Reality shows have undeniably rocked the world of television and created a whole new genre of entertainment for the small screen. Not only does it profile regular people stranded on islands and shacking up with strangers, but celebrities have also dived into this type of programming. Now there’s a long list of reality shows based on the trials and tribulations of the rich and famous. As such, there have been many soap opera stars who have dived into reality programming. Below is a list of soap opera stars turned reality stars.
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7. Vail Bloom
Fans of The Young and the Restless (Y&R) may remember Vail Bloom as the original Heather Stevens character, working on the soap from 2007 to 2010. She wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of the sexy and smart lawyer, so much so that it earned her a Daytime Emmy nod in 2008. Bloom decided to jump into the world of reality TV back in 2014 when she joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules, a spin-off of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.