When We First Met Them: Tiffany Pollard made her reality TV debut in 2006 as a contestant on VH1's Flavor of Love, competing for the affection of rapper Flavor Flav. It was then that she earned her lasting nickname "New York," which was given to her by the rapper. (He gave all the women nicknames because learning their actual monikers was too hard, apparently.) After being infamously spat on by ousted contestant Brooke "Pumpkin" Thompson, Pollard made it to the final two, where Flav chose Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander over her. The rapper may not have chosen her, but America had sure fallen in love.
What They've Done Since: Pollard was invited back the next year for Flavor of Love 2, first to help the rapper eliminate contestants halfway through the season, then to vie, yet again, for his love. History repeated itself in the finale and Pollard was passed over for another woman. Her consolation prize? Two seasons of her own dating competition on VH1, I Love New York. In 2008, New York Goes to Hollywood debuted on the cable network, chronicling her attempts to establish herself as an actress. The next year, New York Goes to Work premiered, following her attempt to find a real job. I Love New York 3 was set to go into production in 2010 before VH1 canceled their whole "celebreality" programming block, shelving plans indefinitely. She tentatively returned to reality TV in 2015 on an episode of Botched, before exploding all over the place the following year. In 2016, she competed in Celebrity Big Brother U.K., coming in fourth place, participated in TV One's The Next :15 (which featured six former reality stars whose celeb status had faded), and returned to VH1 for Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, alongside her mother, Michelle "Sister" Patterson. A year later, she competed in VH1's Scared Famous, once again solidifying her place as one of the network's go-to reality figures.