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Are you a reality TV fan? Or maybe shows like “The Kardashians,” “Big Brother” or reruns of “Duck Dynasty” are more of a guilty pleasure. The casts of hot reality shows often gain celebrity status, which tends to translate into large social followings. This list of reality TV stars who have become influencers features some of the most recognizable names in the genre.

15 reality TV stars to follow on social

Armi (St-Germain) Dubell

Haitian reality star Armi first appeared on TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” in 2017, as Abby St-Germain. Nowadays, she is happily married to Louis Dubell and goes by the name Armi Dubell. On her Instagram account, @nutellllla509, Armi can be found exploring the sites in Paris, shopping in Turkey and hitting up a food festival in England. 

Porsha Williams

Porsha is a Southern belle from Atlanta who has become an entrepreneur and bestselling author. She rose to fame on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Her 7.1 million Instagram followers see Porsha reading her latest book, celebrate her darling daughter, and get fans to weigh in on her latest hair looks

Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan, better known by his initials, JVN, is a hairstylist, producer, comedian and Emmy-nominated TV personality. On Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” Jonathan doles out advice as the resident grooming expert. On Instagram, he is a celeb influencer who promotes his healthy pet food line, shares beard care tutorials and gives you ideas for “running late” hairstyles.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall grew up on reality TV, where, alongside her family, she appeared on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” followed by popular spinoff series. She has since evolved into one of the world’s most recognizable faces as a supermodel and businesswoman. Her 257 million Instagram followers see Kendall grace magazine covers, promote her tequila and branded merch, and get glam with pretty beauty product picks.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Nicole’s Jersey girl antics and lovable personality made her a hit as a cast member on MTV’s “Jersey Shore” from 2009-2012, followed by stints on shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” Snooki is now a mom of three, wife and entrepreneur who promotes her apparel, wine and VIP events for her Instagram followers.

Jenni “JWoww” Farley

Jenni was introduced to the world on MTV’s “Jersey Shore” as Snooki’s partner-in-crime with a tough personality. JWoww is now an entrepreneur and fashion designer who shares moments from the spinoff “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” sweet moments as a mom and gadgets that help her clean the house.

Willie Robertson

Louisiana-based Willie, along with his bearded family members, gained worldwide fame on the A&E series “Duck Dynasty.” Willie is currently an author, news contributor and CEO of the family duck call business. On his Instagram account, he partners with nonprofits, grills feasts for the family, and makes a special appearance on TV’s “The Masked Singer.”

Bear Grylls

Bear is a British adventurer, writer and reality star who gets down and dirty with the great outdoors. On “Man vs. Wild,” a survival series on the Discovery Channel, each episode found him stranded, with his camera crew, in a remote location — sometimes with a celebrity friend in tow. On Instagram, he talks about taking nutritional guidance from animals and nature, teases upcoming projects and encourages his followers to make the most of their time outdoors.

Chrishell Stause

Chrishell is an actress and real estate agent with the high-end Los Angeles real estate brokerage firm The Oppenheim Group. On the Netflix series “Selling Sunset,”Chrishell and her co-stars balance their personal lives as they buy and sell luxury properties for powerful, wealthy clients. For her Instagram followers, Chrishell shares makeup ideas, hits the red carpet at the Emmys, and promotes her upcoming home reno projects.  

Keith Carlos

Keith is an entrepreneur, former NFL wide receiver and the first male winner of “America’s Next Top Model,” a title he claimed in 2014. On Instagram, Keith is a celeb influencer who shares flashbacks of memorable moments on ANTM, his fashionable outfit of the day and photoshoot Reels for his followers.   

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny joined Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” in 2008 as the lone unmarried cast member and a struggling but driven natural foods chef. Fast forward to 2022, and she is a mom, powerhouse philanthropist with BStrong, and multimillionaire mogul behind the Skinnygirl product empire. On Instagram, Bethenny keeps it real with her 2.7 million followers by sharing celebrity beauty product reviews, talk show appearances and her latest healthy-living products.

Brad Goreski

Brad is a Canadian-American celebrity fashion stylist, author and judge on “Canada’s Drag Race.” Brad got his reality TV start on “The Rachel Zoe Project,” “It’s a Brad Brad World” and as a member of the E! Network’s “Fashion Police” panel. Whether he’s sharing hilarious reenactments of “The Real Housewives” scenes, promoting upcoming “Canada’s Drag Race” episodes, or showcasing his styling skills, Brad is always entertaining.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren first found reality TV fame as a teen on MTV’s drama-filled “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” followed by a starring role in the uber-popular spinoff series called “The Hills.” Since then, Lauren has become an incredibly successful fashion designer, author and lifestyle influencer. Lauren is a celeb influencer on Instagram, where she shares healthy food finds and recipes, promotes her first fragrance, and celebrates International Women’s Day in style. 

Christian Siriano

Christian is a fashion designer famous for winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” in 2007, becoming the series’ youngest winner. His gorgeous gowns and decadent designs have cemented his top spot in the fashion industry. On Instagram, he dresses Hollywood’s biggest stars, designs beautiful specialty postcards, and mingles with his famous friends after a successful show.  

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa is a British entrepreneur and animal-rights activist who, along with her husband, Ken Todd, has launched and run several hugely successful restaurants and bars worldwide. Lisa’s luxurious lifestyle was first showcased on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” followed by a spinoff series focusing on her restaurants and staff, “Vanderpump Rules.” On Instagram, Lisa does double duty by hosting wine bottle signings and supporting animal adoptions, showing off her fabulous sense of style, and giving sneak peeks inside her glamorous dining spots.


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