Before there was reality TV, there were music videos. And back in the prehistoric days of MTV (you know, when the music channel actually played music), old school music videos featured some of your future favorite reality TV stars.
From a Beverly Hills housewife who's anything but desperate to a trio of "Real World" stars, check out this rundown of reality TV stars who have appeared in music videos:
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump may be a ritzy restaurateur these days, but back in the day she was a video vixen! In 1982, Vanderpump starred as a real heartbreaker in the video for British new wave band ABC's song, "Poison Arrow." Check out a 22-year-old Lisa in her bow and arrow-toting music video debut here.
Fifteen years before she was a contestant (and pot stirrer!) on "The Bachelor," Michelle Money starred in the original music video for the Backstreet Boy's song, "I'll Never Break Your Heart," playing a girl whose boyfriend breaks up with her. Sadly, in real life Money's heart got broken, as well; "Bachelor" Brad Womack sent her packing one week before the hometown dates.
"Real World" star Julie Stoffer was in enough hot water with her school -- Brigham Young University -- when she signed on to appear on the MTV reality show back in 2000. Stoffer made headlines when the school suspended her for honor code breaches due to her participation on the show. So, imagine what school officials thought when she appeared in Eminem's music video for the song "Without Me." Stoffer was joined by other former "Real World" cast members Syrus Yarbrough and David "Puck" Rainey in the controversial vid.
In 2007, the "Big Brother All Stars" winner starred in the Enrique Iglesias' "Do You Know" video, playing the singer's manager in the clip. But the "BB" champ-turned-entrepreneur (he is co-owner of the The Dolce Group, a restaurant and club management company) went back to his reality TV roots in 2011, when he starred in the VH1 reality show, "Famous Food."
So he thinks he can dance? "American Idol" Season 10 alum Paul McDonald traded his mic for some dancing shoes when he appeared in the KC Jockey hip hop video, "Rub My Body," back in 2008. Of his appearance in the video, McDonald told MTV, "It's my rap-video debut…I got some street cred." (You can check out McDonald's background dancer moves starting around the 2:25 mark in the video, with a pretty funny close up at 3:05.)
Before he was a respected judge on "Dancing With the Stars," Bruno Tonioli was a dancing queen. That's right, back in 1983 a young Tonioli rocked a Speedo for his appearance as a backup dancer in Elton John's classic video for the song "I'm Still Standing." On a 2011 episode of "DWTS," host Tom Bergeron roasted Tonioli with a clip from his embarrassing retro video stint.
And this one never made it to MTV, but it's definitely worth a mention. "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch Kris Jenner went all out for her 30th birthday back in 1985. As a birthday surprise, the then-Mrs. Kardashian starred in a music video to show all of her friends just how much she loved them! The hilarious clip features cameos from her tots Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe, her late husband Robert Kardashian-and even old family friend O.J. Simpson. You have to see this one to believe it.
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