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Who won EW.com's Reality TV Poll? Find out!

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Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken may not have won ”American Idol,” but now he has a prize to call his own. With a total of 6,164 votes cast in the EW.com Reality TV Poll, you named the scrawny crooner your favorite reality-TV star, giving him 23 percent of the vote. The Clayster beat out ”Survivor: Pearl Islands”’ Rupert Boneham (17 percent), ”Newlyweds”’ Jessica Simpson (10 percent), and even fellow Idol Kelly Clarkson (15 percent). Meanwhile, tying for last place, with 1 percent each, were schlumpy Adam Mesh of ”Average Joe,” eyeliner-loving Tammy Faye Messner of ”The Surreal Life 2,” ”Joe Millionaire”’s first ”winner” Zora Andrich, and Trista Rehn of ”The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” franchise.

As for the reality-TV star you love to hate, the winner’s identity is no surprise: It’s ”The Apprentice”’s Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth, with 35 percent of the vote. The similarly conniving Jon Dalton of ”Survivor: Pearl Islands”) nabbed 12 percent, Paris Hilton (”The Simple Life”) got 8 percent, and repeat reality-show offender Trishelle Cannatella (”The Real World: Las Vegas,” ”The Surreal Life 2”) garnered 6 percent.

Meanwhile, our condolences to Ryan Seacrest — he lost out big-time to ”Survivor”’s Jeff Probst as favorite reality-TV host (Probst got 43 percent, while Seacrest got 25 percent). In other words: Seacrest… out.

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