If actors and pop-stars think that they have a short shelf life when it comes to their time in the biz, reality stars barely make it onto the shelf before their shoved off by another handful of new faces ready to enjoy their 15 minutes of fame. From top chefs to top models, bachelorettes to survivors, an entirely new cast comes on each season to battle it out and it’s hard for fans to keep track of all of their former favorites. But that doesn’t mean they’re not still beloved, some of the best (and most controversial) still have massive potential to enthrall, intrigue, and entertain — which is exactly what fans want. Check out these 10 forgotten reality stars who need to make a comeback.
9. Flava Flav
Flava Flav (real name: William Jonathan Drayton Jr.…seriously) is no more of a stranger to the screen than he is to the stage. First making his name as a member of Public Enemy, which he joined way back in 1982, he reappeared in later years to take full advantage of the reality show craze. His wild and outrageous personality is perfectly suited for the genre and he hasn’t appeared on just one or two reality programs over the years, but many in fact. He was so successful is his appearance on shows like The Surreal Life, he even landed a few reality shows that were his very own. Strange Love and Flavor of Love just kept giving fans more of what they wanted…at the time. But eventually, other characters came along and Flava Flav took a break from the small screen, reconnecting with his ex, having a new baby girl and appearing with Public Enemy once again. But honestly, if Flava Flav was to appear on a show again, what hardcore reality fan wouldn’t check it out?!Roth Stock/Everett Collection