A Glossary of Reality TV Stars Who Went on to Do Porn

Stars of Real World, Tool Academy, Real Housewives all eventually followed the path to porn.

It used to be when a new reality TV show was set to premiere, everyone would do some digging and turn up a cast member’s porn past. Whether it was an American Idol contestant who failed to disclose a scandalous past or one of the many Rock of Love girls who turned out to be a Playboy “bunny,” there was always a dramatic reveal and producers scrambling to clean up the PR mess. But for those who went on the show with relatively squeaky clean pasts, what was next after their moment in the sun? How did they extend their fifteen minutes into a solid twenty? While some went into acting and others into politics, some got into porn. Whether it was intentional (hardcore videos, posing for Playboy) or “accidental” (you have to love all those sex tape leaks), a number of reality stars stripped down in order to keep their careers going.

Much like our index of celebrity sex tapes or the complete guide to porn stars in film and TV, we present a glossary of reality stars who went on to do porn.

To keep things organized, we broke up the guide into four sections: Hardcore/Softcore Porn, Gay for Pay, Playboy “Bunnies” and Sex Tapes. Each personality falls into one of these categories based on their “sexy performance.”

Softcore/Hardcore Porn

  1. Brandi Cunningham, Rock of Love (2007)

    2008? Sometime after appearing on Rock of Love, Brandi started doing porn under the alias “Brittany Burke.”

  2. Brooke Thompson (Pumkin), Flavor of Love (2006)

    Brooke appeared in the Playboy channel series, Foursome, with another reality star, Dunbar.

  3. Dunbar Merrill, The Real World: Sydney (2007)

    Dunbar bared it all for the Playboy channel when he had hardcore sex in the series, Foursome.

  4. Farrah Abraham, 16 and Pregnant (2009)

    2013: Farrah created a firestorm when she filmed a sex video with porn star James Deen.

  5. Jason Rosell (Heat)I Love New York (2007)

    2010: Jason turned on the heat by stripped down for the all-too-familiar Foursome series.

  6. Michele NoonanBig Brother (2009)

    2010: The bisexual neuroscientist from season 11 of Big Brother also appeared on the Playboy Foursome series.

  7. Natasha McCollumRock of Love (2009)

    2010? After failing to impress Bret Michaels, Natasha became a porn star appearing in films as “Scarlett Mei Dior.”

  8. Tonya Cooley, The Real World: Chicago (2002)

    2007: Tonya starred in the Cinemax soft core porn movie Lost in Ecstasy.

    Gay for Pay
  9. Daniel JovicevicTool Academy (2009)

    2010: Six cast members from Tool Academy filmed videos for Straight College Guys.

  10. John LambTool Academy (2009)

    2010: See Dan.

  11. Ryan Matsunaga (Matsuflex)Tool Academy (2009)

    2010: See Dan.

  12. Sandro Padrone (Rico), I Love New York (2007)

    2009: In addition to appearing on Foursome, Sandro also filmed videos for Straight Guys for Gay Eyes.

  13. Shawn SouthernTool Academy (2009)

    2010: See Dan.

  14. Stewart Ellefson, Tool Academy (2009)

    2010: See Dan.

  15. Tyler SynonTool Academy (2009)

    2010: See Dan.

    Playboy “Bunnies”
  16. Adrianne CurryAmerica’s Next Top Model (2003)

    2006: Following her short-lived modeling career and stints on other reality TV shows, Adrianne bared all for Playboy.

  17. Arissa Hill,  Real World: Las Vegas (2002)

    2003: Arissa joined her former housemate Trishelle for the Girls of Reality TV DVD.

  18. Aubrey O’Day, Making the Band (2005)

    2009: After shedding Danity Kane, Aubrey shed her clothes for the magazine.

  19. Beth StolarczykReal World: Los Angeles (1993)

    2002: Beth joined former Real World and Road Rules cast members in a photo spread for the magazine.

  20. Darva CongerWho Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire (2000)

    2000: After the disaster of WWTMAMM, Darva exposed herself to a new audience.

  21. Flora AlekseyeunReal World: Miami (1996)

    2002: See Beth.

  22. Jisela Delgado,  Road Rules: The Quest (2001)

    2002: See Beth.

  23. Joey KovarReal World: Hollywood (2008)

    2011: Joey left nothing to the imagination in a full frontal spread for Playgirl magazine.

  24. Katie DoyleRoad Rules: The Quest (2001)

    2003: See Arissa.

  25. Kelly BensimonThe Real Housewives of New York (2009)

    2010: During her three seasons on RHONY, the former model unwrapped for the magazine.

  26. Kim Kardashian, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007)

    2007: Just months after her show debuted on E!, her cover landed on newsstands. A far cry from Vogue.

  27. Kristine LefebvreThe Apprentice (2007)

    2007: The lawyer who got fired wasted no time heating up the pages of Playboy.

  28. Kristy Joe Muller, Rock of Love (2008)

    2009? Following her appearance on Bret Michaels’ dating show, Kristy became a Playboy model.

  29. Sarah JonesSurvivor (2002)

    2003: See Arissa.

  30. Shannon MichelleBig Brother (2001)

    2003: See Arissa.

  31. Trishelle Cannatella, Real World: Las Vegas (2002)

    2003: In addition to posing for the magazine, Trishelle also stripped down for Girls of Reality TV DVD alongside other reality stars.

  32. Tonya PaoniBig Brother (2002)

    2003: Arissa joined her former housemate Trishelle for the Girls of Reality TV DVD.

  33. Veronica Portillo, Road Rules: Semester at Sea (1999)

    2002: See Beth.

    Sex Tapes
  34. Bam MargeraViva La Bam (2003)

    2011: After rumors of a sex tape, one finally surfaced of him and his former fiancé Jenn Rivell.

  35. Danielle StaubThe Real Housewives of New Jersey (2009)

    2010: After her RHONJ, a sex tape of Danielle and an ex-boyfriend leaked to the Internet leading to multiple lawsuits.

  36. Heidi MontagThe Hills (2006)

    2010: Heidi was the star of two sex tapes that her husband Spencer shopped around. One was of him and her, the other was of her with porn star Karissa Shannon.

  37. Jenelle EvansTeen Mom (2011)

    2013: A tape of the teen mother was shopped around early in 2013.

  38. Jenna Lewis, Survivor (2000)

    2004: A 42-minute video of the Survivor contestant and husband Travis Wolfe on their wedding night was leaked.

  39. Jessica SierraAmerican Idol (2005)

    2007: Not long after getting booted from AI did Vivid Entertainment release a video of Jessica having graphic sex and dissing Carrie Underwood.

  40. Kendra WilkinsonThe Girls Next Door (2005)

    2010: A video filmed of the Playboy model when she was just 18 leaked to the internet.

  41. Mimi Faust, Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012)

    2014: The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star recorded a hardcore sex tape with her on-again, off-again onscreen boyfriend Nikko Smith.

  42. Nicole Alexander (Hoopz), Flavor of Love (2006)

    2009: After her and Flava Flav split, a sex tape of her with a former boyfriend leaked to the Internet. 

[Photos: VH1, MTV, Playboy, Getty, YouTube]