There must be slim pickings in the topsy-turvy world of unscripted programming. With the continued onslaught of reality TV shows hitting the small screen, I’ve had a lot of déjà vu lately. Here’s my list of recycled reality stars:
*Vinci Alonso, the 26-year-old bad boy model from MTV’s "8th & Ocean," is starring in the new reality show "VH1’s Viva Hollywood."
*Megan Hauserman, a former contestant on the Season 3 of "Beauty and the Geek," recently vied for the affections of Poison's Bret Michaels on VH1’s "Rock of Love 2."
*Before Boston’s Status Quo made it into the finals of MTV’s "Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew," dancers E-Knock and Jamal auditioned for Fox’s "So You Think You Can Dance."
*Bethany Frankel, currently making waves on Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of New York City," was a finalist on the ill-fated Martha Stewart edition of "The Apprentice."
*Theo Van, former contestant on MTV’s "Road Rules" and comic on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," is now on the prom committee of ABC Family’s "America’s Prom Queen."
*Blake McGrath, a finalist on the first season of NBC’s "So You Think You Can Dance," was also a featured dancer on Jennifer Lopez’s reality show "DanceLife."
*Alison Irwin, the bad girl from "Big Brother 4" and "Big Brother All Stars," also competed on "The Amazing Race 5."
*Adrianne Curry, the winner of "America's Next Top Model: Cycle 1," appeared on "The Surreal Life," "My Fair Brady" and "My Fair Brady ... Maybe Brady."
*Toccara Jones, the fab plus-size model from "America's Next Top Model: Cycle 3," is now kicking butt on the "Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp" and has appeared on VH1 "Celebrity Paranormal Project."