Ranking the top 10 reality stars on the internet

BuzzFeed teamed up with PeekYou to compile a list of the top ten reality stars on the internet. Number one was predictable but some of the top ten were at least a little bit surprising.

Here’s how they worked out the metrics on the rankings:

We had the folks at PeekYou, a search engine that ranks people’s digital footprint on a 1 to 10 scale, compile a list of the top 10 reality stars on the internet today. The average person starts at 1 on the scale, and only about 100 of the most publicized people are a 10. Considered in the Peek score are a person’s number of Twitter followers, their Facebook fan following, blog posts about them, etc.

Are you lovers and h8rs ready to see which reality stars rule the roost on these here interwebs? Well here it goes starting with number ten. Personal note – I wish all top ten lists would start with number 10 and work up to number one, vice-versa takes all the suspense out. Just ask David Letterman.

TEN: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Jersey Shore representing! So will this be the only GTLove on the list? I’ll give you a little spoiler in that my man Mike is the only dude to crack the top 10!

NINE: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Snooki with a doll

Well that quickly answered the Jersey Shore question… So will Snooki be a riser or faller with her pregnancy and spin-off show with JWoww? Time will tell.

EIGHT: Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag Dreams Come True EP album cover

Say what!?! I guess negative press counts just the same. Heidi has been out of the attention grabbin’ headlines lately except for the above EP re-release of some old songs. Perhaps this is the best defense of The Superficial’s position that bewbs rule the web.

SEVEN: Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel and daughter Bryn

A former Real Housewife keepin’ it real! We can vouch for Bethenny’s polarizing nature as our posts about Mrs. Hoppy either get lots of love or lots of not-so-much love. Usually, they receive both.

SIX: Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian anti PETA ad inspired by Kim Kardashian flour bomber Christina Cho

You knew it had to be koming. Khloe is the first Kardashian to hit the list but you best believe she won’t be the last. Go ahead and smile momager Kris!

FIVE: Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin makes a funny face

While this may seem a little surprising, folks that love them some momma Kate are super-loyal. And then there is that Jon dude who continues to keep her in the headlines too.

FOUR: Audrina Patridge

Audrina is just hot plain and simple. She was also the focus of my personal favorite celeb photo post. A paps was trying to catch her in a compromising position but in spite of a ton of pitfalls she managed to maintain and serve a lesson to all other starlets who’ve been caught with their skirts up.

THREE: Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra Wilkinson has no talent

I don’t know many people who hate Heff’s ex-lady Kendra. Peeps may be indifferent about K-dub but she does have a deadly combo of being extremely likable and extremely photogenic.

TWO: Kourtney Kardashian

And along kame another Kardashian. Kourtney is the runner-up in this reality run down and I think we all know which sibling is gonna be number one…

ONE: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian sensually sucks on a straw at Millions of Milkshakes in Dubai

As hard as it may be for some folks to swallow, it’s Kim’s internet – reality star wise, and we’re all just trolling in it. When we post up Kim K it’s usually followed by the standard, “Please stop talking about her,” “I’m sooo sick of her,” comments and many, many, many post views.

$40 million from E! to keep the Kardashians on their network? You may not like it but it makes sense, and more than that it makes money!

All the credit for this post goes to Buzzfeed’s Amy Odell and PeekYou’s Michael Hussey.