25 Women Who Could Be the Next Kim Kardashian

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2011

25 Women Who Could Be the Next Kim Kardashian

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    Would you like to make $17 million dollars on a wedding only to have the marriage last 73 days? Are you "saucy" enough to have a ridiculous reality show? Do people actively question "what you do?" Are you only interested in dating athletes? Do you have a noticeable physical feature—big butts are great!—that attracts the male population?

    If you said yes to anywhere between one and five of the above questions, you could be the next Kim Kardashian!

    But even if you aren't up to the task, I've identified 25 women who might be. So sit back, relax and enjoy the proliferation of WAGs, athletes and reality "stars" about to come your way.

25. Kendra Wilkinson

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    The only non-Kardashian thing about her is that she's a blonde. Other than that, she covers all of the bases.

24. Hilary Duff

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Um, she's a WAG (she's married to hockey player Mike Comrie). Other than that, I've got nothing.

    I just want to see this onetime teenage heartthrob return to the limelight in a "Hey, remember me?" reality show.

    Title: "Diamond in the Duff."

    If there was a job that consisted solely of developing reality show titles based on puns, I probably wouldn't get it. But damn it, I would apply!

23. Heidi Montag

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Is plastic surgery a "Kardashian" thing? Because if it is, Montag is the long-lost sister of the family.

    Also, this reality "star" from The Hills was born in Crested Butte, Colorado. I mean, what could be more Kardashian than a place called Crested Butte?

22. Anna Benson

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She's baaaack.

    Everybody's crazy baseball wife will be appearing on VH1's Baseball Wives premiering on November 30th. And if her past is any indication—she once told Howard Stern she would sleep with an entire team if her husband, Kris Benson, ever cheated on her—she should be fun to watch on the tube.

    She may never be as "cosmopolitan" as a Kardashian, but she'll probably be more entertaining.

21. Christy Oglevee

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Honestly, I have no idea. But I'll say this—her husband, Chris Cooley, is one of the most entertaining athletes in sports. And Oglevee is hot.

    These two factors have convinced me that I would watch a "Khloe and Lamar" type of show with Oglevee and Cooley. So there you have it.


    Photo from Maxim

20. Claudine Keane

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Well, the WAG of the Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Keane was in talks with E!—the network that broadcasts Keeping Up with the KardashiansI—about shooting her own reality show.

    She's a WAG, she's hot and she might have a reality show—she's got "Kardashian" written all over her.

19. Paris Hilton

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She was "Kardashian" before the Kardashians were "Kardashian."

    I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think the gist is that she was a famous socialite with boatloads of money that was famous for no good reason before Kim Kardashian hit the scene.

    And she probably wants her "Queen of the Socialites" crown back. Don't call it a comeback.

18. Draya Michele

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Let's see—she's currently on a reality show (Basketball Wives) and is rumored to have made a sex tape with Chris Brown (though both she and Brown adamantly deny ever doing so.)

    If there was an All-Kardashian team, Michele would be the captain with that resume.

17. Snooki

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    75 percent of the population are annoyed by her. She's famous for being famous rather than because she has some sort of discernible skill. She clearly loves being a "reality" star.

    She won't be able to dip into the whole "dating a slew of athletes" thing since—how do I say this nicely?—Snooki isn't exactly in Kardashian's league in the sexy department (which is my favorite department, though it gives human resources fits). But other than that, she's well on her way to becoming the next Kim Kardashian.

16. JWoww

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Everything you get with Snooki, plus she's actually hot. Hooray!

15. Rima Fakih

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    The winner of the 2010 Miss USA pageant and WAG of Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero has tried her hand at WWE in the past (and might be returning), which of course is the original "reality" television. 

14. Venus and Serena Williams

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    How "Kardashian" are they?

    They would bring the entertaining "family aspect" to their own reality show. Plus, if Serena argued like this every time Venus pissed her off, it would be really entertaining.

13. LaLa

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Well, they are friends, so they must have more than a little in common. Plus, LaLa's got the baller husband (Carmelo Anthony) so they have the whole "Khloe and Lamar" thing going for them.

    Plus, LaLa isn't really the household name she once was in her MTV days, so a trip down "reality" lane might be just what the career doctor ordered. She could have her own Kardashian spin-off!

12. Tamara and Petra Ecclestone

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    The daughters of Formula 1's billionaire boss, Bernie Ecclestone, these two have all of the money and glamour to be socialites in the mold of Kardashian.

    Why they don't have their own show, I'll never know.

11. Anna Kournikova

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She's hot. Plus...she's hot.

    I think we're done here.

10. Carmella DeCesare

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    They each posed for Playboy. They each married an athlete. They're both brunette.

    Just enjoy the picture.

9. Melissa Molinaro

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She looks like her, she's dated Reggie Bush, she's been on several reality shows and most of you probably have no idea what she does (she's a singer.)

    We've got a doppelganger, folks—get her a show!

8. Danielle Lloyd

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    We now enter the British portion of the slideshow.

    The five women you are about to see are essentially the British versions of Kardashian—they've done some acting or singing, appeared in a handful of reality shows, done a life's work of sexy photo shoots as models and dated quite a few European soccer players—so we won't need to say too much on that.

    So what else sets them apart?

7. Imogen Thomas

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Built-in title for her reality show.

    She clearly would have the best title for a reality show—The Imogen Genie.

    The show's slogan?

    "She'll grant your every wish."

6. Gemma Atkinson

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She wins out in the "distinctive physical feature" department.

    I think you can follow where I am going with this.

5. Abigail Clancy

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She's got a celebrity marriage.

    She is married to English footballer Peter Crouch, which means she has the potential for a "reality marriage" show.

    Sure, non-soccer fans in America don't know who Crouch is, but who cares? They'll get to know him, and they'll tune in for Clancy.

4. Lauren Pope

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She shows up to red carpets wearing dresses without underwear. I repeat, no underwear.

    And we have a winner. I don't think I need to say much more than that.

3. Stacy Keibler

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She insured her legs. I think that tells you all you need to know.

    Damn you, George Clooney!

2. Federica Ridolfi

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    Not sure. We get this bio on the Italian form AskMen:

    Known as “la super Miss della serie A” in her native Italy, Federica Ridolfi is most famous for her regular appearances on Quelli che... il calcio and Quelli che... aspettano during the 2005-2006 football season. She's also been featured in minor roles in the made-for-television productions La Casa delle beffe (2000) and La Palestra (2003), and has been profiled in Italian men's magazines like MaxMagazine. Her link to Juventus player Giuliano Giannichedda ups her status a few notches, especially in soccer-mad Italy where football is a religion.

    All I know is that I want her to be the next Kim Kardashian. I would watch any program this woman was on.

    She completes me.

1. Kristin Cavallari

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    How "Kardashian" is she?

    She's only famous because of reality television. She's dated athletes (Matt Leinart, Jay Cutler). She's hot. Unlike Kardashian's brief marriage, she didn't make it to the wedding—Cutler broke off their engagement. 

    If there was an ESPN "Next" issue for reality "stars" destined to reach Kim Kardashian's status, she would be on the cover. 


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