Top video vixens of 2012 

Sites like Instagram and the looming possibility of reality TV fame are making video vixen status less taboo and more popular. And while some women stray away for fear of being chided for the profession, a few have stuck by their career choice and stood out in popular music videos.

From a rapper’s Internet-sensation girlfriend to a “Basketball Wives”‘ star who moonlights as a hip- hop cover girl, check out our fave video vixens this year. –danielle canada