The Most Violent Stars of Reality Television

From Sammi on 'Jersey Shore' to Stephen from 'The Real World: Seattle,' these stars aren't shy about getting tough

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Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi

Rolling Stone cover girl Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is famous for a lot of things. Her taste for fuzzy pink slippers, fried pickles and gorilla juiceheads. Her short stature. Public drunkenness. But it wasn’t until she was decked in the face by a belligerent bar patron on the fourth episode of Jersey Shore in 2009 that Polizzi became a beloved reality TV star better known as Snooki.

While Snooki wasn’t the one who threw the punch, her bar fight is just one of many incendiary moments that are staples of riveting – if sometimes disturbing – reality TV.

Here are 21 other reality stars who found fame by refusing to keep their hands to themselves.

By Sarene Leeds

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