What 16 Celebs Who Kickstarted Their Career on a Reality Show Looked Like Back Then

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It’s no secret that you must go a long way to become famous. Some celebrities started their journey in the casting of a movie, while others preferred to try their luck on television. And some of the latter were lucky enough to get cast in a reality show. We decided to learn what these young celebrities looked like when they appeared on a TV show for the first time and how much they have changed.

1. Cardi B

While she was starting to dabble in music, singer Cardi B was part of the cast of the show Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015. In 2016, she retired to devote herself entirely to her music career.

2. Meghan Markle

When she didn’t even imagine she would be a duchess, Meghan Markle wanted to enter the world of show business. She had small roles in TV shows like CSI: New York and Century City, but it was in the reality show Deal or No Deal where she stayed the longest and was the briefcase girl between 2006 and 2007.

3. Gigi and Bella Hadid

The Hadid sisters first appeared in the third season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, broadcast between 2012 and 2013. They would appear sporadically in several episodes until the sixth season, which aired in 2016. Currently, both Gigi and Bella are dedicated to modeling.

4. Camila Cabello

As a 15th birthday present, the singer Camila Cabello asked to do a casting to enter the program The X Factor, and, in 2013, she managed to pass the tests to audition in front of the judges. Sometime later, she would be part of the female musical group Fifth Harmony, where she remained until 2016 when she decided to leave to work as a soloist.

5. Emma Stone

Her first experience in the entertainment industry was in 2004 when he debuted in the program In Search of the New Partridge Family. Later, she began to dabble in teen comedies such as Zombieland and Easy A, with which she earned a Golden Globe for best performance.

6. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has been involved in music since she was young. However, she also experimented with acting and a small role in the TV show Boling Points in 2005, where she played a distracted customer in a restaurant.

7. Kesha

In her teenage years, singer Kesha responded to an ad to participate in the show The Simple Life, where she did a small show in an episode aired in 2005. At the time, she had dropped out of school to devote herself entirely to music, which helped her achieve fame.

8. Alanis Morissette

In 1986, the singer appeared in a reality show called You Can’t Do That on Television. At that time, she was in high school and already had experience in singing and dancing because she started practicing when she was very young.

9. Beyoncé

The singer took her first steps with a girl group called Girl’s Tyme, which performed on the talent show Star Search in 1990. Unfortunately, they could not win the contest, although Beyoncé argued that it was because the song they performed was not good.

10. Jon Hamm

He first performed in a TV show called The Big Date, where he played himself in 1996. The show brought together singles from different parts of the city to have their first date. To do so, the contestant had to select three members of the opposite gender and ask them a couple of questions.

11. Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale is an actress and singer who, in 2003, rose to fame as one of the winners of the show American Juniors, a spin-off of American Idol but oriented towards children. She then formed a band that separated in 2005 due to low album sales.

12. Aaron Paul

Best known for his performance in Breaking Bad, Aaron’s face was already familiar to the audience because he appeared in an episode of The Price Is Right aired in 2000. Although he lost the game, he continued his path to show business.

13. Harry Styles

In 2010, Harry Styles’ mother suggested he participate in The X Factor, where he would compete as a solo singer. Unfortunately, he could not qualify, but he got together with other boys to form One Direction, and they tried again, this time as a group.

14. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth debuted on Australian television, appearing in several local series. However, he had the opportunity to dazzle as a dancer in 2006 when he competed in the international reality show Dancing with the Stars, where he came in fifth place. That almost caused him to lose his chance to play Thor because Marvel executives feared he would receive negative reviews from comic book fans.

15. Paris Hilton

Although she started modeling at a very young age, it was thanks to The Simple Life that she achieved worldwide fame in 2003. She and her friend Nicole Richie lived in a family’s house for a whole month. They were filmed the entire time, so the audience could understand what it’s like to experience rural life.


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