As 2009 draws to a close, it is with great pride that The Hollywood Gossip staff unveils 10 finalists for its prestigious, Third Annual Celebrity of the Year award.
These celebs have given us their best, their worst, their nude pics (sometimes) and their scandals (often). Now it's time THG paid tribute to their greatness.
We present Celebrity of the Year finalist #10 … Levi Johnston!
Last year, we first got to know Levi Johnston as the teenager who put a baby in Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Governor and GOP V.P. nominee Sarah Palin.
Right now? Well, that's still all he's known for.
By bashing Sarah relentlessly and jumping at every offer for money and PR, he's milked his 15 minutes harder and longer than anyone would have guessed.
For this, we salute the single father of Tripp.
Whether he's busting Palin's chops on Larry King, busting a nut (literally) in a TV ad spot or busting out nude Playgirl pics, Levi always keeps it interesting.
Here's a little photo tribute to Levi Johnston, who overcame long odds to become a quasi-celebrity in 2008 and went on to boost his profile big time in '09.
Click to enlarge (and enjoy, ladies) ...