Famous Black Reality TV Stars

Famous black reality TV stars through the years.

2. Tiffany Pollard (New York) - So, Tiffany Pollard might be more than an OG. Heck, she might even be considered a blueprint to the modern reality series genre. Not only did she make a splash on Flavor of Love, she got her own spin-off series that lasted two seasons.(Photo: Arnold Turner/WireImage)

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Miss New York - Regardless of what you thought about her on Flavor of Love, Tiffany "Miss New York" Pollard spun her time flirting with Flavor Flav into a trio of VH1 reality spin-offs, including I Love New York, New York Goes to Hollywood and New York Goes to Work.(Photo: Arnold Turner/WireImage)


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 Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth - Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth was the first former Apprentice participant to be invited back by Donald Trump to appear on Celebrity Apprentice in 2008. Stallworth was as brash as ever before she was eventually fired in Week 10. Outside of her Apprentice appearances, Stallworth started a spin-off with Trump on TV One titled Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger.(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks)

Kevin Powell, "Real World," Season 1 - Before MTV's "Real World" franchise turned into the late-night talk-show fodder that it is, the pioneering reality show was actually really about seven strangers meeting and commingling lives, cultures, and values. No one's voice was louder for civil justice and equality than Kevin Powell's. Powell is now a celebrated author and pop-culture sociologist.

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Kevin Powell - One of the most successful Real World alums is Kevin Powell, a journalist, activist and aspiring politician.  Powell was a Democratic candidate for Congress in New York and is the author of several books, including Open Letters to America: Essays by Kevin Powell and The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint For Life.  (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

What's On Her Mind? - Not one to bite her tongue, Tami Roman is notorious for saying what's on her mind, no matter what it is. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Tami Roman - You can make the argument that Tami Roman is the greatest reality star of all-time. Roman appeared on the second season of the Real World: Los Angeles in 1993, as a 22-year-old who eventually married former NBA player Kenny Anderson. Fast-forward 17 years later and Roman returned to the reality world as a member of Basketball Wives. When VH1 figures out a way to create a reality show on senior citizens in 30 years, I’m certain Roman will get the call.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Meet Korto Momolu - Korto Momolu is one of three judges on this season?s Lens on Talent, joining Leslie ?Big Lez? Segar and Rodney Jerkins. (Photo: Phil McCarten/PictureGroup)

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Korto Momolu - Former Project Runway contestant Korto Momolu didn’t win the $100,000 to start her own line, but that hasn’t prevented her from becoming a successful designer. Most recently, Momolu served as a judge on BET’s Lens on Talent.(Photo: Phil McCarten/PictureGroup)

Toccara - Toccara keeps it bold and beautiful. ?It?s hard for us brown girls to find a nice red, but I like TIGI Bed Head Girls Just Want It lipstick in Luxury.?(Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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Toccara Jones - A contestant on the third season of America’s Next Top Model, Toccara Jones signed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models and has appeared on numerous magazine covers and spreads. Jones eventually leveraged her modeling career to land TV roles on BET, VH1 and TV One.(Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)


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NeNe Leakes - The most polarizing of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes’ stock continues to climb in 2012. Leakes was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice last season and has upcoming cameos on not only The Game and Let’s Stay Together, but Fox’s Glee as well.(Photo: Judy Eddy/WENN.com)


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Ray J - Ray J had found fame before he jumped into the reality television world in 2009, on the dating show For the Love of Ray J. After two season of looking for love, Ray J decided to make it a reality affair with Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business.(Photo: AdrianSidney/PictureGroup)

She Rocked American Idol - Yes, we know J-Hud didn?t win it all on American Idol during her run on Season 3. But we?re kind of glad she didn?t. She bypassed any American Idol winner curse and blazed her own trail.(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Hudson - While she’s busy as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, don’t forget the success Jennifer Hudson has achieved since her elimination on the Fox reality competition American Idol in 2004. Hudson won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award all before the age of 30. Even more impressive than her hardware is that she can call President Obama a personal friend.(Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


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Carla Hall - Top Chef fan favorite Carla Hall is back on television as one of the five co-hosts of ABC’s The Chew, the first one-hour daily network show on all things food.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)