Storage Wars first hit the airwaves in 2010. It's a fascinating testosterone-driven California world, where the girls tend to be busty and the men wear wife beaters, have tattoos and often sport beer bellies. The saga of guys (and a few girls) bidding to buy storage lockers on which the rent has not been paid was an immediate hit. And it spawned a reality TV franchise and made reality stars and millionaires out of its main cast. There was Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante, the so-called "Young Guns". The main wife-beater guy, the swaggering Darrell Sheets, was "The Gambler". He was after the big bucks. Quirky, quip-a-minute Barry Weiss was "The Collector". And the soon-to-be-troublemaker Dave Hester was dubbed "The Mogul". Troublemaker? Hester went very public with accusations that the show was staged and a fake. Whatever it is, Storage Wars is certainly a strange world of cash-only auctions in which hopefuls buy the contents of abandoned storage lockers, sometimes virtually sight unseen. No, it's not for the fainthearted. So, get ready for 15 hot (mostly very busty) Storage War babes. And we can assure you that they are more than just hot babes. They are tough ones who thrive in the man's world that is Storage Wars.
15 Brandi Passante - The "Video"
As the world knows, Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz (aka "The Young Guns") owned and operated the Now and Then Thrift Store in Orange, California. The loved up, but bickering duo were on the show from the very beginning and won over a firm fanbase. Jarrod was (and is) a bit of a bubba. And Brandi? She's more the stacked-girl-next-door, with just a hint of trailer park, type. But with a bit of fame comes a bit of hassle. A little while back, a guy called Hunter Moore posted a naughty video and 'bare' pictures which he claimed were of Brandi and her 36DD twins. 'Not me' screams Brandi. And guess what? She sued him, asking for $2.5 million in damages. She won, but the judge only awarded her a measly $750 in damages. And she got her legal costs paid. Thanks for nothing, judge.
14 Mary Padian - Razzle Dazzle
Hottie Mary Padian (The Junkster) started out in Storage Wars: Texas before moving over to the original Storage Wars, back in 2014. She and Brandi are real life best friends. Mary's a Texas girl with a giggly laugh and a creative soul. Her store, Mary's Finds, is a treasure trove of stuff she's rescued while on the show. In her hand, her rescues go from trash to cash. Now, she gets a lot of flack from the Internet trolls who think she's too darn skinny and who don't like her little-girl voice. Does she care? Nope. Now based in Los Angeles, she's become a mainstay of Storage Wars. She may be only 5 feet and a bit, but she stands tall and holds her own with the macho likes of Darrell Sheets and Dave Hester. She is sassy and hot, with just a touch of Texas swag. She is, as her catchphrase implies, a "Razzle Dazzle" girl that just about everybody loves.
13 Jenny Grumbles - From Texas With Hots
Jenny Grumbles, the tall and leggy blonde with the winning smile and the Texas swag, was a kind of upmarket Brandi Passante. While Brandi and Jarrod ran a shoddy second-hand store called Now and Then in Storage Wars, Jenny ran the shabby chic Uptown Country Home in Storage Wars: Texas. It was the kind of place where you might spot the gold-Amex-wielding, affluent Dallas ladies who lunch. Jenny and Mary Padian were added to the main cast roster of Storage Wars: Texas in season 2. They were a strange pair. The petite brunette and the tall, leggy blonde. The girls were a kind of dynamic "Mutt and Jeff" team. See, they were mostly the good girls to Lesa Lewis' bada** attitude. The show in which Lesa threw a lamp at Jenny as she tried to beat a hasty retreat was a classic. Since Storage Wars: Texas ended in 2014, Jenny's life with her hubby and son has sort of gotten back to normal. Whatever that is.
12 Brandi Passante - One More Time
Oh no! Some sources say that Brandi and Jarrod have sold their Now and Then store and that Jarrod is focusing on his Outlaw Apparel clothing range. Say it isn't so! Brandi and Jarrod have been on the show since day one. See, Jarrod met the producers of Storage Wars at an auction when the show was still in its planning phase. And he agreed they could come in and film in his store. Heck, he probably thought, it's free publicity. The day they came in, Brandi was managing the shop. She charmed the pants off of the producers (figuratively, of course) and she was more or less signed then and there to be in the main cast of the show alongside Jarrod. Brandi and Jarrod were dubbed the "Young Guns". Brandi was kind of the adult leadership of the pair. And Jarrod was the impulsive risk-taker. She just got hotter and hotter and he just got cockier and cockier.
11 Candy Olsen - New York Pop-up Babe
Storage Wars: New York came and went in 2013. Instead of the bubbas of the original show, we got tough-talking, no nonsense New York guys. You know, the kind of guys you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. And then there was "The Vintage Queens", Courtney Wagner and Candy Olsen. The two Brooklyn babes showed up for auctions dressed in kitschy vintage attire and did the pop-up shop thing from their trusty ride, the Banana Van. Theirs was a world of vintage, up-cycled finds from storage lockers and estate sales. Candy is kind of a femme-fatale who gets what she wants when she wants it. With her looks, flaming red hair and off-the-wall dress sense, our Candy is hard to miss. And that is precisely the point.
10 Emily Wears - Toughie Auctioneer
Auctioneer Emily Wears is one of a kind. She's the new kid on the block and had a recurring role in Season 10. This sassy, hot babe works without a partner. Did the macho likes of Darrell Sheets and Jarrod Schulz frighten her? No way. As she said early on, "This ain't my first rodeo." See, she's been an auctioneer since she graduated from auction school when she was all of 17-years-old. So, she's been at it for a while. Her signature auction style is lightning fast. Blink and you'll lose out. Let Rene Nezhoda and the other bubbas complain about the fast pace of her auctions. She stands her ground. Hey, she even called out Darrell and Rene for trying to sneak a peek into a box. Doing that before the auction is strictly against the rules. It's look, but don't touch, big boy. She and Mary Padian became allies in the war against the testosterone-driven auction world.
9 Ursula Stolf - The It Girl From Canada
Ursula Stolf is "The Knock Out" from Storage Wars: Canada. "Don't tell me I can't, cause I can, and don't tell me don't, cause I will." She's the babe with attitude to spare. Ursula is the chick with frizzy hair who eats falafel for breakfast. Yes, her hair is very frizzy and she irons it each and every day to maintain that sleek look. Sometimes she even uses a clothes iron! Now, don't expect brains and beauty in Miss Knock Out. Her mind has been called a kind of black hole where information disappears. She says it's because she is way too busy. Others disagree and say the chick is scatterbrained all over the place. She was only on the short-lived Storage Wars: Canada for a year or so. But she was always a hoot to watch.
8 Mary Padian - Razzle Dazzle One More Time
So, we know Mary Padian is a pint-sized dynamo who gets her kicks from turning trash into treasure. She's the kind of babe who can hold her own in the macho Storage Wars universe. She and Brandi Passante are best buddies in real life. And it's true to say that the two women have become "reality TV famous". And with a little fame comes the trolls who follow them on social media. For the most part, Brandi and Mary laugh it off. But it isn't always easy. They have, over a relatively short period of time, gone from anonymity to insta-fame. Like other reality stars, they are famous for being famous. And, as Jenny Grumbles certainly learned when Storage Wars: Texas went off the air, a reality TV star is only a star when their show is on. "Former" stars usually sink without trace. But, in Mary's case, she'll sink with her healthy estimated net worth of $600,000. Not bad for a little girl from Texas.
7 Emily Wears - What's Next?
Newbie auctioneer Emily Wears, shook up the boys of Storage Wars. Trust us, she runs a tight ship and her auctions are like lightning-speed sprints. It's wham, bam and it's over, boys. And the boys were definitely not liking it much. Get over it, she told them. So, what does the future hold for our hot, little auctioneer? Who knows how long Storage Wars will go on for. This fast-talking Midwestern lass is up for anything. As a trained auctioneer, she has a marketable skill. That and her looks and determination should take her far. Besides, if push comes to shove, she can always go back home to Solon, Iowa where her auctioneer dad is based. Darrell Sheets and the other guys may not like her style, but we think she'll be just fine. If you haven't checked out her auctioning style, there's always a clip or two on YouTube.
6 Jenny Grumbles - From Shabby Chic To Arty F*arty
Jenny Grumbles, as we have seen, is now a "former" reality star. But she's still dining out on her brief tenure in Storage Wars: Texas. She's a little mini-celebrity in Texas. You can't miss the references to the show on her Facebook page. Get a life, babe. Well, she has, sort of. These days, she's pushing her art. You know the kind of thing: Cute impressionistic pictures of doggies and toddlers on a beach. No, it's not our kind of thing either, but she seems to do pretty well with it. And she's got a cute hubby and son. So, Jenny's doing just fine thank you. Once a reality TV babe, always a reality TV babe. And don't you forget it. Besides, she's got class and legs that seem to go on forever.
5 Ursula Stolf - The Most Educated Person On Storage Wars?
So, we've already said that Ursula Stolf is a bit of a scatterbrain. But the chick managed to get a Master's in Education. She's even said that she wants to get her PhD. She's a little bit (or a lot) weird. When she was on Storage Wars: Canada, she would roll up to auctions with her pet chinchilla Monty. And our Ursula's a fast-talking fitness freak who owns around 500 pairs of sneakers. So, she irons her hair, has a pet chinchilla named Monty and has a stash of 500 sneakers? You're getting the picture. We should throw in that she's also a biker babe with an attitude. She is, to say the least, interesting. That's why they had her, her chinchilla and her attitude on the show. Trust us, Ursula is never, ever boring. What does she do with 500 pairs of sneakers? The mind boggles.
4 Candy Olsen - The Femme Fatale of Storage Wars
So, this chick from Brooklyn with a pop-up vintage clothing business run out of a thing called the Banana Van comes to the attention of the Storage Wars: New York producers. She's hardly bashful and exceptionally good at getting noticed. Add to that a mass of flaming red hair, piercing blue eyes and a come-hither way about her and what have you got? Reality TV heaven. Candy was made for reality television. The producers of reality TV shows love quirky, in-your-face broads. Candy's pushy, hot and funny all at the same time. And she and her partner Courtney Wagner, have done pretty well for themselves. Now, we don't quite get or appreciate the vintage clothing vibe she and Courtney put out. But hey, it's a free country. We wouldn't be surprised to see Candy and Courtney in their very own reality TV show. They could call it Candy and Courtney Pop-up New York, or some such.
3 Laura Dotson - Feisty Auctioneer With A Really Unique Smile
Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson are millionaire auctioneers. He's the one with the beer belly and the booming, fast-paced voice and she's the blonde with the clipboard. He is kind of the bad cop. She is kind of the good cop. They have been on the show since the beginning. Although they were absent from some of the latest (Season 10) shows, they came back with a vengeance, presumably to muscle out newbie Emily Wears. Laura is a smiler. She's the kind of babe who smiles most of the time. It can get totally irritating. Okay, she's no spring chicken, but she is definitely a lusty, busty babe. Dan and Laura travel all over California doing storage war auctions. Dan's auction style is definitely old fashioned. Laura is the smiling (all the time) sidekick and (we suspect) the adult leadership of the pair. We just wish she wouldn't smile so much.
2 Brandi Passante - A Last Look At A Millionaire
Storage Wars has been very good to Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz. How good? Well, their combined net worth is just over $2 million. They went from scraping by to comfortably well off over the span of their time on the show. And, it is just true to say that Brandi is one of the most popular babes on the show. Now, Mary Padian has gotten more and more popular as the years have gone by. But there appears to be no rivalry between our Brandi and Mary. In fact, they reportedly are very good friends. Brandi has gone from being a stay-at-home mom with two kids in tow to being a millionaire. And Jarrod has forged a little mini-reality world, with appearances on shows such as Celebrity Car Wars. No prizes for guessing what that is about.
1 Mary Padian - View From The Penthouse
As we have seen, Mary Padian has done pretty well out of Storage Wars and Storage Wars: Texas. Her net worth is estimated at around $600,000, with some sites putting it at over $1 million. Not bad for a 30-something girl who, before the show came into her life, had no particular place to go. She has parlayed a laid-back, down-to-earth attitude and a winning way into a life-changing career on reality TV. Still very much grounded in her Texas roots, Mary stays in close touch with old friends and her very large family. What makes her so successful? She gets what she wants and is nice at the same time. The same could be said of Brandi Passante. Although, it has to be said that dear Brandi can get down and dirty with the boys when she wants to. Mary seems to prefer to charm them. We expect to see a lot more of her in the future.
Sources: abcnews.go.com, huffingtonpost.com, ibid4storage.com