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Real Name: Jordan Knight (look at that hair!!!)

Known for: One of the five members of the 80s-90s boy band, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), and most recently for playing himself on the Surreal Life

Brief: In 1984, at the young age of 14, Jordan Knight was approached by Maurice Starr to form a group that would set the precedence for future generations of boy bands (i.e. *NSync and Backstreet Boys). Joined by his brother Jonathan Knight, as well as Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood, the five of them would come to be known as New Kids on the Block.

Over the next 10 years, NKOTB would be adored by legions of screaming teenage girls worldwide, and sell an astonishing 70 million albums. In 1994, the group disbanded, just to be reunited in a comeback tour 14 years later in 2008.

Following NKOTB, Knight revived his career in 1999 by releasing 4 singles that reached the top 40 mark, most notably included was the single, Give it to You.

Where is he now: Knight most recently appeared in the third season of The Surreal Life in 2004. Initial episodes showed that this was a move to revive his solo career that slowly faded after his 1999 success.

In 2008, Knight and the rest of the 5 NKOTB boys did one last run for their legion of screaming mid-40s-no-longer-teenage-girl fans got together for a reunion album and tour, and released 2 top 20 singles, including Summertime and Single from their new album The Block.

The Final Judgement: He had a really great career and run as a solo artist. But his douche-ism on The Surreal Life really knocked him down a few notches and almost solidified him to D-List status. But being a part of an improbable boy-band come back tour is pretty cool. I will say, no…NOT on the D-LIST.