When we think of reality shows, it’s easy to forget those who faded into oblivion when their shows came to an end, and it’s hard to ignore those who continue to use their unscripted show fame to put their names on everything from wine to cookbooks to toaster ovens.

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But there are celebrities that we associate with success as announcers, singers, fashion designers, and actors, as in the Oscars caliber, but they don’t remember their humble beginnings with a mic pack strapped to the waist and a camera that follows each one of them. their movements. ; or in a contest type series showing a talent. See how many you knew who debuted playing themselves.

10 Jacinda Barrett – The Real World: London

current photo of the actress;  photo of her and the cast of Real World London

The Australian-born actress is married to ex Suits star Gabriel Macht since 2004 and they share two children. Barrett has a long and varied acting resume starting in 1997, the highlights of which are The Human Stain with Nicole Kidman, Bridget Jones: On the Edge of Reason, The last Kiss with Zach Braff, Suits, Y Blood line with Kyle Chandler.

Jacinda got her start on television as a cast member of The real world of MTV: London in 1995.

9 Lucy Hale – Young Americans

photo of actress Katie Keene;  photo with her and young Ryan Seacrest when he was on American Idol

The 32-year-old double threat is succeeding as an actress and singer. At 16, he began acting on Nickelodeon shows and then moved on to late-night teen dramas like The oc Your breaking role in pretty Little Liars made her a star, which led to her leading role in the Riverdale cleave Katy keene. At the height of PLL’s fame in 2014, Hale released his country album “Road Between,” which produced the hits You sound good to me Y Lie a little better.

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Lucy made her television debut on American Juniors in 2003, where she was one of the five winners.

8 Katharine McPhee – American Idol

photo of the actress with her husband;  two photos when i was on american idol

The new mother of a baby (with husband since 2019, record producer David Foster) is a singer with five albums under her belt and an actress who has starred in films such as The bunny of the house with Anna Faris, on television in the hits Smash Y Scorpion, and on Broadway at Annie take your gun Y Waitress.

In 2006, McPhee was runner-up (behind Taylor Hicks) in the fifth season of american idol making “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” his favorite song. Katharine was so popular that she coined the nickname “McPheever.” She returned to the show in 2016 as a guest star and performer.

7 Elisabeth Hasselbeck – Survivor

Current photo of the former host of The View;  photo of her when she was young and on the tv show Survivor

The wife of NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck made a name for herself as a prominent co-host on The view as the conservative voice who often disagreed with her colleague Rosie O’Donnell. Then joined Fox and friends as a co-host. She is also the author of three nonfiction books on family, diet, and cooking. The fourth is a picture book for children.

Elisabeth made her first television appearance in 2001 as a contestant on the second season of Survivor. She came in fourth place. This led to opportunities in Searching for less, Angels among us, many talk shows and scripted series in which she played herself.

6 Analeigh Tipton – America’s Next Top Model

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The former Ford model is known for her decade of television and film appearances. His television work includes Murphy Brown, The Big Bang Theory, Unlimited, Hung, and lead in Manhattan love story in front of then-boyfriend Jake McDorman. He also acted alongside Steve Carell, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling in Crazy stupid love.

Analeigh was on cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model and was 3rd. After the CoverGirl Challenge, Tyra Banks called Tipton “the best commercial in the history of [the series]”for the cosmetics company. She also won the Go-Sees Challenge, by booking all three interviews she attended.

5 Katie Stevens for American Idol

current photo of actress The Bold Type;  when i was in american juniors

Everyone knows the beautiful brunette as “Jane Sloan” in the hit Freeform The bold type (2017-present) where it is one of the three promises in a brilliant Cosmo type. She also had a starring role in Faking it. Stevens has also become a familiar face on episode television and talk shows.

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In 2010, american idol Judge Kara DioGuardi called Katie “one of the most talented 16-year-olds” she had ever seen. Even though he didn’t win that season, he ranked high enough to be a part of American Idols LIVE! Tour.

4 Jordin Sparks – American Idol

Glamorous shot of the actress;  photo when i was on american idol

The acclaimed singer-songwriter is also a Grammy nominated artist whose four albums have produced Billboard Hot 100 hits such as “Tattoo,” “No Air,” and “SOS (Let The Music Play). Jordin added the performance to CV in 2009 with television episodes. and movies.Has appeared on Broadway in Lin-Manuel Miranda In the heights like Nina Rosario as well as in Waitress. Stunning brunette also uses her celebrity to philanthropic works.

In 2007, at age 17, Sparks became the youngest winner of american idolhistory of. It was season 6.

3 Rachel Campos Duffy – The Real World: San Francisco

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Duffy Fields is a Fox News frequent guest contributor and host, mother of nine and married to former Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy. No wonder she’s the host of a show call Moms on Fox Nation. She has also served as a frequent guest host on The view.

Rachel was introduced to television audiences in 1994 on MTV. The real world: San Francisco where his housemates were the infamous Puck and Pedro. She met her husband of 22 years, who is also a Real world alum (Boston) during the franchise Rules of the road: all stars.

two Christian Siriano – Project Runway

current image of the designer;  when i was on project runway

You know her clothes have been worn by the likes of Viola Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, SJP, Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Gigi Hadid, to name a few. In the fashion world, Elle called him “the new king of old-school glamor” and “The Next Billion Dollar Designer”. He was listed as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2013. In 2016, Christian was named “Designer of the Year” at the AAFA American Image Awards and also won the Couture For A Cause “Designer of the Award. of the Decade “.

Siriano won the fourth season (2008) of Catwalk project, becoming the youngest winner in the series. He returned in season 17 as a mentor.

1 Jennifer Hudson for American Idol

Actress with her Oscar;  in the movie Sex and the City;  on American Idol

The Oscar winner (Dream girls) can count the Golden Globes and Grammys among its many accolades. She followed up her role as “Effie White” by playing “Louise”, SJP’s assistant in Sex and the City: the movie. She is known on television and in film for The Secret Life of Bees, the lead role in Winnie mandela, Smash, Empire, Hairspray Live!, Cats and the next Respect, where she will play the Queen of Soul.

In 2004 during the show’s third season, american idol Judge Simon Cowell told Hudson that she didn’t have the stuff to be a winner. “You are out of reach in this competition.” Clearly, he was wrong.

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