If alliances and deception are your favorite part about reality television, The Traitors Season 2 is must-see TV. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to the reality TV stars ready to outwit, outplay, and outlast their competitors. Whether you’re rooting for the loyal or the deceitful, get ready to dive deep into the profiles of these contestants, and perhaps try to guess who might emerge as the ultimate traitor.
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Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen (Love Island USA)
123K IG followers
Carsen appeared on season 5 of Love Island where fans loved him for his relatable and down-to-earth personality. Known as “Bergie,” a nickname passed down from his father and grandfather, the Minnesota native will see if he has what it takes to hit it big on the new season of Traitors.
With a subtle, minimalistic style, Bergie is an ideal partner for many men’s clothing brands. He has already done partnerships with brands like Municipal, among others.
Chris ‘C.T.’ Tamburello (The Challenge)
700K IG followers
Chris has appeared on MTV’s “The Real World” and “The Challenge.” Fans fell in love with his charisma and athletic prowess on The Challenge, as well as his remarkable “comeback” stories, often surprising viewers with unlikely victories.
Chris’ brand partnerships often align with his adventurous image, making him a suitable partner for fitness apparel, outdoor gear, and wellness products. He has also promoted numerous charity organizations and even political candidates.
Dan Gheesling (Big Brother)
111K YouTube subscribers
Dan Gheesling won “Big Brother 10” and was the runner-up on “Big Brother 14.” Dan is also a successful author and motivational speaker, sharing insights on strategy and personal development.
Given his background in gaming, entertainment, and personal development, brands that should consider partnering with him include gaming companies, educational platforms, and lifestyle brands focused on self-improvement and motivation.
Deontay Wilder (Boxer)
2.7 million IG followers
Deontay is a renowned professional boxer, known for his impressive knockout power. He got into boxing to support his daughter, who was born with spina bifida, and held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020. Will he pull any punches on this season of Traitors?
Deontay is an ideal partner for sports and fitness brands. Known for a lavish lifestyle, Deontay has also partnered with luxury brands like Rolls Royce and D’Telli Fragrances.
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (Love Island UK)
3.2 million IG followers
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu won “Love Island UK” in 2022. Described as TV’s undisputed main character by Women’s Health Magazine, this Turkish soap opera actress turned reality superstar will see if she has what it takes to rise above the competition on Traitors.
Ekin-Su has partnered with numerous fashion, beauty, and wellness companies. Her charismatic personality, fashion sense, and widespread popularity make her an appealing ambassador for these industries, appealing to a young, fashion-forward, and internationally aware audience.
Janelle Pierzina (Big Brother)
251K IG followers
Janelle Pierzina is a prominent American real estate agent and reality TV personality. Appearing on multiple seasons of Big Brother, Janelle is widely regarded as one of the best competitors in the show’s history.
Brands that should consider partnering with Janelle include real estate companies, lifestyle and home decor brands, as well as health and wellness products.
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (The Challenge)
901K IG followers
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is a well-known American reality TV personality, famed for his multiple appearances and victories on MTV’s “The Challenge.” He has the most wins in the show’s history and has even had a silver screen appearance, earning a camel in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Mr. Bananas is popular with young audiences interested in fitness and adventure. As such, athletic wear companies, as well as outdoor and fitness brands, should consider partnering with him.
John Bercow (UK Parliament)
What do you mean, ‘social media’?
John Bercow is a British politician best known for serving as the Speaker of the House of Commons in the UK from 2009 to 2019. He has gone viral multiple times for hilarious rants and his commanding use of the phrase “Order, Order!” during parliamentary sessions, which became synonymous with his tenure as Speaker. Before his political career, Bercow was a successful junior tennis player, once ranking as the number one junior player in Britain.
John Bercow has no social media presence to speak of, but we think this reality TV star-in-the-making could get away with partnering with just about anyone.
Kevin Kreider (Bling Empire)
479K IG followers
Kevin Kreider is an American model, speaker, and reality TV personality, best known for his role in the Netflix series “Bling Empire.” He has been a consistent advocate for Asian representation in the media and modeling industries, challenging stereotypes and promoting diversity. Despite being a model known for his physique, Kevin struggled with alopecia during his youth, leading to a temporary loss of hair, which significantly impacted his self-image and confidence.
Brands that should consider partnering with Kevin include fashion and lifestyle brands, fitness and wellness companies, and organizations focused on diversity and inclusion. His journey of overcoming personal challenges, combined with his advocacy for representation and diversity, also align well with brands that value inclusivity and empowerment.
Larsa Pippen (The Real Housewives of Miami)
5.5 million IG followers
Larsa Pippen is an American television personality, entrepreneur, and former wife of NBA star Scottie Pippen. She has appeared on reality shows like “The Real Housewives of Miami,” giving audiences a glimpse into her luxurious lifestyle.
Brands that should consider partnering with Larsa include high-end fashion and jewelry lines, luxury beauty and skincare brands, and lifestyle and wellness companies.
Marcus Jordan (Michael Jordan’s son)
159K IG followers
Marcus Jordan is a former college basketball player and the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan. Marcus played ball at Central Florida and is now the CEO of the online store, Trophy Room. Oh, and he’s also married to Larsa Pippen, another Traitors Season 2 competitor, and the ex-wife of his dad’s former teammate, Scottie.
Any brand in the fashion industry could consider partnering with Marucs. However, he is known to mostly promote Jordan Brand apparel as well as items from his own online store.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars)
1.1 million IG followers
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American professional Latin ballroom dancer, best known for his appearances on the U.S. television show “Dancing with the Stars.” When he’s not dancing, you can find Maksim riding motorcycles.
Brands that should consider partnering with Maksim include dance apparel and footwear companies, fitness and wellness brands, and luxury fashion labels. Additionally, his interest in motorcycles could align him with high-end automotive and lifestyle brands that emphasize adventure and elegance.
Mercedes “MJ” Javid (Shahs of Sunset)
Mercedes “MJ” Javid is an American real estate agent and reality television star. Her outspoken nature made her a fan favorite on Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset.” She is also recognized for her advocacy in body positivity and self-acceptance.
Brands in the fashion industry that emphasize body positivity and inclusivity can have a lot of success partnering with MJ. Her real estate background also aligns her with home and interior design brands.
Parvati Shallow (Survivor)
189K IG followers
Parvati Shallow is a legendary Survivor winner known for her strategy and gamesmanship. She is also a certified yoga teacher and life coach.
Brands that should consider partnering with Parvati include fitness and wellness companies, outdoor and adventure gear brands, and motivational or self-help platforms.
Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
697K IG followers
Peppermint, also known as Miss Peppermint or simply Peppermint, is an American actress, singer, and drag queen, appearing in the ninth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” She has had a successful theater career, including her groundbreaking role in the Broadway musical “Head Over Heels,” where she became the first transgender woman to originate a principal role on Broadway.
Fashion and beauty brands that celebrate diversity and inclusivity will do well with Peppermint, as well as LGBTQ+ advocacy and empowerment organizations.
Peter Weber (The Bachelor)
1.4 million IG followers
Peter Weber is best known for his role as the lead in the 24th season of “The Bachelor” and his previous participation as a contestant on “The Bachelorette.” Most people call him “Pilot Pete” because he’s a commercial airline pilot.
Travel companies and brands should consider partnering with Pilot Pete. He would also be a good fit for many men’s fashion brands.
Phaedra Parks (The Real Housewives of Atlanta)
2.9 million IG followers
Phaedra Parks is an American attorney, television personality, and entrepreneur, widely recognized for her role in the reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Phaedra also has a unique business venture in the funeral industry, where she is a licensed funeral director and mortician.
Brands that should consider partnering with Phaedra include legal services, lifestyle and beauty brands, and entrepreneurial ventures. Her on-screen charisma and off-screen professionalism make her a versatile partner for a range of brand collaborations.
Sandra Diaz-Twine (Survivor)
75.4K IG followers
Sandra Diaz-Twine is the only two-time Survivor winner, taking both “Survivor: Pearl Islands” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.” Her unmatched record in the show’s history earned her the title of “Queen of Survivor.”
Outdoor and adventure gear companies and fitness and wellness brands align well with Sandra. As the wife of a U.S. service member, she might also partner with military or veteran support organizations.
Shereé Whitfield (The Real Housewives of Atlanta)
1.2 million followers
Shereé Whitfield is an American television personality, fashion designer, and socialite, widely known for her appearance on the reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” If you watched the show, you probably remember the construction of her lavish home nicknamed “Chateau Shereé,” which became a recurring topic due to its grand scale and prolonged building process.
Brands that should consider partnering with Shereé include fashion and lifestyle brands, home décor and real estate companies, and luxury goods providers.
Tamra Judge (The Real Housewives of Orange County)
1.8 million followers
Tamra Judge is a prominent American reality television personality, best known for her long-running participation in “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” She recently transitioned into the fitness industry, opening her own gym called CUT Fitness. Tamra also has a more adventurous side, showcased in her love for dirt bike riding.
Fitness and wellness companies, athletic apparel brands, and health-conscious food and supplement companies will be drawn to Tamra. She might even align well with some extreme sports brands.
Trishelle Cannatella (Real World: Las Vegas)
40.9K IG followers
Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality TV personality, known for her appearances on MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas” and subsequent reality shows, including “The Challenge.” She has also pursued a career in poker and an academic pursuit in the Radiologic Technology field.
Brands that should consider partnering with Trishelle include lifestyle and fitness brands, online gaming and poker-related companies, and educational institutions or programs focusing on career development and skills training.