 51). After the two were married, Stodden began releasing mediocre pop songs and starring on shows like Couples Therapy and Big Brother. Stodden and Hutchinson have had an off-and-on relationship for years, with Stodden using every ebb and flow to further her career. If you can even call it that! She hasn't stopped trying to be a pop songstress, much to our chagrin. We're hoping someday she may try to act like a normal 20-something.
This former Real Housewives of New Jersey star isn't just annoying, she's completely delusional as well. Currently, she's a "friend of the housewives" on the show, but that doesn't stop her from having premiere parties and touting her "OG Housewife" status. She's one of the most fame-hungry people currently on TV! Aside from trying to extend her 15 minutes, she's also had some cringe-worthy reality TV storylines. There was the time she needed bodyguards to meet with another housewife. Oh, and all the times she told her daughters way too much about her dating life. Since she came back to the RHONJ in her "friend" capacity, she's been more annoying than ever! Who let her come back to reality TV?!
Out of all the annoying reality TV stars we got out of Jersey Shore, Ronnie may be the worst. His childish behavior is something he has never grown out of. He still does outlandish, immature things on the reg and now we have to hear about them in the news instead of by just watching MTV. Ronnie is arguably the least entertaining of the Jersey Shore bunch. It's hard to be amused by someone who is just so genuinely dumb! He makes horrible decisions, cheats on his girlfriends, and gives all Jersey men a bad name. At least Pauly D and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino are funny while they're embarrassing themselves!
There was a time when Tila Tequila was everywhere. She rose to prominence in the MySpace era after seeing some early fame as a Playboy model. After she garnered enough attention on the web, she was given her own show on MTV: A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. In one way the show was great — Tila is bisexual and included both men and women on the show. Progressive, right?! Except that the show was a cesspool of ridiculous contestants and a host that definitely wasn't really looking for love. From there we were stuck with the pint-sized star, and she's only gotten worse. These days, she's an out-and-proud anti-semitic neonazi. Her harmful political views may be more annoying than her reality TV career!
The first season of The Apprentice brought us a lot of not-so-great people. Omarosa was just one of many annoying reality TV stars bred from this show! She was branded one of the first big reality TV villains and, despite not winning her season of The Apprentice, was clearly the breakout star. She went on to be involved in several other reality TV shows and ended up working with her old The Apprentice boss Donald Trump in the White House (which is honestly the most ridiculous reality TV show of all time). Her flip-flopping values, manipulative ways, and fame-hungry practice of going by just her first name (who does she think she is, Madonna?!) all make her so irritating!
Sure, Trump had a career and notoriety long before The Apprentice became a thing. But if we're being honest, he wasn't a household name until his stint on reality TV. Looking back, we should all be pretty ashamed we gave him any kind of entertainment platform. One of the most annoying reality TV stars of all time has turned into the most annoying President of the United States of all time and that is not okay. Even before his political career, Trump was the most obnoxious guy on reality TV. He injected his opinions and views into the show in a way that often drew criticism. We should have seen it coming back then, and we should have never made him famous!
Of all the irksome people 16 & Pregnant brought into the spotlight, Farrah is by far the worst. When she was originally on the show, right off the bat, it was clear she was a brat. She was rude to her mother constantly, negligent to her child on Teen Mom, and became more and more obsessed with being famous. Abraham clearly didn't realize that her fame was more of a cautionary tale about teen motherhood than a way to become a starlet! Soon she was latching on to anything that would bring her notoriety, pivoting to pop music and eventually porn. She even did a few more seasons of reality TV to get back into the spotlight. Abraham just won't go away, no matter how much we beg!
This Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been on the show for all nine seasons and shows no signs of going anywhere. Even an 11-month stint in jail couldn't deter her reality TV career! Giudice began the show as a loud, stereotypical Jersey girl. But on the whole, she was pretty funny and interesting to watch. As the show progressed she became more obsessed with material things and started to be a magnet for drama. Not to mention the plastic surgery transformation that has made her almost unrecognizable. Her obsession with nice things landed her and her husband in jail and she still managed to cling to her TV home on Bravo. She doesn't seem to have been humbled by the experience at all and we can't stand how fake this housewife is!
There are plenty of reality TV stars that aren't household names. Kim Kardashian, though, is everywhere. There are very few people in this world that don't know about Kardashian and her family. When Keeping up with the Kardashians came around everything changed for Kim and her massive brood. Now, so many years later, we're beyond stuck with Kim. The most annoying part of her fame is that fact that you can't ignore her unless you forgo the internet forever. The Kardashian-Jenner family fame is a direct result of Kim laying the groundwork with her Paris Hilton friendship, eventual sex tape, and subsequent TV show. For that, she'll always be one of the most annoying reality TV stars.