Media Traffic’s Top 10 Reality Stars Of 2022

Best reality stars 2022

When you think of 2022, you think of a really crazy year for Reality TV.

There was tons of shows, stars and crazy moments that we will never forget. From Real Housewives to Love Island, there wasn’t a moment that you wanted to miss.

Reality TV took over social media this year taking over the Twitter trends board weekly and the shows introduced us to new stars as well as showcased many iconic ones.

Media Traffic put together a list of their favorite Reality Stars (Some As Duos) to participate in a reality show in 2022!

Here’s Our Top 10!

10. Kathy Hilton (Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills)

Kathy Hilton is a proud mother, fashion designer and passionate philanthropist. Kathy met real estate baron Rick Hilton when she was 15 years old. The two were married four years later and have remained inseparable ever since. Together, they have four children and several adorable dogs. Kathy has operated a gift and antique store on Sunset Boulevard, sold merchandise on QVC, and designed a fashion line for hundreds of stores worldwide, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Kathy’s standout moment this year was her standing up to Lisa Rinna.

9. Olivia & Horacio – (The Challenge: Ride Or Dies)

On Love Island, Olivia was the woman who got it all. She got the man, half the money and rode off into the sunset, but that wasn’t the case in the end. She dealt with a breakup shortly after winning, and Olivia has been watching the sunset alone in her hometown of Anchorage, AK.

Soccer superstar and all-around nice guy, Horacio nearly made the finals of Exatlón Estados Unidos, but couldn’t quite make it to the end. He hopes to redeem himself with a rookie championship on this season of The Challenge.

Olivia and Horacio standout moment this year is completely dominating eliminations together. The two are an easy call back for “The Challenge” casting team.

8. Frank Grimsley (The Circle Season 4) & Raven Sutton (The Circle Season 5)

29-year-old Maryland native, Daniel Frank Grimsley, made a huge impact with his appearance on ‘The Circle’ season 4. His personality stood out the most and made him very popular among fans and his fellow contestants. Frank ended up taking home the win and deserved every bit of it.

Frank’s standout moment was letting fans know his job would not grant him time off to join the show so he ended up quitting. On the same day Frank left his job, Grimsley’s grandfather died. Frank played this game for his family and friends and won it all!

7. Jawahir Khalifa (Too Hot To Handle Season 4)

Jawahir is a professional model based in her home country of Holland. Too Hot To Handle is not Jawahir’s first reality TV show as she got her start as a professional model at age 16 when she appeared on Holland’s Next Top Model. The Star quickly found a fan favorite relationship with Nick and the two won the season.

Jawahir standout moment was when she shared that she was adopted. It was one of the most real and heartfelt moments ever in Too Hot To Handle history.

6. Davide & Ekin Su (Love Island UK Season 8)

Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Culculoglu won Love Island series 8 on August 1st and it was really a no brainer because their chemistry was always there. Davide and Ekin-Su won by a landslide, receiving 63.7% of the public vote.

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is a British actress, model and television personality of Turkish origin. Davide is a business owner from Rome, Italy, but he lives in Manchester.

Ekin and Davide standout moment was their argument scene when Davide called Ekin a liar and an actress. The scene quickly went viral on TikTok.

5. Maryanne Oketch (Survivor 42)

Maryanne Oketch was just a 24 year old from Ajax, Ontario and a Seminary Student when she went onto Survivor Season 42 to make history! She became the first Black woman to win Survivor in 20 years. (Vecepia Towery took home the million back in 2002 during season 4.) “It feels amazing, I’m just so happy to be able to go and represent my community” she shared.

Maryanne standout moment is winning the show! A Black woman hasn’t won in 20 years and she knocked that door down!

4. Indiyah Polack (Love Island UK Season 8)

Indiyah Polack is an aspiring British TV reality star, model, content creator, Instagram star, and social media sensation who is best know as the third position holder in ITV2’s famous reality show ‘’Love Island UK’’ season 8. She was then announced the first-ever ambassador for Pretty Little Thing’s Marketplace. Indiyah has earned nothing but love since her time on the show and she deserves every bit of it!

Indiyah’s standout moment was when she brought back Deji from Casa Amor and got into a face off with Dami.

3. Timmy Pandolfi and Zeta Morrison (Love Island USA Season 4)

Peacock’s Love Island USA announced Timmy and Zeta as Season 4 winners this year and fans were beyond happy for the two. The couple dealt with their fair share of ups and downs while being together since the beginning of the show.

Sarah Hyland declared them the winner who took home the $100,000 cash prize. Everyone knew these two were the only real option to take home the gold. Zeta is actually from the UK and brought the entertainment that was needed.

Zeta and Timmy’s standout moment was the two finally getting over that early hiccup and becoming the parents of the villa.

2. Justine Ndiba & Tyson Apostol (The Challenge USA)

Justine Ndiba was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the year March 12, 1993. She immigrated to the U.S with her family in 2001, currently, she resides in Rockaway, New Jersey. She appeared as a contestant on the T.V series “Love Island” in 2020 and took home the win. She debuted on The Challenge USA this year and did the Love Island family proud becoming a finalist and making it into the Global season.

Justine’s standout moment was her carrying the men in the elimination matches. She was the real star!

Tyson Apostol is a three-time Survivor contestant and the winner of Survivor: Blood vs. Water. Tyson is a frequent podcast collaborator and is known for his dry, egotistical humor. He brought the fun and the humor to The Challenge USA but also dominated while playing the game. If you would’ve told me that he would lose the season, I would’ve said that you had to be lying!

Tyson’s standout moment was his humor! He always told a joke and everyone laughed.

1. Taylor Hale (Big Brother Season 24)

Taylor Hale is an American model, beauty pageant titleholder, and reality TV contestant who is known for winning Big Brother season 24 in 2022. She won $750,000 as the prize money in the final episode which was held on September 25, 2022.

Taylor has made Big Brother history. She became the first Black woman to win a non-celebrity edition of Big Brother. The competition came down to Taylor and Monte. Taylor prevailed with an epic 8-1 jury win over Monte. After a roller-coaster season which consisted of non stop bullying, racism and s*xism, Taylor still conquered all!

Taylor’s standout moment of the year was taking home the win and winning Favorite Houseguest after a season of being bullied. She got the last laugh and it was to the bank!

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