Many reality TV stars hail from or have lived in the Hudson Valley, appearing in popular shows such as "American Idol," "Jersey Shore" and "The Voice."
Allison Hagendorf: The host of The CW's new reality singing competition, "The Next," is a New City native.
Ramona Singer: Even though she is one of the original New York City "housewives," Singer is actually a Rhinebeck native. She recently visited The Wine & Spirits Emporium of Bronxville to promote her Pinot Grigio.
Jermaine Paul: The season two winner of the singing competition show “The Voice” spent his childhood between Orange and Rockland counties. He currently lives with his family in his hometown of Harriman.
The All Ways: The All Ways, a rock band from Rockland County, made it to the quarterfinals on season seven of "America's Got Talent." Bassist Pat Heraghty, lead vocalist Austin Massirman and drummer Andre Jevnik are pictured in their New City practice space. (Feb. 12. 2013)
Carole Radziwill: New York’s newest “Housewife” grew up in Suffern before moving to New York City, where she became an award-winning journalist at ABC News. Her late husband, ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, was the son of Lee Bouvier and Polish Prince Stanislas Radziwill.
Kimberly Locke: The singer moved to North Salem after making it to the finals of the second season of ?American Idol." Locke also appeared on season five of ?Celebrity Fit Club,? losing 27 pounds.
Leah Cohen: This season five “Top Chef” finalist first started mixing it up in the kitchen in her native Scarsdale.
Becky O'Donohue: The Dobbs Ferry native was a semifinalist on season five of “American Idol.” O’Donohue also competed on “Fear Factor” and “Minute to Win It” with her twin sister Jessie.