The following is a list of the most overrated reality stars. Many members of the television viewing audience understand that the word star is carelessly thrown around when used in reference to people who are so desperate for attention, they are willing to let cameras film all their bad and/or stupid behavior. Sweet endorsement deals can be acquired from one bad fight or a drunken hook-up that is broadcast for all the world to see.

The Kardashians

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These girls are like a fungus- wherever you go, there they are. People either love them or can’t stand them. Trailblazer Kim, currently preparing to marry boyfriend/lackey Kris Humphries, started as wing woman to former media darling Paris Hilton. Pretty soon, E Television was challenging American viewing audiences to keep up with the Kardashians. We have had the pleasure of watching mom Kris pimp out sis Khloe to Lamar Odom. Kourtney, the seemingly normal one, is trapped in baby daddy drama with uber-creep, Scott Disick. 

With no discernable talents, other than being, the family made $65 million in 2010. That’s right. With a slew of endorsements and promotional appearances, the family continues to prosper. Another scary thought? There are two more Kardashian girls in training, already featured in a series of provocative “modeling pics”. Way to start them out young, Kris.

The Jersey Shore Kids

Jersey Shore Kids

These guys have been the subject of contempt for quite some time. Accusedof single-handedly bringing down Italians, many Jersey Shore residents were not happy about their town being portrayed as a getaway for the young and stupid. None of them are even from New Jersey. Breakout star Snooki seems to be everywhere, and the subject of many jokes. She even received a shout-out in one of the funniest movies ever, The Other Guys. Many feathers were ruffled when it was discovered she earned more than Maya Angelou to speak at Princeton University. All the girl does is drink and fall-out. Seriously. 

Another cast member that receives frequent mentions is The Situation. This is baffling. At least Snooki is remotely entertaining with her drunken escapades. The Situation comes off as a ladies man, but is really something of a butta’ type. The term is normally applied to females, when everything is cool butta face. Figure it out. Unlike castmate Pauly D, who actually Djs, The Sitch does nothing.

NeNe Leakes

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The lone person of color. Its kind of telling that many minorities don’t seem to be prospering from the reality boom. The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been a huge success for Andy Cohen. Ms. Leakes has definitely set herself apart from the crowd. Though its hard to believe, she has not denied working as a stripper when she was younger. People LOVE to hear NeNe’s nasal voice telling people “how it really is”. Starting out as a housewife, she wound up as a radio hostess after her marriage got rocky. How she wound up on Celebrity Apprentice is a mystery. After rising tension with Star Jones, she left the show. 

The Teen Mom Cast

Teen Mom

The United States still has the highest teen pregnancy rates among developed countries. Instead of depicting how young motherhood destroys lives, the show skyrocketed its subjects to reality fame. US Weekly and In Touch Weekly feature stories on the antics of Farrah Abraham, Jenelle Evans and Amber Portwood. Farrah has decided to pose for motorcycle calendars, while Jenelle was caught drinking and fighting on camera. Amber has voiced a desire to pose nude or do adult films. If these girls were not on television, they would be just another American tragedy. Instead of going to school and obtaining an education, they are living off the notoriety of being Teen Moms. Thanks to MTV, they’ll be making undeserved money for quite some time.