There’s are a few celebrities that landed huge roles in their prime and were able to make a name for themselves pretty quickly. However, success doesn’t come for everyone overnight. Here’s a list of celebrities that started off their career with reality TV shows and you won’t believe the people on this list.
1. Kellie Pickler
She isn’t all that popular but you might know her from her friendship with Taylor Swift. She was a part of American Idol and placed sixth.
2. Britney Spears
The name needs no introduction. She was a part of Star Search in the early 90s with Christina Aguilera.
3. Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle isn’t someone introduced to fame when she was young. She was 47 years of age when she joined Britain’s Got Talent. Now, she’s worth millions.
Just like Britney Spears, Beyonce also joined Star Search back in 1993.
5. Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee didn’t manage to bag the win, but she did place second in American Idol. She’s well known for appearing in the TV Show Smash.
6. One Direction
One Direction joined X Factor individually. But, they got famous pretty quick after they were merged into a faction back in 2010.
7. Kelly Clarkson
The mastermind behind “Stronger” was the first winner of American Idol in 2002. She has now sold albums worth billions.
8. Carrie Underwood
A lot of the people on this list were featured on American Idol. She came out as the winner of the show in 2005. Carrie Underwood was worth $31 million in 2013.
9. Jennifer Hudson
She didn’t place that high in the 2004 version of American Idol, but she was casted as one of the Dreamgirls besides Beyonce.
10. Little Mix
Just like One Direction, Little Mix was also formed during the X Factor 2011. The group placed first in the competition.
11. Cher Loyd
Her debut performance was at an X Factor audition. It would be an understatement to say she swept the audience off of its feet.
12. Leone Lewis
You might know her from the song “Bleeding Love”. But, she first placed number one at the 2006 season of X Factor.
13. Christina Aguilera
As mentioned earlier, Christina was a part of Star Search along with Britney Spears. She was ten years old back then and won second place. The rest is history…
14. Lucy Hale
You might know Lucy from her part in Pretty Little Liars. But, before she landed the big role, she was a part of American Juniors in 2003 and was one of the five winners.
15. Justin Timberlake
Before he become a hotshot and started touring the world, Timberlake was a NSYNC member and auditioned for Star Search using the name Justin Randall.