Famous American Reality TV Personalities

Find out more about the greatest American Reality TV Personalities, including Paris Hilton, Vincent Margera, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, David Letterman and Paula Abdul

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 1 Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian.
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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 2 Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States

A nine-time Grammy Award nominee, Blake Shelton is a popular American country music singer. Described as one of the biggest stars of country music over the past decade, Blake Shelton was made an Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee in 2014. Prominent singer-songwriters, such as Sheryl Crow, have named Blake as their inspiration. Blake Shelton is also a well-known philanthropist.

 3 Chanel West Coast

Chanel West Coast.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Though she once complained that she doesn't get enough Instagram likes, rapper/actor Chanel West Coast is quite popular with young adults, who have admired her in MTV’s Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. Known for her trademark laughter and her vivacious nature, Chanel also owns the clothing brand LOL Cartel.

 4 Lizzo

Lizzo.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.

 5 Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner.
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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: August 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
An elite socialite and fashion model, Kylie Jenner is the head of Kylie Cosmetics and creator of the hugely popular line of lipsticks, Kylie Lip Kit. Thrown into the limelight in her teens, courtesy the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner has since gone on to become a highly successful businesswomen and social media influencer.

 6 Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova.
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.

 7 Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

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 8 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 9 Farrah Abraham

Farrah Abraham.
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Famous As: Reality Star
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Farrah Abraham soared to fame after appearing on the reality shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. She has also released an album and has authored a book that was featured on The New York Times bestseller list. She has also been part of Celebrity Big Brother and Couples Therapy.

 10 Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Golden, Texas, United States
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.

 11 Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie.
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

A television personality, actress, writer, and fashion designer, Nicole Richie's professional success has been overshadowed by her off-screen controversies; she was arrested on a couple of occasions for reasons including a brawl, driving under the influence, and drug possession. However, her image is often revitalized by her philanthropic activities; she is associated with organizations like Red Cross and UNICEF.

 12 T-Pain

T-Pain.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known as T-Pain, shot to fame with the US Billboard 200-topping album Epiphany. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is known for his signature use of the auto-tune effect. He has delivered hit singles such as I'm on a Boat and has played minor roles in several films.

 13 Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian.
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Reality star Rob Kardashian, best known for his appearances in his family reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs, was also seen on Dancing with the Stars, where he ranked second. He has also been in the news for his tumultuous relationship with model Blac Chyna.

 14 Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond.
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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, food writer, television personality, and photographer. In 2010, she was named in Forbes magazine's Top 25 Web Celebrities list. Riding on the success of her blog The Pioneer Woman, which was adjudged Weblog of the Year for three consecutive years at the Weblog Awards, Drummond went on to present her own television program.

 15 Michael Sorrentino

Michael Sorrentino
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: July 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Brighton, New York, United States

 16 Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen.
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Famous As: Model, Television Personality
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delta, Utah, United States

Christine Teigen, the American model, television personality, author and entrepreneur, has been the face of Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Gap Factory and a host of other such campaigns. She has also hosted shows for TMZ, MTV and others and has appeared in TV series like the ‘The Mindy Project’. Plus, she has written recipe books and has released a clothing line.

 17 Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Suffern, New York
Valerie Harper is best remembered as Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, with the role winning her four Emmys. She also hosted Nova and was seen as Valerie Hogan in the sitcom Valerie. She also earned a Tony nomination for the play Looped.

 18 Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman.
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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: February 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

Duane Chapman is an American bounty hunter and television personality. Chapman gained international recognition as a bounty hunter when he captured Andrew Luster in 2003, after which he landed his own TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter. Also an author, Chapman's autobiography You Can Run But You Can't Hide debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

 19 Brooke Burns

Brooke Burns.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
Brooke Burns is best known as Jessie Owens from Baywatch and Baywatch: Hawaii. A former ballerina and model, she earned an Emmy nomination for her stint as the host of the quiz show The Chase. After recovering from a serious spinal injury, she now raises awareness about the same.

 20 Pauly D

Pauly D.
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Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also popular as Pauly D and DJ Pauly D, soared to fame with the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. He was also part of the A Double Shot at Love. After bagging a three-album deal with G-Unit Records, he released hits such as Back to Love.

 21 Laci Peterson

Laci Peterson
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Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modesto
Died: December 24, 2002

 22 Jesse James

Jesse James
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Famous As: Reality Television Star
Birthdate: April 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

 23 Rick Harrison

Rick Harrison.
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ladywood High School, Livonia, Michigan, United States
Rick Harrison, co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, shot to fame with the History Channel show Pawn Stars. His memoir, License to Pawn, became a New York Times bestseller. Named the National Pawnbrokers Association’s 2010 Pawnbroker of the Year, he also appeared on the game show Pawnography

 24 Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.

A dynamic talk and lifestyle television host, Karamo Brown is also a reality television personality, actor, author, and an award-winning activist. Beginning his career with a small role in The Princess Diaries, he later switched to television, making his mark with the MTV reality series The Real World: Philadelphia.  Also a published author, he has three titles to his credit.

 25 Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medford, Oregon, United States
American actress Lisa Rinna is best known for playing Billie Reed in TV series Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride in TV series Melrose Place. She has been a main cast member on the reality TV series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, since 2014. Rinna has also written three books: Starlit; The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book; and The NYT best-seller Rinnavation.

 26 Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 27 Chumlee Russell

Chumlee Russell.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada, United States

A businessman and reality TV personality, Chumlee Russell is best known for appearing in the History Channel show Pawn Stars. In the show, he is often portrayed as the comic foil. He emerged as the breakout cast member and didn’t take long to become a fan favorite. He has been involved in several legal issues.

 28 Richard Benjamin Harrison

Richard Benjamin Harrison.
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Famous As: Businessman, TV Personality
Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: June 25, 2018

Businessman Richard Benjamin Harrison became famous as a reality TV personality when he started appearing in the History Channel series Pawn Stars as the co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. His already successful business started thriving following the show’s success. He was nominated for the 2012 Time 100 list.

 29 Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Debi Mazar is known for films such as Goodfellas and Little Man Tate and series such as L.A. Law and Civil Wars. She has also appeared in several videos by Madonna. She is married to Italian celebrity chef Gabriele Corcos and co-hosts the show Extra Virgin with him.

 30 La La Anthony

La La Anthony
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 31 Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad.
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: February 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California
Lauren Conrad soared to fame with the reality shows Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills, and won multiple Teen Choice Awards for the latter. She often posts online content related to cooking and DIY crafts. She has also authored several books and owns multiple fashion lines.

 32 Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Charisma Carpenter is best known as Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel; Lacy from The Expendables film franchise; and Beth Sullivan from the Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! movie series. She has also posed for Playboy and appeared in the series Charmed and Veronica Mars.

 33 Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA

 34 Brooke Hogan

Brooke Hogan.
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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

Brooke Hogan is an American singer-songwriter, actress, reality television star, media personality, and model. The daughter of world-renowned wrestler Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan was exposed to show-business early in her life and took an interest in music. Her debut studio album, Undiscovered, peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Independent Albums chart.

 35 Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States

Best known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi Glanville is a designer and model who has also hosted podcasts and released two bestselling books. Apart from working with brands such as Valentino and Gucci, she has also appeared in movies such as The Hungover Games.

 36 Tarek El Moussa

Tarek El Moussa.
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Famous As: Real Estate Agent/Reality TV Star
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Tarek El Moussa worked as a real-estate agent before co-hosting the HGTV shows Flip or Flop and Flip or Flop: Selling Summer, with his now-former wife, Christina Anstead. Tarek and Christina also released a book named Flip Your Life. Tarek is a cancer survivor and is popular on social media.

 37 Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler.
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 30, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Maddie Ziegler owes her fame to the show Dance Moms and to Sia’s music videos Chandelier and Elastic Heart. Named one of Time’s 30 Most Influential Teens thrice, she has written a bestselling memoir, works for charities, has appeared in movies and on magazine covers, and owns a fashion line.

 38 Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: January 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA

 39 Kelly Kelly

Kelly Kelly.
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Famous As: Pro Wrestler, Model, Reality Personality
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 40 Danielle Colby

Danielle Colby.
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality, Burlesque Dancer
Birthdate: December 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa
Danielle Colby is best known for her stint on the antiques-themed History Channel reality show American Pickers. She was earlier part of the Burlesque Le'Moustache troupe under the stage name “Dannie Diesel.” She has also designed clothes for her brand 4 Miles 2 Memphis and owned a roller derby team.

 41 Holly Madison

Holly Madison.
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Famous As: Author, Model, Reality TV Star
Birthdate: December 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, United States

Holly Madison is American model and television personality who made her presence felt on the small screen with roles in the TV shows,The Girls Next Door and Holly's World. A former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison has the credit of leading the then-largest bikini parade with the Las Vegas mayor in 2009. Her memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole, briefly topped the bestseller list.

 42 Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

 43 Dina Eastwood

Dina Eastwood.
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Famous As: Clint Eastwood's Ex-Wife
Birthdate: July 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California

Dina Eastwood is an American TV news anchor, reporter, and actress. The former wife of Hollywood star, Clint Eastwood, Dina gained popularity in 2012 when she appeared in the reality TV series, Mrs. Eastwood & Company. Apart from contributing as a news anchor, Dina Eastwood is also credited with discovering the popular a cappella band, Overtone.

 44 Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings.
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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: March 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Entrepreneur and reality TV star Richard Rawlings gained fame with the Discovery Channel show Fast N' Loud. He owns Gas Monkey Garage and is the co-host of Garage Rehab. He also owns a bar-and-grill chain and a music venue. He made a Cannonball Run world record, too.

 45 David Bromstad

David Bromstad.
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Famous As: TV Personality
Birthdate: August 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cokato, Minnesota, United States
David Bromstad is an American television personality and designer who won the first season of the popular reality competition TV show HGTV Design Star in 2006. After winning the show, he landed an opportunity to host his own television shows on HGTV. He also has a line of accessories and home furniture available through Grandin Road.

 46 Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner.
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: November 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Kris Jenner is an American television personality, businesswoman and author. Earlier her surname was Kardashian from her previous marriage. She became famous after starring in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She has a production company, Jenner Communications. She has also authored an autobiography and a cookbook. Jenner has co-founded the California Community Church.

 47 Tiffany Pollard

Tiffany Pollard
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA

 48 Billy Mays

Billy Mays
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Famous As: American salesperson
Birthdate: July 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 28, 2009

 49 JWoww

JWoww.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: February 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Franklin Square, New York

JWoww is an American TV personality best known for appearing in the popular reality television series, Jersey Shore. Before appearing in Jersey Shore, JWoww owned Jenni Farley Designs, Inc., a graphic design business. Also known for her good looks, JWoww was named in GQ magazine's list of Sexiest 100 Ladies of the 21st Century in January 2013.

 50 Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith
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Famous As: Basketball Players
Birthdate: March 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA