iPHONE favorite VIP contacts have vanished


Never mind. Just discovered I had accidentally hit the contacts and the phone default wasn't on.
Ugh. Monday.
I have googled and attempted to find this answer. There are 15,600,000 results. None answer this question. I can see my iPhone iCloud contacts, Gmail contacts, etc, now as lists. There are no favorites. There are millions of answers regarding favorites on Safari and how to add.
Not the problem.

Anyone know why the favorites suddenly vanished and have been replaced by separate lists for iCloud, Gmail and one account that I haven't a clue as to why it's grabbing it (It's a group I rarely even correspond with).

I can find people with red asterisks next to their name. Indicating they are supposed to be on the favorites. But it has vanished.