19 reality-show champs from Philly (and 5 who just missed)

Philadelphia-born actress Kelly Monaco, part of the "General Hospital" cast since 2003, was the first winner of "Dancing With the Stars" in 2005. She also finished third on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" in November 2012.

Back-to-back wins on TNT's 72 Hours by a woman who grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and a Montco man were the latest reality-show victories by folks with local ties. The Philadelphia area has produced a dozen-and-a-half winners of such shows as (clockwise from top left) "The Bachelorette," "Project Runway," "Cupcake Wars," "Top Chef," "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Amazing Race." For extra measure, we added five who finished second. Know a local reality-TV winner we missed? Email: stories@phillynews.com.

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