Reality TV attracts all sorts of people who appear on the various shows with every intention of competing for money, love, and (ultimately) fame. While some crumble under the pressure and others fizzle out before they get a chance to shine, there are those who we will simply never forget for one reason or another, including these 12 who are among the most memorable reality TV contestants of all time.
12. “Boston Rob” Mariano, Survivor and The Amazing Race
“Boston Rob” Mariano had a wild ride when it came to the world of reality TV. One of the first to truly stand out among the bunch, Mariano started out on Survivor and ended up appearing on the series a total of four times before finally winning the big prize. He also appeared on The Amazing Race twice with his wife Amber, who was another Survivor alum. First coming across as somewhat of a villain, he turned out just to be super crafty about the challenges he faced on each show, knowing exactly how to manipulate the situation (and often times, other contestants) to his advantage.