As genres of entertainment go, reality TV caters to douchebags like no other, which makes the 23 individuals below all the more impressive and loathsome.
According to the venerable Urban Dictionary, the term "douchebag" is defined as:
- An individual who has an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intelligence, behaving ridiculously with no sense of how moronic he appears.
- An individual with a certain combination of obnoxious characteristics related to their attitude, social ineptitude, public behavior, or outward presentation.
- A person with a s--tty personality, [usually] a hair-gelling pretty-boy but who can also be a pompous, overzealous or vexatious asshole most people wish were killed in a Mortal Kombat fatality.
- Someone who has surpassed the levels of jerk and a--hole, yet not f--ker or motherf--ker.
- Justin Bieber.
Yeah. Any or all of the above (sans #5) apply to the individuals we've profiled.
While it typically is used to refer to men, the common douchebag can also be female in our estimation, for those rare cases where we lack for a better word.
A celebrity who believes they are universally adored, yet who is actually disliked by the public and even their peers, is not a uniquely male or female phenomenon.
The vast majority of our elite class of reality TV douches are still male, however, because such people have a surprising penchant for landing such programs.
Plenty didn't make the cut who easily could have. Competition was fierce.
Yet with their inflated senses of self-worth, compounded by a lack of social grace and self-awareness, plus their especially ignorant, grating behavior, these 23 are tops.
So click through the douchiest gallery ever above as we pay tribute to these reviled humans we all know and love (to hate) and channel our inner Kanye:
Can we please have a toast to the motherf--king douchebags!?