I love Forbes because they can make a list like this and it’s supes totes official. The magazine has just released their list of the Top 10 Most Overexposed Celebrities. The list was created based on a survey conducted in conjunction with E-Poll Research.
The names on the list are certainly ones you’d expect to see on a list like this, although some I was a little surprised to see because they aren’t as much “in the news” as they used to be a few years ago. The rankings take into account almost 50 factors, including personality traits, likeability and awareness. Over 6,600 celebrities were on the list that is now comprised of the Top 10.
Despited being “overexposed,” it’s not necessarily a bad thing as E-Poll CEO Gerry Philpott explains: ““A decade ago being overexposed was the kiss of death. But today it’s necessary to fuel reality TV,” he says. “If you want to be a serious movie actress maybe you don’t want high overexposed numbers, but if you’re going to be a successful reality star, you need those numbers.” Find out who the Top 10 below.
10. Khloe Kardashian
All three sisters are on the list of “Overexposed,” yet Khloe is ranked the least overexposed likely because her life is the most stable and she (in my opinion) works more for her money and is less reliant on “exposure” to pay the bills.
9. Levi Johnston
Famous for being the baby-daddy of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, Levi milked it for all it was worth, even doing a Playgirl spread, as shown above. Now he’s faded away, but was so overexposed at the time that he still has that perception with the public.
8. Kourtney Kardashian
Whether it’s baby news or more recently, news that she and Scott Disick will finally getting married, Kourtney keeps the news coming and won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
7. The Situation
One of two Jersey Shore cast members to make this list, Mike Sorrentino will probably continued to be overexposed with an MTV spin-off reality show in the works. The photo above shows Homorazzi cast member and co-founder Donovan with The Situation a few weeks ago in Australia! Hopefully the both didn’t get “overexposed” to too much sun!
6. Kate Gosselin
Although her show is done and she’s not doing anything anymore, this divorced mother of eight was so overexposed when her show was on that the public still has that perception of her.
5. Paris Hilton
As a reality star, she should be grateful that she’s on this list. These past few years, she hasn’t been doing much and it’s been all about the Kardashians. That being said, because she was pretty much the poster child for overexposed and famous for being famous, people still have this perception of her which is why she’s on the list.
4. Nadya “Octomom” Suleman
She was one person I thought was done with, but then again, she just posed nude for Britain’s ‘Closer’ magazine. A mom (of 8) has gotta do what a mom (of 8) has gotta do I guess.
Who knew when Jersey Shore first premiered that this little meatball would be around this long. Of all the Jersey Shore cast, she’s definitely one of my favorites. Now that she’s pregnant and Season 6 is on the way, I don’t expect that she’ll be leaving the spotlight any time soon.
2. Lindsay Lohan
Here’s an example of someone not benefiting from her “overexposure”. She wants to be taken seriously as an actress, but she’s more well known for her court appearances and mug shots than anything else these days. Hopefully we won’t see her on this list in the future – unless she gets herself a reality show.
1. Kim Kardashian
With a massive “Fairytale Wedding” followed by a divorce so soon after, it created a media circus. Forbes estimates that Kim made about $12 million last year.