The golden age of reality television has come and gone. Sure, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Big Brother are still going strong — but when it comes to reality stars, they just don't make them like they used to. The late '90s and early '00s saw an explosion of reality programming and along with it, everyday people who got their 15 minutes (or more) of fame.
Take for example, Joe Millionaire star Evan Marriott, who went from construction worker to heartthrob. Or Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who parlayed an appearance on Survivor into a 10-year hosting gig on The View. To this day, we are still asking ourselves, "What happened to Brooke Hogan?" Is she still creating pop music somewhere with her wrestling pro dad Hulk Hogan cheering her on? We sure hope so.
From The Osbournes to Rock of Love, there was a reality show for everyone — and there was no questioning whether the stars were just hoping for an Instagram endorsement after the cameras stopped rolling. Reality television was pure, and TBH, we might never see TV like that ever again. However, that doesn't mean those somewhat forgotten reality stars are watching reruns of their shows in a nostalgic daze. In fact, many of them are living their best lives right now.
Keep scrolling to see what your favorite reality stars are doing today!