Sex and reality TV go hand in hand. From The Bachelor to Love Is Blind, there are countless examples of steamy shows with beautiful people in them, often in varying stages of undress. So it’s not entirely surprising that a number of reality TV stars have gone on to do porn. Keep scrolling for a comprehensive lists of reality TV stars who have also taken the adult film world by a storm.

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Kim Kardashian


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Kim Kardashian’s life has a “chicken or egg” relationship with nudity. After becoming a reality TV star on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the starlet posed nude for many outlets, including Playboy, a few less risque publications, and, on occasion, her own Instagram feed. However, her reality TV career probably wouldn’t have taken off in the first place, if not for the release of her Ray J sex tape. In fact, some speculate that the sex tape was only made to help Kardashian land a reality TV contract. So, is she a reality star who made porn, or a porn star who made a reality TV show? We’ll let you decide.

Regardless of your take on how Kim Kardashian became famous, she’s undeniably become one of the richest and most powerful women on the planet. Her clothing line, SKIMS, is tremendously successful, and features figure-flattering bodysuits, underwear, and loungewear for as little as $14. The days of bashing Kim K are over, as the media mogul has become a total boss babe and was even described by Time as “the first lady of fame.” Kim K exudes sexiness and confidence, and her SKIMS clothing lives up to her reputation.

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Scheana Marie


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When Adrianne Curry became the first winner of America’s Next Top Model, everyone expected big things for her and they weren’t entirely wrong. While Curry’s career never came close to that of ANTM host Tyra Banks, she had a respectable modeling career, when she wasn’t making additional reality TV appearances on shows like The Surreal Life. In 2006, Curry posed for Playboy, appearing on the cover of the February issue that year. She returned to the cover in January of 2008 and was featured in two perishednations.com issues that year as well.

These days, you might know Curry as the spokesmodel for The Flex Belt. She’s also a top sales rep for a major beauty brand called Avon, which sells makeup and skincare you can shop on Amazon at an affordable price point.

Tonya Cooley


A well-traveled veteran of MTV’s reality programming, Tonya Cooley has appeared on the 11th season of The Real World in 2002 and six iterations of Real World/Road Rules Challenge. In between, she found time to appear in the Cinemax softcore series The Erotic Traveler, as well as Girls Gone Wild. She even posed for Playboy’s “Cyber Girl of the Week” feature. Ironically, Cooley refused to participate in any challenges involving nudity while filming the Real World/Road Rules: Battle of the Sexes series in 2003 and 2004.

Darva Conger


Darva Conger made a reality TV name for herself as the only winner of Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire. The show was lambasted for being exploitative and cynical, and only saw one season. Conger—who served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University—married titular multimillionaire Rick Rockwell on live TV in the series finale, but the so-called millionaire wasn’t a millionaire after all. Conger came back from the honeymoon claiming the marriage was never consummated, and the pair filed for an annulment soon after. Before the summer of 2000 was over, Conger capitalized on her fame by appearing in Playboy.

Kelly Bensimon


With a reputation that somehow hovers just above porn films or magazines like Penthouse, Playboy has always been the most popular go-to for celebrities who want to add a little skin to their portfolio. Unsurprisingly, reality stars have been frequent contributors to the magazine’s pages. Real Housewives of New York star, and both nonfiction and fiction book author, Kelly Bensimon appeared on the March 2010 cover.

Dustin Diamond


As much as we’d like to think that Dustin Diamond was a creepy nom de guerre that Diamond gave himself after getting into porn, it’s actually his birth name. After playing the annoying comedic sidekick Screech in Saved By the Bell, Diamond spent a number of years playing himself in films like Pauly Shore is Dead and Childstar. He also appeared in reality TV shows like Celebrity Fit Club and Celebrity Big Brother. But when neither of those career paths panned out, Diamond filmed and leaked his own sex tape. The video didn’t get Diamond the money or fame he thought it would, and he spent years trying to rebuild his reputation afterward, including telling The Daily Beast that the video was faked.

Brooke Thompson


Reality TV is, at best, a guilty pleasure. But when future historians look back on the early 21st century—likely to figure out where humanity went wrong—they’ll probably pinpoint Flavor of Love, a show where a bunch of women fought for the chance to get naked with Flavor Flav. Among those women, was Brooke “Pumkin” Thompson who finished third. Although she didn’t win, Thompson went on to participate in Flavor of Love: Charm School and the aptly named I Love Money, before switching gears and appearing on Playboy’s Foursome.

Michele Noonan


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Foursome—while undeniably explicit—is set up like a reality TV show, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the Playboy Channel finds many of its players from shows like Flavor of Love and Big Brother. Michele Noonan got her sexy start on the latter. After finishing fourth in season 11 of Big Brother, Noonan—a self-proclaimed nerd with a PhD in neuroscience—went on to appear on Foursome the next year.

Flora Alekseyeun


Ukrainian-born Flora Alekseyeun appeared on season five of The Real World: Miami, and became notorious after forcing her way through a pair of glass shutters to watch her fellow housemates engage in a threesome. Six years after the show concluded, Alekseyeun took part in Playboy’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge shoot, along with half a dozen of other former contestants.

Joey Kovar


Another Real World contestant, Joey Kovar appeared in the show’s 20th iteration, filmed in Hollywood. With a history of drug and alcohol abuse, Kovar left the show for treatment after episode four, returned on episode eight, and left for good after episode nine. The fitness buff worked out relentlessly and ate clean, making him perfect to appear in Playgirl in 2011. Kovar tragically passed away in 2012.

Kristine Lefebvre


Kristine Lefebvre appeared in season six of The Apprentice, finishing in the final six before being fired by Donald Trump. Shortly after, in 2007, Lefebvre was featured on the cover of Playboy—she had won a trip to the Playboy Mansion during an Apprentice challenge. After the shoot, Lefebvre, an accomplished attorney, went on to provide legal council and contract assistance to a number of other Playboy cover models, including Pamela Anderson and Deborah Gibson.

Brandi Cunningham


Former Rock of Love contestant Brandi Cunningham went on to appear in a handful of other reality TV shows, became friends with Chris Crocker, and has appeared in over 30 adult films under the alias “Brittany Burke.”

Natasha McCollum


Also a Rock of Love alumnus, Natasha McCollum is one of the few reality TV stars who appeared in a porn parody of her own reality TV show.

Chyna


Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Chyna (real name Jonie Lauer) appeared on The Surreal Life just before posing for Playboy. She later released six adult films, mostly from Vivid Entertainment. Chyna has the distinction of being the only person on this list to portray a porn version of a superhero, appearing as She-Hulk in Vivid’s Avengers XXX and She-Hulk XXX. Lauer passed away in 2016.

Like, the entire cast of ‘Tool Academy’


Yes, there was a reality TV show called Tool Academy and, no, it WASN’T about gay porn stars, but six of its cast members did go on to do actual gay porn. Between January and March of 2010, Straight College Men released a series of videos featuring Stewart Ellefson, Tyler Synon, Dan Jovicevic, and John Lamb from season 2, along with Ryan Matsunaga and Shawn Southern of season 1. The producers of the show sued Bait & Tackle, which owned the website, seeking to stifle the videos on the basis that the six men had violated their contracts. The best part of the lawsuit is that there is now an official court document that reads “Tool Academy v. Bait & Tackle.”

Verne Troyer


Yes, Mini-Me from Austin Powers has a sex tape. Released shortly after his appearance on The Surreal Life, the “leaked” video features Troyer in his home with a young lady. (It’s mostly footage of Troyer giving very specific instructions on how to touch his mini-me.) In 2018, Verne Troyer tragically passed away.

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Sandro Padrone


Former I Love New York contestant Sandro “Rico” Padrone went on to be featured in a number of videos that fall under the category “gay for pay,” which is exactly what it sounds like. You can find most of his work on the site Straight Guys for Gay Eyes.