You may think you can concoct the perfect recipe to become an international star. But the truth is, fame is something that can’t be calculated or predicted. There are hundreds of thousands of insanely talented people in the world, but they haven’t been able to launch their careers and propel themselves into superstardom. It’s not that they don’t have what it takes. It’s just that fame is something that can’t be explained, and it either happens, or it doesn’t. For some kids, fame literally fell from the sky. They were able to become overnight celebrities in the weirdest ways.
Shawn Mendes is a classic example of a kid who became famous out of nowhere. He was just a bored teenager in Ontario, Canada when he decided to create an account on the now defunct app Vine. He played covers of some of his favorite songs, and just a few months later, he was contacted by a record industry. He signed a recording contract with Island Records, and he went from singing in his bedroom to performing on tour with Taylor Swift!
Jacob Sartorius also became famous through social media, and it was the app musical.ly that started his career. He's not the only one who used the app to gain popularity. Loren Gray, Brandon Rowland, and Joey Kisluk also began their careers on the social media platform.
The different ways to become famous are endless. You could receive a shout-out from Justin Bieber, just like Cindy Kimberly did, or you can be an unruly teenager on the “Dr. Phil” show, like Danielle Bregoli. If you’d like to see more kids who got famous in weird ways, including Kylie Jenner’s BFF Jordyn Woods, model Luka Sabbat, and viral Internet celeb Daniel Lara, make sure to watch our video. Let us know in the comments section if you’re a fan of any of these kids who got famous in the strangest ways!