From Kim Kardashian and Bethenny Frankel to Flavor Flav, The Real Housewives and all the Teen Moms' there's truly a reality star for everyone to love—and follow on Instagram. The lives of the hottest reality stars inevitably change after having cameras document their every move but despite their outrageous on camera personalities some of them keep it surprisingly real on Instagram.
There are the popular reality stars that get spin offs and remain in the public eye, while others have given up the limelight and their reality show persona all together. Some of the craziest TV personalities—like Snooki and JWoww—have since settled down to start beautiful families, posting relatable day-to-day activities proving they are just like us. Others still use their Instagram account as a platform for spreading positive messages about life and promoting self-confidence—with or without makeup.
However larger-than-life they might have been, these 33 reality TV stars are just like us on Instagram...and look hotter than ever!
1. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie starred on The Simple Life and had her own hilarious show years later called Candidly Nicole. She is totally hot, funny, has great style, and is comfortable with who she is. Nicole’s Instagram is full of hot pictures of her and her hubby Joel Madden and her amazing life with their children Harlow and Sparrow. And just like her carefree nature on TV, she posts the funny, and normal side of life—like this makeup-free but still gorgeous selfie she posted with her family's pet bearded dragon!
2. Audrina Patridge
Audrina Patridge starred on the reality show The Hills documenting her surreal life and drama with her equally hot friends and work. Her love life was a major plot of the show and she is now a successful business woman and mother. Her and her baby daddy Corey Bahan are separated but her Instagram shows their loving ability to coparent and be an inspirational working mother.
3. Jessie James Decker
Country singer Jesse-James-Decker and her NFL husband Eric Decker starred in the E! reality show Eric & Jessie: Game On for three fun seasons. She is an amazing singer and super sweet. After giving birth to their first child together, Jessie's Instagram shows the normal, usually makeup-free but still beautiful side of motherhood. Including this fresh faced and adorably sleepy selfie of her and her baby.
4. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica was on the air she left us with some adorable and silly memories of the couple. Although they divorced, Jessica found love again with Eric Johnson and her Instagram is full of family memories with their two kids and silly selfie moments that remind us why the world loved Jessica. She posted a fresh faced selfie and looked amazing!
5. Amber Portwood
Teen Mom and Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood has always shown the world her true self through good and bad times. She has been very open about obstacles in her life like going to jail and struggling with depression. Amber continues to grow and posted a "I woke up like this" selfie in which she radiated realness and confidence.
6. Shannon Beador
Fans loved Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador for her sweet but real persona and were heartbroken to see her struggle with very real issues like her husband's infidelity and their divorce. Shannon's Instagram is full of beautiful pictures of her and her family doing all the regular things around the house single moms do! When she posted a selfie of her mid-workout, makeup-free and focused she reminded everyone to do you and stay strong.
7. Mark Ballas
Dancing With the Stars debatably hottest dancer Mark Ballas left viewers swooning for him and his good looks and smooth moves. With all the love he was getting it would be easy to be a playboy and never settle down, but Mark's Instagram shows he's just a regular guy in love. His selfies with his wife Alexander Jean are the ultimate in couple goals and he radiates his love for her in each and every one of them, all while looking super hot, of course.
8. Chelsea Houska
Chelsea Houska was one of the easiest Teen Moms for the world to fall in love with and she has the 5 million followers on Instagram to prove it. She split with her daughter's dad Adam and they had an ugly custody battle but of course the hot mom found love again. The happy family of four celebrated holidays together in adorable matching outfits and she is pregnant again with her third child and looks amazing!!!
9. Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne and her eccentric family starred on The Osbournes and the world got to watch her and her odd family grow together. Kelly is a very successful host and her Instagram account is a window into her fabulous life. But because of her down-to-earth attitude, it is also surprisingly relatable. This fun selfie with her dad Ozzy Osbourne playing with a face mask is adorable and candid.
10. Cardi B
Cardi-B got her follower count up and role on Love and Hip Hop New York because of her pure comedic and raw realness. And even with her successes she is still the same Cardi we fell in love with. Cardi will post videos wearing a bonnet and no makeup, and still be one of the hottest women on the 'gram. Not only does she post makeup-free selfies and videos showcasing real and raw emotion, she blesses us with some amazingly spicy #TBTs!!!
11. Ryan Sheckler
Professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler was a major hottie when he had his own show Life of Ryan. His Instagram is full of his skateboarding videos and life with his beautiful girlfriend. No surprise he aged gracefully and is still totally hot.
12. Whitney Port
Whitney Port was a star on the reality show The Hills and was consistently one of the most normal and down-to-earth friends on the show. She was especially relatable when she fell down on live TV. She now has a beautiful family and loves sharing their everyday shenanigans on Instagram. Motherhood looks good on her.
13. Deena Nicole
When Deena Nicole joined the cast of Jersey Shore everyone loved her outgoing party spirit. She definitely was just as spray tanned and covered in makeup as Snooki, but fans can find pictures of her life outside the shore on her Instagram—like this fresh faced just out of the shower selfie rocking a hotel robe. Who doesn't love a plush hotel robe, after all?!
14. Alexis Neiers
Alexis Neiers' rant on the phone in Pretty Wild will always be one of the top five reality show meltdowns. She left the public eye and her Instagram now has no trace of the loud (and bratty) girl she was growing up. She is now a mother with two adorable kids and posts selfies of her with them engaging in her new hobby—being a dance mom. And she looks gorgeous!
15. Ty Pennington
Ty Pennington was the hottest carpenter there was when he was on Trading Spaces. Fans will be glad to hear the show is even getting a reboot with its original cast! Ty has a pretty awesome life and posts cool selfies with family and friends doing fun things like hiking. He's only gotten better with age and still retains his hunky carpenter appeal.
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16. Jennelle Evans
Jennelle Evans certainly had her ups and down when she was on Teen Mom and people doubted her ability to be a mother. Despite the drama, her love for her three kids remains. She posts lots of makeup-free selfies and pictures doing fun things with her family, like hunting—who knew hunting could look so good?
17. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner isn’t afraid to take off her makeup and show us her true self on Instagram. The Keeping up With The Kardashians star is now a mother and often documents the day-to-day of her new role. She even got her pre-baby bod back too, and looks just as hot as before.
18. Kaitlyn Bristowe
Kaitlyn Bristowe was one of the hottest contestants of The Bachelor which is why she was chosen to be the star of The Bachelorette. She posted a makeup-free selfie of how she “normally” looks and called out the fact that Instagram is just a highlight reel. She even talked about how she hates showering and probably smells—talk about normal and relatable! Despite being makeup-free she still looked gorgeous and radiant.
19. Adrianne Curry
Adrianne Curry was the first model to win America's Next Top Model and always kept it fun and real while she was on the show. She is now married and documents her life of Instagram, including a makeup and filter-free selfie in a shower cap reminding everyone to aways feel fabulous in your own skin. Even in a shower cap she rocks the look!
20. Kailyn Lowry
Kailyn Lowry hasn't had the best luck with guys since being on Teen Mom but that doesn't stop her from being a super mom! The hot mom now has three children and does amazing things with them like travel. She has an amazing body and posts photos feeling her looks and poses. She is also very open about the struggles of dating as a single mom.
21. Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag was on The Hills and her dramatic boyfriend drama was a major plot of the series. After the show ended she underwent multiple dramatic surgeries and was always in the news with her husband Spencer Pratt. The two have struggled but are now a happy family, and Heidi posts adorable selfies with their new baby. And she is one hot mama!
22. Leah Messer
Leah Messer definitely has had her ups and downs with cast members on Teen Mom and in her personal life but everyone has always wished her the best. She is down to earth, relatable, and has blossomed into a beautiful woman and mother. She hasn't found love yet but she tweeted about how her daughters are trying to get her a boyfriend and even want a little brother! Time flies and her three girls are so big! The happy family of four is all smiles together.
23. Brooke Hogan
Brooke Hogan starred on with her dad's reality show Hogan Knows Best and though everyone had their issues, they are still a family. Brooke has always been the hottest Hogan and is also a singer. Her love for her brother Nick is obvious on her Instagram feed and she often posts selfies of the two them doing typical brother-sister things like having lunch together. The two Hogans have definitely grown up to be beautiful people.
24. Kim Zolciak
Kim Zocliak was one of the original housewives of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and also one of the most dramatic. Everyone is used to seeing her face full of glamorous makeup, but her fans especially loved it when she posted this no filter and makeup-free selfie looking hotter than ever.
25. J Woww
J Woww was tough, funny, and one of the hottest members of Jersey Shore. Her body was amazing and so was her drama. She is now a hot mama and posted an adorable selfie with Snooki that looked just like two everyday best friends hanging out with their kids. The two moms look amazing even without shots in their hands.
When the world met Snooki on Jersey Shore people couldn't believe she was a real person. But then everyone fell in love with the spray tanned party queen. From getting arrested on TV and partying like crazy, she lived anything but a normal life. But now she is a mom and her Instagram is full of adorable selfies with her kids—just like all moms' Instagrams!
27. Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson was a playmate and featured on Playboy and The Girls Next Door, followed by her own reality show with hubby Hank Baskett. Her Instagram features pics of the happy family, but she has also shared how difficult marriage can be and posted videos documenting the couples divorce drama. Aside from the drama, she also shared how she is getting through tough times with the help of her friends and lots of makeup-free hikes. With or without makeup (or a man) Kendra will always a spice bomb.
28. Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling has always been open about her life and problems on TV—she even documented her husband's infidelity on their reality show. The couple have since worked it out and even had a fifth baby together—she shared their new start (and hot post-baby bod) with the world during everyones favorite time, nap time!
29. Tanisha Thomas
Tanisha Thomas is one of the most successful women to come out of the Bad Girls Club. And she was also the most real. Nobody could forget the pot song she sang in a bonnet and nightgown or her epic fights. Tanisha retired her bad girl image and is a now mother, but still posts throwbacks of her time at the Bad Girls Club on Instagram. She is definitely rocking motherhood and looks amazing.
30. Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer was hilarious on Girl Code and her Instagram is a reflection of her funny, confident, and carefree personality. She posts fabulous body confident bikini shots and Nicole is a reminder for everyone to be their most beautiful and silly, regular old selves.
31. Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo is debatably the hottest man to ever be on The Bachelor and all the ladies loved him. Although he wasn't able to find love on screen, he was able to find it off screen. He and his beautiful wife have a gorgeous daughter together—and they celebrated Thanksgiving with morning cuddles in bed like any happy family does.
32. Sammi Giancola
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola brought some fury and sass to The Jersey Shore. Sammie certainly had some memorable moments, not to mention her fair share of borderline scary fights. When the new season of the show was released, fans were wondering why she decided to not to return to the show. Her Instagram feed may be the answer: it's full of selfies, pics with her new boyfriend and their normal, loving life together...with zero drama.
33. Ronnnie Ortiz-Magro
Party boy Ronnie Magro was one of the hottest men of the Jersey Shore and never had any problems getting the ladies. His rocky but steamy relationship with his cast mate Sammi had everyone wondering would happen to them. Ronnie moved on from Sammi and is going to be a daddy!!! His proud pictures of his baby mama's tummy showed how excited he is for his next chapter as a family man.