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The Worst Real Housewives Entrepreneurs

List RulesUpvote the worst of these Real Housewives "business" women, from any of the Bravo iterations.

The life span of a reality star's fame is fleeting, and that is never more true than with the ladies of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise. Housewives cast members average only about two seasons before they’re given the ax. It’s therefore no surprise that many of these women try to maximize their fame footprint by launching products and businesses that will hopefully capture the imagination of the viewing public.

Unfortunately for the Real Housewives, many of them are simply not the innovators and business-women they'd like to think they are. A cloud of failure hangs over the entrepreneurial aspirations of many of these women, while some, like Bethenny Frankel, are genuine success stories. But, most of Bravo’s finest have yet to see their fortunes boosted by their "fame."

This all raises an important question: from conception to execution, which Bravo Housewives are the worst entrepreneurs? Vote up the most ridiculous and least successful cast members from any Real Housewives city, or vote down the ladies you think are killing it with their awesome product lines and business savvy.

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    407 VOTES

    Lynne Curtin, Real Housewives of Orange County

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    Lynne Curtin reminded us of that old adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And then make cuffs!” Or something like that. Lord knows Lynne had tons of lemons in her life (and now probably a hefty overstock of cuffs as well).

    Is she the worst?
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    490 VOTES

    Jacqueline Laurita, Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Jacqueline, her husband, and her nephews have spent time, money, and airtime shilling BLK Water - a brand of bottled water that’s as black as the sewers of Newark. If Pepsi couldn’t go clear, why does Jacqueline think water can go dark?

    Is she the worst?
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    466 VOTES

    Vicki Gunvalson, Real Housewives of Orange County

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    Vicki’s track-record is mixed. Sure, she's successfully grown her own insurance company (and never fails to remind anyone of this). However, her attempts to dive into the beverage industry have been mediocre at best. There’s her questionable Wine By Wives wine-of-the-month club and also her aborted Vicki’s Vodka, which has been embroiled in litigation since 2013. It’s a shame that America will never get to taste the infamous “Bloody Piggy” flavor…

    Is she the worst?
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    388 VOTES

    Phaedra Parks, Real Housewives of Atlanta

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    Every year brings a new enterprise for Phaedra. One year she’s launching a mortuary, the next she's doing a "Donkey Booty" exercise video. Finally: a funeral director who's also an expert on the booty shake.

    Is she the worst?