The rise of reality TV has made it easier than ever to become famous! People of all shapes, sizes, and talents have been able to show their stuff to a national audience on shows like American Idol and America’s Next Top Model. But just because you’re a reality star doesn’t mean you can’t try your hand at other kinds of performing. Here’s four stars who got their start on reality TV.
One of the biggest musical stars of the past few years, Jennifer Hudson started as a contestant on season three of American Idol. Even though she didn’t win the competition, she went on to even greater heights in the film world, even being nominated for an Oscar for her crowd-pleasing performance in Dreamgirls.
This Real Housewife of Atlanta isn’t just known for her quips and attitude! After a turn on The Celebrity Apprentice, NeNe Leeks went on to sitcom stardom with roles on The New Normal and Glee. Keep your eyes peeled on this rising star!
Julianne Hough is an Emmy award winning choreographer and has been crowned champion of Dancing with the Stars twice! Today, Juliane has been making waves in the musical film and TV world, and was most recently seen as Sandy in FOX’s live televised production of Grease.
Jamie Chung is one of the most successful cast members to come out of MTV’s hit reality show The Real World. After spending a season on The Real World: San Diego, Jamie has gone on to portray Mulan on ABC’s hit Once Upon a Time.
So don’t worry if you can’t decide between being a reality star or a movie star. It’s very possible to be both! Check out all of ClaimFame’s reality casting calls today, and keep up the hustle!