Brody Jenner has somehow risen to the top ranks of reality TV royalty.
His ascendence is puzzling. Like Paris Hilton and stepsister Kim Kardashian, he's not particularly talented or known for anything. But the son of Linda Thompson and Bruce Jenner scored his first reality show, "Princes of Malibu," at age 21. Even though only two episodes aired, Brody kept climbing the reality star short list. He soon became a Los Angeles nightlife fixture and one of the few "famous for being famous" men.
After his stint on "The Hills," producing and starring in a competition-based reality show called "Bromance" and an official casting on Season 8 of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," we regret to inform you that Brody Jenner is ... gulp ... culturally relevant.
Aug. 21, 1983: Brody Jenner is born.
2001: Graduates from Santa Monica's Crossroads School where he meets Spencer Pratt.
2002: Begins modeling and reportedly books gigs with Guess.
July 2005: Signs on to do a six-episode reality show with Fox called “Princes of Malibu.” The show is intended to follow Brody, his brother Brandon and Spencer while they get into assorted high jinks in Malibu. Brody’s mother, Linda Thompson, and her husband David Foster are the parents-in-charge on the show. Two episodes aired before Linda filed for divorce and the show was canceled.
2005-2006: Maintains an on-again-off-again relationship with “Laguna Beach” star Kristin Cavallari. The two officially break up in August 2006, though they continue to pop up in each other's public lives for years.
August 2006-October 2006: Dates Nicole Richie, childhood friend. After the breakup Richie said, "My heart was never in it. Anything further is just a cry for publicity."
Early 2007: Reports show that Spencer tried to convince Brody to break up with Nicole Richie in order to date Lauren Conrad so that they both get cast on Season 2 of “The Hills.” Brody and Lauren begin a brief relationship, while Spencer hooks up with Heidi Montag to form fame-whoring duo Speidi. Brody and Spencer have a massive falling out on "The Hills" due to their relationships with Lauren and Heidi.
October 2007: Appears on an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 1. He tells dad Bruce that Kris, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney are headed to Mexico for a scandalous photo shoot. Bruce leaves his son in charge of half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, who terrorize him while the family is away.
December 16, 2008: Brody and friend Frankie Delgado guest star on an episode of MTV reality show “Party Monsters: Cabo” as the contestants try to throw the pair an epic party in Cabo San Lucas.
December 29, 2008: Hosts and produces MTV show “Bromance,” a competition-based reality show in which nine men compete to replace Spencer as Brody’s new best friend. The dudes compete in bro-tastic challenges and endure “hot tub elimination ceremonies,” “Broprah” sit-down talks and casual no-big-deal prizes like a fully-furnished, rent-free penthouse in Los Angeles and, oh yeah, a car. Seriously.
December 2009: Breaks up with model Jayde Nicole.
July 2010: The season finale of “The Hills” airs. Brody says goodbye to Kristin. The entire show is revealed to be fake and semi-scripted.
October 2011: He and then-girlfriend Avril Lavigne make a cameo in the E! two-part series, “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding,” chronicling Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries' wedding
November 2012: Stepfather David Foster appears on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” after his new wife Yolanda is cast as a regular “Housewife” on the Bravo show. Brody's family is mentioned occasionally.
August 2013: In a highly-publicized alternate ending of “The Hills,” he ends up with Lauren. This is of course, fake.
2013: Brody is officially cast in “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Previews show that he’ll have a major role in Season 8. He fights with his father and Kris Jenner about being excluded from the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Then they go to Greece and Kris rubs suntan lotion all over him. Then Brody bashes Bruce's parenting skills.
As an official member of the Kardashian clan with at least three reality TV shows under his belt, Brody Jenner, now age 30, has planted his flag in millennial pop culture. There is nothing we can do about it. Mic. Drop.