The Celebrity: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
Why He Should Have Been Included: Say what you want—"Jersey Shore sucks," "GTFOHWTB," "Are you serious?"—but the JS cast has single-handedly taken over American pop culture. And for whatever reason, they haven't jumped the shark yet as people still want to see more of them on MTV, in clubs, on Twitter, at awards shows, and everywhere else that they show up. Much of that can be credited back to The Situation's approach to things on the first season of JS and shortly after.
What He Can Do To Make Sure He Makes It Next Year: A Twitter campaign? A Facebook fan page? An all-out assault of the TIME web site by JS fans? That's probably the only way Sorrentino makes the cut. Then again, JS is taking its' show on the road and hitting up Italy next, which could give the cast some international appeal and get them even more recognition than they already have. We know, we know—you're so excited to hear that!