Some celebs are definitely not coy about wanting to prolong their 15 minutes of fame! These celebrities will do anything to stay relevant and keep themselves in the spotlight. They are fame-hungry AF. You know the type — after their minor dalliances with fame, they turn up on every reality TV show, podcast, and entertainment news show they can. Some try to keep their popularity running with outrageous social media presences or just good ole fashioned scandals. But no matter how you spin it, all of these fame-hungry celebs are trying to do one thing: get you to notice them.
The irony here is that some of these celebs are so eager to do anything and everything they can to stay in the public consciousness that fans get overloaded and sick of them. I mean, c'mon, when's the last time we didn't hear about the Kardashians for just a day?! But fame-hungry celebs clearly don't care. They make it their business to be omnipresent forces on TV and in the media so we literally cannot ignore them! TBH, it makes most of them annoying AF. But there is no denying that you'll recognize every fame-hungry face on this list!
Lindsay has been floating around Hollywood since she was a kid. As a precocious young actress, she took the entertainment industry by storm (who doesn't *love* The Parent Trap?!), but it was when she hit her teen years that things started to go south. She got into partying, drugs, and all kinds of crazy sh*t that basically ended her acting career and turned her into a tabloid sensation. Since her fall from grace, she's been doing the most to try and reclaim her fame. This meant doing a Lifetime movie where she played Elizabeth Taylor, owning some nightclubs in Greece, and making weird Instagram Live videos. She'll never be at the level she was during the Mean Girls era, but she just won't stop trying. Her latest stop on the fame-hungry celebs checklist: a reality TV show on MTV!
Jersey Shore is the gift that keeps on giving. This includes the gift of fame-hungry celebs like Snooki. The pint-sized star has been trying to stay in the public eye since the moment she got punched in a bar on the first season of her MTV reality show. Snooki went on to star on a spin-off series with her Jersey Shore co-star JWoww, and she did the mandatory "I want to stay famous" move and competed on a season of Dancing with the Stars. She has also written a tell-all book — another "please don't forget me" power move. With Jersey Shore back on MTV and no end in sight for the show, it seems Snooki may be able to hang onto the fame she's so hungry for a little bit longer.
Amber is a particular type of celebrity. She's the kind of celeb that people don't necessarily know who she is or why she's famous, but they've definitely seen her around. What started as a modeling career and a relationship with Kanye West has turned into an attempt to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. She's dipped into the world of music, done Dancing with the Stars, and written the mandatory tell-all memoir. Yet, she still hasn't achieved the A-list fame she so desperately craves (even my boyfriend doesn't fully know who TF she is). We know for sure she'll never stop trying, though!
Vanilla Ice is technically a musician, but let's be real, we all only know that one song ("Ice, Ice, Baby," obviously). The rapper has spent most of his career chasing fame in *other* ways. This has included the mandatory stint on Dancing with the Stars, a home renovation show and follow-up book, and a weird reality TV show where he moved to Amish country to learn more about the Amish community. He will clearly do anything to be on a reality TV show! Other than that, he spends all his time milking his one big hit for all it's worth.
Omarosa first appeared on the inaugural season of The Apprentice and hasn't gone away since. She's returned to the show twice, done Celebrity Big Brother, and, of course, written several tell-all books. The most recent one wasn't just an ordinary reality TV celeb spewing scandalous tea, though. It was all based upon her short-lived time as Donald Trump's aide in the White House. Because, yeah, in her quest for fame and notoriety, she linked up with her crazy former boss from The Apprentice and forayed into politics. TBH, at this point, the White House is really just one big reality TV show.
There was a point in time when Tori was a legitimate actress. She had guest spots on several shows before hitting it big on Beverly Hills 90210. After that, she made plenty of made-for-tv movies, as well as a few feature films. But after her career began to turn cold, she turned to reality TV. Tori has had shows about herself, about her family, and about troubles in her relationship. One of those shows was about her marriage post-cheating scandal — a scandal many said she made up just to land the series! She also did the customary fame grab and spilled her guts in several tell-all books about her life. Her latest attempt at recapturing her fleeting fame? Appearing on The Masked Singer. That show is basically a breeding ground for fame-hungry celebs from yesteryear!
The beginning of Jenny's career was actually maneuvered pretty expertly. She took her fame as a Playboy model and turned it into a modeling and acting career that held steady. But when the roles stopped coming and her role as the gross sexy girl got old, she had to find new ways to stay relevant. Instead of fading away gracefully, Jenny has appeared on every reality TV show under the sun. She was a co-host on The View for a decade and has had many of her own reality TV shows along the way as well. Oh, and if reality TV isn't getting her enough fame, you can always count on her drudging up her poorly-researched, dangerous ideas about vaccinations!
Cardi has no chill when it comes to getting money and fame. She's at the height of her fame currently and is *still* not taking a break when it comes to getting as much notoriety as possible! Y'all ever see a musician sell out this fast? While she has some admirable morals that don't let her do anything too fame-hungry (like play the Super Bowl), she's not averse to doing things like lame Pepsi ads and reality TV. During her Love & Hip-Hop: New York days, she made it clear she was doing everything, including stripping at the time, to make as much money and get as much recognition as possible. Can't hate the hustle! But we have to wonder — if she's this fame-hungry at the peak of her career, what will she do in a decade when no one remembers "Bodak Yellow"?!
While all of Bravo's Real Housewives are fame-hungry, Danielle may be the most blatant. After getting kicked off of The Real Housewives of New Jersey because no one liked her, Staub worked tirelessly to get herself back on. This meant befriending a woman who once called her a "prostitution wh*re" in front of her children. So, yeah, she's completely shameless. While she's back on the show as a "friend of the housewives," she's angling real hard all over social media to be reinstated as a legit Housewife. She's also constantly talking about her modeling days as if she's even trying to convince herself that she actually used to model. Being famous for being crazy isn't actually a good thing, Danielle!
Bhad Bhabie a.k.a Danielle Bregoli parlayed an appearance on Dr. Phil into a rap career. Does it get more fame-hungry than that?! Danielle was on the show with her mother who asserted that she was completely out of control. She became known as the "Cash Me Outside" girl from there, and she somehow, someway turned that into legitimate fame. A segment on a daytime talk show has turned into a successful rap career. While her music is nothing revolutionary, she is signed to Atlantic Records and has toured the world performing! But she never forgot her reality TV show roots and has a new show about her life on Snapchat. Literally, a TV show on Snapchat! She isn't just fame-hungry, she's fame-starved!
Chyna took a few tips from her friend Amber Rose on how to be famous. She's dated a rapper and has a huge social media presence. But she's also done one thing Amber hasn't: become intertwined with the Kardashians. Few people knew her name before she started dating Rob Kardashian in 2016. Her highly publicized relationship (and drama) with Rob made her a household name as the two appeared in tabloids almost daily. These days she's using social media to stop her 15 minutes of fame from ending. Oh, and dragging the Kardashian name into anything and everything she does.
Let's be real, no one works as a server in L.A. if they *don't* want to be famous. But the SUR servers take it to new levels. In the beginning, Vanderpump Rules was about real waiters and waitresses at one of Lisa Vanderpump's restaurants. Now, it's just a slew of fame-hungry celebs looking to cash in on their Bravo-lebrity status. They're writing books, singing (cringeworthy) songs, and there have even been spin-offs of Vanderpump Rules! The cast is all over social media, posting sponsored content and scandalous pics for likes. They've gone from obscure reality TV show cast members to legit tabloid fixtures, and they're definitely not going anywhere anytime soon!
Joey has gone from N*SYNC member to professional TV host in his bid for lasting fame. The former pop star lost a bit of his fame when the "boy band era" came to an end. So, as most fame-hungry celebs do, he turned to reality TV. Joey has hosted the Food Network's Rewrapped, been the announcer on Family Feud, and starred on a season of Dancing with the Stars (duh). He's been all over reality TV in the last few years in an attempt to stay as relevant as possible. Not gonna lie, while he may be fame-hungry AF he's also charming AF. If he wants to keep hosting anything and everything, I'm fine with that!
Anyone who goes on TV to star in a show about teen moms is already fame-hungry from the get-go. But Abraham brings the term to new levels. She's by far one of the most fame-hungry celebs to come out of MTV, which is saying a lot. Her desire to be famous post-16 and Pregnant led to a few more MTV shows, but also to a tell-all book, a failed music career, and a stint in porn. When being a bratty pregnant teen didn't lead to the fame she wanted, she decided it was better to be notorious than to be no one. Her behavior has gotten more and more scandalous over the years, and at this point, she will say or do anything just to be acknowledged.
King Kylie may be the youngest mogul in the Kardashian-Jenner family, but she's also one of the most fame-hungry. She has appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians since she was a kid, and it has clearly molded her. She and her family may be "famous for nothing," but she has parlayed that into lasting social media fame. She's one of the top ten most-followed people on Instagram, threw her name on a makeup line, and spends plenty of time on reality TV. She's projected to be the youngest self-made billionaire of all time and still appears on the E! reality show that has sustained the family for 12+ years! She's attempting to be in everyone's faces 24/7 to maintain the fame she's used to. We're just wondering what she'll do when the show ends!
A man so fame-hungry that he ran for President just for the attention. Because, I mean, there's honestly no other reason he would have done it! Trump has been itching for attention for decades, and now he's famous worldwide. Is it a *good* famous? Not so much. But he doesn't care! The businessman-turned-reality-star-turned-President has done everything he can to stay in the spotlight. During his years hosting The Apprentice he cultivated a specific reality TV image. In the years since, he has worked to do and say more outrageous things to make sure people are always paying attention to him. Now the world is his stage, and he has become a cautionary tale of when fame-hungry celebs get hangry.
These two are so equally fame-hungry that they often go by one name: Speidi. Since they met on The Hills, they've done everything they can to never go too long without being on TV. Their filmography is full of reality TV shows! From I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! to Celebrity Wife Swap, they are down for anything. They've both also engaged in increasingly controversial behavior to land themselves in the news. You literally never know what these two are going to pull to get you to pay attention to them!
As far as fame-hungry celebs go, very few could beat Kim. She may or may not have released her own sex tape just to get her name out there. From then on, she's been omnipresent. You cannot go a day without hearing about Kim K. She has been on Keeping Up with the Kardashians for over a decade, and in that time she's gone from "Paris Hilton's friend who has a sex tape" to the biggest thing in the world. Her entire family may be fame-hungry, but she invented the "famous for nothing" rise to superstardom. Nowadays, if Kim might have cut her hair, it's breaking news on every entertainment site! Kim will never fade away because she'll never allow it. Kim is forever hungry, and she'll never be satiated.