They say that fame is fleeting... but it can also be mysterious.
Especially in this day and age - when stars can be made purely out of Instagram photos and scandalous Tweets - it's necessary to sometimes stop and ask:
Wait... why is that person famous again?
This can be true for those you may despise (hi, Kim Kardashian!) and also for those you admire (what power does Kate Middleton hold, exactly?).
With this in mind, we've come up with 13 pretty big celebrities whose names keep being in the news despite a lack of any discernible skill. Apparently, all it takes to strike it big is to film a sex tape and/or be a terrible mother:
1. Kim Kardashian
The most obvious selection here. She is world famous because she had sex with Ray J on camera and knows how to use Instagram.
2. Kendra Wilkinson
She mastered the art of sleeping with a really old dude and watching the money pour in for some reason.
3. Jenelle Evans
We should all fight with our moms and have babies out of wedlock if it means this kind of attention.
4. Kate Upton
We adore Kate Upton. We'd commit murder for Kate Upton. But she has large breasts and can do the cat dance... that's about it.
5. Valeria Lukyanova
She's known as The Human Barbie, and her appearance makes it clear why. We really should not reward such a thing.
6. Kate Middleton
Like any other rational human being, we LOVE Kate Middleton. But she's a small piece of a royal family that holds no power.
8. Evelyn Lozada
She keeps being engaged to athletes and even having their babies. She's really gotta stop doing that.
11. Courtney Stodden
Courtney Stodden has a lot of plastic surgery, married a much older guy and... that's it.