Reality TV Personalities

Reality Television artists are the real people who appear in reality television shows. Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the life and experiences of ‘real’ people as opposed to professional actors or performers are showcased. Reality shows, by definition do not make use of scripted programming and therefore there is no need for actors or screenwriters. Such shows have a host or narrator who explains the settings to the viewers, and are run by the producers and a team of editors. Reality shows are very popular among the audiences as they are more likely to connect with the real-life participants than they are with celebrities. The participants in reality shows are often ordinary people living normal lives until they get an opportunity to appear on television. Competition-based reality shows is a very popular subgenre that has made several hitherto unknown people into instant celebrities. There are several categories of reality shows that revolve around concepts such as dating, competitions, makeover, sports, lifestyle changes, etc. The charm of reality television is so much that even established celebrities like Gene Simmons, Britney Spears and Anthony Bourdain have appeared in such shows. Read on to learn about the life and works of popular reality television artists from all over the world through their biographies and timelines.

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 1 Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian.
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Famous As: Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 2 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.
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 3 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.

 4 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.

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 5 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.

 6 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.

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 7 Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell.
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: October 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Simon Cowell is a television personality, entrepreneur and record executive. He has judged some of the most popular shows on British television like talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor UK and Britain's Got Talent. He has also judged the American television talent competition series American Idol, The X Factor US and America's Got Talent.

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 8 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.

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 9 Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: March 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 26, 2015

 10 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.

 11 Nicole Richie

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

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 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.

 13 Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: July 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buderim, Australia

Daughter of legendary Australian wildlife expert The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin has followed in her father’s footsteps and is now a renowned conservationist and TV personality. Her stint on Bindi the Jungle Girl made her the youngest Daytime Emmy winner. She is also associated with the Australia Zoo.

 14 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.

 15 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.

 16 Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

 17 Karamo Brown

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

 18 Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
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 19 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.

 20 Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Hawaiian born singer, dancer and television personality, Nicole Scherzinger grabbed attention with TV show Popstars and later as the lead singer of the popular girl’s band, The Pussycat Dolls. She further created a place for herself with her solo albums, acting assignments, participation in reality singing and dancing shows and finally by becoming a judge on various reality shows.

 21 Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

 22 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton.
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Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 23 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.

 24 Katie Price

Katie Price.
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Famous As: Model, Television Personality
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Katie Price began her career as "Jordan," modeling for British tabloids. She then gained fame with her appearances on reality shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Jordan. She has also released an album and written several children’s books, autobiographies, and novels.

 25 Eric Trump

Eric Trump
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 26 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.

 27 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.

 28 Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: June 14, 2020

 29 Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Active in Hollywood for over two decades, actress Sasha Alexander began her career in theater. Soon, she moved on to TV and appeared in a few shows before gaining popularity. She has also acted in many short films and feature films and is the winner of one People's Choice Award. One interesting fact about her is that she is multilingual.

 30 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.

 31 Lori Greiner

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

 32 Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Commack, New York, United States

 33 Steve-O

Steve-O.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London

British-born American comedian and TV personality, Steve-O, gained international fame with his performance stunts in the TV series Jackass. Following a nomadic childhood, he graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and began his career as a clown. He eventually started appearing on TV shows and became popular.

 34 Tila Tequila

Tila Tequila.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: October 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore

Social media personality, Tila Tequila, first gained fame for becoming the most popular person on Myspace. Her popularity on social media platforms paved the way for a TV show appearance. She also takes up modeling assignments. She invited criticism for supporting Adolf Hitler in a TV show and for posting antisemitic comments on her Facebook page. 

 35 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.

 36 Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 37 Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA

 38 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

 39 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

 40 Judith Sheindlin

Judith Sheindlin.
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Famous As: Judge, Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Judith Sheindlin is a prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author. Since 1996, she has been presiding over her own arbitration reality court show Judge Judy, which has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. The longest-serving judge in the history of the courtroom-themed program, Judith Sheindlin was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work.

 41 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.

 42 Maryse Ouellet

Maryse Ouellet.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Maryse Ouellet is a Canadian-American businesswoman, actress, and professional wrestler. Currently signed to WWE, Ouellet often appears alongside her husband and WWE superstar The Miz. In 2008, Maryse won the WWE Divas Championship and went on to become the third-longest reigning Divas Champion in the history of WWE. In 2009, she was ranked ninth in the PWI Female 50 list.

 43 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.

 44 Mehmet Oz

Mehmet Oz
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: June 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Born to Turkish immigrants in the U.S., Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and professor. He is known for his multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and for his YOU series of self-help books. He has also hosted The Dr. Oz Show.

 45 Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medford, Oregon, United States

 46 Faye Resnick

Faye Resnick.
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Faye Resnick is an American author, television personality, and interior designer. She is known for her appearance in popular television shows, such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and for her friendship with Nicole Brown Simpson, which eventually got her involved in the O. J. Simpson murder trial. An admitted cocaine addict, Resnick has attended several drug rehabilitation programs.

 47 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.

 48 Laci Peterson

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

 49 Cha Eun-woo

Cha Eun-woo.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gunpo-si, South Korea

Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean model, actor, and singer. He achieved popularity as part of the famous boy band Astro. His popularity increased after playing Do Kyung-seok in a television series titled Gangnam Beauty, after which he was named in GQ Korea magazine's Men of the Year list in 2018.

 50 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.

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