Why do people watch reality TV? If you thought it was because the drama makes people feel better about their own lives, we'll agree to disagree. Reality TV exists, simply, so beautiful people can become famous. Here's a comprehensive list of the 23 hottest reality stars ever, both male and female, and why each one's totally sexy.
When you hear the words "hot reality star," Kim Kardashian is probably the first person that comes to mind. She's also probably the first person that comes up when you Google that phrase. Yup. Confirmed.
In the early 00's, Ty Pennington was many ladies' dream man. The Trading Spaces carpenter was a hottie and great with his hands. Wink.
Everyone has a different opinion on who is the hottest housewife, but nobody can deny that Melissa Gorga from Jersey is beyong gorg, not to mention way more natural than most of her fellow Bravolebrities.
Although his E! reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, only lasted one season in 2013, Ryan Lochte still tops the list of hottest reality stars. Olympic bodies only help matters, people.
Now a movie star and fashion icon, Jamie Chung got her start on The Real World: San Diego! She was gorgeous then and she's gorgeous now.
Teddy Van Deusen
8th & Ocean was one of the greatest things to happen to reality TV because it brought us Teddy Van Deusen. The MTV show was about models shacking up together at a house in Miami, so hello. Hotness.
When she's not super drunk or screaming at Ronnie, Jersey Shore's Sammi Sweetheart is actually pretty darn pretty.
Someone please tell Jax Taylor to stop wearing sweaters. We much prefer looking at the Vanderpump Rules star when he's wearing this.
We could tell Lauren Conrad was gorgeous back during her days of Laguna Beach, and she only got hotter with age and The Hills. Proof? Only hot girls hook up with Brody Jenner and Stephen Colletti, guys.
The Real World: Las Vegas was chock full of beautiful people, like Alton Williams, the hot model who made every girl in 2002 jealous of Irulan.
Joanna Krupa started off as a model before she became a cast member on Real Housewives of Miami. So yeah, she's undeniably gorgeous.
Raise your hand if the only reason you watch Dancing With The Stars is because of Maksim Chmerkovskiy! Glad we cleared that up.
No, we're not talking about Giuliana and Bill. Bill Rancic was a reality star on The Apprentice long before he met his future wife. But past, present, future—Bill will forever be a hottie.
Sure, women everywhere hate Lilly Ghalichi because she can't gain weight. But let's be real—we hate the Shahs of Sunset star because she's beautiful.
Admit it—you wanted Maci and Ryan Edwards on Teen Mom to work out mainly because Ryan was so good-looking. They're no longer together and he has a new girlfriend, but we'll never stop thinking he's sexy.
If you like the girl-next-door type, odds are you're probably attracted to Melissa Rycroft, of Bachelor fame. Jason Mesnick really missed the boat on this one.
Every girl on The Hills hooked up with him, and every girl in the world wanted to. Ladies and gentlemen, Brody Jenner.
Kimora Lee Simmons
A former model, Kimora Lee Simmons got her own reality show on E! in 2007. She's got that sexy exotic look guys love and that rockin' bod girls envy. Hence, hot.
Way to go, ABC, for hiring Juan Pablo, the world's sexiest Bachelor contestant ever. Can we please put in the request now that most of the season's bachelor dates involve swimming and beachtime?
Sure, he probably doesn't want to be remembered as a reality star, but we'll never forget it, Nick Lachey! The Newlyweds was a great look for the former boy-bander.
When she was on Girls Next Door, Holly Madison was like, every guy's dream girl. Now she's married and has a baby but she's still smoking.
From 2007-2008 when Life of Ryan aired on MTV, Ryan Scheckler's female fan base, like, quadrupled. He was so sexy on a skateboard and off.
Is it pedophilia to think a high-schooler is hot? Sebastian Oppenheim of the short-lived NYC Prep had Bieber hair before it was actually Bieber hair. No wonder he got so many chicks.