Top Five Most Annoying Reality TV Stars of All Time
Reality TV has taken over the airways and it is here to stay. Many television audience member's first experience with reality TV came way back in 1992 when Mary-Ellen Bunim brought us The Real World on MTV.
The first season of the hit MTV show brought the "real life" trials and tribulations of 7 young New Yorkers into our living rooms. From there, the concept took off, and the next season had us off to Los Angeles with 9 other young adults.
The Real World was actually inspired by a 1973 documentary on PBS called An American Family. The innovative PBS documentary chronicled the lives of the Loud Family, and it created quite a spark of controversy when cameras kept rolling for Mr. and Mrs. Loud's separation and subsequent divorce.
These days a separation and divorce probably wouldn't make first page news. An American Family has been mostly forgotten, and The Real World is credited as being the show that started the whole reality TV trend.
The world lost Mary-Ellis Bunim to breast cancer in 2004, but her groundbreaking MTV TV show is still going strong nearly 20 years later, and America is in love with the genre she helped create.
Reality TV shows have made stars out of some of the cast members. Some of the reality TV stars have left a positive mark on the world, such as The Real World San Francisco cast member, Pedro Zamora.
However, other cast members have left a nasty taste in our mouths, and they have made themselves infamous for their ability to irritate, aggravate, and generally annoy the heck out of us.
David “Puck” Rainey
The cast members of The Real World: San Francisco (1994) were forced to endure life with David “Puck” Rainey.
Puck was childish, selfish, disgusting, and most shockingly, cruel to Pedro Zamora, the frail, and exceedingly lovable, cast member who was terminally ill with AIDS.
During their first meeting with Puck, the cast members learned that he was recently arrested.
His ill-mannered behavior progresses as he and another cast member, Rachel Campos, tells homophobic jokes around Pedro, dismisses Pedro’s work for the cause of AIDS, and is generally nasty to the terminally ill young man and everyone else in the house.
Eventually, the housemates agree to evict Puck and the house becomes 85% stress-free.
However, the season 4 series finale shows him leaving harassing messages on the housemates’ answering machine.
Loud, rude, and constantly running her mouth is an accurate depiction of Tamar Braxton. She is the little sister of R&B super star, Toni Braxton, and she is exceedingly jealous of her sister’s success.
Tamar is the youngest of the Braxton sisters, whose show, Braxton Family Values (2011- ) currently airs on We TV.
]She is highly opinionated, she wields her opinions like an oppressive hammer, and she absolutely never shuts up about the way she feels about anything and everything.
She spends her wealthy husband’s money like a complete idiot, and even a blind person can see that she married him only for his money - one look at the two of them together and this becomes crystal clear.
She is such a needy, attention-sucking vacuum until when Toni Braxton announced that she is sick with a potentially life-threatening disease (Lupus), the end-result was Toni actually soothing Tamar.
Natalie Nunn garners the crown for the baddest of the bad girls from Oxygen TVs Bad Girls Club: Season 4 (2009).
Like the most of the other horrible excuses for people on this list, Natalie Nunn is loud, crude and opinionated, and she often resorts to physical violence to get her point across -- and she always thinks has a “point,” no matter how immature and pointless the topic may be.
It appears to many that this young woman has absolutely no redeeming value.
Tiffany “New York” Pollard
Most people remember Tiffany Pollard by her alter ego “New York” from Flavor of Love: Seasons 1 & 2 (2006), and I Love New York (2007).
New York was annoying mostly because of her pathetic obsession with Flava Flav, it was just sick. She acted as if she needed some sort of Flava Flave Twelve-Step program.
Then there was her attitude, she had an undeserved ego that was bigger than the city for which her moniker represents.
New York even came packaged with the most annoying and embarrassing mother of all time, but at least it was evident how the abrasive young woman learned to be the loud-mouthed wench that she was.
NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak (Their Relationship)
These two women separately are not too terribly annoying, maybe NeNe is a bit more annoying than Kim, but it is their relationship that is the true annoyance.
During the first season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008 - ), the pair were inseparable, but with the help of cast members Sheree Whitfield, and Lisa Wu-Hartwell, (oh yes, faithful RHOA fans since day one all know that it was Lisa who was the “quiet” back-stabber who started it all… ) their friendship began to crumble.
Since season one, the relationship between NeNe and Kim has become highly volatile. NeNe is clearly jealous of Kim’s “singing career” (which is a real laugh because Kim sounds like a loud chicken on crack), and she constantly throws hurtful insults at Kim.
Kim plays the fool role and continually tries to reconcile with NeNe, and her effort always ends in total disappointment, and even physical confrontation. When will Kim ever learn?
If there is to be another season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, hopefully these two will stay clear of each other. But then again, what kind of entertainment would a peaceful reality TV show provide?