Fame is a tricky thing because, while it comes on quickly, it fades twice as fast. This is especially true when it comes to reality TV where there’s a revolving door of cast members to make each new season better than the last. It’s pretty obvious reality TV isn’t a long-term job, but many celebrities use it as a launching pad to kick start their career. Sometimes it works, but a lot of the time it doesn’t — and once the spotlight fades, it’s tough to get back. These stars will do anything to get another 15 minutes of fame, so let’s take a look at 7 reality stars who are desperate for a comeback!
7. Gretchen Rossi
Gretchen Rossi first rose to fame on The Real Housewives of Orange County. She appeared on the show from season 4 to season 8, but was fired after her storyline began to fall flat. She and fiance Slade Smiley did their best to remain relevant after being laid off by Bravo and even tried to save face by claiming they left on their own accord to pursue other opportunities, but it’s been pretty much silence from them ever since. Gretchen pops up in the media every now and again to give interviews on her former cast mates or her relationship status, and even tried to make a comeback on the show by making a guest appearance to stir up drama. Sadly, her attempts to wiggle back into the Real Housewives fame haven’t worked.Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock