Being a reality TV star in today’s society opens up a window of opportunity for business-savvy celebs. If you want to make a profit, you need to appeal to a variety of markets. Sell, sell, sell! Beauty and fashion are the lanes that most stars dabble, but what’s becoming more popular is becoming an author. Everyone has a story to tell, right? Even reality stars.
1. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Snooki made a name for herself on MTV’s Jersey Shore and gained a huge fan base for her ditzy demeanor and carefree attitude. She used her fame to launch a ton of business ventures from accessories to novels. The new mom has released three books between last year and now, and we are sure there’s more to come. A Shore Thing, which discusses her search for love on the boardwalk, Confessions of a Guidette, a semi-guide of how to “rock it Jersey style” and Gorilla Beach, a sequel to her first novel, have brought Snooks nothing but success and more loyal fans.
Mrs. Frankel gained fame on the original Real Housewives of New York and became a full blown entrepreneur following the show. From cocktail creator to TV show host, it seems like Bethenney has dipped her foot into everything. The risk taker has had four New York Times bestsellers. From Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting to Skinnydipping, she is one reality star who saw that money could be made in book dealings.
3. Kim, Khloe, and Kourntey Kardashian
The Kardashian Klan isn’t new to the world of entrepreneurship. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe have everything under their belts from exercise DVD’s to department store collections, so it’s no surprise that they have also released a girl-friendly book. Dollhouse and Kardashian Konfidential are about the girls’ life in the limelight and their crazy reality show family. Looks like being dubbed authors isn’t enough for the Klan because mama Kris Jenner is in talks of having a talk show.
This E! and WE tv reality star got her name as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends and her reality TV role in The Girl Next Door and Kendra. She not only has beauty, but she also has brains, despite her ditzy moments. That, she proved when she released her hit book Sliding Into Home, a story about the highs and lows of her journey. The mother and wife continues to keep herself busy with the recent drop of Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails,and Getting My Sexy Back.
VH1 Basketball Wives star and dubbed female bully Evelyn Lozada released her first book Inner Circle The Wives Association, a collection of stories about women who are married to athletic professionals. Her entrepreneur spirit continues to prosper as she takes on a makeup collection and a second book.