What does fame even mean in our society? With YouTube stars, Instagram stars and reality TV stars, it's hard to keep track of who is actually famous and who is just milking their 15 minutes of fame.
Reality television has taken over our generation. There is a show for everything now; television is no longer about talent, it's about pure and raw entertainment. These days, everyone has appeared on a reality show, you don't have to be an A-list celebrity to find yourself hosting or appearing on a reality show.
While some celebrities are still associated with the reality show they were on, like Kelly Clarkson or the Kardashians, there are many other celebrities who found their fame on reality television and then moved on to bigger and better things. For some celebrities, reality television was their way of getting their foot through the door. There are certain stars that had to work they way up and others who used a reality series as a platform for their future endeavors.
The following is a list of celebrities who you totally did not realize got their start at fame on television. We all know that Christina Aguilara, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears all performed in The Mickey Mouse Club together and we all know they appeared on Star Search, but who else made their debut that way?
Whether they became famous through reality television or not, the following celebrities are all talented and passionate people who used reality television as a way of turning their dreams into reality.
10 Analeigh Tipton
9 Jamie Chung
8 Julianne Hough
7 Heather Morris
6 Jennifer Hudson
5 Katharine McPhee
4 Lucy Hale
3 Elisabeth Hasselbeck
2 Emma Stone
Yes ladies and gentlemen, before Beyonce was Queen B and even before Destiny’s Child, Beyonce appeared on reality television. Once upon a time, the hip-hop girl group Girl Tyme appeared on Star Search. Many people call Girl Tyme the original Destiny's Child. It's crazy to think that one of the most talented and powerful celebrities on the planet made her first television appearance on reality T.V. Although Beyonce’s life has changed dramatically since Star Search, she says she remembers that day vividly. There is no denying how talented Beyonce is and without Star Search we are sure she would have still found her way to the top. She is that good.
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