What do reality TV stars want just as much as – if not more than – attention? Being desirable. Here is our list of the hottest babes on reality TV.
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian built her reality TV fame on her notoriety – namely starring with ex-boyfriend Ray J in a leaked sex tape. And now the curvy new mom is desperate to return to her pin-up girl status after giving birth to baby North earlier this year.
4. Heidi Klum
Model, mom-of-four and entrepreneur, Project Runway host Heidi Klum is the ultimate sexy reality TV babe. She manages to be smoking hot without being slutty.
5. Katharine McPhee
She may not have won the American Idol title but Katharine McPhee walked away from the singing competition with a burgeoning acting career and – after battling bulimia – a sexy body with curves all in the right places and a pout that can turn heads.
6. Audrina Patridge
Long after The Hills went off the air Audrina Patridge continues to wow with her California girl good looks. Her toned body has graced the covers of Maxim, Shape and FHM.
7. Lauren Conrad
Laguna Beach and The Hills star Lauren Conrad continues to maintain a high profile even though she no longer appears in a reality TV show. Perhaps it’s her girl-next-door appeal and stunning looks that help to maintain her sexy status.
8. Whitney Port
Maybe it’s something in the water but Whitney Port is another California girl and reality TV star of The Hills who continues to make men drool over her figure.
9. Tyra Banks
Not content with having curves that can make grown men cry and women green with envy, Tyra Banks decided to convert her supermodel currency and cash in on a concept called America’s Next Top Model. Ten years later the show is still on the air and Banks continues to be – to use one of her favorite words – fierce.
10. Paris Hilton
Kim Kardashian’s former best friend Paris Hilton was the master of transforming a leaked sex tape into successful reality TV show career. Her slender frame and ice, cold looks helped her to sell everything from burgers to perfume.
11. Nigella Lawson
A curvy brunette, with a British accent who dips her finger into her ingredients and licks the food off while staring into the camera is the perfect recipe for a sexy TV chef. Cookery queen Nigella Lawson became a sex symbol back in the U.K. before wowing TV viewers here in the U.S.
12. Carrie Underwood
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood has helped to put the sex back into country music with her figure-hugging stage outfits and feisty lyrics.
13. Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson was never a Playboy Playmate but she has stripped off for the legendary magazine more than once. She was also one of Hugh Hefner’s many girlfriends. Now a wife, mother and reality TV veteran she’s just as saucy as she has always been.
14. Holly Madison
Another one of Hefner’s ex-girlfriends, like Wilkinson Holly Madison starred in the E! reality series The Girls Next Door. Now a wife and mother she still knows how to rock a skimpy bikini and is frequently photographed doing just that.
Carrie Ann Inaba
15. Carrie Ann Inaba
This Dancing With The Stars judge proves that you can still be sexy even if you’re only seen from the waist up. With her infectious spirit and bright smile, Carrie Ann Inaba knows how to turn on the charm.
16. Brooke Burke-Charvet
Brooke Burke-Charvet proves that you don’t have to be 20-something and wearing next-to-nothing to be considered sexy. This 42-year-old mom-of-four –and Dancing With The Stars co-host – oozes sauciness.
17. Toni Braxton
Somewhere in Toni Braxton’s attic is a painting of a wrinkly old woman, because – just like Dorian Grey – this singer doesn’t seem to age. The Braxton Family Values star looks as smoking hot today as she did back in the ‘90s when she was burning up the Billboard charts.
18. Petra Němcová
Model Petra Němcová is more than just a pretty face. The sexy former Dancing With The Stars contestant is also a tsunami survivor who raises money to help victims of natural disasters.
19. Kristin Cavallari
It’s quite hard to go through one day without seeing a story, picture or headline relating to this former Laguna Beach and The Hills cast mate. The hot young mom’s curvy figure and model-good looks may have something to do with that!
20. Joanna Krupa
Named by Maxim as the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World, Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa is frequently snapped in a bikini. The leggy, busty blonde seems to have a figure built for the skimpy swimwear.
21. Kourtney Kardashian
Before her sister Kim gave birth to daughter North, Kourtney Kardashian was the resident hot mama on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Petite. With her smoldering looks and understated make-up, she has a slightly more sophisticated sex appeal than her younger, more famous sibling.
22. Nicole Scherzinger
Former The X Factor US judge Nicole Scherzinger was not a Pussycat Doll for nothing. The statuesque Hawaii native has abs you can bounce a penny off and legs that go on forever.
23. Cheryl Cole
This British pop star has an army of male admirers and female fans in the U.K. She earned fame by winning a place in the band Girls Aloud, after successfully competing in the British reality TV series Popstars: The Rivals. At just 5ft 3 her petite frame has caught the attention of ex-husband, England soccer star Ashley Cole and Dancing With The Stars dancer Derek Hough.
24. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is probably not losing any sleep over not winning American Idol. The one-time chubby reality TV star is now a Grammy and Oscar winner who ditched the pounds, won a Weight Watchers deal and a sexy figure.
25. Kelly Osbourne
America was introduced to Kelly Osbourne as a grumpy, podgy teen in the MTV reality TV hit The Osbournes. Now the acerbic Brit is gracing magazine covers in bikinis and showing off her trim body in figure-hugging outfits on red carpets on both sides of the Atlantic.
26. Brandi Glanville
Love her or loathe her Brandi Glanville has a figure that can turn heads, including those of Hollywood stars like Gerard Butler. When she’s not getting into Twitter wars with LeAnn Rimes or bitching with her co-stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the 40-year-old is sashaying around LA while looking after her two sons, Mason and Jake.
27. Eva Marcille
From the moment she turned up on the America’s Next Top Model set Eva Marcille was a spitfire and a force to be reckoned with. Petite, chic and always classy she has a spicy quality that’s undeniable.
28. Adrianne Curry
Another America’s Next Top Model graduate, Adrianne Curry’s dark looks, risqué attitude and statuesque figure has earned her a loyal following.
29. Julianne Hough
Dressing up in blackface may have blotted her copybook, but one time Dancing With The Stars performer Julianne Hough is still one of the sexiest reality TV personalities of all time.
30. Nicole Richie
When she was Paris Hilton’s sidekick in the reality series The Simple Life she burst on to U.S. TV screens as a chubby rich kid with too much time and money on her hands. Ten years later, Nicole Richie is a 30-something wife and mother whose sex appeal lies in knowing how to rock understated chic.
31. Melissa Rycroft
With her all-American girl good looks and plucky character Melissa Rycroft has the personality, figure and charm to appeal to both sexes and all ages.
32. Camila Alves
As if being married to one of Hollywood’s hottest hunks isn’t enough, model Camila Alves has the audacity to have a gorgeous body. Mrs. McConaughey is a mom-of-three who earned her reality TV stripes by hosting Bravo’s Shear Genius.
Vanessa and Angela Simmons
33-34. Vanessa and Angela Simmons
These doe-eyed sisters are hip-hop royalty and no strangers to reality TV, having appeared in Run’s House with their father Rev Run from Run DMC. Good looks plus genetic swagger make these princesses of cool, hot to trot.
35. Melissa Gorga
She’s frequently at the center of family squabbles on The Real Housewives of New Jersey but there’s no denying that Melissa Gorga has a body that most women would kill for. There’s a reason why her hubby Joe Gorga frequently has her gracing his arm, donning her like a prized trophy.
36. Leona Lewis
This British songstress won The X Factor in the U.K. back in 2006. A favorite of Simon Cowell, Leona Lewis is just as famous for her sultry good looks and curvy figure as she is for her voice and her most famous hit to date, Bleeding Love.
37. Jessica Simpson
When your ex-boyfriend compares you to “sexual napalm” it’s probably because you’re a little saucy in the bedroom. Fans of Jessica Simpson didn’t need John Mayer to tell them that. The curvaceous singer has been breaking hearts ever since appearing in the reality TV series Newlyweds with her ex-husband Nick Lachey.
38. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera has been getting down and Dirrty on the pop charts for years but now the former Disney child star is spicing up TV screens as a mentor on The Voice.
39. Coco Austin
A picture says a thousand words when it comes to Ice T’s missus. Coco Austin –and co-star of Ice Loves Coco – is sexy by default because she couldn’t be anything else with curves like that.
40. Evelyn Lozada
Put aside the catfights, domestic violence and toxic relationship with her ex-husband Chad Johnson. Basketball Wives star Eva Lozada is undeniably a glamorous woman with pin-up girl curves.
41. Gretchen Rossi
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is another California girl who looks like she was born to be permanently wearing a bikini.
42. Mayte Garcia
Well, she was married to Prince. When your ex-hubby is one of the sexiest performers of all time, it should be a given that you’re hot, as Hollywood Exes star Mayte Garcia has proven.
43. Nicole Murphy
Hollywood Exes star Nicole Murphy is clearly a freak of nature. Eddie Murphy’s former wife has five children and a body that defies gravity. And when it comes to looks and figure she could give her daughter Bria – a model who is on the cusp of 24 – a run for her money.
Tiffany “New York” Pollard
44. Tiffany “New York” Pollard
Yes, she had a voice and an attitude that could turn fresh milk sour, but Tiffany “New York” Pollard was curvaceous and spicy enough to turn Flavor Flav’s head – twice – and win her places on FOUR reality TV shows including Flavor of Love and I Love New York.
45. Maria Menounos
TV presenter Maria Menounos was also a Dancing With The Stars contestant. Not only has she appeared on the cover of Shape, Cosmopolitan and Woman’s Health, she has been known to host Extra while wearing a bikini.
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola
46. Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola
With her tan and curves Sammi Giancola has all the elements to make her a Jersey Shore sex symbol.
47. Karina Smirnoff
Performer Karina Smirnoff has posed for Playboy and regularly sets the dance floor alight on Dancing With The Stars.
48. Brittany Fletcher
Complex.com named The Amazing Race competitor Brittany Fletcher as one of last year’s hottest reality stars. Meanwhile she likens herself to a more vanilla star, country singer Taylor Swift.
Jenni “Jwoww” Farley
49. Jenni “Jwoww” Farley
Jersey Shore’s JWoww is not afraid to flash the flesh. The tanned reality TV star often titillates fans by turning up on red carpets displaying her cleavage from every angle and has been known to pose in magazine shoots in barely-there bikinis.
50. Jamie Chung
The Real World: San Diego star has carved out a career as a sex symbol in the world of acting, appearing in Grown Ups, Sorority Row and The Hangover Part II.