A young social fixture, Olivia Palermo grew up in Connecticut and attended the New School, but quickly finagled her way on to the society "It" list. Her aggressive attempts to scale the social ladder landed her on the cover of New York Magazine in May 2007 after Palermo was at the center of vapid socialite controversy in March 2007. In 2008, she briefly became a reality TV staple thanks to her role alongside Whitney Port in MTV's The City "working" in the publicity department at Elle. She launched oliviapalermo.com in 2011 and has a long-gestating reality show that will follow the creation of her fashion line in the works. [Image via Getty]