Favorite American Olympic Reality TV Competitorby urbanemovies | created - 03 Aug 2016 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
If reality television show competitions were certified as an Olympic event, which American Olympian in their prime would be your favorite?
Discuss the topic here.
Actor | Suits
Michael Fred Phelps II was born in Towson, Maryland, to Deborah Sue (Davisson), a middle school principal, and Michael Fred Phelps, a state trooper. Before the 2004 Olympics started, rumor had it that 19 year-old Phelps was thinking of trying to match or even surpass Mark Spitz's legendary seven ...
2. Apolo Ohno
Actor | Tasmanian Devils
Season 4 Winner: Dancing with the Stars (2005)
3. Ronda Rousey
Actress | Furious Seven
Ronda Rousey burst onto the women's MMA scene in August of 2010. Born in Riverside County, California on February 1, 1987 to parents Ron Rousey and AnnMaria DeMars, little Ronda was born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that damaged her vocal cords. She didn't speak coherently until ...
Actress | Can't Stop the Music
Caitlyn Jenner was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as William Bruce Jenner. She is an actress and producer, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Jack and Jill (2011) and The Fall Guy (1981). She was previously married to Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Jenner.
Actress | Blades of Glory
Nancy Kerrigan was born on October 13, 1969 in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA as Nancy Ann Kerrigan. She is an actress and director, known for Blades of Glory (2007), Fairy Tales on Ice: Alice Through the Looking Glass (1996) and Greatest Hits on Ice (1994). She has been married to Jerry Solomon since ...
6. Lamar Odom
Actor | Van Wilder
Lamar Odom was born on November 6, 1979 in Jamaica, New York, USA as Lamar Joseph Odom. He is an actor, known for Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002), Entourage (2004) and Khloé & Lamar (2011). He was previously married to Khloé Kardashian.
Actor | Steel
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return,...
Actress | D2: The Mighty Ducks
Kristi was the Gold Medalist in figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. She was World Champion twice, in 1991 and 1992, and U. S. National Champion in 1992. Kristi was also U.S. National Pairs Champion twi ce, in 1989 and 1990, before deciding to focus on singles. In 1988...
Season 6 Winner: Dancing with the Stars (2005)
Actress | Bones
McKayla Maroney was born and raised in California. The daughter of Mike and Erin Maroney, she was home-schooled so that she could train as an elite gymnast. She started her senior career in 2011 at the age of 15. At that year's world championships, Maroney won gold medals in the team and vault ...
10. Picabo Street
Self | Celebrity Paranormal Project
Picabo Street was born on April 3, 1971 in Triumph, Idaho, USA. She has been married to John Reeser since October 25, 2008. They have three children.
11. Randy Couture
Actor | The Expendables 2
Randy Couture is a collegiate wrestler and fighter turned actor from Everett, Washington. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. He is a graduate of ...
Dancing with the Stars (2005) *four time Olympic alternate
12. Aly Raisman
Actress | Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B: Girls Like You
Aly Raisman, the daughter of Lynn and Rick Raisman, was born in Needham, Massachusetts, and graduated from Needham High School. She began taking gymnastics at the age of two. Raisman started her senior career in 2010, and that season, she helped the U.S. national team finish second at the World ...
13. Serena Williams
Actress | Pixels
Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open ...
14. Dorothy Hamill
Actress | Romeo and Juliet on Ice
Dorothy Hamill was born on July 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dorothy Stuart Hamill. She is an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet on Ice (1983), Blades of Glory (2007) and Cinderella... Frozen in Time (1994). She has been married to John MacColl since November 21, 2009. She was previously ...
15. Magic Johnson
Producer | Obsessed
Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.
16. Scott Hamilton
Actor | Blades of Glory
Scott Hamilton was born on August 28, 1958 in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA as Scott Scovell Hamilton. He is a producer and actor, known for Blades of Glory (2007), Battle of the Sexes on Ice III (1998) and Battle of the Sexes on Ice II (1997). He has been married to Tracie Hamilton since November 14, ...
17. Shawn Johnson
Actress | The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Shawn Johnson was born on January 19, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Shawn Machel Johnson. She is an actress, known for The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008), Dancing with the Stars (2005) and Adventure Capitalists (2016). She has been married to Andrew East since April 16, 2016.
Actor | The Fighter
Considered one of the best fighters of all time, Ray Leonard burst onto the international scene by winning the light-welterweight gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He turned professional with a lawyer, Mike Trainer, handling the business side of his career whilst hiring the ...
19. Gabby Douglas
Producer | The Gabby Douglas Story
Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the United States women's national gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and...
20. Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson was born on September 13, 1967 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Michael Duane Johnson. He is known for his work on Jesse and Me, The Master of Disguise (2002) and Olympic Games (1936). He has been married to Kerry Doyen since October 3, 1998. They have one child.
21. Herschel Walker
Herschel Walker was born on March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia, USA as Herschel Junior Walker. He is an actor and producer, known for Superfights (1995), One Nation Under God and Necessary Roughness (1991). He was previously married to Cindy DeAngelis.
22. Laurie Hernandez
Actress | Middle School Moguls
Laurie Hernandez was born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Lauren Zoe Hernandez. She is an actress, known for Middle School Moguls (2019), Stuck in the Middle (2016) and Rio 2016: Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016).
Season 23 Winner: Dancing with the Stars (2005)
23. Sasha Cohen
Actress | Blades of Glory
Sasha Cohen was born Alexandra Pauline Cohen on 26 October 1984, in Westwood, California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Her mother Galina Feldman, is a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine and a former ballerina. Her father, Roger Cohen is a Jewish American business consultant who used to practice law. ...
24. Lennox Lewis
Actor | Ocean's Eleven
After a long amateur career that included a gold medal winning performance in the 1988 Seoul Olympics that came in the form of a KO of 'Riddick Bowe' (who also went on to win the world heavyweight crown), former undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis turned professional in 1989. ...
25. Natalie Coughlin
Natalie Coughlin was born on August 23, 1982 in Emeryville, California, USA as Natalie Anne Coughlin. She has been married to Ethan Hall since April 2009. They have one child.
26. Summer Sanders
Actress | Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal
Summer Sanders pursues and achieves excellence in all facets of her career, be it in front of the television camera or in the swimming pool. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Sanders emerged as the most decorated U.S. swimmer, winning two gold medals swimming the Butterfly, a silver medal, ...
27. Charles Barkley
Actor | He Got Game
Charles Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, USA as Charles Wade Barkley. He is an actor, known for He Got Game (1998), Space Jam (1996) and Forget Paris (1995). He has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since February 9, 1989. They have one child.
28. Simone Biles
Actress | Mack & Moxy
Simone Biles was born on March 14, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Simone Arianne Biles. She is an actress and producer, known for Mack & Moxy (2015), The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (2018) and Rio 2016: Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016).
29. Lolo Jones
Actress | Left Behind
30. Hope Solo
Hope Solo is a professional goalkeeper and one of the most recognizable figures in women's football worldwide. After a turbulent childhood, she was recruited to play for the University of Washington Huskies, where she began attracting national attention for her strong performances between the ...
31. Jamie Anderson
Self | Yoga Euphoria
Jamie Anderson was born on September 13, 1990 in El Dorado, California, USA as Jamie Louise Anderson.
32. Meryl Davis
Self | Sports Jeopardy!
Meryl Davis was born on January 1, 1987 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA as Meryl Elizabeth Davis. She has been married to Fedor Andreyev since June 22, 2019.
Season 18 Winner: Dancing with the Stars (2005)
33. Adam Rippon
Actor | Will & Grace
Adam Rippon was born on November 11, 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Will & Grace (1998), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013) and HRC Americans for the Equality Act Awareness Campaign (2019).
Season 26 Winner: Dancing with the Stars (2005)