24. Lauren Conrad
After leaving the reality world, Conrad decided to channel her efforts at other endeavors, including starting her own line of clothing, blog, DIY guides, and most importantly – charity work. Conrad was truly a wasted talent during her time on reality shows, and we’re truly glad this phase is over, since she’s now off to greater adventures. Conrad has somehow found a way to combine her love for design and her eye for aesthetics with charity, and almost a decade ago, after traveling in markets around the world, she was inspired to start The Little Market campaign and online store.
The Little Market, which Conrad co-founded with her friend, is an organization that works with female artists from around the world (mostly from developing countries, but not exclusively), which allows women to sell their handmade merchandise, in the aim of combating world poverty and empower underprivileged communities (and specifically women within these communities). Conrad uses her successful blog to sell the women’s handmade products, and so they receive awareness and money from the products they sell.