Everyone knows that Snooki and Kelly Clarkson got their start on reality TV, but did you know Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone did too? Not every A-list celebrity got their big break in your run-of-the-mill acting job. More celebrities than you would think actually got their first start on reality TV and we’ve got the video to prove it!
1. Emma Stone – In Search of The Partridge Family
That’s right, this Easy A and Birdman star wanted to make it big in reality TV! She was a contestant on this VH1 show back in 2004, trying to land the role of Laurie Partridge.
2. Lucy Hale – American Juniors
Lucy Hale is best known as one of the girls on Pretty Little Liars, but do you remember back in 2003 when she was a hopeful contestant on American Juniors? She actually made it all the way to the Top 5.
3. Aaron Paul – The Price Is Right
“Yo, bitch!” Before he was Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, he was just trying to guess the right price.
4. Laverne Cox – I Want To Work For Diddy
Not only did this breakout Orange Is The New Black Star want to work for Diddy, she also starred on the VH1 show TRANSform Me.
5. Ke$ha – The Simple Life
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie helped a young Ke$ha set her mother up on on a date in this episode of The Simple Life.
6. Jon Hamm – The Big Date
It seems impossible to think that hunky Mad Men star Jon Hamm would ever need help getting a date, but back in 1996 he was on this dating show to get just that.
7. Jamie Chung – The Real World: San Diego
She might be Mulan on Once Upon a Time, but before that Jamie Chung was just another housemate on The Real World: San Diego. She also went on to compete in Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II.
8. Heather Morris – So You Think You Can Dance
This Glee star first showed off her major dancing skills during season 2 of this hit reality TV dancing show.
9. Nicole Scherzinger – Popstars
Before she was a Pussycat Doll or a judge on The X-Factor, Nicole Scherzinger was just trying to make it big on Popstars.
10. Miranda Lambert – Nashville Star
Way before she dominated the country scene and married Blake Shelton, Miranda was just trying to make her dreams come true in 2003 on Nashville Star. She came in 3rd on the show and went on to sign with Epic Records.
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