TV The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win  

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List Rules Vote up the reality shows that you'd most want to win if you could - whether you'd want the prestige and bragging rights of The Amazing Race, or the industry fast-track of Project Runway and Top Chef.

You can't turn on the TV these days without accidentally running into an epic reality competition show. From dancing and singing to cooking and just plain ol' surviving, there's a televised battle that tests just about every skill. But have you ever wondered exactly what it is that the contestants are competing for? If you're planning to enter yourself, you probably want to know which are the reality shows with the best prizes! Obviously those would be the coolest to win, even if you have to eat bugs or walk around naked to do it.

Sometimes the winners only walk away with a dumb trophy and 15 minutes of fame, but other shows give away up to $1 million! Which is the best reality show to win? Vote up the reality shows you would most want compete in for the chance to win the prize.
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Survivor CBS - Prize: $1,000,000

The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

2
208 140
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Big Brother CBS - Prize: $500,000

3
174 123
The Voice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
The Voice NBC - Prize: $100,000 and a record deal

4
185 134
The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
The Amazing Race CBS - Prize: $1,000,000 split between winning teammates

5
162 125
America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
America's Got Talent NBC - Prize: $1,000,000 and a 10-week guest spot at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

6
130 116
Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Top Chef Bravo - Prize: $125,000 and industry recognition

7
100 107
Chopped is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Chopped Food Network - Prize: $10,000 and industry recognition

8
105 125
Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Dancing with the Stars CTV Television Network, American Broadcasting Company - Prize: The mirror ball trophy (plus a reported salary of $50,000 for each of the final two episodes)

9
68 111
Last Comic Standing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Last Comic Standing NBC - Prize: Industry recognition

10
56 91
Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
James Englebert added Cutthroat Kitchen Food Network

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70 110
Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Project Runway Bravo, Lifetime Television - Prize: 100,000 to start a fashion line, an editorial feature in Elle Magazine, a car from Saturn, the opportunity to sell their clothes on Bluefly.com, and to debut their fashion line during New York Fashion Week

12
60 97
The Next Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
The Next Food Network Star Food Network - Prize: A Food Network series

13
55 103
America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
America's Next Top Model UPN, The CW Television Network - Prize: $100,000, industry recognition, and a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine

14
38 98
American Idol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
UnbreakableNacho added American Idol Fox Broadcasting Company

15
34 88
The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
UnbreakableNacho added The X Factor ITV2, ITV, UTV

16
41 99
America's Best Dance Crew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
America's Best Dance Crew MTV, MuchMusic - Prize: $100,000 and industry recognition