We're grateful for horrible reality TV personalities since without them, our favorite unscripted shows would be devoid of drama. And this fall, there are some real gems on the air, ranging from the hilariously moronic to the annoying to the downright disgusting to the unstable and rude - and in some cases, a combination of several or all of these characteristics. Here's our not so fond look at the best of the worst:
10. Ivy (Project Runway)
Gretchen hasn't exactly been the nicest person this season, but that's mostly because she's self-involved. At least she has the decency to be a good designer. Ivy, on the other hand, is just downright obnoxious and insulting, especially when it comes to Michael C. And don't even get us started at how rude she was to poor Michael D. when he had to sew for her. The best part of the whole season was when she passed out and we momentarily thought she'd return a new and nicer person, but no, the same old trash-talker came back.
9. Kacey (America's Next Top Model)
She's basically just desperate to cheat on her boyfriend, which of course is lovely behavior (hopefully he dumped her after he saw her pawing the male models and inviting them for BBQ). But she also leaves her food out all over the place (gross), stirred the pot on the first day by setting Lexie up to take the burden of house bitch, basically starts a fight every week for the fun of it and, on top of all that, has the nerve to claim innocence and beg for pity because she's all alone in the house. We'd put her in one of those hermetically sealed bubbles if we could.
8. Seth (Top Chef: Just Desserts)
He wasn't so much of a menace to others as he was a self-destructive mess who broke down in tears and tantrums at the drop of the hat. If we had been a cheftestant on this show, we would've been wishing Excedrin Migraine was a sponsor since Seth's hissy-fits weren't exactly quiet. Plus, his behavior marked the first time in reality history that we felt bad for a producer (well, aside from that one who had the unfortunate luck to sleep with Rozlyn on The Bachelor). When being informed about rules, he just kind of lost it and started ranting about his missing paper cups. Chill. We'll buy you some at Costco, dude.
7. Lea (The Bad Girls Club)
It is true that 99 percent of the girls on this show aren't exactly people we'd like to hang out with (sorry, slutty ladies), but this season, Lea was pretty much the most reprehensible. Not only can we not stand her two-toned hair and holier-than-thou attitude, like she owns freaking Miami, but she's also got a long- term boyfriend who has sadly been strung along for years while she's been off having sex with a married man. Oh, and that's not to even mention the women she hooked up with this season. But don't call her a lesbian -- heaven's no. That accusation will really drive her crazy and send her into yet another over-the-top spiral of rage.
6. Shannon (Survivor: Nicaragua)
Naturally, the appropriate response to possibly getting voted off this show is to start spewing homophobic slurs. That's totally going to endear you to the rest of your tribe and get them to keep you around. Shannon had mostly shown only his sexist tendencies earlier in the game (saying that women shouldn't win because they control men in marriage and eventually one will be president) until, out of the blue, he started asking Sash if he was gay, adding that he presumed so because "New York's full of a bunch of gay people." Sorry, the tribe has spoken and you are an ass.
5. Angelina (Jersey Shore)
They don't call this dirty girl the Staten Island Dump for no reason. Yes, her housemates were particularly harsh on her, but it was good that someone called her out on her behavior. Not only for her cheating, trampy, sloppy-second ways, but also for being a slob who left used feminine hygiene products all over the place. That's just wrong. And sleeping with a guy in someone else's bed, without asking, is also less than cool. She seemed to go out of her way to start trouble and then slunk away when the consequences got too tough to deal with. Jose and his Fossil watches could do so much better.
4. Kody (Sister Wives)
There's something more than a little bit creepy about a guy that has not one, but four wives. That's just plain icky. We get that it's part of his religion and culture, but thinking about the logistics of his constantly rotating bed mates makes our skin crawl. As does his haircut and chin beard.
3. Cat (Real Housewives of DC)
We're not putting her on the list just because she doesn't like Tyra but because she lacks any social sense whatsoever. Does she not understand she's being totally rude when she leaves events early and on a whim? Apparently not. And who does she think is going to read her memoir? Not us, especially since she already name-dropped every person she could possibly think of during the run of this show. Did you know her husband photographs the president? You may not have heard that the first one hundred times she mentioned it. Also, she's seems to have brought out the inner beast in Erika, who exists solely for a chance to fight with her, and that we can't stand. Let's not give Erika a reason to get any more screen time, please.
2. Amber (Teen Mom)
Gary isn't exactly what you'd call a prize catch. He loafs around a lot and seems to be largely unemployed... and, well, large in general. But that's really no reason for Amber to go off on her baby daddy. Because she left their little daughter screaming in the other room while she napped, generally ignores details of child-rearing like putting sheets on a mattress and drops the F bomb on a regular basis and at a high decibel while the kid toddles around, Gary threatened to call Child Protective Services on her. So Amber hauled off and smacked him, repeatedly, while screeching like a foul-mouthed banshee as their baby listened. Mother of the year, folks.
1. NaOnka (Survivor: Nicaragua)
Normally, a guy who is sexist and homophobic would be the worst thing on a season of Survivor, but we didn't count on NaOnka. She's loud-mouthed and competitive, which isn't necessarily bad, but she also said that a woman with one leg wasn't 100 percent of a person. So there's that. And that was before she shoved said woman down on the ground to get a piece of paper and then threatened to burn her prosthetic leg in the fire. Can she explain the difference between "getting ghetto" and "getting hood" to us again? We need a refresher course.
Want to immediately access TWoP content no matter where you are online? Download the free TWoP toolbar for your web browser. Already have a customized toolbar? Then just add our free toolbar app to get updated on our content as soon it's published.
MOST RECENT POSTS
Warning: file(http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?app=core&module=global§ion=rss&type=forums&id=101) [function.file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2010/10/twop-10-most-horrible-reality.php on line 428
Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2010/10/twop-10-most-horrible-reality.php on line 428
Warning: DOMDocument::loadXML() [function.DOMDocument-loadXML]: Empty string supplied as input in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2010/10/twop-10-most-horrible-reality.php on line 430