When it comes to reality television, you never know quite what you’re going to get in the mixed bag of selected contestants. Many are simply misguided fame chasers that are looking for that big break, or happen to be married to the right people that by default make them somewhat interesting. But then there are the rare few that deserve their 15 minutes in the spotlight. This list celebrates the diamonds in the rough that have shone bright and earned their piece of the pie.
10. Jaime Chung
Who knew the Real World could spawn a legitimate celebrity?! After appearing in the 2004 San Diego edition of the series, Jaime Chung has been in films like Sucker Punch, Grown Ups, The Hangover Part II, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Big Hero 6. She also played a recurring role as Mulan in the television series Once Upon a Time.